Our History

Quite unlike most tertiary institutions, Tansian University was not born out of a desire to make name and acquire material wealth, but to fulfil an innate desire to develop youths and empower them for the challenges of a changing world. To achieve this, the Father-Founder Very Rev. Msgr Prof. John Bosco Akam started the development process from kindergarten, primary to secondary schools education as well as the destitute and physically challenged institutions which explain why he is popularly known as Father of Enlightenment and Legend of Education. To extend the scope of youths, Prof Akam founded Tansian University, named after a rare African First Nigeria to be beatified – Blessed Cyprain Michael Iwene Tansi.

Licensed by the Federal Government under the close supervision of the National Universities Commission (NUC) on May 17th, 2007, Tansian University is determined to actualize its vision of being a dynamic institution with the noble philosophy of inculcating sound, high quality education, without compromising any moral issue. And since inception, the University has continued to offer relevant academic programmes designed to produce highly qualified graduates that will be acceptable locally and globally and young men and women imbued with love of universal truth for the benefit of mankind. So far, we are consistently pursuing excellence and effectiveness in teaching with a view to producing knowledgeable and skilled graduates equipped to make positive contributions towards the resolution of societal ills.

Tansian University products are, therefore being equipped with the ability for critical and local analysis, effective language communication, numeric and information communication technology (ICT) skills. At the end of their studies, graduates of Tansian University are capable of exhibiting sound moral judgement befitting African culture and aesthetic values.
In Tansian University, you will not only receive a blueprint for saving the world, your world and our country, Nigeria, but you will be given some fundamental principles, which if followed with confidence, will help you be a ‘success story’ to your generation.
Making a difference is the major thrust of the philosophy of Tansian University. That is the dream of the Father Founder and Chancellor of the University – to breed new ideas, fresh solution, new perspectives.

In a lighter note
Tansian University was founded with the intention of providing training for the future leaders of our country who needs to have a prosperous tomorrow. Today, applications and results of our model of competence education places us among the country's most prestigious institutions in our area of training. Our purpose is to form useful society leaders for our country. We are part of the Network of National Institutions and we are certified in quality education. Our philosophy provides the school with unique qualities of which we are tremendously proud. We are dedicated to academic excellence and believe that it is our responsibility to provide every student with effective teaching and quality education. In addition, we also encourage respect for the individuality of each student and recognition of his or her talents, interests and potential. It is our goal to provide all of our students with high quality personal care.

We invite you to discover ESAS for yourself.

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