Olorogun Michael & Dr. (Mrs.) Cecilia Ibru shared the same passion for education, which led  to the establishment of an International standard at Michael and Cecilia Ibru University (MCIU). Olorogun Michael Ibru had the love for education and always wanted to open a university, but this was brought to reality by Dr. (Mrs.) Cecilia Ibru the perfect partnership and cooperation.

Dr. (Mrs.) Cecilia Ibru  derived her passion for education from her father Chief Edward Sido, LLB who established various primary and secondary schools while he was alive. The Michael and Cecilia Ibru University is the first educational project of the Michael and Cecilia Foundation.

MCIU is established to reduce poverty by raising well-rounded graduates who will be builders of any society in which they find themselves. The focus of the university is for an all-round development of students without discrimination on the basis of gender, ethnicity or religion. Students will receive a quality education in line with international standards and will be ready to stand the challenges of work, life and spirituality.

A University education is more than the next level in the learning process, it is a critical component of human development worldwide. It provides not only the high-level skills necessary for every labour market but also it is essential for the training of teachers, doctors, nurses, civil servants, engineers, humanists, entrepreneurs, scientists, social scientists, and a myriad of other personnel. It is these trained individuals who develop the capacity and analytical skills that drive national economies, support civil society, teach children, lead effective governments, manage corporate institutions and make important decisions which affect the entire society.

At MCIU we believe that education is a means to reduce poverty, and is the bedrock of societal development. Therefore, the world over, University education has been identified as the most powerful tool for social reform, which imparts knowledge, skills and character to the individual through teaching, learning and experimental activity. It provides an opportunity for advanced learning to students towards the granting of academic awards at the bachelors, Masters and doctorate levels.

MCIU also provide an environment where scholars and teachers debate and exchange ideas freely as well as carry out research in the pursuit of knowledge, truth and development so as to make the world a better place.

MCIU was granted an operating licence on March 5, 2015; by the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to “operate as a Private University in Nigeria”. Thus, in pursuance of our ‘legal form’ objectives, MCIU has positioned herself to be a Premier Higher Institution of learning in Nigeria; which shall, in every sense and standard, be renown for best-in-class quality, cutting-edge excellence and sublime in international product delivery.


Ibru Village
Agbarha – Otor
Ughelli North
Delta State