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Welcome Address

Vice Chancellor

We would like to seize this opportunity to welcome you to Wellspring University (WU).

WU is a vibrant community of multicultural staff and students from across Nigeria. We believe that each student has something special to contribute to and benefit from this university, and we want to make sure that you all feel at home on our campus.

Our institution is committed to the positive transformation of our immediate environment, country, and the world at large. This commitment drives us to work tirelessly in order to ensure excellence in everything we do.

In addition to your studies and pursuit of academic excellence, we would love to let you know that WU is committed towards your spiritual growth; as we firmly believe that a robust spiritual foundation is a major requirement for an impactful life.

While your academic success should take the centre stage, we are also concerned about your physical health and mental well-being. If at any point you feel overwhelmed, please speak to someone. You are not alone – there are many people here to support you (counsellors, chaplain and other men and women of God, academic advisers, student leaders, hostel staff, etc.).

We care about each and every one of you, and we want to ensure that you have the best support at all times.

Don’t forget that you were born great to do exploits; you are a leader; and God loves you with a passion. Therefore, never underrate yourself.  I believe this is a great time to be at WU. It’s a time that offers the opportunity of making real change happen, so grab it with both hands and make the best of your years here.

We expect you to achieve great things!

History of Wellspring University

Wellspring University was founded by Management Science Centre, a Professional Training and Educational Consulting Firm established in 1983.

The centre, which has a long-standing history of excellent performance in this subsector, commenced business as a tutorial centre for degree students of the then Correspondence and Open Studies Institute of the University of Lagos.

The Centre coached students in Bachelor’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration and Education, as well as the Master of Business Administration (MBA). With an initial enrolments of five hundred (500) students in 1983, the centre trained sizable population of the part-time and executive students in the University of Lagos, many of them graduating in Second Class (Upper Division).

Between 1995 and 2003 the centre operated joint venture programmes with Ambrose Alli University to run the former Lagos Satellite campus of the University, offering undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses.

Furthermore, the centre collaborated with University of Ibadan in 1995 to run diploma courses, and Auchi Polytechnic in1993 for certificate courses. 

Against the background of more than thirty years’ experience in this subsector, it is safe to posit that University Education is MSC’s core area of operation and competence.

Aside of tertiary education, the Centre is a major investor in secondary education in Nigeria. Being the owners of Wisdom Gate High School and Wellspring College founded in 2003, both of which are first rate secondary schools located in the highbrow areas of Lagos State.

Our contributions in this area can be measured by the fact that Wellspring College was honoured by the West African Examinations Council as third best secondary school in Lagos State in the 2015 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination.

The Centre also established Cornerstone College of Education, a sub degree tertiary institution.

Having established a solid and credible pedigree in running undergraduate and post-graduate programmes through collaboration with notable tertiary institutions in Nigeria, the Centre applied to the National Universities Commission for a license to operate a private University.

In November 2009, Wellspring University was issued a provisional license as one of the Private Universities in Nigeria.

Our Philosophy

The philosophy of the university is to produce leaders equipped with relevant knowledge and skills for the solving of societal and human problems through the use of curricula that are result-oriented and which promote the inculcation of the fear of God.

Wellspring Advantage

We have been setup to

Stimulate the national economy with research findings capable of producing a solid impact on business, science and technology.

Our MIssion

Our mission

  • Imparting high quality Education designed to inculcate in the beneficiaries, integrity and self-reliance
  • Promoting the acquisition of entrepreneurial skills as a means of advancing national development, and
  • Offering Curricula which seek to achieve a balance between academic Professional knowledge and the cultivation of moral probity


Objectives of Wellspring University

We have been setup to:

  • Provide teaching and research geared towards practical application of Knowledge and appropriate understanding of society and the technical realities necessary for solving problems in different spheres of life.
  • Stimulate the national economy with research findings capable of producing a solid impact on business, science and technology.
  • Impart a culture of development-oriented research in students who will graduate to pursue the ideals of excellence in skill application and integrity of character.
  • Produce graduates who manifest the traits of a total person in terms of both academic and technical knowledge and personality development.

Our Core Values ( RIPE )





Breakthroughs And Landmarks Of Wellspring University

In March 2010, Wellspring University commenced operations with an initial enrolment figure of less than 80 Students admitted into two Colleges namely:

  1. College of Natural and Applied Sciences hosting the following programmes;
  • Sc programme in Biological Sciences, and
  • Sc programme in Computer Science, and Information and Communication Technology, and

2     College of Social and Management Sciences offering Bachelor of Science programmes in the following courses;

  1. Accounting,
  2. Business Administration,
  3. Economics,
  4. International Relations, and
  5. Mass Communications

In 2013, an accreditation and verification team of the National Universities Commission visited the University for its Maiden Accreditation, To God be the glory all the seven programmes offered in the University were accredited.


In August 2015, Wellspring University was issued full license by the National Universities Commission in recognition of its laudable attainments landmark in the tertiary sub-sector of the Nigerian educational system.


In March 2017, Wellspring University conducted its combined maiden convocation ceremony where more than 250 graduands from 2013/2014 – 2015/2016 sessions were issued degree certificates and three eminent Nigerians awarded Honorary degrees. The new Chancellor in the history of the university, Pastor Itua was also installed on the occasion.


To God be the glory that the University which opened in 2010 with a modest figure of less than 80 students now has over 500 students in its enrolment.


The university has also recorded the following feats:


  • Excellent ranking by the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC)
  • Commendation by the NUC
  • Full accreditation status of virtually all of the programmes of the university