Ambrose Alli University

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).[2] 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.[3]

Ambrose Alli University
Former names
Bendel State University, Edo State University
MottoKnowledge for Advancement
Established1981 by Ambrose Folorunsho Alli
Academic affiliation
Association of African Universities (AAU), Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) National Universities Commission (NUC)
ChancellorHRH, Dr. Yahaya Abubakar (Estu Nupe)
Vice-ChancellorProf. Ignatius Akakhia Onimawo[1]
Location, ,
6°44′41″N 6°05′04″E / 6.744634°N 6.084552°E / 6.744634; 6.084552Coordinates: 6°44′41″N 6°05′04″E / 6.744634°N 6.084552°E / 6.744634; 6.084552

The current Vice Chancellor is Prof. Ignatius Onimawo[4] 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.[5]


  • 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]



  1. ^, Retrieved 26 September 2016
  2. ^ "State Universities". National Universities Commission. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  3. ^ "AAU to become best state-owned Nigerian varsity, says VC". Latest Nigeria News, Nigerian Newspapers, Politics. 24 April 2017. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  4. ^ "VC tasks NAFDAC on safe food, beverages - The Nation Nigeria". The Nation Nigeria. 4 April 2017. Retrieved 6 July 2018.
  5. ^ "ICT: Three years on, Onimawo pilots AAU". Vanguard News. 16 June 2019. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  6. ^ "Home".
  7. ^ "Ambrose Alli University to honour Aisha Buhari, Odion Ighalo, others". The Nation. 23 November 2019. Retrieved 23 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Omawumi: Bottom Belle Diva". National Daily. 1 December 2012. Archived from the original on 21 February 2014. Retrieved 16 February 2014.

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