Landmark University

Landmark University
Other name
LMU
MottoBreaking New Grounds
TypePrivate
EstablishedMarch 21, 2011
ChancellorDr. David O. Oyedepo
Vice-ChancellorProfessor Charity Aremu
Students2684 (2014)
Location
Omu Aran
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CampusOmu-Aran
LanguageEnglish
ColoursGreen, Gold and Brown
NicknamePathfinders
AffiliationsInternational Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA),
National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA),
National Universities Commission (NUC)
Websitelmu.edu.ng

Landmark University is a private Christian university, affiliated with the Living Faith Church Worldwide and located in Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria. In 2014, it was featured among the top five universities in Nigeria by Webometrics.

Governance

World Mission Agency (WMA), a Christian mission organization, founded by Dr. David Oyedepo, is the umbrella governing body of Landmark University. The Chancellor, Dr. David Oyedepo, serves as the chairman of the board of trustees of the World Mission Agency. The board of trustees of the World Mission Agency is responsible for the appointment of members of the Board of Regents (Governing Council) of Landmark University. The Board is the apex governing body of the university.[citation needed]

The pro-chancellor of the university was Pastor Yemi Nathaniel. His appointment took effect from August 2014. According to the chancellor, the role of the pro-chancellor is to facilitate decision-making and approval processes in the university as well as spiritual oversight of the university community. The position of pro-chancellor has been retired.[citation needed]

The current vice-chancellor is Professor Charity Aremu who replaced Professor Adeniyi Olayanju.

Agrarian revolutionary drive

The chancellor of Landmark University has on multiple occasions highlighted that the university is aimed at improving the agricultural sector of Nigeria and Africa at large. Before the Oil boom of the 1970s, Nigeria's economy was thriving as an agrarian economy and the nation gave attention to Agriculture. After the Oil Boom, the agriculture industry in Nigeria has been on a decline, the Nation that was a one-time exporter of several cash crops has become import-dependent so much that it cannot on its own feed its population talk less of exporting to other countries. Landmark University aims to start an agrarian revolution in Nigeria and Africa that would restore the Nation's lost glory and redirect its attention to the many natural earthen resources that it has.

The university encourages its students to venture into agriculture whether it is their core discipline or not and encourages the enrollment of Nigerian students into Agriculture-related courses through scholarships and Career talks. In addition to this, the university has pioneered a Certificate and Diploma Course in Agripreneurship in Nigeria, a program designed to enlighten its participants on the entrepreneurial opportunities that exist in Agriculture.

The university has made ties with several leading Agriculture Institutions both in Research and practice and many other institutions in the pursuance of their agrarian revolutionary drive. Some of these institutions are the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and the National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA).

In nearly 7 years of existence, the university runs 6 Agriculture related programs, namely Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, Animal Science, Crop Science, Soil Science and Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering and has graduated over 388 agriculture professionals. The school also has a total of 1,059 hectares of farming land; 320 hectares on the university property in Omu-Aran, Kwara State, 354 hectares at Eleyin Village along the Omu-Aran-Ilorin highway and 385 hectares at Agbonda also in Kwara State. According to the former Vice-chancellor of the school, Professor Aize Obayan, Landmark University produces most of the food items consumed on its campus and sells farm produce to its neighbouring communities. Some of the agricultural products of the university's farm are eggs, frozen chicken, fish, soya beans, cassava, rice, fufu flour and many others including innovative agricultural products like the Brown Rice.

Academic programmes

College of Agricultural Sciences

College of Business and Social Sciences

School of Business

School of Social Sciences

College of Science and Engineering

School of Pure and Applied Sciences

School of Engineering

Campus life

The university is situated on its campus in Omu-Aran Kwara state, where all its academic activities take place. As of 2014, Landmark University had a student population of 2684 including international students from other African countries. Landmark University holds mid-week church services for her students every Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 8:00 am and 9:45 am. Each student is expected to attend at least one of these services every week. All students are required to live on the university's campus in the hostels built for them. Students are expected to be back in their respective hostels before 9:00 pm daily.

The school provides opportunities for students to be involved in practical skill acquisition sessions as a part of the school's Entrepreneurial Development Studies (EDS) course. Students learn various skills including bead making, soap making, fashion design, automobile works, fishery, and many others.

Former Vice-Chancellors

  • Professor Mathew Ajayi - 2011 to July 2014.
  • Professor Joseph Afolayan - August 2014-August 2015
  • Professor Aize Obayan - August 2015 – July 2017
  • Professor Olayanju Adeniyi - August 2017 – September 2021

Notable faculty

See also


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