Crescent University Abeokuta was established as a private University by the Islamic Mission for Africa (IMA) in consonance with her doctrine and vision. The operating license from the Federal Government of Nigeria was obtained from the National University Commission in 2005. The mission of the University is “to ensure the delivery of university education in ways that recognise personal discipline and integrity and promote positive societal values.” In this regard, we are committed to total quality assurance consciousness in terms of staffing, teaching and the learning environment, equipment support base, infrastructure and super structural development.
The University is assisting in closing the widening gap between attainable potential student population and limited space in Nigerian tertiary education system. The University is producing graduates that fit into the economic agenda of the nation. We are building a new generation of graduates imbued with industry and diligence as well as the inculcation of spiritual reawakening and moral uprightness in the development of humanity. As a unique element, the university is assisting in the global quest for accelerating the education of the girl child towards the rapid build-up of women professionals.
The administration of the University is based on the Islamic tenets and practice, but all students are welcome in the University irrespective of colour, race, religion, tribe or ethnicity. The academic and administrative staff are also from multifarious religious beliefs, race, ethnicity, and social backgrounds
MISSION OF THE UNIVERSITY
The mission of the university is to evolve a unique element for the delivery of University education infused with total quality assurance in ways that will develop personal discipline and integrity and promote positive societal values. In other words, the programme is aimed at training immensely knowledgeable students to become legal practitioners with leadership potentials for the transformation of their society.
VISION OF THE UNIVERSITY
The vision of the University is to ensure the delivery of university education in ways that recognise personal discipline and integrity and promote positive societal values.
PHILOSOPHY OF THE LAW PROGRAMME
The programme is carefully designed to;
- Ensure a good grounding in the mechanics of the legal process as well as an understanding of both the common law and Islamic law;
- Produce legal minds with the ability to undertake critical thinking and analysis of the law within socio-economic and political context;
- Make students undertake studies in the Social and Applied Sciences so as to have abroad-based knowledge of other fields useful for achieving a practical knowledge of the law; and
- Introduce the students to Alternate Dispute Resolution processes and mechanism and encourage them to attain professional associates’ status of professional arbitration, mediation and conciliation bodies before graduation, or soon after graduation.
- Expose and train students in order to produce law graduates who are able to contribute and compete at the highest level in international legal arena.
AIMS/OBJECTIVES OF THE LAW PROGRAMME
The aims of Bola Ajibola College of Law (BACOLAW), include, the resolve to produce competent lawyers who are proficient in all areas of law including defence of the fundamental rights and the welfare of individuals, and using law as a means of contributing to nation building in all spheres.
The objectives of the College are:
- To understand the socio-economic framework in which legal rules operate and be able to analyse, evaluate and interpret legal issues;
- To apply knowledge of rules, concepts and principles of law, to solving legal, economic, moral and political issues;
- To prepare graduates of the College of Law for effective postgraduate studies in cognate disciplines; and
- To be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
The motto of the University is “Knowledge and Faith.” This emphasizes the principle of the pursuit of academic excellence in a godly way as envisioned in the mission statement.
About the College (BACOLAW)
The Bachelor of Laws programme of the Bola Ajibola College of Law (BACOLAW), is structured as a single five-year programme at undergraduate level. The different areas of specialisation emphasised by the College are reflected in the three departments namely:
Department of Commercial and Property Law;
Department of Jurisprudence and International Law, and
Department of Islamic and Customary Law.
Specialisation in these areas shall be at the graduate level and continuing professional development. Each department is headed by distinguished law academics.
Rationale/Justification of the Programme
It is expected that at the end of the programme, graduates from the Bola Ajibola College of Law College (the BACOLAW) would become highly skilled and be able to provide and deploy efficient and effective legal weapons in fighting corruption, promoting legal relations, the rule of law, eradicating or reducing injustice and to also increase productivity in every sector of the economy through the auspices of law.
BOLA AJIBOLA COLLEGE OF LAW
In order to render due compliance with the academic standard stipulated by the regulatory authorities of the programme, the National Universities Commission, (NUC), the Council of Legal Education (CLE) and in full adherence to the Philosophy and Aims and Objectives of the Programme, the curriculum of the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) programme of the BACOLAW is intended to produce law graduates who will be armed with consummate skills and practiced erudition as imperative tools for meaningful contribution to societal growth and development. The College adopts a teaching policy whereby legal knowledge will be directed to solving social, political and economic problems in the society and the implanting in the student, the imperatives of understanding law within the context of its utility values in the society. All the students are introduced to Alternate Dispute Resolution processes and mechanism and every year, a good number of the students attain professional associates status of professional arbitration, mediation and conciliation bodies before graduation, or soon after graduation.