History of Kogi State University

Prince Abubakar Audu University (Formerly Kogi State University) is the state-owned university of Kogi, Nigeria, and is located in Anyigba. It was founded in 1999 by Prince Abubakar Audu, the state’s former governor.

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 Prince Abubakar Audu.

Kogi State University has no religious affiliation and admits students from all cultural backgrounds, resulting in a diversified student body. The university has a large student population and a decent student-to-staff ratio.

The Faculties are

  • Faculty of Administration
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social Science