The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted an operational licence to Lighthouse University in Edo.


Lighthouse University is a private institution located in Evbuobanosa Community, along the Benin-Agbor Expressway, in Orhionmwon LGA of Edo.

NAN reports that NUC issued the operational certificate after the university met all the requirements necessary for approval.

The issuance of the operational certificate is contained in serial number 149, dated 22/2/2024.


It reads: “Upon fulfilment of all requirements laid down in education (National Minimum Standards and Establishment of Institutions) Act, Cap. E3 Laws of Federal of Nigeria 2004, the federal government has approved the establishment of Lighthouse University.

“And it is registered and permitted to operate as a private university in Nigeria.”

NUC approved three faculties, eight departments, and 15 programmes for Lighthouse University.


They include Mass Communication, Political Science, Management Sciences, Sociology, Biological Sciences, Computer Sciences, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, and Computer Engineering.

Lighthouse University was founded by the Gospel Light International Ministries (GLIM).

Felix Omobude, the immediate past national president of the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), is the founder of GLIM.

Confirming receipt of the certificate, Omobude said the vision of Lighthouse University is to be a hands-on institution providing technological and management solutions.


“The Lighthouse University will provide quality education to prospective students and ensure the production of globally competitive graduates grounded in entrepreneurship and innovation,” the founder added.

“Lighthouse University will be home where great scholars are born and world changers are created and empowered.

“I also expect that life-changing Innovations will begin to emerge from LightHouse University in the foreseeable future.

“The philosophy of Lighthouse University is centred on the growth and development of entrepreneurial spirit in the students to make them self-reliant so that they can contribute to the development of society.”


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