About Covenant

About us

The University

Covenant University is a private Pentecostal Christian University, which has been operating with official status since 2002 in Ota, Nigeria.

Covenant University is one of the leading universities in Africa found on Christian Mission Ethos. Born and driven by a vision to raise a new generation of leaders and to reinstate the dignity of the black race, the University is committed to remain at the cutting-edge of learning that is based on enlightening the Total Man.

The university has four colleges, mostly dedicated towards vocational studies: The College of Business and Social Sciences; College of Leadership and Development Studies; College of Engineering, and the College of Science and Technology.

Covenant University has had a rapid rise in reputation in the decade and a half it has been operating. The Nigerian Universities Commission named it the best private university in Nigeria in its 2021 rankings and the 2nd best university overall.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be a leading World-Class University, committed to raising a new generation of leaders in all fields of human endeavour.

Our Mission

Our mission is to create knowledge and restore man's dignity through a Human Development concept of the Total Man, employing innovative, leading-edge teaching and learning methods. The application of research that promotes integrated, life-transforming values through Science, Technology and Human Capacity Building.


In response to the global demand for a departure from dogmatism to dynamism in the existing educational system, Covenant University is built on the following philosophical platform:

a departure from form to skill

A departure from form to skill

a departure from legalism to realism

A departure from legalism to realism

a departure from knowledge to empowerment

A departure from knowledge to empowerment

a departure from mathematics to life-matics

A departure from mathematics to life-matics

a departure from form to skill

A departure from figures to future-building



Research Hub AT COVENANT


Our objectives as a University are to:
  1. Provide facilities for learning and give instructions and training in such areas of knowledge that will produce sound and mentally equipped graduates, who will provide intellectual leadership in academic institutions, industry and the public sector through the Total Man Concept approach;
  2. Develop and offer academic and professional programmes leading to the award of diplomas, first degrees and higher degrees, which emphasize planning, adaptive and technological maintenance, developmental and productive skills; promote by research and other means, the advancement of knowledge and its practical
  3. Application to social, cultural, economic, scientific and technological problems;
  4. Encourage and promote scholarship and conduct research in all fields of learning and human endeavour;
  5. Disseminate scientific and technological knowledge among scientists, researchers, industries, trade services and other bodies; and
  6. Relate its activities to the technological, scientific and socio-economic needs of the people of Nigeria and to undertake other activities appropriate for a university of the highest standard.


Our core values as a University are the defining components of the Covenant University vision and they reflect our beliefs in the encrypted truths that firmly define our purpose and the underlining ethos of our existence as a University.
This forms the bedrock of our existence as a University and defines every aspect of our operations and context. The Christian ethos underlines our activities and conducts at all times and every student of Covenant University is expected to exhibit character traits and dispositions of a Jesus-centred heritage. The Jesus-factor centred approach to all issues is non-negotiable and central in the pursuit of our mandate in raising a new generation of leaders. To this extent, therefore, students are to be committed to maintaining a high level of spirituality and act in such a manner to facilitate their spiritual growth. Attendance at chapel services, which every student is expected to attend with a Bible, notebook and pen, is a compulsory and essential part of students’ spiritual development. Students are also expected to demonstrate a deep reverence for God at all times.


The Total Man Concept (TMC) is Covenant University's custom-built programme that constitutes the core concept of her academic programmes. This concept centres on 'developing the man that will develop his world.' It is designed to make the student become intelligently conscious of his environment and thus be able to maximize his potential.

The programmes of the University are first directed at 'the person' before his profession. In this way, the University will raise a generation of experts who possess the capacity to face and manage challenges. The TMC Programme centres on three components of the human personality: the spirit, the mind, and the body.
The Spiritual Man
Spiritual development is to us a major force for the evolvement of the Total Man, as mental excellence and understanding are generated through the vital force in man, which is the Spirit of God and the Spirit of intelligence.

As a University sponsored by a Christian mission, character formation is considered a spiritual issue that is instilled by self-discipline and commitment to the principles enunciated by our Lord Jesus Christ.

Covenant University provides opportunities for spiritual development through various avenues, including spiritual formation programmes and counselling, and also by creating leadership opportunities.


The Covenant University graduate will be mentally resourceful, intellectually reinforced, enterprisingly self-dependent, futuristically visionary and responsibility-sensitive to the changes demanded of the leadership role or dominion nature he is made for. He shall be a Total Man.

Connect with us

Km. 10 Idiroko Road,  Canaan Land, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria

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