About Kogi State University Kogi State University also called ‘KSU’ is a state-owned higher institution of learning, established in 1999 by Prince Abubakar Audu. The University was renamed after him in 2002 but reverted back to initial name in 2003. Academic activities started in April 2000 with just six faculties, with the addition of two more, including the Faculty of Medicine and Faculty of Education in subsequent years. It also runs pre-degree and diploma programmes admitting successful candidates into full-time programmes. Most of the courses offered are accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC), and they lead to official recognized degrees such as Diploma, Bachelors, Masters, and Doctorate degrees. Although not popular, the University has been rated as one of the best In Africa, with some of its departments being ranked by Nigerian professional bodies as the best in the Country. It has also been very popular in the corporate world for producing highly intellectual students employed by corporate organizations and multinationals. Notable milestones have been recorded by the University as it has received quite a number of recognition’s, one of such been the pronouncement of the faculty of Law was as the best in the country some few years, and other departmental recognition by professional bodies. According to the 2018 Nigerian University ranking by 4ic.org, KSU ranks as the 65th best in the country; This may be as a result of its unstable academic standards and unpopularity. Kogi State University Faculties The University has over 8 faculties in its campus. They include: Faculty of Arts and Humanities Faculty of Agriculture Faculty of Education Faculty of Law Faculty of Natural Sciences Faculty of Management Sciences Faculty of Social Sciences, and Faculty of Medicine Courses Offered At Kogi State Universities Care to know the courses offered at KSU? Confused about what course falls under what faculty? Find below a list of departmental courses offered in each faculty below: Faculty of Arts and Humanities -Theatre Arts -Religious Studies and Philosophy -Islamic Studies -English Language -History and International Faculty of Agriculture, the courses offered here include: -Food, Nutrition and Home Sciences -Agricultural Engineering -Agric. Economics and Extension -Crop Production -Animal Production -Soil Science -Food Science and Technology Faculty of Education -Human Kinetics Education -Adult Education -Early Childhood... Faculty of Social Sciences -Economics -Mass Communication -Sociology Faculty of Management Sciences, the departments here include: Public Administration Business Administration Accounting Banking and Finance. The faculties of Law and Medicine also offer departmental courses in their fields. Kogi State University Facilities KSU boasts of providing standard facilities accessible to staffs and students for academic research and other utilities. Some of the facilities include: An extensive library: This is home to a large collection of expensive and specialized books, materials and a Geologic station, both contributed by Shell Petroleum Development company as an appreciation of the departments exceptionally strong intellectual capacity and development. Lecture halls and theatres Faculty buildings and administrative blocks Halls of Residence A bakery Unit A Cashew processing Unit A water production company A catering unit And a host of others. Kogi State University Admission Requirements Studying in KSU, you have to be conversant with the programmes offered in each faculty in order to choose correctly your preferred course. Some of the courses offered for undergraduate programmes have been provided above; take time to go through them before making a decision. It’s also advisable that you frequent the institution, make inquiries or more conveniently, visit the school website for reliable information on admission process in the institution, and for other news. For Prospective Undergraduates: As a prospective candidate seeking admission in Kogi State University, it’s advisable that you go through specific admission requirements for the courses offered in the institution on the JAMB website, or the UTME Brochure published every year. Asides this, here are some general requirements: You are required to have at least 5 credit passes in your O’level result or its equivalent at no more than two sittings. The subjects passed should include English Language, Mathematics, and any other three, based on the subject combination for your desired course of study. You must register for JAMB, sit for the examination, and attain the prescribed JAMB cut-off mark for your course. This would make you eligible to; Sit for the Post-UTME examination organized by the institution. Bear in mind that you must attain the exact Post-UTME cut-off mark or preferably score higher so as to increase your chances of getting admitted. If successful, your name will come out on the admission list released and you’ll be informed of subsequent steps to take. Please note that application forms for the 2017/2018 academic session are currently closed. Further information about admission in KSU and related news would be posted on the University’s website. For Prospective Postgraduates KSU has a PG school that has made provision for postgraduate programmes at PGD, Masters, and Ph.D. levels. The courses offered in these levels are relatively similar to those offered at the Undergraduate level. The admission requirements for PG students at the institution isn’t so different from the general requirements requested in other universities. These requirements may include, obtaining 5 credit passes in SSCE/GCE or other equivalents, having a Bachelor degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division for PGD and Masters students or having a Masters degree with a weighted average score of 60% for Ph.D. programmes. Asides all these, you may be requested to write an entrance examination depending on your proposed programme. Other requirements may also include, NYSC Discharge Certificate/ Exemption letter, and also your academic transcript. More details about the PG school at KSU, PG admission requirements, programmes available and lots more can be found on the Unversity's website at ksu.edu.ng . Things To Note About Kogi State University Looking at taking a tour around KSU, or are you a prospective student of the institution? Here are a few things to note: Safety/Security it is situated in a secure location. Things To Do Bothered about what you can do while at the University? Here are some things you can do: Partake in academic and social activities Enroll for a full-time or part-time programme., or Take a tour around the institution. What To Bring Some of the things you can come along with include: A valid means of identification Academic materials and books. Personal effects. Best Features The University continually maintains and sustains its standards through its accountable, focused, innovative, purposeful and transparent leadership style and management; constantly utilizing existing knowledge and developing new ones. Writer’s Review KSU is committed to impacting on students, knowledge, learning, scholarship, and skills, equipping them with relevant skills; It’s definitely one I’ll recommend if you seek to learn and gain as well.