Activities marking the tenth anniversary of Crescent University, Abeokuta have begun with the matriculation of 565 students in its Bola Ajibola College of Law, College of Social and Management Sciences, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, College of Information and Communication Sciences and College of Environmental Sciences respectively.
The university which prides itself as citadel of academic and moral excellence in Nigeria was founded in 2005 by the erudite jurist of the world court, Prince Bola Ajibola after merchandising his assets in Nigeria and abroad.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Ibrahim Gbajabiamila lamented that “In a recent UNICEF publication, 45% of the entire population of Nigeria is below 15 years. 40% of these children between 6 – 11, do not attend any primary school; 57 million children are out of school globally."
Gbajabiamila explained further that Nigeria had highest number of out of school children in the world, accounting for 20% of out-of-school children globally.
Prof. Gbajabiamila assured that it was the outstanding performance of Crescent University Abeokuta accreditation exercises of Nigerian Universities Commission ( NUC) that made it possible for the students to admitted in the institution.
Lamenting the low carrying capacity of both public and private universities in Nigeria to accommodate all qualified and successful applicants, Gbajabiamila said the students should consider themselves lucky for being admitted.
In his words, " it is our esteemed resolve to train and produce men and women of strong character and integrity; men and women who can stand the test of time and men and women who can build a virile and just society", Gbajabiamila has said.
Speaking earlier, Judge Ajibola expressed his adoration to God that the university had progressively moved on, describing the occasion "as a fulfillment of our dream of nurturing people of academic and moral uprightness in the sight of God".
He said that the vision of the university was to develop a university that would produce the best global citizens, adding that " we do not want you to become educated beasts"