About Babcock University
Babcock University is a private Christian co-educational Nigerian university owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nigeria. The university is located equidistant between Ibadan and Lagos. Enrolment was about 6,000 as of 2009.
It is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist education system, the world’s second largest Christian school system.
Babcock University was named after an American missionary by the name of David C. Babcock, who pioneered the work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nigeria in 1914. He was based in Erunmu in Oyo State, Nigeria.
The university was established as the Adventist College of West Africa (ACWA) in 1959, initially with 7 students. In 1975, it changed its name to Adventist Seminary of West Africa (ASWA). The university was officially inaugurated on April 20, 1999.
Babcock Produces 55 First Class and 1,416 Graduating Students Including Davido
About 1,416 graduating students received various degree certificates at the 13th Convocation Ceremony of Babcock University, Ilishan- Remo in Ogun State on Sunday.
One of the graduates is Nigerian music star, David Adeleke, also known as Davido, who graduated from the Department of Music and Creative Arts with a Second Class (Upper) degree.
Speaking at the event, the outgoing President of the institution, Prof. Kayode Makinde, said that fifty five (55) of the graduating students bagged First Class degrees.
He said the other graduates got Second Class degrees (Upper and Lower).
He congratulated the graduands on their achievement and urged them to be good ambassadors of the institution wherever they find themselves in the future.