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Despite the fact that there are many tertiary educational Universitys all over the world, the demands for higher education in many countries has always been on the increase due to many factors including population explosion especially in developing countries. This is because the rush for acquisition of knowledge in various disciplines is expected to continue, at least, in the next foreseeable future. In addition to this, many people of School age from different nations are always in search of Universities of international status in order to foster cooperation between them and their foreign partners who are spread across many countries including the Americas, European, Asian, African, and so on. However, in spite of this trend in the educational sector, majority of the existing Universities are more or less situated in big cities and towns to the detriment of the developmental plans for the countryside.

This phenomenon has in turn led to the search for an opportunity for a Center of academic and professional excellence, which will partly satisfy the yearnings of the citizenry across national boundaries for sound academic and professional education in various disciplines and partly reduce the ongoing mass exodus of the youths particularly of school age to the urban centers and cities in search of Colleges and Universities admission which may not be readily available; this problem the the American Registered and fully Accredited British American University intends to solve by offering a blend of educational services delivery that suits every purpose and condition; bringing qualitative education to the door steps of the peoples of the world!

Sequel to the general demand for, and upon our conviction that the inhabitants of different nations deserve to be properly integrated and exposed to modern education in the contemporary jet age, where the world has become a global village, it is expedient to establish and locate campuses of this very great American Registered and fully Accredited intercontinental University – British American University, Florida, USA – in different locations across the world!

Aims and Objectives of the University

The main goal of the British American University includes the following:

  • To provide facilities for learning and to give instructions and training in such branches of knowledge as may be considered appropriate to foster, and in doing so to enable students to obtain, the advantage of quality academic and professional education,
  • To promote by research and other means the advancement of knowledge and its practical application to solving problems across the world,
  • To serve as a custodian, promoter and propagator of social and cultural heritage of the countries where it operates and the world at large,
  • To stimulate and sustain interest in all disciplines,
  • To prepare qualified candidates for certification as university graduates at all levels of tertiary education,
  • To make the university relevant to the global community as it will be contributing to the industrial development of the nations through quality education in all ramifications,
  • To undertake consultancy services, professional training and workshops for the benefit of the working class people in government establishments and private organizations across nations, and
  • To undertake such other activities which are reasonably incidental to quality education and the attainment of the above objectives.

Philosophy of the University

British American University, as an intercontinental multipurpose educational community, operates a non-discriminatory policy. Consistent with the USA federal laws, State of Florida laws and the British American University’s Guidelines and Policies, the University restates its commitment to the concepts of affirmative action and equal opportunity for all. Neither employment, study, institutional services, programs, nor activities of the British American University members, whether student or staff, shall be hindered by such prohibited bias factors as race, color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability, or political affiliations. That is, the aforementioned bias factors will not be permitted, in any way, to have an adverse influence/effect upon the University decisions regarding students, employees, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, contractors or participants in and/or users of BAU institutional programs, services, and activities. BAU shall remain a non-discriminatory Institution where the rights and privileges of all members shall be respected in all ramifications without any form of discrimination even in terms of tuition fees among nationals of different nations!

The programs are designed to improve the knowledge and competence of human resources in various aspects of life as well as to convert those who have graduated in all fields of educational pursuits into people with the right skills and outlook needed in the dynamic and turbulent global challenging environment. Therefore, its academic and professional programs are multidisciplinary and as such, they are committed to the culture and philosophy of “balanced excellence”. The University programs are designed to attract prospective students from various backgrounds from different countries and prepare them for higher positions through a variety of teaching methods including traditional methods (lectures, seminars, group projects and independent research efforts) as well as the case method and computer simulated games, depending on which approach is most appropriate for the particular course of interest. Again, our teaching methods and philosophy are designed to help integrate theory with practice, which is the need of the contemporary students of various backgrounds (cultural, political, religious, ethnicity, etc,) across national boundaries. Consequently, the overriding philosophy of the University is to prepare managers, administrators, scientists, engineers, technologists and educationists, etc, for critical tasks of the moment and for the future.

