Our Anthem

What Song Represents Us
Our Anthem

What Song Represents Us

All hail our JABU, citadel of knowledge, wisdom
Spiritual prowess endowed with faith and grace
Pacesetter, we are set to lead and to conquer
Onward soaring higher like eagles fly


All Hail our JABU, our place of glory
Home for academic giants and spiritual grandeur
Faithfulness to our nation and holiness we’ll live
Great JABU, my pledge I give to thee

All hail our JABU, God our strength we have
Godliness, Integrity and industry our goal
Light to all nation, Yes JABU shine on! shine on!
Destined for success and victory

Our Story

The First Entrepreneurial University

Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU) is a private Nigerian university located in Ipo Arakeji and Ikeji Arakeji, two neighboring communities in Osun State, Nigeria, established by the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC). The university is named after the first spiritual leader of Christ Apostolic Church, Joseph Ayo Babalola (1904–1959). Joseph Ayo Babalola University is a fully residential institution. The university offers courses in the following colleges; Agricultural and Natural Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Humanities, Law, Management Sciences, and Social Sciences. Due to its Christian foundations, male and female in the school are enjoined to adopt an extremely modest mode of dressing while on campus.

It is the first entrepreneurial university in Nigeria. It was established in 2004.

The first Chancellor of the university was His Royal Majesty, Oba (Dr) Oladele Olashore (CON).