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About University Advancement Centre

Due the challenge of inadequate funding of tertiary institutions in the developing parts of the world in general and in Nigeria in particular, the Vice Chancellor of Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Professor Ozo-Mekuri Ndimele established the Advancement Centre on 3rd April, 2017. However, the Centre officially took off in February 2018 due to reconstruction work on its office building.


Consistently and strategically support the attainment of the university’s mission, goals, objectives and programmes.


The Advancement of the University through building of strategic internal and external partnerships, cultivation of strong relationships with our alumni, donors and securing resources for the fulfillment of the defined needs of the university through fundraising.

Our Core Mandate/Core Values

Core Mandate

  • L – Linkage, Partnership and Exchange Programmes
  • E – Endowment Fundraising
  • A – Alumni Relations
  • P – Professional Chair Endowment

Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Collaboration
  • Service

Our Pioneer Staff

Professor Lysias Dodd Gilbert, a professor of political science and international relations was appointed as the pioneer Director of the Centre.
Other pioneer staffs are:

  • Mrs. Florence Onyinyechi Iroanwusi
    Senior Confidential Secretary/ ICT Officer
  • Mr. Ngeribara Aribibia, A/R
    Development Officer
  • Mr. Freedom Nwenwe, A/R
    Alumni Relations Officer.

Our Support Staff

In addition to the pioneer staffs, some support staffs were also posted to the Centre. They are:

  • Mrs. Priscilia C. Orunta, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Member.
  • Mrs. Victoria Sylvanus, National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Member.
  • Ms Blessing Chukwu, Office Assistant.