University of Uyo
|University of Cross River State (UNICROSS)|
|Motto||Unity, Learning and Service.|
|Chancellor||Adamu Maje, Emir of Hadejia|
|Vice-Chancellor||Professor Enefiok Essien|
|Location||Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State, Nigeria|
The university was formerly known as the University of Cross River State (UNICROSS). On October 1, 1991 the federal government of Nigeria established it as a federal university and the name was changed to the University of Uyo. The university inherited students, staff, academic programmes and the entire facilities of the erstwhile University of Cross River State established by Cross River State in 1983. Academic activities commenced during the 1991/92 academic session. UNIUYO has about 12 faculties,the postgraduate school and the school of continuing Education.
UNIUYO is in the heart of Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom, Nigeria's second largest oil-producing state. Uyo is easily accessible by road,though there is an international airport for external use(s). It operates from four campuses:
- The Permanent Site/Main Campus which accommodates Parts of Central Administration, Faculties of Engineering and Natural and Applied Sciences, International Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability Research (ICEESR), and the Postgraduate School
- The Town Campus which accommodates Faculties of Arts, Education, Social Sciences, Pharmacy
- The Annex Campus, home for the Faculties of Agriculture, Business Administration, Law, Environmental Studies and General Studies
- The Ime Umana Campus, Ediene Abak, which accommodates the Pre-Degree, JUPEB and other special courses.
The Permanent Site/Main Campus of the university along Nwaniba Road, Uyo is about 4.5 km from the city centre and covers an area of about 1,443 hectares. The university of Uyo has 12 faculty plus the school of continuing education. the various faculties are as follows: 1. Faculty of Agriculture. 2. Faculty of Arts. 3. Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences. 4. Faculty of Business Administration. 5. Faculty of Clinical Sciences. 6. Faculty of education. 7. Faculty of Engineering. 8. Faculty of Environmental studies. 9. Faculty of Law. 10. Faculty of Science. 11. Faculty of Social Sciences 12. Faculty of Pharmacy. 13. School of Continuing Education.
The Library has an active collection of 46,745 volumes and handles about 409,977 lending and reference inquiries annually. Current journals stand at 271 representing all disciplinary interests. The library is equipped with modern computers and has a reading space of 970.51 metres with seating capacity for 698.
There are four main divisions: Acquisition, Lending, Processing, and Research. The Research Division comprises Reference, Serials, Special Collections and Government Collections. The Special Collection comprises Nyong Essien, Africana and Government Collection. Acquisition and Processing selects and orders library materials and organizes them for effective use. The Public Service Division deals directly with readers, regulates the use of library materials, and handles reference questions. The office of university librarian provides data for planning, budgeting, control and coordination of the library.
The University Health Centre provides free health services to students, staff and staff family members. It is open to the public. Routine services provided include:
- Medical certification
- Ante-natal care
- Family planning
- General surgery
- Medical and laboratory services
- Out-patient and in-patient care
- Environmental and preventive health services
The fourth Vice-Chancellor was Professor Comfort Ekpo who was also the first woman Vice-Chancellor. In December 2015 she wrote to the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu to ask that the appointment of her successor, Enefiok Essien, should be delayed. This was due to the accusation of sexual assault and forgery that were being discussed in the press. Professor Enefiok Essien was confirmed as the Vice-Chancellor in January 2016 and has remained in that capacity since then. Professor Enefiok Essien, a commercial lawyer by profession has served as a two time dean in the faculty of Law. He was also the chairman council of Deans
Below are a list of affiliate institutions of the University of Uyo, approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
- St. Joseph Major Seminary, Ikot Ekpene
- Assemblies of God Divinity School, Old Umuahia
- The Apostolic Church Theological Seminary, Amumara
- The Samuel Bill Theological College, Abak
- Osun State College Of Education, Ila-Orangun (Regular)
- John James Akpan Udo-Edehe, politician
- Onofiok Luke, legislator
- Ime Bishop Umoh, actor
- Ini Edo, actress
- Aniekan Umanah, politician
- Rt. Hon Usenobong Akpabio, politician
- Hon. Owen Owen, politician
- Akpan Hogan Ekpo (Professor of Economics, former Vice Chancellor of the University from 2000 - 2005)
- Joshua Uzoigwe (Music)
- Udo Isaac Anwana (Education)Late
- Stella Benard Idiong (Fine Arts)Late
- Kalu Uka (Theatre Arts, pioneer Nigerian Theatre Critic)
- Rome Aboh (English, Poet and Novelist)
- Joe Ushie (English, Renowned Nigerian Poet)
- Inyang Udofot (English, current Deputy Vice-Chancellor)
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