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Nigerian Christian University accredited


OBONG NTAK, NIGERIA — Since he traveled to Nashville, Tenn., in 1970 for higher education, Moses Akpanudo has dreamed of launching a Christian university in his native Nigeria. His dream came one step closer to reality recently as the Nigerian government granted Obong University of Nigeria permission to operate as a four-year university, offering degrees in business and liberal arts.
Since 1997 Akpanudo, who has a doctorate in business from Vanderbilt University, and his family operated a college of management and ministry training school near their home in Obong Ntak. The curriculum includes daily chapel and Bible study.
The accreditation opens the doors of the school to new students, said Ben Jones, of the Rivergate church in Madison, Tenn., which oversees the work. Each year the Nigerian government gives entrance exams to about a million high school graduates, but can only place about 275,000 in universities due to limited space.
“If this is any indication, we can anticipate a substantial increase in student enrollment for the 2007-08 school year,” Jones said.

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