About Edo State University

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Edo State University Uzairue (formerly Edo University Iyamho), was established by the Edo University Uzairue Law (2014) and subsequently amended to Edo University Iyamho, Uzairue, (Amendment Law 2015). It was further amended as Edo University Iyamho (Amendment Law 2016). The University was accorded recognition and issued license by the National Universities Commission on 23rd March, 2016, as the 41st State owned University and 142nd University in Nigeria.
Edo State University Uzairue is a fee-paying institution of world-class standard. The purpose for establishing the University is to meet the increasing demands for quality tertiary education in Edo State in particular and Nigeria in general. The Edo State Government also realised that developing human capital through quality education is the key to meaningful development of the State, hence the need to establish a University that will provide quality education. The University is also expected to propel social, economic, political, cultural, scientific and industrial growth of the State and Nigeria. The establishment of theEdo State University Uzairue will equally increase access to tertiary education for Edo State citizens and other Nigerians. Edo State University Uzairue is fully owned by Edo State Government.

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Our Vision

"The vision of Edo State University, Uzairue, is to become the centre of excellence in quality teaching, reasearch, innovations and community development."

Our Mission

Through its teaching, research, and innovative activities, the University is poised to be a major contributor in the advancement of Knowledge, wisdom and understanding for the benefit of the University in encouraging and promoting scholarship and will relate its activities to social, cultural, and economic needs of the people of Edo State in particular, and Nigeria in general.

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Prof. Dawood Omolumen Egbefo

Ag. Vice-Chancellor.

Prof. Anthony Obioma Nwaopara

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Admin).

Mr Habib I. Ikhelefo

Ag. Registrar.

Mr Osifo Osagie I. Uwagboe

Ag. Bursar.


Prof. T. O. K. Audu

Ag Chairman, Governing Council.

Bishop G.E Dunia

Member, Governing Council.

Dr. Ifueko Omogui

Member, Governing Council.

Prof. Bob Osaze

Member, Governing Council.

Prof. Felix Okieimen

Member, Governing Council.

Prof. Ahmed Uwubamwen

Member, Governing Council.