The objectives of Igbinedion University are:
- To train qualified personnel imbued with the spirit of service and development.
- To offer wide opportunities for higher education to all persons who can benefit from it, without distinction of race, religion, sex or political conviction/persuasion.
- To train scientists, engineers, doctors, teachers, economists, lawyers, including specialist in the field of humanities and to conduct research in science and technology.
- To carry out research on problems relating to the development of the national economy scheme and technology and culture as well as to advance knowledge.
- To train teachers and academic research staff for the University and other higher educational institutions.
- To promote scientific knowledge and disseminate its results for socio-economic benefits.
- To undertake any other activities appropriate for a University of the highest standard.