BAU has a long tradition of providing a wide range of higher education opportunities (academic and professional) to students from all over the world. The University is proud of its commitment to balanced excellence in teaching, learning and research, which are key aspects of modern tertiary education. At BAU, we take very serious our resolution to undertake academic and professional education and research, which are responsive to regional, national and international needs on the one hand and, which make relevant and respected contributions to the development of sustainable economies. BAU is a proud tradition of academic and professional excellence and internationalization of modern knowledge that is strengthened by our relationship with our Partner Universities and Research Institutions spreading across the world. This objective will be met by providing a foundation on which students can build and grow after they graduate; a foundation sufficiently general to be relevant to a broad range of management, social, scientific and technology contexts.

The Governing Council of the University

The BAU Governing Council has the overall roles in support of the effort of the President who is the Chief Executive Officer of the University. Although, the Council may advise the University on policy making, it does not involve in the execution and day-to-day running of the University. It functions in accordance with the University Laws. Complaints from staff and students on any matter whatsoever, and where necessary, unresolved issues about the management of the University are referred to the Council. The Council, however, to function effectively, may set up the following standing committees:

(i) Finance and General Purposes Committee,
(ii) Planning and Development Committee,
(iii) Legal Affairs Committee, and
(iv) Endowment Committee.

In addition, the Council has the power to constitute Ad-Hoc Committees as may be necessary from time to time.

Members of the Governing Council

1. Prof. (Dr.) Muhammad Omolaja
President and Chairman
2. Prof. (Dr.) Joseph Bin Kuyong
Pro-Chancellor and Vice Chairman
3. Prof. (Dr.) Manoj Kumar Mishra
Vice President
4. Prof. (Dr.) Ibrahim Bamidele Hanafi
Provost, College of Social and Mgt Sciences
5. Prof. (Dr.) Innocent Obeten Okoi
Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences
6. Prof. (Dr.) Anumudu Eugenia Chinadu
Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences
7. Prof. (Dr.) Sakiemi Abbey Idoniboye-Obu
Dean, Faculty of Law and Public Administration
8. Prof. (Dr.) Suleiman Yusuf
Dean, Faculty of Education
9. Prof. Isah Abdulkarim
Dean, Faculty of Science
10. Prof. (Dr.) Ese Sophia Muchele
Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology
11. Prof. Perry Asainu
Director, Center for Training & Development
12. Prof. (Dr.) Kemal Yildirim
Regional Director (Europe & Asia)
13. Prof. (Dr.) Kenneth Rabac
Regional Director (USA & Canada)
14. Prof. (Dr.) Ijeoma Blessing Anumaka
15. Prof. Oyebamidele Akanbi Oyeniran
16. Prof. Michael Theke Nwachukwu
17. Prof. John Babatunde Soyemi
18. Prof. Daniel Ayuba
19. Prof. Imrana Muhammad Arzika
20. Dr. Jacob Olusoji Adegbasa
21. Dr. Dandy Samuel
Registrar and Secretary to the Council

The University Senate

The Senate is the Statutory Body with legislative powers on academic matters. Its responsibilities include formulation of academic policies, planning and control of all academic activities of the University. The Senate is responsible for making periodic reports to the Governing Council as it may deem fit on such academic matters or as the Council may direct from time to time. It also performs any other functions as the Council may delegate to it. Membership of the Board are the President as Chairman, the Vice President, and Registrar as Secretary, the Deans of Faculties and Directors of Schools as well as Heads of Departments are automatic Members. Also, representatives of different categories of staff are normally appointed to the Senate. Complaints from students on any academic issues are normally considered, after endorsement by the Heads of Department through the Deans of Faculties and the Registrar to the Senate.

The President’s Office

The President, by law, is the Chief Academic Officer and also Chief Executive Officer of the University. He sets the Academic and Administrative machinery of the University in motion. In fact, the President is the Sole Accounting Officer of the University. He consults the Council of the University for Advice as and when the needs arise. In pursuance of his liberal and democratic system of administration, the President may constitute the under-listed Committees to handle issues as stated in their terms of references for the smooth and effective running of the University:

  1. Appointments and Promotions Committee (Senior Staff),
  2. Campus Seminar Committee,
  3. Academic Programs Committee,
  4. Staff Development Committee,
  5. Health Center Management Board,
  6. Security Committee,
  7. Library Committee,
  8. Transport Operations Committee,
  9. Staff School Management Board,
  10. Admission Committee,
  11. Research Programs Committee,
  12. Curriculum Development and Planning Committee,
  13. Sports Committee,
  14. Space Utilization Committee,
  15. Staff and Students Welfare Committee,
  16. Cafeteria Management Committee,
  17. Ceremonial Committee,
  18. Staff Professional Ethics Committee,
  19. Students’ Disciplinary Committee,
  20. Guest House Management Board, and
  21. University Examinations Committee,

Vice President’s Office

This is an arm of the President’s Office that renders assistance to the President in his academic and administrative functions. The Vice President may act for the President anytime the latter is not around. He/she may also function and perform such duties as the President may assign to him from time to time.

