The University of Ilesa, Osun State, Nigeria was established on 27th September, 2022 when the Law establishing the University was signed. The University came into being following the upgrade of the then Osun State College of Education, Ilesa to a full-fledged University.

The purpose for upgrading the then College to a University is to provide greater access to education opportunity and help to reposition education as a vehicle to promote entrepreneurial education, train job creators and produce experts exploring the mining opportunities and agricultural potentials as well as provide a continuous flow of trained experts capable of maximizing the exploration of the mineral potentials at her disposal, generate employment and numerous start-up companies, in the State of Osun and Nigeria.

The University of Ilesa, Osun State was officially recognized by the National Universities Commission (NUC) on Thursday, 10th November, 2022, as the 60th State-owned University and 220th University respectively, in the Nigeria University System. Principal Officers were appointed for the University on 12th April, 2023, with Professor Taiwo Olufemi Asaolu, Ph. D., FCA as the pioneer Vice-Chancellor.



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To be foremost university contributing to sustainable national development and be globally relevant


To be a leading institution advancing knowledge and skills through ground breaking, research and innovation teaching to produce students capable of demonstrating relevant acumen in all facets of human endeavour’


  • I – Insight with Integrity
  • L – Loyalty with Liberty
  • E - Enterprise with Excellence
  • S – Skills with Soundness
  • A – Ardour with Audacity


The University is a conventional university and seeks to achieve the following goals and objectives


  • To provide a holistic quality education to lead the learner on a journey of self-discovery, potential development and actualization that engender right disposition to God, self and others; to the natural, the technological, the political and the socio-economic environment;
  • To promote academic excellence through innovative teaching methods, research and community service with strong international linkages so as to enhance acquisition of practical skills in communication, technology, arts and sciences
  • To inculcate in learners, virtues of pleasant character and integrity


  • to provide a wide range quality learning of opportunities for undergraduates and postgraduates student without distinctions of race, creed, sex, religious or political conviction that will enhance their best intellectual, social, and personal development.
  • to provide academic, professional and vocational training of high quality in a way as to enrich and improve the State, National and International human resources capabilities and assist its graduates to contribute to the common good of the society
  • to foster academic research, which contributes to human knowledge and the vitality of the institution;
  • to encourage thoughtful and responsible staff and student participation in local, state, national and international affairs;
  • to maintain the highest academic standards in respect of university degrees and other awards and preserve and protect their reputation and integrity;
  • to evolve academic programmes that suit the changing social and economic needs of society through continuous review of curricula and development of new programmes to respond to societal and technological changes in Osun State in particular and Nigeria and the world in general;
  • to advance human culture and improve human life through the developments, refinement and dissemination of knowledge, and to prepare competent graduates to meet the developmental needs of Osun State in particular and Nigeria in general;
  • to relate its activities to the social, cultural and economic needs of the people of Osun State and Nigeria.