The University will be a centre of excellence that will inculcate in the students critical and analytical thinking skills as well as kindness and generosity. This will enable them to succeed in whatever situation or problem they find themselves without hurting others.
Olorogun Michael & Dr. (Mrs.) Ibru share the same passion of excellence in education and have jointly put together the establishment of an international standard in University Education at Michael and Cecilia Ibru University (MCIU). Olorogun Michael Ibru dreamed the dream and Dr. (Mrs.) Cecilia Ibru execute; the perfect partnership and co-operation.
Dr. (Mrs.) Cecilia Ibru’s passion derived from her experience growing up witnessing her father Chief Edward Sido, LLB establishing primary and secondary schools. The proposed Michael and Cecilia Ibru University is the first educational project of the Michael and Cecilia Foundation. The proprietors of the Foundation are from families who have been committed to education for the poor as far back as in the 1950s.
The Michael and Cecilia Ibru University (MCIU), Agbarha-Otor, Delta State has been established as a University that will reduce poverty by raising well rounded graduates who will be builders of any society in which they find themselves. The focus will be on an all round development of the individual member of the university community without discrimination on the basis of gender, ethnicity or religion. Students will receive quality education in line with international standards and will be ready to stand the challenges of work, life and spirituality.
University education is more than the next level in the learning process; it is a critical component of human development worldwide. It provides not only the high-level skills necessary for every labor market but also essential for the training of teachers, doctors, nurses, civil servants, engineers, humanists, entrepreneurs, scientists, social scientists, and a myriad of other personnel. It is these trained individuals who develop the capacity and analytical skills that drive national economies, support civil society, teach children, lead effective governments, manage corporate institutions and make important decisions which affect entire societies.
We believe that one veritable means of delivering prosperity to our people is through education, which is the bedrock of societal development. Therefore, world over, education (especially University education) has been identified as the most powerful tool for social reform, which imparts knowledge, skills and character to the individual through teaching, learning and experimental activity. It provides opportunity for advanced learning to students towards the granting of academic awards at the bachelors, Masters and doctorate levels.
Universities also provide an environment where scholars and teachers debate and exchange ideas freely as well as carry out research in the pursuit of knowledge, truth and development so as to make the world a better place for mankind. It is in recognition of this assertion that Michael and Cecilia Foundation (MCF) purposely, creatively and consciously established Michael and Cecilia Ibru University (MCIU) and other educational institutions – MCF College of Education and MCF Demonstration schools (comprising Daycare, Nursery, Primary and Secondary schools) to promote the advancement of knowledge that we believe will alleviate poverty and equally bring prosperity to our people.
MCIU was granted operating licence on March 5, 2015; by the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to “operate as a Private University in Nigeria”. Thus, in pursuance of our ‘legal form’ objectives, MCIU has positioned herself to be a Premier Higher Institution of learning in Nigeria; which shall, in every sense and standard, be renown for best-in-class quality, cutting-edge excellence and sublime in international product delivery.