Lagos Anglican Dioceses Bible College's vision is to train Christians to be diligent to present themselves approved unto God, as workers who do not need to be ashamed; rightly dividing the word of truth.
The Lagos Anglican Dioceses Bible College (LABICO) was established 19 years ago, by the approval of the resolution of the First Session of the 27th Synod of the Diocese of Lagos on May 6, 1997 to hold convocation for the award of Advanced, Diploma and Certificate in Biblical Studies to deserving graduates of the College. At that time, it was obvious that the Clergy alone were left in the pursuit of the Great Commission, while the Laity that formed the majority remained idle regarding the work of Evangelism.
The Most Revd. (Dr.) Joseph Abiodun Adetiloye
A lot of them had nothing doing in the Church of God if they were not appointed or elected to the constitutional bodies. The priests were trained in the theological seminaries, but the laymen and women had no such opportunity in the Anglican Communion. Meanwhile, some of our parishioners and especially the youths who were desirous of acquiring biblical knowledge got entangled with some new generation Bible Colleges promoting not too healthy a doctrine. Sadly, some of them never returned. However, a greater number of those who returned could not fit in well into our system. Moreover, rather than being supportive to the Clergy, they became antagonistic. Consequently, the Bible College was established to address the above problem.
The first admission interview of the College was held on October 1, 1997 at 17, Broad Street, Lagos. Two hundred and sixty seven (267) students were admitted to the various study centres viz: Festac, Ikeja, Surulere, Lagos and Somolu. The School chose to try the project with a few which may be called the experimental class. Consequently, the College started on November 7, 1997 with 37 students out of the 267 admitted. The remaining 230 students admitted resumed at the various study centres afore-mentioned on January 1998. The programme was a success.
The students had their first Matriculation exercise on February at Omololu Hall, St. Peter Anglican Church, Faji, Lagos. Eighteen (18) other Matriculation ceremonies had subsequently taken place to date.For more information about the college today, visit the Admissions page.