Why Karl Kumm University

It is God’s desire for us as his children to imitate his son Jesus Christ to assume the character, personality and peculiarities of Jesus Christ

Work in Progress

To the glory of God Almighty, the structures at various levels of completion are as listed below;
• Faculty Building - 98%
• Academic Staff Offices - 95%
• Administrative Building - 70%
• Boys’ Hostel - 90%
• Girls’ Hostel - 45%
• Chapel - 15%
• Perimeter Fencing - 45%
• Gate and Gatehouse - 92%
• Cafeteria - 30%
• Road Network/ Drainages - 60%
• Sports Complex - 10%
• Library - 15%

Projects yet to Be carried out

  • ICT Centre.
  • Laboratories.
  • University Clinic.
  • Student Centre.
  • Electricity Supply.
  • Water supply (Pipe borne).

Latest News

  • Faculty Building with 18 lecture halls; almost completed.
  • Administrative Offices to house the VC, Bursar, Registrar and other officers; is almost completed.
  • Academic Staff Offices for Lecturers; almost completed.
  • Boys’ Hostels; almost completed.
  • Girls’ Hostel; at Roofing level.
  • University Gate; almost completed.
  • Chapel; at foundation level.
  • Four (4) boreholes (Completed).


KARL KUMM University Sunday coming soon

About Us

The Church of Christ in Nations (COCIN) started as an offshoot of a missionary group known as the ‘Fellowship of the Churches of Christ in Nigeria’ (Tarraya Ekklisiyoyin Kristi a Nijeriaya) pioneered by four friends who were members of the Sudan United Mission (SUM), British Branch; Dr. William Herman Karl Kumm, Dr. Ambrose H. Bateman, Mr. John Burt, and Mr. John Maxwell Lowry. It all started in a little beginning at Wase, Plateau State. In 1948, the church achieved the aim of its founding fathers which was to become self-supporting, self-propagating, and self-governing, and the British branch of the church (i.e. SUM) granted the Nigerian church authority. By the grace of God, COCIN has since transformed time after time from ‘Fellowship of the Churches of Christ in Nigeria’ (Tarrayar Elkklesiyoyin Krista a Nijeriya) to Ekklesiyar Kristi a Sudan (EKAS), Ekklesiyar Kristi a Nijeriya (EKAN), Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN), and eventually Church of Christ in Nations COCIN).

COCIN contributed immensely to Nigeria’s GDP as an employer of labour with a workforce of about 3,580 (full-time clergy and non-clergy workers). The Church initially had a burden for rural evangelism thereby establishing churches in the rural areas within Plateau and all the northern states of Nigeria until about twenty years ago when God led us planting churches in Delta, Ebonyi, Lagos, Oyo, and Anambra States, and more are in the pipeline. Also, COCIN through international outreaches of Evangelism and Church Growth Department and the COCIN Community Missions (CCM) Unit planted churches in the following countries; Niger, B/Faso, Tanzania, Benin Republic, Cameroon, Mozambigue, Malawi, Ghana,Kenya, United Kingdom, S/Africaand and Uganda.

About Karl Kumm University

The idea to establish the proposed Karl Kumm University, Vom was muted as far back as 2003. It was at the 57th General Church Council (GCC) meeting of COCIN held on May 7, 2003. A formal decision to establish a COCIN privately own University was agreed upon by the General Church Council. That decision was taken during the presidency of Rev. Dr. Alexander Lar. The University is named after Dr. Karl Kumm, the founder of COCIN who with his team came under the umbrella of Sudan United Mission (SUM) UK Branch. In the 1970s, SUM was indigenized and the name Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN) was adopted. The name is to commemorate the founder of COCIN. The proposed Karl Kumm University is located at Turu in Vwang district of Jos South. Large extract of land has been donated for the University by the Vwang Community. The land size is 40.8 hectares located at Turu. Another at Chigwi which is about 43.45 hectares. These landed property are situated on the beautiful high lands of Plateau State and is characterised by extra-ordinary and striking scenery. The proposed Karl Kumm University is in close proximity with;

  • National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS).
  • Integrated Diary Farm (a range owned by the makers of Peak Milk).
  • National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI) Vom.
  • The famous Vom Christian Hospital (VCH) proposed University Teaching Hospital.
  • Nigeria College of Accountancy (ANAN).

Construction work is currently ongoing Turu Site which is the permanent Site of the proposed University. To meet up with the requirements of the National Universities Commission (NUC), the Church has acquired additional 7.2 hectares of land at Turu to add on the donated land.

The construction work commenced by faith in 2010.

The proposed Karl Kumm University campus is being built on forty point eight (40.8) hectres of land located at Turu-Vom, and the property acquired for building of the staff quarters is forty-three point three (43.3) hectres located close by at Chigwi-Vom. These properties are situated on the beautiful highlands of Plateau State and characterised by extraordinary and striking scenery.


  • Propagate the gospel through God-centred education in all disciplines.
  • Provide quality education for prospective students especially from Christian secondary schools.
  • Provide conducive environment for character development and the training of God fearing leaders.
  • Compliment government efforts in the provision of tertiary education.
  • Provide practical education that will meet individual and societal needs.
  • Enhance the academic stand of COCIN members.


Professor Ezekiel G. Best has been the coordinator of the proposed Karl Kumm University since its inception in 2003 through his consultancy office call the Channels Consult. The first sensitization/workshops at RCC levels were carried out from May 2003 through August 2003 to enlighten all members of COCIN on how to raise contributions toward the proposed KKU. The participants of the workshop were RCC Chairmen/Exco, LCC Chairmen, LCC Secretaries, LCC Tresurers, CC Pastors CC Secretaries, CC treasurers. One trust worthy person from each church congregation, Leaders of all groups at RCC and LCC level. All Members and groups of COCIN were to contribute towards the project.


  • Following the initial interest of COCIN to evangelise basically the rural populace, the church is faced mainly with financial challenges due to the indigence of its members who are mostly rural dwellers (peasant farmers, hunters and fishermen). This has over the decades affected the financial strength of the Church, rendering it somewhat financially deficient.
  • The church income chiefly constitutes and is limited to percentages of offering, tithes, and free will donations which are sometimes remitted as grains, livestock, and other farm produce. Occasionally launchings are allowed for projects.
  • Remittances to the church are dwindling as a result of economic challenges, which may be partially attributed to insecurity in the north where most of our churches are domiciled.


Knowledge is indivisible. When people grow wise in one direction, they are sure to make it easier for themselves to grow wise in other directions as well.


Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits.

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Prof. Ochapa Onazi


Prof. Umaru Gomwalk


Arc. Joseph Inuwa


Elder Doman Batur, ACA


Barr. Illiya Shanding


Mr. Danjuma Gyang


Rev. Shiwe Dashe


Prof. Bulus Gyang


Arc. Thomas Daspan




Mr. Yakubu Dutse

Project Accountant

Mr. Ishaku Yare

Asst. Project Acct/Cashier

Mr. Omri Daspan

Admin Officer

Mr. Paul Sale


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