DELSU Logo: Image, Description & Meaning

The origin of Delta State University can be traced to the Government Teachers’ Training College during the colonial era and beyond.

Between 1971 and 1985, the training college became a College of Education that awarded the Nigerian Certificate of Education.

In 1981, the college became affiliated to the University of Benin, Benin City and consequently offered degree programmes from 1981 till 1985 when it became the Faculty of Education of the then Bendel State University. At that time, the college’s main campus was at Ekpoma.

However, with the creation of Edo and Delta States in August 1991 and subsequent conversion of the main campus of the then Bendel State University, Ekpoma to Edo State University in December 1991, there were some major changes. Delta State University became an automonous university and this was instituted on the 30th April 1992.


This change was implemented during the tenure of Olorogun Felix Ibru as governor of Delta State. The university started with five Faculties namely:

  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Science and
  • Faculty of the Social Sciences.

By 1995, the State Government had introduced the policy of having 3 campuses within the 3 senatorial districts in the State. As a result, 3 campuses were established which include the main campus in Abraka as well as 2 other campuses in Anwai-Asaba and Oleh.

Below are the faculties located on these campuses:

Abraka Campus

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of the Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Pharmacy, and
  • College of Basic Medical Science

Anwai-Asaba Campus

  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Environmental studies

Oleh Campus

  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Engineering

These campuses are about 200km apart. The students in the university are nicknamed Delsuites. The current student population at DELSU is about 36,000. The university is owned by the Federal Government and the school is accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

DELSU offers a range of programmes which include full-time certificate, diploma and degree programmes as well as part-time evening and weekend degree courses. The university also provides post graduate degrees up to PhD level.


Overall, the mission of DELSU is to promote quality education, character and cultural transformation in order to meet the challenges of our time through exemplary scholarship and professionalism for the purpose of addressing local, national and international issues in key areas so as to contribute to the improvement of the global community.

In this post, we’re looking at the logo of the school and what it stands. The motto of the school is Knowledge, Service and Character and it is boldly displayed on the logo.

The motto conveys the very essence of the school which is to make students fit in knowledge, service and character.

The elements on the logo include a book and an oil rig portraying the location of the school which is the delta region of Nigeria.

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