FLED UNIVERSITY PROJECT
Proposed takeoff date:
Postgraduate education involves learning and studying for academic or professional degrees, academic or professional certificates, academic or professional diplomas, or other qualifications for which a first or bachelor’s degree or Higher National Diploma generally is required, and it is normally considered to be part of higher education.
Postgraduate degree encompasses a range of qualifications that require an undergraduate degree to be considered for entry, these include courses at Post Graduate Diploma level all the way to a PhD.
Postgraduate degrees are taken for a number of different reasons, such as to move into academia and research or to specialise in a career path or change track entirely.
In Nigeria, there is a huge demand for post-graduate education. There are about 197 universities in the country, 99 are privately-owned. All of them are either conventional or specialized, universities that offer both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
None of them is a specialised graduate university, focused on providing postgraduate education to those that need it desperately. The erratic academic calendar in Nigeria’s Public Universities further makes it difficult for postgraduate students to access education as quickly as they would have preferred.
It is against this background that FLED University is proposed.
FLED University is proposed to strictly provide postgraduate programmes.
The quest for the establishment of FLED University is in continuation of the vision of the Incorporated Trustees of Foundation for Leadership & Education Development and Chapel of Grace Transformation Ministry – to provide advanced educational opportunities for the production transformational leaders in Nigeria and Africa.
FLED University – FU – shall be an advanced institution of multidisciplinary learning and research, graduating highly skillful and pragmatic industry leaders, political leaders, and academic leaders for the transformation of Africa.
The University shall be a hybrid institution – operating offline and online – leveraging on the power of digital technology to deliver high quality Post-graduate programmes in the areas of Media/Journalism, Education, Entrepreneurship, Business, ICT and Digital Technology, Politics & Governance, and allied fields.
Rationale for Hybrid Education
We believe the future of education will be characterized by blended classrooms, job-relevant education, and lifelong learning, and that online learning will be the primary means of meeting the urgent global demand for emerging skills.
According to an estimate by the World Bank, there were more than 200 million college students around the world as of October 2017, many of whom did not have necessary job-relevant skills.
Online learning holds the promise to enable anyone, anywhere to learn new skills in preparation for high demand, digital jobs. The combined forces of online learning and remote work have the potential to increase global social equity by enabling a future where anyone, anywhere has access to both high-quality learning and high-quality job opportunities in an increasingly digital world.
Furthermore, hybrid learning will increase the opportunities for more qualified people to access postgraduate education, relevant to their needs without totally quitting their jobs to do so.
National Need for the University
The establishment of FU aligns with the current vision of the National Universities Commission for the setting up of specialized private Universities, particularly to help meet the huge demand for postgraduate education in Nigeria.
As part of efforts to actualise the University project and to engage in related projects, we have launched a US $9.4 million Institutional Development Fund – IDF-2025.
University Project Timeline
Purchase of Application Form from the National Universities Commission – NUC – with
Submission of Application Form.
Payment of N5m to NUC for Visitation.
November 2022 – November 2023
Development of Academic Programmes; Provision of Initial Infrastructures for Administrative and Academic Activities; Visitations from NUC.
January – June 2024
Continuation of infrastructural development; Approval and granting of Provisional License.
Commencement of Academic Activities at FLED University, Abuja.
We invite you to support us on this Project.
What are the options?
You could be
– A Partner
– An Investor
For Partnership Application
If you desire to make a one-off donation, use this account details:
FLED International Leadership Institute
We also accept online donations via ATM and Credits cards.
If you desire to be an Investor, contact:
The Project Team Leader
Abuja – Nigeria