Public Relations Unit

The Public Relations Unit is another integral arm of the President’s Office. The unit is charged with the responsibility of projecting the corporate image of the University as well as its activities and programs both within and outside the University community.

Academic Planning Unit

The Academic Planning Unit is the section of the President’s Office that takes charge of, and coordinate, Academic Planning matters within the University. The Unit keeps in its custody relevant information concerning the academic departments and programs of the University. It is in charge of Management Information System (MIS) relating to Academic Planning (data acquisition on students and academic staff) and also compare notes from time to time with sister Universitys on academic planning activities.

Internal Audit Unit

The Internal Audit Unit is the arm of the President’s Office that is charged with auditing of general expenditure, procurement, budgetary control, loans, advances, etc. The Auditor may advise the President on irregular or unauthorized financial spendings. Similarly, the Unit coordinates the audit activities of the University keeping adequate watch on finances.

Security Section

The University Security Section is composed of qualified and experienced ex-service personnel. This Section is responsible for the protection of life and property on the campuses. The Section provides guidance on movement and locating of visitors particularly fresh students on entering the University campuses. It is a part of the President’s Office which is under the direct supervision of the Vice President.

The Registrar’s Office

The Registrar is the Chief Administrative Officer in charge of the Registry, and the general overseer of the University administration. The Registrar’s office is the coordinating center for activities of all other divisions in the registry. Instructions are received from the Office by the various divisions in running the affairs of the Department. The Registrar is the Chief Administrative Adviser to the President on general day-to-day administration of the University. He is the Secretary to the Governing Council as well as the Senate of the University. By virtue of his position, the Registrar is the custodian of the University’s records. He interprets the Statutes, Rules and Regulations guiding the administration of the University. The Registrar is responsible to the President for the day-to-day administration of the University. The University organizational structure depicts its administrative pattern, which is geared towards the advancement of effective teaching and learning, as well as the general welfare of her students and staff. All correspondence concerning the affairs of the University are addressed to the Registrar.

Council Affairs Division

The Council Affairs Division services the Governing Council and its Committees; and handles all matters pertaining to their correspondence and welfare. The division keeps records of all Council activities and it is directly under the supervision and control of the Registrar, who also is the Secretary to the Council and the Council Committees.

Documentation Unit

The Documentation Unit handles matters relating to keeping and updating of records, and it is also involved in the preparation of the Section’s input into the budget/estimate of the Registrar’s Department. The Unit designs and reviews proforma for the use of the Section to obtain information from staff and students as and when necessary.

Academic Affairs Division

The Academic Affairs Division in the Registrar’s Department is responsible to the Registrar for all matters pertaining to:

(i)            Admission and Registration of students;
(ii)           Examinations;
(iii)          Records and statistics on (i) and (ii) above and,
(iv)          Other academic records and matters.

The division keeps in custody for the University, the Standing Rules and Regulations on academic matters and see to their implementation and interpretation to students, staff and the general public. The division services the Senate and some of its Committees, e.g., Admissions Committee and it deals with important programs such as Matriculation, Graduation or Convocation matters, and award of prizes to students. It is the division that sees to the overall supervision, opening, updating and safekeeping of Students’ Academic Records. Preparation of Students’ Statistics for both internal and external consumption is one of the major functions of the division. It is the division that is in charge of designing, printing, sales, collection and processing of application forms for Admission. It is responsible for collation as well as verification of Students’ admission credentials. It attends to all complaints on issues relating to admission matters and publicize the list of the names of candidates offered admission into the University.

In addition, the division, in liaison with the Academic Departments, is responsible for the processing of examination results for the consideration and approval of the Senate. It also takes charge of sponsorship, scholarship and endowments for students and liaise with sponsors and parents on students’ academic results and performances. Finally, the division deals with information on students and enquiries from other Universities and employers of labor as regards their academic records.

