Igbinedion University at a Glance
Igbinedion University Okada marks the realisation of the dream of Sir, Dr. Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, the Esama of Benin kingdom, to bequeath to future generations a University with international standard where academic calendar is faithfully run without interruption. The university came into existence following the presentation of a certificate of approval on the 16th of May 1999 by the Federal Government (Certificate No. 001).
Thus Igbinedion University became the first licensed Private University in Nigeria. The foundation students arrived at Okada on Friday 15th October 1999. The university since then has without interruption upheld its desire to advance the frontiers of knowledge and reinstate the dignity and quality of university Education in Nigeria. Since its inception, the Igbinedion University has been recognised as a major force in the Nigerian higher education scene through its high quality degree courses.
The University continues to have extensive and rewarding links with industry commerce and a number of other prestigious Universities both at home and worldwide for the benefit of its students.
To be a leading centre of academic excellence through pro-active and responsive entreprenueuship, research in line with the dynamics of national and global development and knowledge production in response to contextualized national and global needs
To pursue excellence in teaching, research and scholarship through the provision of world class facilities and opportunities for education, training and employment to all those able to benefit without any form of discrimination
To enhance human advancement, prosperity and welfare through teaching, research, and information technologyand and that promot applications of knowledge, promote discipline and emphasize entrepreneurship, and sustainable management of resources.
The Essential IUO
Igbinedion University Okada (hereafter referred to as IUO) is Nigeria first, leading and most prestigious private university. Approved as a limited guarantee in 1992 under the Federal Republic of Nigeria Companies and Allied Matters Act of 1990 and licensed as a private university under the Education National Minimum Standards and Establishment of Institutions Amendment) Act of 1993, the law establishing the university (Igbinedion University Law) came into effect on 10 May 1999, which is observed as the University Foundation Day. IUO is in Okada, a semi-urban city which is headquarters of Ovia North East of Edo state, one of Nigeria 774 local government areas.
It is 30 minutes by road from Benin City, seat of the famous Benin Empire and capital of Edo state in the Southern Mid-West, 3 hours from Lagos, Nigeria commercial capital and 6 hours from Abuja, the federal capital. There are also air services from Benin City to Lagos (30 minutes) and Abuja (1 hour).
IGBINEDION UNIVERSITY STUDENTS TOUR TO BELGIUM
This is a Study tour of Department of International Relation & Strategic Studies of Igbinedion University Okada, organised by Ikogwe Travels & Tours Ltd. The high light of the tour was the Visit to Nigerian Embassy in Belgium and other various places in Brussels and Antwerp
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