Abia State University

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Abia State University
Abia State University logo.svg
Motto Excellence and Service
Type Public
Established 1981
Vice-Chancellor Professor Uchenna Eleazer Ikonne
Students 20,389
Undergraduates 18940
Postgraduates 1139
Location Uturu, Abia, Nigeria
Campus Rural/suburban
Website http://www.abiastateuniversity.edu.ng

Abia State University is one of the state owned universities in Nigeria. These state academic institutions were created to expand admissions and bring professional skills, expertise and modern research facilities 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 degrees. It has two campuses, its main campus in Uturu, and the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine housed by the campus in Umuahia, Abia State capital.


The 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

Centres, directorates and institutes[edit]

  • Centre For Entrepreneurial Education
  • Student Affairs Department
  • Counseling Centre
  • Centre for Primary and Non-Formal Education
  • General Studies
  • Centre for Igbo Studies
  • Academic Planning
  • Sandwich Programme
  • 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


  1. ^ "SUNDAY TRIBUNE - The Polity". Tribune.com.ng. Retrieved 2008-11-23. 


  • Emmanuel, Korieocha. Imo State: A pictogram of Leadership Mongolism 2009 [1]
  • The Association of Commonwealth Universities. Abia State University Uturu, Nigeria [2]

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Coordinates: 5°49′41″N 7°23′46″E / 5.8281748°N 7.3960036°E / 5.8281748; 7.3960036