Students’ Affairs Division

The Students’ Affairs Division is made up of two Units, namely: Students Affairs Unit and University Sports Unit. Students Affairs Unit of the Registry is responsible for the general welfare of students along side with guidance and counseling services for both students and staff. The objective of the Unit is to assist students mainly to cope with and improve on their academic performance, choice of future careers while providing guidance and counseling in other personal/social, informative, psychological and referral areas. The unit also deals with the following:

(i)            Distribution of Identify Cards to students;
(ii)           National Youth Service Corps Matters mobilization, posting and welfare where applicable;
(iii)          Student Matters;
(iv)          Students’ Clubs, Societies and Associations, and
(v)           Students’ Orientation Programs

The University’s Sports Unit is the Unit that arranges sporting activities in the University. It also organizes and conducts sporting exercises for students and staff of the University while at the same time it is the custodian of all sporting equipment and keep their records. The Sports Unit has different types of facilities like the Football Field, Athletics Field, Badminton Court and Table Tennis equipment. The Lawn-Tennis Court, Volleyball Court, Basketball Court, Handball Court are also under the control of the University Sports Centre. Practices in various sports are held every Wednesday from 12.00 noon, the period, which has been declared lecture free by the University Management. The University has a Sports Committee that sees to the smooth running of sporting activities. Both staff and students are usually  represented in the Committee.

The Sports Committee organizes both intramural and extramural competitions for the students and staff. The University draws up a program of sporting events and this is followed very strictly. Other sporting activities in which the Sports’ Unit arrages competitions include Volleyball, Basketball, Badminton, Handball, Table Tennis and a yearly sponsored Cup Competition in football. The Sports Committee engages students in external competitions that will make the University to be a force to be reckoned with in the sporting area!

Industrial Liaison and Placement Division

This Division is in charge of Students Industrial Works Experience Scheme (SIWES), which is a desirable and compulsory part of the University academic programs. It is a skill training program designed to expose students to work methods and experience in handling equipment and machinery that may not be available in the Universities. It also strengthens employers’ involvements in the entire educational and practical training processes towards ensuring a proper exposure and adequate preparation of the students for employment in the industry.

Personnel and General Administration Division

This division is made up of four units, namely: Establishments Unit (for Senior and Junior Staff), Welfare Unit, General Administration Unit and Legal Affairs Unit. The University places premium on effective personnel or human resources management. This is because the successful attainment of the University’s objectives depends, to a large extent, on the type and quality of its staff. Consequently, this division, through its sub-units, has the responsibility of ensuring that adequate, qualified and experienced staff is maintained in the University at all levels from time to time. The division also makes arrangement for constant staff development programs, by way of training and retraining within and outside the University, inclusive of participation in overseas short courses, seminar and technical workshops.

  • Establishments Unit: It is the duty of this unit to assist the Registrar in all matters pertaining to general administration and collection of administrative data, and taking reports and maintaining personnel records. It maintains and takes custody of statutory records and documents, including preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual reports. This Unit is further sub-divided into two; namely, Senior Staff Establishment and Junior Staff Establishment.
  • General Administrative Unit: The Unit handles personnel matters; recruitment, promotion or advancement, deployment, discipline and industrial relations while it also applies and interprets administrative regulations. It is the responsibility of this Unit to maintain and take custody of statutory records and documents, coupled with initiating and implementing approved training policy and programs. Other responsibilities of this Unit include assisting in formulating administrative budget proposals and where necessary, checking administrative vote.
  • Welfare Unit: The Welfare Unit, as the name suggests, deals with matters concerning general staff welfare in terms of staff housing, industrial and labor relations, sundry matters on staff welfare and staff legal matters. It also handles matters relating to pension and gratuities of retired staff. The underlying objective of the unit is to ensure a lubricated staff integration into and sustenance in the University community by attending to their needs and creating conducive atmosphere for self actualization in a scenario of job satisfaction.
  • Legal Affairs Unit: The Legal Affairs Unit handles all legal issues, documentations for, and on behalf, of the University.

Other Service Departments

Apart from the President’s Office and the Registry, the following non-academic Departments also render administrative services to the University.

