In this post is a comprehensive outline of some of the general details you should know about Abia State University, Uturu especially if you are considering or are already pursuing an academic career there. ABSU is a great university and I’m sure that even with the present state of the Nigerian educational system, it is one of the few schools that exists to make a difference.
As a foremost state University in Nigeria founded in 1981, Abia State University has maintained its leadership within and beyond the Eastern heartlands of Nigeria. It has remained resilient in the acquisition and dissemination of ICT-driven skills, comparable to graduates anywhere in Africa. Located in the Igbo heartland where skill acquisition and entrepreneurship constitute the culture of the people, the University’s academic plan is structured to act as the backbone in the realization of the entrepreneurship drive of the people; hence, the University runs a comprehensive entrepreneurship / skill acquisition programme as to actualize the University’s slogan of One Graduate-Two Skills.
The University is located in Uturu at Longitude 5o42’N and Latitude 6o48’E on an average elevation of 450m. It is accessible to three International airports: The Port Harcourt International Airport with a driving time of about two and half hours, Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu with about two hours driving time, and Dr. Sam Mbakwe International Airport, Owerri with about two hours driving time.
The University accepts partnership with institutions, governments, and private sector in broad areas ofscience and technology (including the Geographic Information Systems), Law, Education, Social science and the Humanities.
The serene university environment with surrounding knolls and irresistible flora presents a micro-climatic condition that allows serious academic work.
The University is peaceful with functional social infrastructures which foster creativity, hard work, competition and self reliance.
Studying at ABSU begins by selecting ABSU offered programs while completing the UTME form for the undergraduate program or by completing the School of Post Graduate Studies’ application form.
History of ABSU
Abia State University is one of the state owned universities in Nigeria.And best state university in nigeria These stateacademic institutions were created to expand admissions and bring professional skills, expertise and modern researchfacilities close to the city and rural dwellers; and have helped talented students to obtain Higher education.
The inception of the university was in 1981 in the former Imo State under the name of Imo State University, Uturu, Okigwe. The university was established by Sam Mbakwe when he was Governor of old Imo State. Following the creation of Abia State in 1991, the Uturu campus of the University was ceded to Abia State; and is now known as Abia State University Uturu, Isuikwuato Local Government Area, Abia State, Nigeria. The university is organized in colleges and schools having been founded on the same collegiate system operated by University of Nebraska.
Abia State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctorate degree; and has two campuses with its main campus located in Uturu while its College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine is housed by the campus in Umuahia, Abia State capital.
List of ABSU Colleges
Abia State University offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs across ten Colleges:
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
College of Biological and Physical Sciences
College of Business Administration
College of Education
College of Engineering and Environmental Studies
College of Law
College of Medicine and Health Sciences
College of Optometry
College of Postgraduate Studies
List of Centres , Directorates and Institutes in ABSU
Centre For Entrepreneurial Education
Student Affairs Department
Centre for Primary and Non-Formal Education
Centre for Igbo Studies
Centre for Remedial Studies
University Examination Centre
Business Resource Centre
Institute for Distance Education (IDEA)
Institute for Computer Studies
Consultancies, Linkages & Revenue Mobilization
Institute of Arts & Sciences
Centre for Quality Assurance
Courtesy – Nigerian Scholars Team
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