Welcome to James Hope University

A postgraduate university located in Lekki Peninsula - a flourishing cosmopolis of Lagos, Nigeria.


James Hope University—Lekki, Lagos, is committed to cutting edge international standards of education. The university aspires to integrate global models of academic excellence to advance the knowledge economy, further innovations and breakthroughs, and rapidly propel the economic and sociocultural lives of humanity. Through strategic partnerships and collaboration with leading global academic institutions and crucial enablers, James Hope is developing a School of Business at the highest standards of academics. Funding of James Hope is robust; it is being built by Mr. Jim Ovia, Founder of Zenith Bank, through his non-profit foundation. The university plans to commence formal classes in September 2023. The initial degree programs will be at the master’s level.


James Hope aspires to endow generations of graduates with top-notch transformative education, to enable innovations and discoveries, propel the knowledge economy, and shape a better world.


The mission of James Hope University is to educate and inspire men and women to excel in every aspect of life, and to exert lasting positive impacts on the world.

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About Lekki, Lagos

James Hope University is located in Lekki, Lagos, a flourishing cosmopolis of Lagos city. Lekki Peninsula is often referred to as “The New Lagos” because, even though it was first settled before the 15th Century, its modernization which began in 2006 has been on fast-track, and has been accelerating rapidly. It is bounded on the West by Victoria Island and Ikoyi, on the East by Lekki Lagoon, on the North by Lagos Lagoon, and on the South by the Atlantic Ocean, along which lie its famous beaches and tourist attractions.

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