  • Bursary Department: A Bursar, who is an academically and/or professionally qualified accountant, heads the Bursary Department of the University and is the Chief Financial Officer of the University. The Department is responsible for all financial matters of the University including the interpretation and implementation of financial regulations and policies. Besides, the Department is charged with the responsibility of issuing receipts to students, staff and the University clients, in respect of payments for registration, and other fees and charges. The Bursar may allow for consultation with the management on issues relating to fees and other charges in responding to Students’ demands. The Bursary Department is responsible directly to the President of the University,
  • Maintenance and Works Department: This Department is an all purpose one, charged with the responsibility of providing transport facilities to the various Departments and students and the duty of ensuring that the University properties are adequately serviced and properly maintained at all times. A Chief Technical Officer heads it. The Department consists of building/civil works, mechanical works, Physical Development Unit (PDU), electrical works, plumbing, painting and cleaning divisions. By the calibre of its competent staff, the Department also offers services to the Faculty of Engineering and Environmental Studies on some practical aspects of their courses. The functional relationship between this Department and the academic Departments goes a long way to complement the students’ practical experience during the period of study in the University. The Chief Technical Officer of the University receives inquiries and deal with any complaints from the management, the departments and the students on general maintenance of the University,
  • Health Centre: A Senior Medical Officer heads the Health Centre as a vital welfare service Unit of the University and able Nurses are alwaya on duty to assist the Medical Officer. It is the responsibility of this Centre to ensure that students, staff and their dependants are constantly in good condition of health. The Center also endeavors to see to the prevention of epidemics by maintaining high standards of nursing care, keeping clean environment and giving Health Education to all members of the University community and their immediate environs. Students are able to receive treatment at the Health Centre between the hours of 8.00am and 4.30pm daily, but emergency cases is attended to at any time. The University Cafeteria and other food vendors on the Campus are subjected to close supervision of the Health Centre. Other services of the Centre include Family Planning, Counselling and Health Education talks on drug abuse, personal and environmental hygiene, and sexually transmitted diseases. In order to prevent epidemics, students, staff and other members of the University Community enjoy prompt vaccination programs,
  • Library Department: The University Librarian heads the Library. The Library is seen as a rallying point for all the student and staff of the University regardless of their courses and occupations. Its main responsibility is to ensure a comprehensive provision of books and non-book materials for all the subjects being taught in the University; hence, the Library is classified as an academic Department, and
  • The Computer Centre: The University Computer Centre offers full services of technical assistance to potential users. The installation is equipped with appropriate mix of modern computer systems. Computer Bureaux and Consultancy Services is available in this Centre for individuals and corporate bodies who want to utilize such facilities. For further information in this respect, interested parties are free to contact the Computer Services Manager.

General Information on Administration

Accommodation and Transportation

We are proud to state that BAU, provides very conducive accommodation and transportation services to her students at affordable cost and maximum security. Interested students and parents/guardians are free to contact the House Master, Student Support Office of the University for inquiries on accommodation and transportation. Meanwhile, the University allows public transport to convey students to and from the Campuses to complement the available internal facilities.

Students Unionism

At the moment, Partisan University Students Unionism is not allowed in the University in order to avoid disruption in the smooth academic and professional pursuits of the University arising from students ganging up unnecessarily against the management. The only forms of students’ representations, which are allowed, in the University are the one appointed by the management from time to time according to the need of the University and Departmental as well as Faculty Professional Students Associations. This policy statement is aimed at ensuring uninterrupted and strict compliance with the academic calendar of the University. However, if in future we are sure of adequate discipline among our students populace, this policy may be reversed.

Multilingual System

BAU has joined the league of individuals and organizations worldwide advocating multilingual systems of education particularly. This follows from the fact that since the University is expected to play a leading role in the world educational sector, we can no longer limit our operations and relevance to the Anglophone countries alone. The educational activities of the University have to be planned in such a way that they will be relevant to the entire world rather than only the English speaking countries. If the University is to play her role as the giant of the education industries globally, we must look far and wide spreading our tentacles to capture and utilize anything that would bring about proper integration of mental, physical and other resources of the peoples of the world. This will reduce the intensity of the developed-developing dichotomy at the international and intercontinental levels via the language barriers.

BAU Community Bank

The University has a plan to estalish a University Community Bank in future, which shall assist the University in its financial operations.

BAU International School

There is an International School, which operates Nursery, Primary and Secondary School Systems. This will assist the staff of the University as well as the immediate University community in taking care of their children and help bringing them up with a sound education. The school also serves as a feeder into the various BAU academic and professional programs.