The Proprietor of Lead City University, Ibadan is the Eduserve Consult, which has recorded remarkable achievements in promoting educational development at both the Tertiary and non-tertiary levels especially in the City of Ibadan.
The University submitted its application to the National Universities Commission the year 2002. The Standing Committee on Private Universities (SCOPU) conducted the verification and the final assessment visits in August and September, 2003, respectively. At the end of the assessment visits, SCOPU reported that the profile of the Proprietor of Lead City University confirmed that it has the capacity and resources to establish a private university. Thereafter, the University was “approved for immediate take off” by the Board of NUC in December 2003 as a prelude to the ratification by the Federal Executive Council, which was effected on the 16th of February, 2005.
Though the charter of the University has City University, Ibadan as its name but due to several cases of mistaken identity and in order to avert corporate identity problem, the Board of Trustees and Council of the University had an extra-ordinary meeting on the 7th of March, 2005, and resolved to modify the name to read Lead City University, Ibadan. The change in name was subsequently communicated to the Federal Ministry of Education, the National Universities Commission, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and other stakeholders while all previous documents relating to City University, Ibadan remain valid.
Academic Programmes at the Lead City University took off from the Jericho Campus of the University located within Ibadan City, with adequate human physical and material resources. The University utilises information technology via its own V-SAT and Local Area Network to enhance holistic education for social, economic, cultural development and self-reliance. Each student will be knowledgeable in management and information sciences. They will also compulsorily offer any of the professional programmes (ATS, ACII, ICAN, NIPR, NIMN, Microsoft Certificate etc.) or vocational training in Computer Repairs and Assembling, Printing, Media Technology, Fashion Design, Electronic Repairs, etc., on the campus. It is the belief of the University that graduates would prove themselves worthy men and women who are able to use their intellect as adeptly as they can apply their physique.
Lead City University caters for both the young adolescents and the adult working class. It indeed, recognises the need to accommodate the time constraints of individuals and therefore provides flexibility by allowing for a choice between part-time and full-time study schemes. Programmes are offered by specialised faculties, comprising leading academics, practitioners and experts. To ensure that the University remains at the forefront of the latest developments in the field of information technology and applied science, social sciences and entrepreneurship, education and law, appropriate practical and relevant programmes are continually developed and delivered in a stimulating and vibrant learning environment where thoughts, concept and visions are exchanged and vigorously debated. As an institution offering courses in Social Sciences and Entrepreneurial Studies, Information Technology and Applied Sciences, and Law, our students have optimal access to data, information and knowledge through state-of-the-art computer facilities, internet linkage, audiovisual aids, and student-friendly course materials.
This is further enhanced by what has been described as our congenial study facilities and amiable staff.