Salem University (SU) was established in 2007 by Archbishop Sam Amaga, the Founder of Salem International Christian Centre. He is also the Archbishop of Foundation Faith Church Worldwide which is an offshoot of Sam Amaga Ministries International.
The school was established as a result of the Divine Vision given to Archbishop Sam Amaga on 7th March, 1986, ‘You shall raise Me an army; an army of people who are strong in faith, empowered by wisdom, intimate with the Holy Ghost and doing exploits in life and for God’.
The Institution is located in the City of Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria. The Vision of SU is ‘to be a center of excellence for the production of graduates who are worthy in learning and character as well as sound in mind, body and spirit for outstanding leadership and global impact.’ While the Mission is:
‘To empower generational leaders for global impact, to promote and enhance the talents and skills of the people in selected fields of human endeavor through the provision of quality education that guarantees a balanced comprehensive curricula for the full development of the spiritual, intellectual, physical and social character of our future leaders. To quip its students with the knowledge and skills necessary for them to be able to participate at all levels in every aspect of the Nation including technological, political, social, economic and cultural and to provide education for responsible and responsive leadership and to promote research both for its role as service to society in finding solutions to its problems and also as a means of enhancing intellectual development and confidence.’
Salem University has five colleges, they include; College of Information and Communication Technology, College of Management and Social Sciences, College of Humanities, College of Law, College of Natural and Applied Sciences.
Archbishop Sam Amaga maintains the position of the Chancellor, Professor Alewo Johnson Akubo succeeded Professor Dorcas Omanyo Oluwade to become the 4th Vice Chancellor of the Institution in January, 2021.
The school has over the years achieved its purpose of graduating spiritually alive, mentally alert and socially adaptable graduate with the mindset to change their world.