Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH), Osara is the brainchild of His Excellency, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, The Executive Governor of Kogi State. The dream came to be out of the burning desire to relieve citizens of Kogi State of the recurrent ordeal of their admissions into Nigerian Universities; thus providing secondary school leavers of the State opportunities to pursue careers in science and technology related specialisations. Stories of Kogi State indigenes scoring impressively high marks in UTME, yet finding it difficult to secure admissions into medicine, engineering, pharmacy, and a host of other professional programme have become commonplace and increasingly traumatising. The search for opportunities to assuage this annual nerve-wracking experience, still relying on the limited admission space in the tertiary institutions of the State and the country in general had become a mere mirage. The establishment of CUSTECH represents the ultimate in Kogi State government’s resolve to widen the spectrum of opportunities for the younger generation to meet the challenges of the future, achieve self- actualisation and maximally contribute their quota to national development and beyond.
Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH), Osara a State owned university in Kogi State Nigeria was established as the 51st State University in Nigeria on the 10th November, 2020. It is located along Okene- Kabba Road about 19km from Lokoja. The university operations first started in Lokoja in December, 2020 with the pioneer Vice Chancellor Engr. Professor Salawu Sadiku and his Management Team. The take off campus of the university in March 2021 was the School of Preliminary Studies of Kogi State Polytechnic, Osara. The campus of Kogi State Polytechnic in Osara was moved to the Itakpe Campus after the creation of Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH), Osara as approved by the Kogi State House of Assembly.
Confluence University of Science and Technology (CUSTECH), Osara located along Okene- Lokoja, about 19 km from Okene and 44 km from Lokoja started lectures on the permanent site at Osara on the 15th of June, 2021 with 235 students, the first set of students admitted into the university. The university started with the following 12 programmes; Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Statistics, Computer Science, Cyber security science, Information Technology, Software Engineering and Chemistry