I. THE PURPOSE, AIM AND OBJECTIVES

The purpose and objectives of the Baptist College of Theology, Lagos can be understood viz-a-viz the vision of the founding fathers’ at the 31st Bi-annual session of the Lagos State Baptist Conference held at New Lagos Baptist Church, Surulere, Lagos on Friday and Saturday, 22nd and 23rd  of September, 1995.  The vision simply put reads “Anywhere we have a seminary, new churches will spring up around the school, which is an evidence that Theological institutions contribute immensely to evangelism and missions which is the main duty which the church is saddled by our Lord. Theological education should be among our first set of priorities for it is the axle of our faith as Christians, it is the hub of missions…”

Thus, Baptist College of Theology, Lagos is a tertiary institution that is saddled with the responsibility of providing sound theological education and professional training for men and women called of God for the purpose of expanding the kingdom of God here on earth. The primary focus of the College is on practical mission and evangelism. This College has engaged in theology of mission and evangelism since its inception in January 1997, the scope has been widened to include Church Music and Bachelor of Art programme which is being run in conjunction with Bowen University, Iwo.

II. GENERAL ENTRY CONDITIONS

As a matter of principle, all applicants to this College must fulfill the following basic requirements:

  1. Be at least twenty-two (22) years of age as at the time of completing the Admission form, indicated with a birth certificate.
  2. Present to the Faculty of the College satisfactory evidence of sound Christian character and call of God in preparation for Christian Vocation.
  3. A letter of recommendation from their church duly signed by appropriate Church Officers.
  4. Take and pass an entrance examination and personal interview.
  5. Meet the academic requirements for admission as stipulated by programme of study.
  6. Show promise of continual and spiritual growth and potential for future usefulness in church and society.
  7. Applicants who are married must have a legal proof of their marriages. Such marriages must be registered under the marriage ordinance, before they can be considered for enrolment in the College.
  8. Proficiency in both written and spoken English Language.
  • Affiliate Status with Association for Christian Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA).

III. PROGRAMMES OF STUDY

The College offers the following programmes in Theology, Religious Education, and Church Music:

  1. Master of Divinity in Theology (M.Div. Th.) Weekdays and Weekends
  2. Master of Divinity in Religious Education (M.Div. R.E.) Weekdays and Weekends
  3. Master of Divinity in Missiology (M.Div. Mission) Weekdays and Weekends
  4. Bachelor of Theology (B.Th) Weekdays and Weekends
  5. Bachelor of Religious Education (B.R.E.) Weekdays and Weekends
  6. Bachelor of Church Music (BCM)
  7. Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies (B.A.) in affiliation with Bowen University, Iwo
  8. Special Degree in Theology (Sp.Th.)
  9. Diploma in Theology (Dip.Th)
  10. Diploma in Religious Education (Dip. R.E.)
  11. Diploma in Church Music (D.C.M.)
  12. Special Diploma in Theology (Sp. Dip.Th)
  13. Certificate in Pastor’s Wife Ministry (CPWM)
  14. Affiliate Status with Association for Christian Theological Education in Africa (ACTEA).

IV. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Master of Divinity in Theology/Religious Education/Missiology (Weekdays)

For the Weekdays programmes, the minimum entry qualification includes five (5) ‘O’ Level credits in WASCE/GCE/NECO at not more than two sittings. This must include a Credit pass in English Language. The candidate must also have completed a First Degree/HND with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division or Lower Credit as the case may be from a recognized institution. Third Class and Pass are not admitable for this programme. There is no waiver on these. The programme duration is three (3) academic sessions. To earn the Master of Divinity Degree of the College a student must have put in at least 120 units for M.Div. Theology, 113 units for M.Div. Religious Education, and 111units for M.Div. Missiology respectively.

  1. Master of Divinity in Theology/Religious Education/Missiology (Weekends)

For the Weekend programmes, the minimum entry qualification includes five (5) ‘O’ Level credits in WASCE/GCE/NECO at not more than two sittings. This must include a Credit pass in English Language. The candidate must also have completed a First Degree/HND with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division or Lower Credit as the case may be from a recognized institution. Third Class and Pass are not admitable for this programme. There is no waiver on these. The programme duration is four (4) academic sessions. To earn the Master of Divinity Degree of the College a student must have put in at least 120 units for M.Div. Theology, 113 units for M.Div. Religious Education, and 111units for M.Div. Missiology respectively.

