Madonna University, Nigeria is the first Private Catholic University in the West African Region and also the First Private University to be approved by the Federal Government of Nigeria. Madonna University Nigeria commenced full Academic Programmes in 1999. This noble Institution was founded by Very Rev. Fr. Prof. EMP. Edeh CSSP OFR.
Madonna University, Nigeria went into active operation in 1999, as the first private University in Nigeria and first Catholic University in West Africa. With the University starting first in Okija which was her take-off campus. The University’s main campus was relocated to Elele, Rivers State, in 2004. The University’s third campus located in Akpugo; Enugu State came into operation in 2011.
Our principal objective is to remain in the front-line of centers of learning, teaching and research.
As a University with difference, Madonna works for the improvement of her local community as well as for an active contribution to the needs of the international community in the aforementioned areas. The various Colleges, Institutes and Faculties in our University help to foster an interdisciplinary approach to different areas of study and enhance the discouragement of the traditional claim for exclusivity and superiority by each discipline. By so doing a healthy interdisciplinary contribution to studies for the promotion of the life of man on earth is also facilitated.
In order to help our outstanding students face the challenges of our contemporary world, all are invited to make contribution for the realization of the enormous and onerous vision of the Madonna University.
The core identity of every member of the University Community finds its meaning on the Motto: “Dignitas Scientiae et Moralis” – “Decency in Academics and Morals”. This dictum is not meant to be a mere paper proclamation of good intentions, but a guiding philosophy of its entire University life. It is also the responsibility of every staff and student to embrace, respect and promote it.
At Madonna University,Nigeria, Our students graduate with honors in character, leadership, skills and academics, enjoy both local and international credibility and recognition.