As of 2022, Kogi state has presently got four different functioning universities across all its 21 local governments. Now, we’re going to show and explain to you the list of all universities functioning in Kogi state.
Out of four different universities in Kogi state, two is state owned university, one is federal government owned university while the last one is private university owned by Salem.
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List of all universities in Kogi state as of 2022
|Name of University||Location||Established||Active VC|
|Federal University Lokoja||Lokoja, Kogi state||February 2011||Professor Olayemi Akinwunmi|
|Prince Abubakar Audu University||Anyigba, Dekina, Kogi state||1999||Professor Marietu Ohunene Tenuche|
|Confluence State University of Sciences||Osara, Okene, Kogi state||2020||Professor Sadiku Salawu|
|Salem University||Lokoja, Kogi state||2007||Alewo Johnson Akubo|
1. Federal University Lokoja
The Federal University Lokoja, popularly known as Fulokoja or FUL, is a federal university in the confluence city of Lokoja, the capital of Kogi State, North-Central Nigeria.
The Federal University Lokoja was established in February 2011 by the Federal Government of Nigeria as a result of indispensable need to create more universities in the country.
As a newly established university in Lokoja (Kogi state), it hasn’t started offering many faculties or courses, however, below are the available faculties in Federal university, Lokoja:
- Faculty of Sciences
- Faculty of Arts
- Faculty of Social Science
- Faculty of Management Science
- Faculty of Education
Some facts about FULOKOJA
|Motto in English||The sky is the limit|
|Type||Public (federal university)|
|Vice-Chancellor||Professor Olayemi Akinwumi|
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2. Prince Abubakar Audu University
Kogi State University, (now Prince Abubakar Audu 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 later named Prince Abubakar Audu University (PAAU) in 2002, after the then sitting governor of Kogi State, who heralded its establishment, and later renamed Kogi State University (KSU) in 2003 by the former governor Ibrahim Idris and subsequently renamed as Prince Abubakar Audu University in 2020 by Governor Alhaji Yahaya Adoza Bello in respect of late Abubakar Audu.
3. Confluence State University of Science and Technology
This university is a state owned university established by Kogi state government in 2020. It is located at Osara, Okene LGA of Kogi state.
The university (Confluence State University of Science and Technology) which is located in Osara community has increased the number of state-owned universities in Nigeria to 50.
Presently, the first pioneer Vice Chancellor of this state owned university is Professor Sadiku Salawu who was appointed by Kogi state government in 2021.
4. Salem University, Lokoja
Salem University, Lokoja is a privately owned university located in Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria.
This institution was founded by Archbishop Sam Amaga, the president of Salem International Christian Center.
Please note that Salem University only for now offers Bachelor’s degrees in three colleges offering degrees in computer science, information technology, natural and applied sciences, management, and social sciences. Hence, it has not started offering post-graduate degrees yet.
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