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Revealed! Who owns Wellspring University? – Brief history of the University.

Wellspring University(WU) is a private owned university in Benin city, Edo State, Nigeria established on basis of Christian belief and principle probably because it’s owned by a Pastor with the vision to shape a new generation of African leaders who will positively impact the continent.

According to reports, Wellspring university was rated third among the second generation private universities in 2019 according to NUC Webometric Ranking.

As of today, In it’s 14 years of existence, Wellspring has climb top to become one of the best private universities in Nigeria with NUC ranking to back the fact up.

There’s no doubt the rapid growth of the institution is the brain work and idea of the management of the university. Yes, there no growth without the knowledge of MANAGEMENT.

I know you would be eager to know Who is the owner of Wellspring University. Without much ado, Let’s dive into the Owner of Wellspring University, Benin, Edo State.

However, another question that comes to the mind is, Is Wellspring University owned by an individual or an entity?. In these, article, I will be revealing everything you need to know about the ownership of Wellspring university.

Who is the Owner of Wellspring University?

Founded in 2009, Wellspring University is owned by Management Science Centre (a professional training and educational consulting firm) and open it’s door to the public in 2010.

Management Science Center is a professional training and educational consulting firm founded in 1983 with many years of collaborating with top high institution to offer undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses then later decide to obtain a university license of it own.

However, the center was headed by Pastor Ituah Ighodalo and was also named the Chancellor of Wellspring University.

Brief history of Wellspring University

Wellspring University Logo
Wellspring University Logo

The foundation of Wellspring university dated as far back as 1983 when a group of academics and professionals came together in Lagos to establish Management Science Centre. The center commence operation by organizing a private coaching lesson for the students of University of Lagos Correspondence and Open Studies Institute (COSIT), later renamed to UNILAG Distance Learning Center.

In 1995, Management Science Center had grown big to collaborating with some higher institutions in Nigeria to offer undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses. These institutions include:

  • Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State, for Certificate courses
  • University of Ibadan, Oyo State, for Diploma courses
  • Ambrose Alli University, Edo State.

The center achievements over the years brought about the desire to own and expand into other tier of educational level and these led to the establishment of Wellspring College, established 2003 (birth of Wellspring university)

However, In 2009, the Management Science Center established Wellspring university and was granted provisional license by the National University Commission (NUC) to operate as a private university in Nigeria and begin full academic activities in 2010 with seven undergraduate courses.

Is Wellspring University Owned by an Individual?

Wellspring University according to history is not owned by an individual but owned jointly by a group of professional who came together to form Management Science Center in Lagos State.

Where is Wellspring University Located?

Wellspring University is located at the serene area of Irhirhi road, off-airport road by ADP Junction, Benin City, Edo State, South-South region of Nigeria.


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Founder and editor at AcademyPathways. Habeeb is a National Diploma(ND) holder of Statistics graduated from the highly esteemed The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Nigeria. With over a decade of experience in the education sector and career setting, Habeeb provides first hand information on educational and career related topics.

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