Salem University is a product of the educational vision of Archbishop Sam Amaga, the motivator and President of Salem International Christian Center, the global international base of Foundation Faith Church Worldwide that was established by Sam Amaga Ministries International.
God mandated Archbishop Sam Amaga in 1988 with a vision to raise a generation of people strong in faith, strong in wisdom and doing exploits in life. The vision found expression in the establishment of Salem International Christian Center as the Proprietor of Faith Education Center and Faith International College, a nursery/primary and the secondary schools respectively, in Port-Harcourt since 12 January 1990. Faith International College has graduated several sets with excellent results at the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).
With the successful founding and running of educational institutions at the lower levels, Salem International Christian Center, in line with the educational visionary pursuit of its President to raise men and make them mighty, set out to establish Salem University to graduate integrated students, who will be people of integrity, character and strong in wisdom by means of renewing their spirit, mind and body. These aspirations and goals are captured in the vision and mission of the University.
Salem University is enlisted as one of the Universities accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) The Professional accreditation of the Accounting Department of the University was successful and Certificate to the effect was presented to the University on the 9th of April, 2013 in Lagos by the ICAN President, Mr. Adedoyin Idowu Owolabi.