History Of Igbinedion University

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Igbinedion University, Okada (IUO) is a private university in Nigeria (West Africa). It was established and established on May 10, 1999, under a certificate of approval from the Federal Government of Nigeria with Certificate No. 001. As a result, Igbinedion University becomes an accredited private university first in Nigeria and students from the foundation arrived at Okada on Friday, October 15, 1999. The university is located in Okada, the seat of the Northeastern Local Government Area of ​​Ovia, Edo State. The university was founded by Sir Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion CFR, a Benin-based philanthropist and leader. The university’s graduate and undergraduate programs are accredited by the National University Commission (NUC) and relevant professional bodies.

Igbinedion University, Okada
Motto Knowledge & Excellence
Type Private
Established 1999
Chancellor Sir Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion
Vice-Chancellor Lawrence Ikechukwu Ezemonye
Benin City





6°43′49″N 5°23′45″ECoordinates: 6°43′49″N 5°23′45″E

Campus Urban
Website www.iuokada.edu.ng
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The university is made up of seven Colleges namely:

  • Oba Erediauwa College of Law
  • Alayeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade College of Health Sciences
  • Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ojaja II College of Natural and Applied Sciences
  • Sanusi Lamido Sanusi College of Business and Management Studies
  • Prof. Dora Akunyili College of Pharmacy
  • General Abdulsalami A. Abubakar College of Engineering
  • Goodluck Ebele Jonathan College of Arts and Social Sciences.




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