About us


Welcome to Western Delta University, a distinguished institution of higher learning located at the intersection of knowledge and opportunity. Our university is founded on a rich heritage of academic excellence and community engagement, providing a nurturing environment where students can grow, innovate, and excel.

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Our Mission

At Western Delta University, our mission is to produce men and women with the intellectual, professional and technological capabilities who can apply their knowledge and skills to the resolution of national and international challenges. We are dedicated to cultivating a diverse and inclusive academic community that values the pursuit of knowledge, research, and ethical values.

Our Vision

Our vision is to serve as a first rate institution committed to the pursuit of excellence in all areas of academic learning, technology development and social relevance. We aspire to prepare our students to thrive in an ever-changing world, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to drive innovation, address global challenges, and contribute to the betterment of humanity.

"To serve as a first rate institution committed to the pursuit of excellence in all areas of academic learning, technology development and social relevance."

Our Vision

Why Choose Western Delta University?

Western Delta University stands out for several compelling reasons:

  • Exceptional Faculty: Our university boasts a team of experienced and dedicated faculty members who are passionate about teaching and mentoring students.
  • Cutting-Edge Facilities: We provide state-of-the-art facilities, including modern classrooms, research labs, libraries, and recreational spaces that support an immersive learning experience.
  • Research and Innovation: Western Delta University is committed to advancing research across various disciplines, encouraging students to engage in meaningful research projects and creative endeavors.
  • Student Life: We offer a vibrant campus life with numerous student organizations, clubs, and extracurricular activities that enable personal growth and community engagement.
  • Community Connections: Our university has deep-rooted connections with the local community and beyond, providing students with opportunities for internships, community service, and practical learning experiences.

Our History

Western Delta University was founded by a group of Urhobo Scholars under the auspices of the Urhobo Advancement Foundation (UAF) who saw the need for a privately financed university in the wetlands of Delta State, Nigeria. Since its establishment in 2007, WDU has offered access to a wide range of academic opportunities.

The university fosters a community of scholars and students who are committed to the pursuit of research and professional practice for the advancement of society. It is also driven by a passionate desire to uphold the highest ideals of public service, professionalism and philanthropy. Located in Oghara, Delta State, Nigeria, WDU was formally accredited as a private university by Nigeria’s National Universities Commission (NUC) in 2007.

We believe that good education is needed to achieve sustainable development. Thus, the aspiration of the University is to become a premier institution where the best and brightest in scholarship will have ample opportunity to excel.

A license to establish the University was granted in May, 2007, and an aggressive infrastructural development permitted its take off in January, 2008 in which the first batch of students, 149 in number matriculated into 21 degree programmes encapsulated in two Colleges – the College of Natural and Applied Sciences and the College of Social and Management Sciences – in April 2008. Our takeoff campus in Oghara now accommodates the School of Postgraduate Studies and the new College of Applied Health Sciences.

Western Delta University now has five colleges courses in diverse fields of study. They include

  • The College of Applied Health Sciences
  • The College of Natural and Applied Sciences
  • The College of Computing
  • The College of Law
  • The college of Social and Management Sciences, and
  • The Post Graduate College

Our main campus at Oghara seats on a 152-acre property with paved roads and delightful lawns. It is the seat of administration which is currently headed by Professor Augustine O. Ikelegbe.

Contact Us

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about Western Delta University, please feel free to reach out to us:

Western Delta University, Oghara
KM 10 Benin-Sapele Road, P.M.B 10, Oghara, Delta State, Nigeria.
Phone:+234 703-8592-752
Email: [email protected]