Established in 2012, McPherson University (McU) is named after late Aimee Semple McPherson – the founder of Foursquare Gospel Church, whose vision and mission has always been to impact life through leadership, development and service.

The Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria, the main sponsor of the McPHERSON UNIVERSITY (McU), has since its establishment in Nigeria in 1955, taken giant strides in education in its quest to develop and equip men and women for leadership and service. Having successfully run and impacted good education at Nursery, Primary and Secondary School levels in many towns and cities of Nigeria, the Church embraced a bigger vision of expanding in scope by complementing government efforts in producing highly skilled human resources, through the establishment of a University that is geared towards building people who are imbibed with sound and balanced academic and moral education and godly virtues.


“…to build a People of Excellence and Integrity for Service”.

The Church, with the desire to contribute and impact young ones, proposed to establish the Department of Religious Studies as a tuition-free programme, to encourage ministers and other people who have interest in studying the course. It therefore, commenced in the year 2014/15 session with just three (3) students. The pioneer Head of the department was Dr. C. Nwaguma, who put in efforts to build the department before he left the system. The department has since made reasonable progress in terms of students’ enrolment, staff strength, community development, among others. It is interesting to note that the Department had full NUC accreditation to produce graduate in the programme.


“…to provide qualitative, functional and sound education with Godly virtues that will prepare men and women for leadership and positive impact on Society”.

The Ivory tower has taken education as one of its basic foundations with a view to raising balanced “Champions” who will lead and bring the desired change.

The University was licensed by the National Universities Commission (NUC) on Tuesday, 28th day of February, 2012, as the 49th private University and 121st University in Nigeria.

At McPherson, we are dedicated to ensuring that students are thoroughly prepared for the now and future as the world is changing. Programmes, spiritual and social activities are structured to enhance students’ academic ability and minimize distractions.

As one of the nation’s private Universities, now famous for academic excellence, the University is home of seasoned and dedicated workforce of experienced academics and amiable administrative staff.

The University is located on 122.3 hectares of land at Seriki-Sotayo, near Foursquare City, Ajebo. It is bounded on the north by the Ogunmakin-Ajebo-Abeokuta road and on the east by farmlands and the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway. The site of McPHERSON UNIVERSITY lies approximately within latitude 7º07N and 7º08N and longitude of 3º41N on elevation of between 82m to 109m.

The University is strongly committed to training the students to become the BEST and BRIGHTEST in their chosen paths.