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First Private University in Nigeria { Facts and History }

The First Private University in Nigeria

The first private university in Nigeria is the Igbinedion University Okada (IUO). The university is located at Okada town, Benin City, in Edo State of Nigeria. The premier university was established in 1999 by Sir Gabriel Igbinedion who is billionaire, local leader and philanthropist.

Professor Anthony U. Osagie who was appointed the first Vice- Chancellor of the institution served from 29th October year 1999 to 30th November year 2003, while Prince R. A. Williams who was the Registrar
and Secretary to Council from inception till 31th May, 2000.

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First Private University in Nigeria Igbinedion University

The Igbinedion University Okada currently offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Natural and Applied Sciences, Business and Management Studies, Engineering, Social Sciences and Arts. The institution currently has an enrollment capacity for about 5,000 students with the figures comprising of both undergraduates and postgraduates students. { The First Private University in Nigeria }

The private institution was established to fufil the dreams of the founder chief (Sir) Dr. Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, who Is the Esama of Benin Kingdom, to give to future generation Nigeria University education of international standard where academic calendar is smoothly run without interruption caused by strike and other factors.

Igbinedion University Okada (IUO) is devoted to developing and strengthening the academic programmes offered its various colleges so as to match international standards and also the National
Universities Commission (NUC) standards so as to be accredited.

The accreditation of all the programmes being run in the University which includes, among other courses offered by the first private University in Nigeria { IUO }:

  • medicine
  • Law
  • Engineering
  • Accounting

by appropriate bodies confirms the high quality of the academic programmes being run by the Igbinedion University Okada. Quite early in the life the institution identified external linkages with universities and other development partners as key to realization of its goals. of being an internationally competitive university.

Over the years the Igbinedion University Okada has attained several landmarks achievements which includes being the first Private University to produce medical doctors in the Sub- Saharan region of Africa, the university also produced the first private university graduate to bag a first class at the highly competitive, Nigeria Law School in the year 2006.

The Igbinedion University Okada enjoys a prestigious reputation being the premier Private University in the country and has produced over 10,000 graduates who are now working at reputable firms within and outside Nigeria. The institution also secured funding from various individuals and corporate bodies like the Central Bank of Nigeria, which helped in funding the construction of an ultra modern library for the school.

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Updated: May 15, 2017 — 4:24 pm

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