Niger Delta University

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Niger Delta University
Motto Creativity, Excellence and Service
Type Urban (state government funded)
Established 2000
Chancellor HRH Edward Asimini Dappa Pepple
Vice-Chancellor Professor Humphrey Ogoni
Location Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
Campus Amassoma and Yenagoa
Website Official website

Niger Delta University (NDU) is in Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State in Nigeria is a Bayelsa state government funded university.[1][2] It was established in 2000 by Chief DSP Alamieseigha, then governor of Bayelsa state. It has two main campuses, one in the state capital, Yenagoa, which contains the law faculty, and the other in Amassoma.

Niger Delta University has come a long way since its establishment and ranks among the 50 best universities in Nigeria.[citation needed] Its main campus in Amassima is in a temporary site, with work on the permanent site ongoing.

The university offers a unique opportunity for students to acquire qualitative education at Bachelor, Masters and PhD levels. It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. It is accredited and recognized by the National Universities Commission (NUC)


The university has nine faculties. Thefaculties and their respective departments are:

Faculty of Agricultural Technology[edit]

  • Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
  • Department of Crop Production
  • Department of Fisheries
  • Department of Livestock Production

Faculty of Arts[edit]

  • Department of English and Literary Studies
  • Department of Fine and Applied Arts
  • Department of History/Diplomacy
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Religious Studies
  • Department of Theatre Arts

Faculty of Engineering[edit]

  • Department of Agricultural Engineering
  • Department of Chemical/Petroleum/Petrochemical Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Department of Marine Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Education[edit]

  • Department of Curriculum and Instruction with options in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English Language, Fine and Applied Arts, French, Geography, Health Education, History, Mathematics, Physics, Physical Education, Political Science and Religious Studies.
  •  ? with options in Adult Community Education, Education Administration, Guidance and Counseling and Primary Education
  • Department of Vocational/Industrial Education with options in Agricultural Education, Business Education, Secretarial Education and Technical Education

Faculty of Management Sciences[edit]

  • Department of Accountancy
  • Department of Banking, Finance and Insurance
  • Department of Business Administration
  • Department of Marketing
  • Department of Office Management Technology

Faculty of Pharmacy[edit]

  • Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice
  • Department of Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry
  • Department of Pharmacognosy & Herbal Medicine
  • Department of Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Biotechnology
  • Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Faculty of Sciences[edit]

  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Biological Science
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Geology
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry

Faculty of Social Sciences[edit]

  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Geography and Environmental Management
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Sociology

Faculty of Law[edit]

College of Medical Sciences[edit]

  • Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Nursing


The establishment of the university through a law in 2000 was a significant turning-point in the educationa and socio-economic history Bayelsa State in particular and Nigeria in general.[citation needed]

The university, which started academic activities in the 2001/2002 session, had its pioneer set of graduating students in the 2004/2005 academic year. Although, the student population was only 1,039 at inception, this increased to 4,636 in 2003/2004 and later 10,294 in 2006/2007. The university maintains the quota provided by the National Universities Commission (NUC). There has been a signification increase in the number of academic and non-teaching staffs.


The university is in Wilberforce Island, about 32 km from the state capital Yenagoa and is made up of three campuses: Gloryland (main campus), College of Health Sciences, and the temporary campus of the Faculty of Law. A new campus, which is an extension of the Gloryland campus, is being developed.


  1. ^ "Niger Delta University". Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "ICT Availability in Niger Delta University Libraries". Library Philosophy and Practice  – via HighBeam (subscription required). 1 March 2010. Retrieved 10 August 2015. 

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