Delta State University, Abraka

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Delta University, Abraka.
MottoKnowledge, Character and Service.
TypePublic
Established1992
Vice-ChancellorProfessor Andy Ogochukwu Egwunyenga[1]
Location
5°47′30″N 6°05′55″E / 5.7917°N 6.0987°E / 5.7917; 6.0987Coordinates: 5°47′30″N 6°05′55″E / 5.7917°N 6.0987°E / 5.7917; 6.0987
CampusUrban
NicknameGreat Delsuites
Websitewww.delsu.edu.ng

The Delta State University, Abraka - popularly known as DELSU - is a State government owned university in Nigeria with the main campus located at Abraka, Delta State and two campuses at Asaba and Oleh. The Oleh campus was established with the 1995 Amended Edict. The University is a multiple-campus university having 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 postgraduate 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 over twenty-five state-owned 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 30 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:

Campuses[edit]

Abraka Campus[edit]

Administrative Structure, Abraka Campus
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Sciences
  • Faculty of the Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • College of Basic Medical Sciences
  • College of Health Technology

Anwai-Asaba Campus[edit]

  • Faculty of Agriculture.
  • Faculty of Management Science.
  • Faculty of Environmental Studies.

Oleh Campus[edit]

  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Engineering

Affiliated Institutions[edit]

Below is a list of affiliated institutions approved by National Universities Commission (NUC).[2]

  • College of Education, Agbor
  • College of Education, Warri
  • College of Education, Mosogar

Administration[edit]

The current principal members of the administration include:

S/No. Name Position
1. Prof. Andy O. Egwunyenga Vice-Chancellor
2. Prof. Samuel O. Asagba Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)
3. Prof. Grace Ogwu Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
4. Prof. E. O. Oghuvbu Provost, Asaba Campus
5. Prof. Ifo-Amata Alex Provost, Oleh Campus
6. Prof. Omo-Aghoja Provost, College of Health Science
7. Prof. Stephen O. Uwaifo University Librarian
8. Mr. Daniel A. Urhibo Registrar
9. Mr. Justice Egbare Bursar

Location[edit]

The main campus of Delta State University is in Abraka, Delta State. They are also separated into three sites which includes the SITE 1;there is nothing much but covers mostly lectures for departments such as Guidance and Councilling, Music and all other sort. Then the SITE 2 which cover a great percentage of administrative work such as the Vice - Chancellor's,The Admission Office and also some academic Activities such as learning and others. Here we also we can see the School's ICT which is in charge of the school information and all that concerns ICT. And finally SITE 3 Which is concerned with much of the Academic Work and also host the Science Laboratory and Computer Laboratory and Most importantly The Senate Building. 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. Faculty of Health Technology

Halls of Residence[edit]

There is a total of twenty halls of residence in Delta State University, which are spread across the three campuses. Out of the twenty halls of residence, one is meant for post graduate students (which is located in Abraka campus) and the others are for undergraduate students. Abraka, Anwai and Oleh campus has eight, four and seven halls of residence, respectively. Most of the halls are meant for female students.

Abraka campus halls of residence[edit]

  1. Abraka Hall (male)
  2. Canon Mason Hall (male)
  3. Council Hall (female)
  4. Eco Hall (female)
  5. Ethiope Hall (female)
  6. Medical Hostel (male and female)
  7. NDDC Hall (female)
  8. Executive Hostel (male and female)

Asaba campus halls of residence[edit]

  1. Asaba Hall (female)
  2. Niger Hall (female)
  3. Needs Assessment Hall (female)
  4. Council Hall (male)

Oleh campus halls of residence[edit]

  1. Two Government Hostels (male)
  2. Two Government Hostels (female)
  3. Isoko Development Venture (IDL) Hostel (female)
  4. Women Affairs Hall (female)
  5. Brooklyn Hall (male)

Students' Union Government[edit]

The Students' Union Government popularly known as SUG is the students' arm of governance whose affairs are overseen by the Dean of Student's Affairs Division. The Union is headed by a President (mostly male student) and assisted by a Vice-President (mostly female student), with a Secretary General and Directors whom head different divisions/units in the students' arm. The executives have an academic session to serve in their elective positions.

Scholarships[edit]

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

Past Vice-Chancellors and their teams[edit]

Years Name Position held
1992 to 1994
  • Professor F.M.A. Ukoli, F.A.S.
  • Professor Eric A. Arubayi
  • Mr. E.E. Avbiorokoma
  • Mr. Usher E. Ugoji
  • Mr. E.O. Ejiko

Vice-Chancellor
Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Registrar
Acting Bursar
Librarian

1995 to 1998
  • Professor Pius O. Sada
  • Professor A.E. Ekoko
  • Professor C.O. Oputa
  • Professor Martins G. Ogbe
  • Mr. J.E. Ubogu
  • Mr. Uche E. Ugoji
  • Mr. E.O. Ejiko

