Delta State University, Abraka

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Delta State University,Abraka.
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Established 1992
Type Public
Vice-Chancellor Professor E. A. ARUBAYI
Location NigeriaAbraka, Nigeria
Campus Urban
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The Delta State University, Abraka - popularly known as DELSU, Abraka - is a State government university of Nigeria with a main campus located at Abraka, Delta and a campus at Anwai, Asaba. With the 1995 Amended Edict, we now have a campus at Oleh. The University runs a multi-campus system with three campuses within a distance of about 200 km apart. Currently, with a student population of about 36,000 (in the 2007/08 session), the University offers a range of programmes from the full-time certificate, diploma and degree programmes to part-time evening and weekend degree programmes. The University offers post-graduate studies up to a doctoral level. A staff/student counselling centre, an e-learning centre, student accommodation and sporting facilities amidst others are available support services.. It is one of twenty-five federal universities which are overseen and accredited by the National Universities Commission.

History of the university[edit]

Delta State University, Abraka has been historically recorded as a Centre of Education. It started as a Government Teachers’ Training College during the colonial era and some years into the post-colonial era. It became a College of Education that awarded Nigerian Certificate of Education (N.C.E.) from 1971-1985. In 1981, it was affiliated to the University of Benin, Benin City and consequently offered degree programmes from 1981 till 1985 when it became the Faculty of Education of the then Bendel State University with its main campus at Ekpoma. The creation of Edo and Delta States in August 1991 and the conversion of the main campus of the then Bendel State University, Ekpoma to become Edo State University in December 1991, necessitated the establishment of an autonomous Delta State University, Abraka on 30th April, 1992 by the then Executive Governor of the State, Olorogun Felix Ibru.

Delta State University, Abraka started with five Faculties, namely:

  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Science and
  • Faculty of the Social Sciences.

In 1995, the State Government introduced a policy of having three campuses that should be spread within the three senatorial districts in the State. In view of this policy, three campuses were established to include the main campus in Abraka, Anwai-Asaba Oleh and campuses. Presently, the academic programmes of the University are distributed as follows:

Abraka Campus[edit]

  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of the Social Sciences, and
  • College/Faculty of Basic Medical Science

Anwai-Asaba Campus[edit]

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  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Environmental studies

Oleh Campus[edit]

  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Engineering

Location[edit]

The main campus of Delta State University is in Abraka, Delta State. Other campuses are in Anwai, Asaba and Oleh. The main campus is largely surrounded by the scenic view of the Abraka urban settlement. The University is composed of ten faculties including the College/Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences. Others are Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Science, Faculty of the Social Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Management Sciences, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Faculty of Law and Faculty of Engineering.

Mission statement[edit]

The mission of Delta State University is to promote quality education, character and cultural transformation, to meet the challenges of our time through exemplary scholarship and professionalism for the purpose of addressing local, national and international issues in key areas so as to contribute to the improvement of the global community.

Scholarships[edit]

In addition to University Scholarships and other grants, the University has special scholarship schemes and grants to various categories of students.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 6°31′0″N 3°23′10″E / 6.51667°N 3.38611°E / 6.51667; 3.38611