St. Thomas Aquinas College, named after a patron saint, St. Thomas of Aquinas (1225 to 1274) was established in January, 1951. It started precisely on the 27th of January, 1951 with a class of 34 boys. The College was founded by the Catholic Diocese of Ondo under the leadership of His Lordship, The Most Rev. Thomas Hughes who was able to convince the then Deji of Akure, His Royal Highness, Oba Afunbiowo Adesida to grant him a land for the project.
Kabiyesi granted the Bishop the dreaded Oliki Forest. The Bishop with the assistance of the Catholic Church and the students of St. Augustine Teacher Training College, Akure cleared the forest and commenced the erection of buildings.
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Teachers are the heart and soul of our daily operations. Our teachers are among the finest, well trained, and most dedicated tutors. Group of cultivated teachers and Fast management is heart of any academy to run. The administrative staff is playing an increasingly central role in higher education. Combination of overall good staff leads to the growth of changes in the delivery of higher education.