  1. Bachelor of Theology (Missiology), Bachelor of Theology (B.Th), Bachelor of Religious Education (BRE) (Weekend and Weekdays)

For the Weekday programmes, the minimum entry qualification includes five (5) ‘O’ Level credits in WASCE/GCE/NECO at not more than two sittings. This must include a Credit pass in English Language. There is no waiver on these. The programme duration is four (4) academic sessions. To earn the Bachelors Degree of the College a student must have put in at least 146 units for Bachelors of Theology, 145 units for Bachelor of Religious Education, and 147 units for B.Th. Missiology respectively. Applicants for Bachelor of Religious Education are expected to have credit in Christian Religious Knowledge. Likewise, candidates who intend to offer the Bachelor of Art in Christian Studies (affiliated with Bowen University) must register for and write JAMB exams as directed by the NUC. They are to submit JAMB registration slip together with their application form. The duration is a minimum of four academic sessions. Candidates who have First Degree or HND with Third Class or Pass as the case may be are eligible for the Weekend programme but will graduate with either a B.Th, BRE or B.Th Missiology. Prospective candidates who already obtained a diploma from any of our theological institutions are eligible to run the degree programme for three (3) years. Note: TC II certificate obtained after 1987 and NABTEB is not acceptable as substitute for ‘O’ Level requirements into any of the programme of study in the College.

  1. Diploma in Theology (Missiology), Diploma in Theology (D.Th), Diploma in Religious Education (DRE) and Diploma in Church Music

For the Diploma programmes, the minimum entry qualification includes minimum of four (4) ‘O’ Level credits in WASCE/GCE/NECO at not more than two sittings, with at least a Pass in English Language. There is no waiver on this. The programme duration is three (3) academic sessions. To earn the Diploma of the College a student must have put in at least 90 units of the chosen specialization. Applicants for Diploma in Religious Education are expected to have credit in Christian Religious Knowledge. Diploma students will offer almost the same courses with the degree students (with the exception of Biblical Languages and research essay) Background knowledge in music is required for those intending to study Church Music. Note: TC II certificate obtained after 1987 and NABTEB is not acceptable as substitute for ‘O’ Level requirements into any of the programme of study in the College.

  1. Certificate in Pastors’ Wives’ Ministry

Pastoral vocation is a family centered vocation for married servants of God. A weekend programme is designed for the students’ wives, so as to intimate them with the spiritual necessities of their husbands’ ministry. The programme is compulsory for all the married students. At the end of the course, a certificate will be awarded to the successful women.

  1. Academic and Professional Relationships
  • Affiliation

The Baptist College of Theology, Lagos enjoyed affiliation with the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso for her Bachelor of Theology (B.Th), B.Th (Missiology) and Bachelor of Religious Education (BRE) programmes between 2004 and 2016. Her Diploma in Church Music is still being affiliated with NBTS, Ogbomoso. Her B.A. Christian Studies is affiliated with Bowen University, Iwo.

  • Accreditation

In February, 2016 the College got an Affiliate status with ACTEA (Association for Christian Theological Education in Africa). Her Diploma in Theology, Diploma in Religious Education, and Diploma in Church Music is affiliated with NBTS, Ogbomoso and being supervised by BACTSIN (Baptist Accrediting Council for Theological Schools in Nigeria)

  • Partnership

The Baptist College of Theology, Lagos though enjoying candidature status with ACTEA is still in partnership with her mother institution, the NBTS, Ogbomoso. The partnership is to enable the College benefit from the Faculty and years of experience of the Seminary. Also, the College has academic relationship with some other organizations such as:

  • Membership of International Council for Higher Education (ICHE)
  • Membership of West African Association of Theological Institutions (WAATI)
  • Moving towards Candidacy status with ACTEA.

The College operates under the proprietorships of the Lagos Central, East and West Baptist Conferences, and the Nigerian Baptist Convention. Students from other denominations are regularly given admission under the authorization of their own denominations. This affords our students a wider world-view. The college is passionate about uprightness and godliness.

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