Edo State University, Uzairue
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.
The vision of Edo State University Uzairue, is to become a centre of excellence in quality teaching, research, innovations and community development through its teaching, research, and innovative activities. The University is poised to be a major contributor in the advancement of knowledge and understanding for the benefit of the social, cultural, and economic needs of the people of Edo State in particular and Nigeria in general.
The University colours are blue, lemon green and white. The blue colour represents harmonising industry and technology, lemon green, represents agriculture, the main occupation of the people of Edo State, while white represents peace which is the hallmark of Edo people.