It is a State-owned and governed higher institution of learning, practising a multi-campus system with its main campus at Ikot Akpaden, Mkpat Enin LGA, and a second campus situated at Obio Akpa, Oruk Anam LGA. The University was originally established as a University of Technology, but the State Government after proper deliberations modified it into a conventional University whose focus is not just Technology and Applied science, but Arts as well. The Law leading to the establishment of the University was passed in 2009, but it didn't open its doors to its first set of students until 2010. Akwa Ibom State University, also called AKSU has about six (6) faculties spread across its campuses, offering accredited departmental courses in relevant fields.
The University has about six (6) faculties offering accredited departmental courses. Care to know what course falls under what faculty? Find a list below:
Faculty of Arts
English and Literary Studies
Religious and International Studies
Faculty of Education
Integrated Science Education
Faculty of Engineering
Marine/Naval Architecture Engineering, e.t.c
Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Genetics and Biotechnology
Faculty of Agriculture
Agricultural Economics and Extension
Animal Science, e.t.c.
Faculty of Social and Management Sciences
Although there are specific admission requirements based on faculties or prefered course. There are still some general requirements set by the institution for prospective applicants in various levels. We’ve compiled useful details about the general admission requirements. Find them below:
100 Level Entry Students:
Applicants must possess a minimum of five (5) credit passes in SSCE/GCE O’LEVEL/NECO/NABTEB or equivalents at no more than two (2) sittings obtained in subjects relevant to the proposed field of study. The 5 credits must compulsorily be in Mathematics, English and 3 other related subjects.
In addition, candidates must register, sit for and attain the prescribed cut-off mark (usually 180/200) in UTME, and also prepare for a screening process organized by the school.
200 Level (Direct-entry) Students:
Prospective students must have a National Diploma, which should come from a recognized institution in Nigeria.
Candidates are required to have a Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) in a subject(s) related to the proposed field of study with a minimum of one unit and two (2) advanced level passes.
Applicants must also register with JAMB for Direct-entry registration.
The University website is a tool which provides up to date information targeted at verified students and members of the institution and can be found at aksu.edu.ng.
AKSU is home to the facilities available in any higher institution of learning. The University has gone out of its way to provide a conducive environment for both staffs and students providing them facilities such as lecture halls and theatres, conference rooms, a library, faculty blocks, relaxation centres, administrative buildings, canteens and cafeterias, hostel accommodation, staff quarters, sports facilities, multipurpose halls and lots more.
For travellers who intend to visit and prospective students of the institution, here are a few things to know:
The University campuses are located in a secure environment. Individuals are still advised to be vigilant.
AKSU is open to study and inquiries, during office hours on weekdays.
Before heading out to the University, here are a few helpful things to come along with:
Books and Educational Materials
A valid means of identification
School fees for entry-level students have been released by the University for the 2017/2018 academic session, and it’s awesome to know that the fees are relatively cheap compared to other state Universities in the country. Nevertheless, it's a growing trend that school fees for indigenes would be lesser than that of non-indigenes for almost all state-owned institutions. Find the school fees schedule for fresh students at the University below:
Indigenes: N53,000 per session
Non-indigenes: N73,000 per session.
More details about the school fees and mode of payment can be found on the University’s student portal.
Akwa Ibom State University stands as an institution aimed at academic excellence. It’s definitely one to recommend if you seek to further your academic career in an institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge and better service.
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