Kwara State University P.M.B 1530 Malete
This University, also called ‘KWASU’ is a state-owned and governed higher institution, established by the administration of the former Governor of the State, Dr Bukola Saraki in 2009. It is the 77th University to be registered by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the 95th University to be recognized in Nigeria. The University also has three (3) campuses located at strategic locations in the state. They include Malete (the main campus), Ilesha-Baruba, and Osi-opin. Notable milestone’s at the institution include its approval from NUC to run Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering as an undergraduate course, hence, it is the first University in Nigeria to offer a (B.Eng) in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering; and also the establishment of Centers and Research Institutes that enjoy grants and partnership from global organizations.
The institution runs a collegiate system and has about six (6) colleges offering departmental courses in various disciplines, in addition to a number of centres and institutes. They include:
College of Agriculture and Veterinary Services
Agricultural Economics and Extension Services
Animal Production, Fisheries and Aquaculture
Crop Production, e.t.c
College of Education
Early Childhood and Primary Education
Early Childhood Education
Education and Science
Special Education, e.t.c
College of Engineering and Technology
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Electrical and Computer Engineering
Materials Science Engineering
Aeronautics and Astronautics
Food Agric and Biological Engineering, e.t.c
College of Information and Communication Technology
Computer Engineering, e.t.c
College of Humanities, Management and Social Sciences
Languages and Literary Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
Islamic Christian, and Comparative Religious Studies
College of Pure and Applied Sciences
Statistics and Mathematical Sciences
Library and Information Science
Geology and Mineral Science, e.t.c
Admission requirements are fairly strict and depend on the courses available. The University offers admission for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes.
100 Level Entry Students:
Applicants must possess a minimum of three (3) 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, applicants must register, sit for and attain the prescribed cut-off mark (usually 200) in UTME, and also prepare for a screening process organized by the school.
200 Level (Direct-entry) Students:
Applicants must have a National Diploma, which should come from a recognized institution in Nigeria.
Applicants 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) passes.
Applicants are required to have a first degree from a University recognized by the Senate of KWASU in a related field of study. A Postgraduate Diploma in a related field from a University recognized by the school would also be an added advantage.
Candidates applying for the Doctor of Philosophy degree programmes must possess a master's degree with a minimum score of not less than 60% or a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.5 on a 5-point scale, in a relevant field of study from a University recognized by the Senate of KWASU.
Applicants are to also forward transcripts of their academic records, three (3) referee’s reports, with (2) preferably acquainted with the candidate's academic works.
Applicants are also advised to prepare for an interactive session with the school of postgraduate studies.
Applications for the 2017/2018 academic session are currently closed, but KWASU is open to inquiries on admission details, process and inquiries, and sale of application forms into Undergraduate, Masters and PhD programmes.
Kwara State 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 kwasu.edu.ng.
In addition to the numerous centres and institutes located at the University, it is also home to a lot of service infrastructures and utilities. They include an extensive library for research and study, accommodation for both staffs and students, faculty buildings and lecture halls, a health centre, sporting facilities, and lots more.
For travellers who intend to visit and prospective students of the institution, here are a few awesome things to know:
The University is situated in a secure location. Individuals are still advised to be vigilant.
During office hours on weekdays, the University is open to inquiries, study and exploration.
Be sure to find students, staffs and education enthusiasts around the campus
The University has released its school fees schedule for the 2017/2018 academic session, for both indigenes and non-indigenes. Here’s a list:
Year 1: N99,500
Year 2-4: N109,500
Year 1: N200,000
Year 2-4: N210,000
It’s important to note that an online payment option provided for students who wish to pay online.
Kwara State University stands out as one driven by the vision to advance appropriate and effective learning while exploiting new frontiers of knowledge.
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Kwara State University P.M.B 1530 Malete
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