Ambrose Alli University

Ambrose Alli University
Former namesBendel State University, Edo State University
MottoKnowledge for Advancement
Established1981 by Ambrose Folorunsho Alli
Academic affiliationAssociation of African Universities (AAU) Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) National Universities Commission (NUC)
Vice-ChancellorProf. Ignatius Akakhia Onimawo
LocationEkpoma ,  Edo State ,  Nigeria°N 6.084552°ECoordinates:°N 6.084552°E

Ambrose Alli University (AAU) is a university in Nigeria established in 1981. It was established by the then governor of Bendel State (now Edo and Delta States), Professor Ambrose Folorunsho Alli (1979–1983). First known as Bendel State University, then Edo State University, it was later changed to its present name in commemoration of Professor Ambrose Folorunso Alli. It is accredited and recognized by the National Universities Commission (NUC).  The institution is currently digitizing its operations to a world class level by 2020, with the aim of making it the best state-owned university in Nigeria.

The current Vice Chancellor is Prof. Ignatius Onimawo  AAU is today reputable for its unique deployment and application of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in every aspect of the day-to-day running of the institution. The VC, Prof. Onimawo has infused a new model in lecturing and examination at the university.


  • 1. Faculties
  • 2. Alumni
  • 3. References
  • 4. External links


  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Communication Sciences
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering & Technology
  • Faculty of Environmental Studies
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Life Sciences
  • Faculty of Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Medical Laboratory Science
  • Faculty of Physical Sciences
  • Faculty of Social Sciences

College of Medicine

  • Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Clinical Sciences [6]


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