ELIZADE University is a private university situated in Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State, Nigeria. The University aims to be an institution with the best traditions in the production of self-reliant, ethics-conscious, globally competitive graduates imbued with requisite skills, competencies and ability to be key players in the nation’s quest for socio-economic and technological development. The University’s learning environment comprises state-of-the art structures and infrastructural facilities, as well as teaching equipment that rank at par with those in educational institutions in developed countries. Learning is student-centered in the University, and conducted with international best practices. Accommodation, dining, leisure, sports, mentorship and moderated socialization are therefore guaranteed on campus.

VISION: Elizade University seeks to be a globally competitive institution that produces entrepreneurial, innovative and ethical graduates.
MISSION: To produce graduates with the appropriate skills and knowledge for the development of the nation and global competitiveness
CORE VALUES: Integrity, Honesty, Diligence, Excellence, Pragmatism

THE FOUNDER: Chief Michael Ade-Ojo

The Elizade University is a brain child of a unique, an uncommon and illustrious Nigerian, Chief Michael Ade.Ojo. Born on June 14, 1938 at Ilara-Mokin in Ondo State, Nigeria, to the family of Chief Solomon Ojo of the Lamilohun Lisa Chieftancy House and Chief (Mrs.) Beatrice Ademolawe Ojo, Chief Ade-Ojo had his primary education at St. Michael’s Anglican School, Ilara-Mokin, after which he proceeded to the famous Imade College, Owo under the headship of the Late Pa. Adekunle Ajasin in 1954 and finished in 1958.

In his believe that sustainable development and the resolution of the multi-faceted problems and challenges of human societies can only be achieved through the provision of functional higher education geared towards the production of the required needed critical mass of human capital that would be the drivers of the societal development process.

The Vice Chancellor’s Office

ELIZADE University is barely six (6) years old as an operating Institution of higher learning. At the mid-term review of the rapid progress made, the University had a total of twenty-five (25) fully accredited programmes in five (5) faculties namely, Basic and Applied Sciences, Engineering, Humanities, Social and Management Sciences, and Law, reflecting a phenomenal growth from thirteen (13) programmes in faculties of Basic and Applied Sciences, Humanities and Management Sciences in 2012. It is also envisaged that Basic Medical Sciences and Postgraduate Programmes will be added soon, following the National Universities Commission (NUC) guidelines. In a bid to attain its goals of being a tertiary institution of the highest standard, Elizade University has consistently towed the path of infrastructural and human capacity development. Presently, the University has a total of sixty-six (66) teaching staff and ninety-six (96) non-teaching staff while the student population grew from sixty-four (64) across thirteen programmes in 2012 to about one thousand and three hundred (1,300) in the 2018/2019 academic year. In addition, the University has entered into a series of collaboration with various institutions within and outside the country. Similarly, Elizade University has a growing partnership with renowned professional bodies in order to enhance the knowledge and practice base of the students. Within its short existence, the University has recorded exemplary student and faculty achievements in terms of attracting grants and winning awards. This feat has been made possible by the vision of excellence endowed the University by its Founder, who is the major pillar in the funding of the institution. I am, therefore, privileged to be the head of this institution, which is on the drive for innovation and excellence.

University Library

 Elizade University Library is a modern academic Library that provides compelling and robust hybrid resources for teaching, learning and research. It is automated with KOHA ILS and the bibliographic details of its collections are in electronic format accessible through remote login from anywhere and anytime in the globe. The Library holdings range from print collections, digital resources, curated open educational resources, institutional repository, video documentaries and other multi-media resources. It has an aesthetic ambience that is captivating, welcoming, secure, conducive, serene, friendly and well-designed spaces which engender inspiration, reflection, creativity and innovation. It must be pointed that lecture notes and courseware do not contain encyclopedic information on any topic. The Library thus provides an eclectic platform through which students and lecturers could explore, experiment and discover facts for themselves. This helps to nurture the virtue of independent enquiry which is the gateway to lasting knowledge. The Library staff consists of enthusiastic and highly motivated professionals and para-professionals who value diversity, excellence and have requisite skills to offer innovative services to its ICT-savvy and sophisticated community of users. We welcome you to an exceptional experience as you forage and navigate through the myriads of our resources.


Elizade University is a private University situated at Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State, Nigeria. The University aims to be an institution with the best traditions in the production of self-reliant, ethics-conscious, globally competitive graduates imbued with requisite skills, competencies and the ability to be key players in the nation’s quest for socio-economic and technological development. The University’s learning environment comprises state-of-the-art architecture and infrastructure, as well as teaching equipment that rank at par withthose in educational institutions in more

developed countries. Learning is student-centred at our Institution and conducted with international best practices. Accommodation, security, dining, leisure, sports, mentoring and moderated socialization.

Our Objectives

To produce world-class graduates in different disciplines who are highly skilled, ethics conscious and well-rounded and will be useful to government, industries and commercial ventures soon after their graduation or capable of establishing their own businesses thus becoming employers of labour in the shortest possible time
To ensure appropriate industrial and commercial inputs in its formal education and training by forging a dynamic link with industry and commerce through the involvement of captains of industries and commerce in training and research programmes
To create and expand access and opportunities for education for physically challenged students; and attract and retain quality students, researchers, and teachers, thereby assisting in developing human capital and mitigating the brain drain currently afflicting Nigeria
To encourage and promote the advancement of learning and hold out to all persons without distinction of race, creed, sex, religious or political conviction the opportunity to acquire university education
To play a critical role in the development and incubation of engineering and technology knowledge and in the dissemination of that knowledge
To carry out basic and applied research leading to the domestication and application of new technology to the Nigerian context through collaborative linkages with other academic and research institutions in Africa and the rest of the world

To establish a centre for entrepreneurial studies to stimulate job creation and innovative abilities in students from onset of their studies, in such a way that graduates shall be resourceful, self-reliance and job creators

To attempt to reverse the craze for overseas studies by Nigerian youths by providing world standard facilities in terms of human and physical structures for students
To undertake other activities appropriate for teaching, research and community service as expected of a university of high standard


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