Madonna University, Nigeria

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Madonna University is the first Catholic university in Nigeria. It was accredited by National Universities Commission. Madonna University Nigeria has three campuses that are located in Elele - Rivers State, Okija - Anambra State and Akpugo - Enugu State. The campuses have different Faculties with Departments. The Okija campus in Anambra state has the following Faculties: Management and Social Sciences; Arts and Education, and Law.[1] The Elele campus has Faculties of Medicine and Surgery, Pharmacology. The Akpugo campus has Faculty of Engineering. These campuses have their main libraries as well as libraries attached to Faculties and the Departments. The university graduates first class, second class and third class students.[2] The university also has a postgraduate program and part-time program that runs on Fridays and Saturdays.

Madonna university
MottoDecency in education and morals
ChancellorVery Rev. Fr. Professor E.M.P Edeh
Colors     Blue, white, maroon, yellow



Founded on 10 May 1999 in Okija, Anambra State, it was established by Father Edeh.[3] Edeh had founded Our Saviour Institute of Science and Technology in Enugu the previous year.[4] In 2004, under the approval of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Madonna University's main campus was moved to Elele in Rivers State.[5]



The university offers various courses including Law, Management, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Medicine, Pharmacy and Engineering.[5] The courses are accredited by the National Universities Commission, and the admission requirements are a minimum of 5 credits at not more than two sittings of the O-level schools Certificate Examination.[6]

The Elele campus has a University Teaching Hospital which is located a few kilometer away from the other campus at Okija.[7]



Madonna university has Three campuses, Elele Campus, Okija campus[8][9] and Akpugo campus.[10] Elele campus consists of medical related courses Medicine, Medical laboratory science, Pharmacy, Optometry, Nursing, Natural sciences etc. Okija campus being the home for Departments of Law, Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business administration, Entrepreneurship, International Relations, Political science, Library and Information Science.[8] Akpugo campus in Enugu State, has the following Departments - Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering and Petroleum Engineering.[10]

Academic activities


Madonna University Nigeria offers different academic activities. These include Matriculation, Convocation[2] and Scholastic activities. There are also National Universities Commission (NUC) activities for approval of departments, resource verifications and libraries.[citation needed] Other academic activities include, induction of students and graduates in various fields of learning. For instance, the Pharmacists Council Of Nigeria (PCN) inducted 236 fresh pharmacy graduands of Madonna University.[11] The Matriculation activity is done in every campus, every year after admission of new students. But Convocation is usually done collectively in Elele campus, which is the mother campus and the Headquarter where the seat of administration is located in Rivers state.



This is the academic library located in Madonna University Nigeria to offer resources and access to information to the students and members of the academic environment. In the Madonna University Nigeria, there are libraries in the three campuses in Okija, Elele and Akpugo.[12] There are faculty libraries and departmental libraries.[13] In other words, every department in Madonna University library Nigeria has departmental ICT laboratories manned by a library assistant to enable equitable learning and supports.[14]

The university library in Okija Campus has an ICT section with resources and facilities that are made available and accessible to the students.[1] The resources in the university library include both print and non-print resources. The electronic information resources include e-journals, e-books, e-newspapers, online directories, e-projects, and databases.[15] The facilities include computers, hard disks, printers, scanners, photocopier, projector, land area network, wide area network and generators.[12]

However, there are still issues with the provision of facilities, automation of the library, good regular internet, regular power supply, searching skills of the students and adequacy of the computer.[14][15][12]


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  2. ^ a b "Madonna Varsity marks 16th convocation as 38 Students bag first class". The Nation Newspaper. 2019-08-07. Retrieved 2021-05-19.
  3. ^ "Madonna University Alumni Association website". Retrieved 2010-03-26.
  4. ^ "More About Father Founder". Catholic Prayer Ministry of the Holy Spirit, Elele, Nigeria. Archived from the original on 2011-07-23. Retrieved 2010-03-26.
  5. ^ a b "Madonna University". Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  6. ^ "Apply To Madonna University, Nigeria – Madonna University". Retrieved 2021-05-18.
  7. ^ "The Pro Chancellor – Madonna University". Retrieved 2022-06-30.
  8. ^ a b "Okija Campus, Madonna University, Nigeria – Madonna University". Retrieved 2021-05-17.
  9. ^ "Madonna University, Okija | Ranking & Review". Retrieved 2021-05-17.
  10. ^ a b "Akpugo Campus, Madonna University, Nigeria – Madonna University". Retrieved 2021-05-17.
  11. ^ Etokakpan, Mmokutmfon-Abasi (2021-03-21). "PCN inducts 236 fresh graduands of Madonna university". TODAY. Retrieved 2021-05-19.
  12. ^ a b c Osuchukwu Ngozi Perpetua and Uchendu Ogechukwu Sabina (2020). "Extent of automation gap of library and information services in Madonna University libraries". Madonna Journal of Research in Library and Information Science. 4 (1): 21–33 – via Madonna University Nigeria.
  13. ^ Obuezie, Adaora .C., Okpala Angela E. & Okoye, Ifeoma .H (2021). "Undergraduate Students' Use of the University Library and Access to Information in Madonna University, Okija, Nigeria". Trends in Libraries, Information Science and Technology: A Journal of Nigeria Library Association Enugu State Chapter. 1 (2): 95–103 – via ResearchGate.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  14. ^ a b Obuezie Adaora .C., Osuchukwu Ngozi .P. & Ani Charity .O . (2018). "Use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) for Academic Purposes among Undergraduate of Madonna University-Nigeria, Anambra State". Journal of Applied Information Science and Technology. 11 (1): 139–148 – via Research gate.
  15. ^ a b Osuchukwu, N. P. and Okafor, A. A. (2019). "Access and use of electronic information resources by undergraduates in Madonna University, Nigeria". Journal of Department of Library and Information Science, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma. 21 (1): 1–11 – via Ambrose Alli University.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)