Madonna University, Elele

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Madonna University is a private catholic university in Nigeria.


Founded on 10 May 1999 in Okija, Anambra State, it was established by E.M.P. Edeh (Very Rev. Fr. Prof. E. M. P. Edeh (CSSP) (OFR)).[1] Edeh had founded Our Saviour Institute of Science and Technology in Enugu the previous year.[2] In 2004, under the approval of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Madonna University's main campus was moved to Elele in Rivers State.[3]


The university offers various courses including Law, Management, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Medicine, Pharmacy and Engineering. The courses are accredited by the National Universities Commission, and the admission requirements are a minimum of 5 credits at no more than two sittings of the O-level schools Certificate Examination.

The Vice-Chancellor is Prof. Iwe Akubue who succeeded Late Prof. N.C. Azubuike. The Elele campus has a University Teaching Hospital which is located a few kilometres away from the other campus at Okija.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • Obinna Charles Okwelume author
  • Tobechi Nneji On-Air Personality

Barr Rex Idaminabo "Entrepreneur " CEO African Achievers Awards

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Madonna University Alumni Association website". Retrieved 2010-03-26. 
  2. ^ "More About Father Founder". Catholic Prayer Ministry of the Holy Spirit, Elele, Nigeria. Retrieved 2010-03-26. 
  3. ^ "Madonna University". Retrieved 17 May 2016.