University Vision

The Vision of the University is “to be a Centre of academic excellence, producing students with the required practical knowledge, skills, attributes and values to address and solve the complex challenges of the immediate communities, the Niger Delta and the nation at large in a sustainable and responsible manners”

Core Values

Belief in the supremacy of God, and that with him all things are possible, the secular status of the university notwithstanding

  1. Promotion of a culture of public spiritedness
  2. Providing benchmark for the assessment of competence, vision and focus in tertiary education
  3. Fostering of an atmosphere that promotes qualities of good leadership
  4. Encouragement of team work and integrity
  5. Zero tolerance for dishonesty, impropriety and immorality
  6. Promotion of knowledge and scholarship as the instrument of progress and development
  7. In the spirit of town and gown relationship, giving to the Local Communities access to the University’s facilities and resources in order to foster good community relations.

Our Distinguishing Features.

ECU as part of the commitment to its motto of knowledge and development,

  1. Has in place all facilities that make learning a worthwhile experience
  2. Has in the last one year contributed its quota to building the total man both in character and learning
  3. Offered scholarship to the first 100 registered students in the 2015/2016 academic session and students with outstanding performance remain on the scholarship till graduation
  4.  Proved that is a University that cares in all ramifications
  5. Committed to global relevance through collaboration with foreign Universities such as Coventry University, Coventry, UK, Chicago State University, Chicago, USA and Reinhardt University, Waleska, Georgia, USA which avails:
  6. ECU students have the opportunities of taking courses from the participating institutions
  7. ECU students participation in exchange programmes and seamless postgraduate admissions; and vice versa
  8. ECU staff collaborations, exchange programmes and various academic development interactions.

Significantly, Kiagbodo town, where the University is sited is accessible to the Western, Southern and Northern regions of Nigeria by the Warri Burutu road.

It is quite accessible particularly to the teaching hospital complexes of the Delta State University, Oghara, University of Benin Teaching Hospital Benin and the Teaching Hospital of Ambrose Ali University Irrua, Edo State and the other Universities towns within and outside Delta State.

Thus, the University site enjoys good roads linkage with major cities in Delta State and neighboring States of Anambra, Rivers, Bayelsa, Edo etc. which makes for easy recruitment of staff and students.

It is note worth that Kiagbodo house a number of State and Federal Government facilities namely, Women Development Centre for Skill acquisition, Police Station, General Hospitals and Health Maternity Centre, Guest house built by the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Civic Centre built also by NDDC.

Fire Service Station, one Primary School, one Secondary School, Christian Denomination, seven BEDC Transformers are situated in the town that distributed regular electricity to the University and town. The University relies on boreholes located at strategic places for the supply of treated water. The population at Kiagbodo as at 2006 National Population Census is 207, 977.

The University is traversed by road motorable all through the year.  The site which covers a land areas of 134, 839 hectares about 1.05 square kilometer is in Delta South Senatorial District, Other important Settlement in the region are Warri, Sapele and Burutu.


The Niger Delta like other part of Southern Nigeria falls within the humid tropical Climate Zone characterized by seasonal wet and dry seasons, dictated by the position of the Inter Tropical Discontinuity (ITD). The former is dominant during the period of April – October/November which coincides with the rainy or wet seasons while, the later dominates the November – March period dry season.

Modest Achievements

Edwin Clark University ECU, in the 60th private university in Nigeria by the 2021 Nigeria University System ranking by the National Universities Commission NUC, is ranked number 1 in overall ranking: Private Universities in South-South geo political zone of 8 private universities ranked in the zone; 17th in overall ranking of private universities of 47 universities ranked and 32nd out of 113 universities overall raking.