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.
- L – Linkage, Partnership and Exchange Programmes
- E – Endowment Fundraising
- A – Alumni Relations
- P – Professional Chair Endowment
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:
In addition to the pioneer staffs, some support staffs were also posted to the Centre. They are: