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Kogi State University’s History

Kogi State University, located at Anyigba, is the state-owned University of Kogi, Nigeria. It was established in 1999 by Prince Abubakar Audu, the former governor of the state. At the time of its establishment, it was known as Kogi State University, It was named Prince Abubakar Audu University (PAAU) in 2002 and later renamed Kogi State University in 2003 (KSU).

Kogi State University commenced academic activities in April 2000 with six faculties: Faculties of Agriculture, Arts and Humanities, Law, Management Sciences, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. The university added the establishment of the Faculty of Medicine with extensive office and laboratory complexes. The Centre for Pre-Degree and Diploma Studies was established to run diploma and pre-degree programmes. Students of the pre-degree programme could gain admission into the degree programme if they are successful in the internal exams and need not write the Post-UTME exams.

Our Philosophy

Maintain and sustain the university as an apex institution through accountable, consultative, focused, interactive, innovative, purposeful, team –based, result-oriented and transparent leadership and management to constantly utilized existing knowledge and generate new ones.

Kogi State University's Principle

Fairness, by commitments to staff and student welfare, personal development of the members of the University community and the immediate environments. Integrity, by paying attention to the highest ethical standards in all areas, commitments to being a University that welcomes talented minds from different backgrounds and challenges the to achieve optimum potentials

Key Of Success

Kogi State University shall advance appropriate and effective learning and exploit new frontiers of knowledge. This shall be achieved through:

Effective teaching, research and dissemination of research-based knowledge which shall be of the highest standard; Regular strategic planning, needs assessment, and re-training to produce high quality man power and sustain capacity building.

Special Campus Tour

Prospective students can take a Campus tour to see the university’s structures, facilities, students and how campus life in this university really feels like. This will also avail them to meet with admissions representative to learn more about our diploma, undergraduate and postgraduates programs and decide what it the best for you.


Campus on a tour designed for prospective graduate and professional students. You will see how our university like, facilities, studenst and life in this university. Meet our graduate admissions representative to learn more about our graduate programs and decide what it the best for you.

Powerful Alumni

Kogi State University has over the years produced graduates who have become Icons of Excellence in their chosen professions and area of specializations across the country.