About WDU

Western Delta University (popularly referred to as WDU) is the brainchild of a group of Urhobo Scholars under the aegis of Urhobo Advancement Foundation (UAF) who saw the need for a privately financed university in the wetlands of Delta State of Nigeria.

A license to establish the University was granted in May, 2007, and an aggressive infrastructural development permitted its take off in March, 2008 whereby the first batch of students were matriculated into 21 degree programmes encapsulated in two Colleges, vis: Natural and Applied Sciences and Social and Management Sciences in April 2008.

Western Delta University is situated off the busy Benin-Warri Expressway within 40 minutes from either of the two major cities. Oghara is a serene but fast developing town endowed with lush green vegetation, mostly tall palm trees that provide beautiful shade and refreshing breeze at evening time. The roads are well paved with concrete and generally free of congestion and heavy traffic flow. The indigenes are generally friendly.

Vision Of The University

The vision of Western Delta University is to serve as a first rate institution committed to the pursuit of excellence in all areas of academic learning, technology development and social service

Mission Statement

To produce men and women with intellectual, professional and technological capabilities, and to be able to apply such knowledge and skills to the resolution of national and international challenges.

To produce men and women with a deep sense of social responsibility that will contribute to the development of their immediate environment and service to the nation.

The Philosophy

The philosophy of Western Delta University is premised on the ground that good education provides the wherewithal for achieving progress and sustainable development. Thus, the aspiration of the University is to become a premier institution where the best and brightest in scholarship. in economy and in science and technology will have ample opportunity to excel. To this end, the University will foster 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 informed by a desire to uphold the highest ideals of public service, patriotism and philanthropy.

Goals And Objectives

The general goals and objectives of the University include creating an intellectual environment favourable to equipping the students and preparing them for careers in civic and professional life, and hence contributing to the high level human capital needs of the country and advancing knowledge through research, publications and creative/innovative endeavours.

The specific objectives include:

  • To encourage the advancement of learning and hold out to all persons, without distinction of class, race, ethnic extraction, creed, sex or political convictions, opportunities for acquiring higher education. Developing a solid infrastructure of academic, administrative, sporting, residential and communal facilities will attain this objective.
  • To provide courses of instruction leading to the award of degrees, diplomas and certificates. This objective will be met by setting up a wide range of relevant academic disciplines to encourage serious academic pursuits. At all times, experienced and committed staff will be engaged and handsomely rewarded. Staff-Student ratios will be set to promoted effective teaching, close interaction and supervision.
  • To provide various services to the people, the community and utilize the University’s expertise in facilitating local and national development. The University will exploit its unique location in Niger Delta environment. Special research institutes will offer channels for promoting the commercial application of research findings, novel ideas and inventions. Cultural facilities and utilities of the University will be open to the public to enhance town-to-town relationship.
  • To undertake practical steps for ideological, moral, intellectual, economic and technological development of principles, ideas and goals in accordance with the stated norms of the National Policy on Education.
  • To prepare students who will develop aptitude for scholarship and postgraduate studies as potential members of the nation’s intelligentsia and professional elite. This aim will be pursued by giving scholarship and bursary awards to outstanding students to pursue advanced postgraduate and professional training. The University will also undertake the publishing of books, journals, industrial designs, cyber hardware and software etc.

Our Teachers

Some Special Teachers From The Industry!

Professor Gabriel Ebosele Oteze

Head of Department of Geology and Petroleum Studies

Prof. F. I. Opute

Dean of Natural & Applied Science

Prof. Daniel Omoweh

Dean of Social and Management Sciences

Dr Crossdel Emuedo

Director, Institute of Delta Studies


What Parent's Say About Us?

Central Location

I am studying Geology and Petroleum Studies. There are lots of resources and hands-on experience, particularly for science students.The university is very central and close to the Benin Airport.


Feels Like Home

When I first walked on to campus, it just felt like home. I knew straight away that this was the place for me and I would be happy here. I absolutely recommend WDU and I know you'd love it here too!


Culturally Alive

First year was fun, and busy. By second year, you are fully settled into the routine and on top of things. Third year was busier. Not only do we learn through books, the community is also very culturally alive.


Helpful Lecturers

I love the library, my lecturers are helpful and approachable. The university has the right amount of academic resources I need to see me through my course.


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