Igbinedion University, Okada Announces new Deadline for Jupep and Post-Graduate Studies

The management of Igbinedion University, Okada IUO has extended the deadline for application into their Post Graduate and Joint Universities Preliminary Education Board JUPEP.

This was made know by the Publicity Secretary of the Institution, The new dates for each programme is outlined as follows:

  • JUPEP – 30th April 2021
  • POSTGRADUATE – 29th May 2021


Igbinedion University, Okada (IUO) is the first private university in Nigeria established in 1999. The University is located at Okada, headquarters of Ovia North-East Local Government Area, Edo State The university was founded by Sir Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion CFR, a billionaire, philanthropist and a prominent Benin Chief.

Both the graduate and undergraduate programmes of the University are accredited by the National Universities Commission and the relevant professional bodies. The university has seven Colleges namely: College of Law, College of Health Sciences, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, College of Business and Management Studies, College of Pharmacy, College of Engineering and College of Arts and Social Sciences. It also has an enrolment of over 5000 students across the seven colleges.

The University was headed by the Vice-Chancellor, Rev. Professor Eghosa Osaghae till June 2019, Prof. Lawrence Ezemwonye assumed the office of the Vice-Chancellor. Rev. Prof Osaghae was the university’s first Vice-Chancellor, and hence Prof. Ezemwonye became the third vice-chancellor in the university’s 20 years of existence

The University has recorded several landmark achievements including being the first Private University to produce medical doctors in Sub Sahara Africa and producing the first Private University graduate in 2006 to bag a first class at the highly competitive Nigerian Law School

Igbinedion University, Okada is devoted to developing and strengthening the academic programmes offered in the various colleges to meet international standards and preparing them for accreditation by the National Universities Commission (NUC), the federal agency that has responsibility for quality assurance and maintenance of standards, and the relevant national regulatory professional bodies.

The latter bodies include the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, MDCN (Medicine), Council of Legal Education (Law), Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN (Engineering), Computer Professional Council of Nigeria (Computer Science), and Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, ICAN (Accounting).

The accreditation of all the programmes including medicine, law, engineering and accounting by these bodies confirms the high quality of academic programme offered by the university. Also, more than 60% of its first degree graduands yearly proceed for postgraduate studies abroad with a high success rate and commendation according to its Vice-Chancellor during the institution’s convocation ceremony in November 2013.


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