Akwa Ibom State University Courses & Requirements

Akwa Ibom state University is regarded as a conventional multi-campus institution. With the main campus of the school located at Ikot Akpaden in the Mkpat Enin Local government area of the state and another campus located at Obio Akoa in Oruk Anam local government area. Formerly known as Akwa Ibom State University of Technology (AKUTECH), the bill that formally established the change of name to Akwa Ibom state University (AKSU) was signed into law in September, 2010.

With state of the art facilities, the school offers a wide range of courses across faculties. This article provides a comprehensive list of the courses offered in Akwa Ibom state University and the requirements for admission into the university. The University began with the faculties of Engineering, Natural and Applied Sciences, Oceanography and Naval Architecture and Agriculture while the faculty of Social and Management Sciences was introduced in the year 2011/2012 academic session.

Admission Requirements into Akwa Ibom State University

Admission requirements via Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)

Candidates applying for any course in the university via the UTME mode must possess the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of five credit passes in subjects relevant to the proposed course of study to include English Language at SSCE/GCE/NECO O’ level or any other equivalent examinations
  • UTME scores of at least 180 and above (as subject to the yearly decision of the Matriculation board)
  • Post-UTME screening score of not less than 180 (subject to the yearly decision of the school committee change)
  • Candidates must make Akwa Ibom State University their 1st choice when filling the JAMB form in order to qualify to write the Post-UTME screening test
  • Candidates who score less than 180 at the Post-UTME screening test will not be considered for admission into any programme in the institution, irrespective of any higher scores obtained at UTME
  • The candidate’s average scores from the UTME and Post-UTME screening tests are used for final selection into programmes
  • Note that the cut-off point for admission varies from one programme to the other

Admission requirements for candidates via direct entry

Candidates applying for any programme at Akwa Ibom State University via direct entry mode must possess the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of five credit passes in subjects relevant to the proposed course of study, to include English Language at SSCE, GCE O’ level or equivalent qualification
  • Either A’ levels, OND or NCE in relevant subject areas or courses
  • Acceptable score in the direct entry screening exercise
  • A combination of the candidate’s certificates and score in the direct entry screening test is used as basis for the final selection

Faculty of Agriculture

Departments under this faculty are:

  • Agricultural Economics and Extension
  • Animal Science
  • Crop science
  • Soil Science
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture

Faculty of Arts

Departments under this faculty are:

  • English
  • History and International Studies
  • Religious and Cultural studies
  • Philosophy
  • Performing (Theatre Arts)

Faculty of Education

  • Biology Education
  • Chemistry Education
  • Integrated Science Education
  • Mathematics Education
  • Physics Education

Faculty of Engineering

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Marine Engineering/Naval Architecture
  • Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Social sciences

  • Mass communication
  • Economics
  • Political Sciences
  • Public Administration

Faculty of Biological sciences

  • Botany
  • Microbiology
  • Genetics and Biotechnology
  • Zoology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Geology/Geosciences
  • Geotechnique/Hydrogeology
  • Petroleum Geology
  • Applied Geophysics
  • Marine Biology
  • Mathematics/Statistics
  • Statistics
  • Physics
  • Biological Sciences

Faculty of Management Sciences

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration
  • Marketing

Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences

Departments under this faculty are

  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics and statistics
  • Mathematics Science
  • Physics Science
  • Chemistry Science
  • Geology

Brief History of the University

The roots of Akwa Ibom state University can be accurately traced back to October 2000 when the state government inaugurated a committee for its establishment.

The Committee was comprised of academics, professionals and technical experts, who submitted an interim report to the then State Governor in April 2001 and a final report in September, 2001.

The state government accepted the report of the University Establishment Committee and an Implementation Committee was set up in December 2001 to carry out the necessary basic function, which included the drafting of the law towards the establishment of the university.

The bill establishing the Akwa Ibom State University of Technology (AKUTECH) was passed by the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly and signed into Law on the 16th of April, 2003 by the then Executive Governor of the State, Arc. (Obong) Victor Attah.

Later on, due to the socio-economic realities in the state, major changes in the model of the school needed to be made. Although the concept of a technically- biased university was held, the state governor, Chief (Dr.) Godswill Obot Akpabio thought that the government should focus on the establishment of a more conventional multi-campus which was to be named Akwa Ibom State University as opposed to Akwa Ibom State University of Technology (AKUTECH)

The bill which formally established the university was signed into law by the governor in September 2010.

At first, it was planned that the university be located within Akwa Ibom state’s technology triangle at the University’s town. However, the administration of the school changed the plan to a multi- campus with the main campus at Ikot Akpaden, Mkpat Enin Local Government Area and a second campus fondly known as Abak Campus situated at Obio Akpa, Oruk Anam Local Government Area

The aim of the state government administration is to modify the goals of the institution in order to transform the school into a conventional university with focus not only on Technology and Applied Science but also on the Arts.

This thus facilitated the change of name of the institution from Akwa Ibom State University of Technology (AKUTECH) to Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU)

Contact Information of Akwa Ibom University

Obio Akpa Campus Oruk Anam L.G.A P.M.B 1167 UYO

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