KolaDaisi University (KDU) after approval by the Federal Executive Council was licensed by the National Universities Commission to operate as a Private University in November, 2016. The University, founded by Chief Kola Daisi, CON, Bashorun of Ibadan has as its Proprietor, the Kola Daisi Foundation (KDF).
The interest of the Founder in the sphere of Education of Nigerians can be traced back to1993 with the establishment of Kola Daisi Foundation. Already, the Foundation has made numerous impacts on the life of many Nigerians through its various donations and contributions to Nigerian Universities, endowment of prizes, award of scholarship and operation of Vocational Skills Acquisition Programme to address youth unemployment, underemployment, restiveness through training and retraining of unemployed youths. The Foundation has therefore garnered several years of experience in the provision of education and training of youth as well as collaboration with higher education and training institutions in the country. The desire of the Founder, Chief Kola Daisi to deepen his involvement in provision of education and training of youths culminated in the establishment of University that will be a legacy for generations to come.