About Igbinedion University, Ebonyi State
This is the first privately-owned university in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State was established in 1999 and was founded by a prominent educationist, philanthropist and educationist Sir Gabriel Osawuru Igbinedion.
Igbinedion University also has the unparalleled record of being the first privately-owned university in Sub-Saharan Africa to produce medical doctors. It is also the first private university to produce the first graduate who bagged a first class at the prestigious Nigerian Law School. Courses (both graduate and undergraduate) in this school are fully accredited by the NUC (Nigerian Universities Commission).
The university has a student population of over 5000 students across its seven colleges which are the college of health sciences, college of law, college of engineering, college of arts and social sciences, college of natural and applied sciences, college of business and management studies and the college of pharmacy.
Notable departments and courses offered in this school include sociology and anthropology, economics and development studies, theatre arts, political science and public administration, petroleum engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, physiology, anatomy, biochemistry, basic medical science, nursing science, banking and finance, accounting, and business administration.
Since inception, Igbinedion University has produced over 10000 graduates who have gone on to become notable people in life. Some notable alumni of the school include Kingsley Kuku (Former National Adviser, Niger Delta affairs), Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo (Present Governor of Gombe State who bagged a PhD from the school in 2013), and Dr. Damilola Sunday Olawuyi (Nigerian Branch of the International Law Association).
Facilities in Igbinedion University are top-notch and of international standard. The lecturers are also well remunerated which provides enough motivation for them to carry out their duties.