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  • PAU’s Lagos Business School Listed Among Companies to Inspire Africa.


    The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG), on Wednesday, launched the second edition of its ‘Companies to Inspire Africa’ report, with Lagos Business School, Pan-Atlantic University among those listed. The report was aimed at “identifying and celebrating some of Africa’s most dynamic growth businesses”.  David Schwimmer, CEO, LSEG, said “London Stock Exchange Group’s ‘Companies to Inspire Africa’ report showcases inspirational and entrepreneurial businesses from across the African continent, representing a wide variety of industries and countries.”

    Of the countries represented in the report, Nigeria had the single largest representation. Nigeria and Kenya led the countries represented in the report, with 97 and 66 firms respectively.

    A comprehensive searchable database of the report, along with a downloadable PDF of the publication is available at www.lseg.com/inspireafrica

  • PAU Holds 5th Matriculation Ceremony

    The 5th Matriculation Ceremony for new undergraduate members of Pan-Atlantic University held on Saturday, 19th January 2019 at 11:00 am in the Honeywell Group Auditorium at the Lekki Campus of the University. A total of 218 students representing those who had been admitted into the first year classes of the different undergraduate programmes participated in the ceremony.
    Pan-Atlantic University offers four year bachelor of science programmes in the following areas: accounting, business administration, economics, digital media and mass communication. Three new programmes in electronics/electrical engineering, mechanical engineering and computer science are scheduled to commence in the 2020/21 academic session.
  • Pioneer Set of First Degree Holders Graduate


    The fifteenth convocation ceremony of Pan-Atlantic University (PAU) for the award of degrees and diplomas which held on Saturday, 1st December, witnessed the graduation of her pioneer set of first degree graduands. 25 of them were awarded a B.Sc. degree in Business Administration, 19 a B.Sc. in Accounting and 25 a B.Sc. in Mass Communication. The event took place in the Honeywell Group Auditorium in the University’s Lekki Campus.

    The event began with a welcome address by the Pro-Chancellor of PAU, Mr Pascal G. Dozie C.O.N. who welcomed the graduands, their guests, members of the University community and other invited dignitaries. In his speech, he remarked on the necessity of an appropriate level of investment in universities in order to ensure the desired outcome of high quality education. He noted, among other things, that in Pan-Atlantic University … “the physical infrastructure & ambience plays a critical role in student performance”.



    The guest speaker, Prof. Pat Utomi, one of the very early faculty members of and members of the management team of the Lagos Business School, presented a speech titled “Does Education Matter?” Citing the works of a number of authorities on the subject such as the late Peter Drucker, Nobel laureate Angus Deaton and the Brazilian Educator Paulo Freire, he demonstrated how high quality tertiary education and research had been the most important issue underpinning the huge difference in growth between the West and Africa over the course of the last two centuries with a marked divergence in the standard of living across the 20th Century.  He concluded by saying “I trust you will go out there as values-driven leaders confident that the world is your oyster and you can shape it. … So go out there, make impact and seek immortality”.


    In between the two speakers, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Prof Juan Manuel Elegido took time to highlight some of the main events and developments during the last academic session. These included, the visit to the University by Msgr. Fernando Ocáriz, the Prelate of Opus Dei, the ranking for the first time of the Lagos Business School in the Executive MBA Ranking by the Economist where it ranked as the best in Africa and 48th globally, the achievement by the University’s accounting department of the higher of the two accreditations awarded by ICAN; this means that on graduation, students need only write 5 papers to earn the ICAN charter and the accreditation by the Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) of the B.Sc. programme of the School of Media and Communication.

    The convocation also witnessed the award of 4 postgraduate diplomas, 117 MBAs, 48 M.Sc. degrees in media and communication, 1 MPhil in management and 3 PhDs including the first PhD from the School of Media and Communication.

  • PAU Announces the Appointment of Two New Professors


    Pan-Atlantic University is delighted to announce that, following our rigorous process of evaluation and external review of publications, Pan-Atlantic University has now two new professors:

    1. Dr Onafowokan Oluyombo, HOD Accounting & Finance, School of Management and Social Sciences (SMSS), has been promoted to Full Professor – a distinction he well deserves for his publications and his contribution to Pan-Atlantic University.

    2. Dr Bright Eregha, who has just joined us in the Department of Economics, SMSS, has been appointed Full Professor in recognition of his professional achievements and his scholarship.



  • Vice-President Visits EDC for Nigeria Climate Innovation Centre Launch


    On Friday 3rd August 2018, the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC), Pan-Atlantic University welcomed the the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Osinbajo who was on a visit to EDC to launch the Nigeria Climate Innovation Centre (NCIC).

    The NCIC is part of a network of global CICs and is being spearheaded by the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) with technical support from the World Bank Group (WBG).

    The NCIC is structured as an independent, locally owned and privately-run organisation and is currently housed at the Enterprise Development Centre of Pan-Atlantic University in the Lekki campus of the University.


    The Nigeria Climate Innovation Centre (NCIC) aims to support Nigerian entrepreneurs and SMEs in developing profitable and context-specific solutions to climate change, particularly the deployment of solar off-grid technologies.


    The NCIC provides holistic, country-driven support to accelerate the development, deployment and transfer of locally relevant climate and clean energy technologies. The NCIC will provide incubation, capacity building services and financing to Nigerian entrepreneurs and new ventures that are developing innovative solutions in Off-Grid Solar sector, Renewable Energy, Water/Waste Management and Agribusiness to address climate change challenges. But, particularly in this first year, the NCIC will be focused on supporting innovative businesses in the Off-Grid Solar sector.

  • Prelate of Opus Dei Visits PAU’s Main Campus


    Monsignor Fernando Ocariz, Prelate of Opus Dei, today visited the main campus of the Pan-Atlantic University. He is in Nigeria for a week long pastoral visit from the 19th – 26th of July. During the visit to PAU, he met with members of the management of Pan-Atlantic University.


    Prior to that, he had blessed a new grotto of Our Lady of Perpetual Help on campus. He also visited the centre of extracurricular activities for men (Eleko Study Centre) as well as the construction site of the centre for women. In between the various stops, he chatted briefly with staff and students of the University many of whom were excited to welcome him to the campus.


    The founders of Pan-Atlantic University were inspired in beginning this educational project by the teachings of St Josemaria Escrivá, the founder of Opus Dei. In addition, the Prelature of Opus Dei provides the spiritual and pastoral means necessary for the University to sustain and develop its Christian identity. The Prelature of Opus Dei takes responsibility for guaranteeing that all teaching, publishing and research activities in PAU are inspired by the Christian view of the person, the world and society, and seeks a coherent union between faith, thought and life.

    To find out more about Msgr Ocariz’ visit, please visit www.opusdei.ng.