Vice-Chancellor
Deputy Vice-Chancellor
Provost, Asaba Campus
Provost, Oleh Campus
Registrar
Bursar
Librarian

1998 to 1999
  • Professor A.E. Ekoko
  • Professor B.U. Ekuerhare
  • Professor Martins G. Ogbe
  • Mr. J.E. Ubogu
  • Mr. Uche E. Ugoji
  • Mr. E.O. Ejiko

Sole Administrator
Provost, Asaba Campus
Provost, Oleh Campus
Acting Registrar
Acting Bursar
Acting Librarian

1999 to 2004
  • Professor Uvie A. Igun
  • Professor P.N. Okoh
  • Professor P.C. Egbon
  • Professor B.U. Ekuerhare
  • Professor S.U. Umukoro
  • Professor Martins G. Ogbe
  • Professor (Mrs.) O.C. Okobiah
  • Professor G.C. Igborgbor
  • Mr. J.E. Ubogu
  • Mr. Uche E. Ugoji
  • Mr. E.O. Ejiko

Vice-Chancellor
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, May to November, 1999
Deputy Vice-Chancellor, 2000 to May, 2004
Provost, Asaba Campus, September 1999 to December 2002
Provost, Asaba Campus, February 2003 to 2006
Provost, Oleh Campus, 2002
Provost, Oleh Campus, November 2000 to December 2002
Provost, Oleh Campus, February 2003 to December 2006
Registrar
Bursar
Librarian

2004 to 2009
  • Professor J.O. Enaohwo
  • Professor B.U. Ekuerhare
  • Professor Martin's G. Ogbe
  • Professor (Mrs.) O.C. Okobiah
  • Professor R.B. Ikomi
  • Professor S.C. Ukala
  • Professor Victor F. Peretomode
  • Mr A.E. Onyemakonor
  • Mr. Uche E. Ugoji
  • Dr (Mrs.) R.B. Okiy

Vice-Chancellor
Deputy Vice-Chancellor(Administration), 2005 to 2007
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics), 2005 to 2007
Deputy Vice-Chancellor(Administration), 2007 to 2011
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics),2007 to 2013
Provost, Asaba Campus, 2007 to 2010
Provost, Oleh Campus, 2007 to 2010
Registrar
Bursar
Librarian

2009 to 2014
  • Professor Eric A. Arubayi
  • Professor (Mrs.) O.C. Okobiah
  • Professor R.B. Ikomi
  • Professor C.P. Aloamaka
  • Professor Victor F. Peretomode
  • Professor P.S. Igbigbi
  • Professor C.E. Mordi
  • Mr. Ejiro Udjo
  • Mr. P.O.M. Ebereghwa
  • Dr (Mrs.) R.B. Okiy

Vice-Chancellor
Deputy Vice-Chancellor(Administration), 2011
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics), 2007 to 2013
Deputy Vice-Chancellor(Administration), 2011 to 2014
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics),2013 to 2014
Provost, Asaba Campus
Provost, Oleh Campus
Registrar
Bursar
Librarian

2014 to 2019
  • Professor Victor F. Peretomode
  • Professor (Mrs.) Roseline O. Aziza
  • Professor Austin E. Anighala
  • Professor J.U. Agbamu
  • Professor B.O. Okaba
  • Professor Samuel O. Asagba
  • Professor Stephen O. Emosairue
  • Mr. Daniel Urhibo
  • Mr. Justice Egbare
  • Professor Stephen O. Uwaifo

Vice-Chancellor
Deputy Vice-Chancellor(Administration)
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics)
Provost, Asaba Campus, 2015
Provost, Oleh Campus, 2015 to 2016
Provost, Asaba Campus, 2016 to Date
Provost, Oleh Campus, I 2016 to Date
Registrar
Bursar
Librarian

Units and Divisions[edit]

  • Academic Planning Unit
  • Audit Unit
  • Information and Public Relations Unit
  • Legal Unit
  • Physical Planning Unit
  • Security Unit
  • Sports Division
  • Bursary Department: This department include the following divisions:
    • Bursar's Office
    • Treasury Division
    • Management Division
    • Final Account Division
  • Registry: This department consist of the following divisions;
    • Admission
    • Council
    • Establishments Division
    • Examinations and Records
    • Senate Division
    • Students' Affairs
  • University Health Service Department: This department consist of the following units;
    • Medical Record Unit
    • Nursing Unit
    • Laboratory Unit
    • Public Health Unit
    • Pharmacy Unit, and
    • X-ray Unit
  • Works and Service Department: This department consist of the following units;
    • Mechanical Unit
    • Estate Unit
    • Civil Unit
    • Electrical Unit
    • Drivers'Unit

Notable Alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://delsu.edu.ng/administration.aspx
  2. ^ nuc.edu.ng/approved-affiliations
  3. ^ Lawal, Fa'ud (19 August 2015). "4 things you didn't know about this A-list Comedian". Pulse online. Retrieved 2 July 2018.

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