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Historical Background

kicc-ashimolowoThe King’s Ministries Trust A.K.A. Kingsway International Christian Centre (KICC) is the Proprietor of Kings University, Ode-Omu. KICC has experienced a phenomenal growth and success built on strong leadership, investment in the socio-economic and spiritual needs of multi-cultural communities and the overall desire and commitment to live according to the teachings of Jesus Christ.

The journey began in September 1992, when Reverend Matthew Ashimolowo and 300 members rented a hall at Holloway Boys School, North London. In 15 years, the congregation has grown from 300 members to 12,000 in attendance every Sunday. The Church has affiliates in Lagos, Port-Harcourt and other places in Africa.

The following are the issues that moved the Proprietor to propose the establishment of a private university:

  1. Poor health care delivery in Osun State with very high infant mortality rate and low doctor-patient ratio;
  2. The need to adopt very robust information technology in teaching, learning, research, public service and administration of a university;
  3. The need to incorporate adequate entrepreneurial studies in the curriculum of the university that would make the students employers of labour after graduation; and
  4. The need for the development of a total man.