This University popularly called ‘NDU’ is a higher institution of learning solely funded by the Bayelsa State Government; Established in 2000 and built by the then Governor of the state Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha, the University has its campuses scattered at strategic locations in the State. They include, the Main campus in Amassoma also called Gloryland Campus, a College of Health Sciences Campus in Wilberforce Island, and a Satellite Campus in the State Capital, Yenagoa which houses the Faculty of Law. Academic activities started at the institution in 2001 and the University has since grown from an intake of over 1,000 students to a thriving population of more than 10,000 students. The University presently has quite a number of faculties and academic departments which can be found below.
Currently, NDU has twelve faculties and a total of 44 programmes out of which 36 have gained full accreditation status by NUC and lead to officially recognized degrees. Below are the faculties and departmental courses offered in no particular order:
Faculty of Agricultural Technology
Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
Faculty of Arts
English and Literary Studies
Fine and Applied Arts
Faculty of Engineering
Petrochemical Engineering, e.t.c.
Faculty of Management Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences
Geography and Environmental Management
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Education; consists of departments such as
Vocational/Industrial Education with options in Agricultural Education, Business Education and Secretarial Education.
Curriculum and Instruction….
Faculty of Pharmacy
Pharmacognosy and Herbal Medicine
Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practise
Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, e.t.c.
College of Health Sciences
Basic Medical Sciences
Clinical Sciences, and
NDU also has a number of centres and research institutes.
The University offers admission into undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in almost all of the faculties listed above. Admission requirements across these levels differ slightly. Here are some of them:
It’s important to note that to be considered for admission into the University, you are expected to have the following:
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.
The minimum cut-off mark in UTME organized by JAMB, which is usually 180.
In addition to the above requirements, you are also expected to meet the departmental requirements for your preferred course.
As stated earlier, the University only has provision for postgraduate diploma, masters and PhD programmes across its faculties. A prospective applicant must be a graduate of a recognized University with the following requirements:
Graduate certificate with verifiable grades and required grade point average.
Academic transcript from University attended.
SSCE or equivalent results
NYSC discharge certificate.
Also, in addition to the requirements above, you are also expected to meet the departmental requirements for your programme of course and preferred course.
As a tool which provides up to date information targeted at prospective/verified students and members of the institution, All inquiries about the institution can be found on the University website at ndu.edu.ng.
The University has facilities for social, sporting and recreational activities. They include the following:
Medical Health Care Services
Clubs and Societies
A Staff bar
Student Viewing Centre
Theatre Arts Centre, e.t.c.
The institution also has a guest house, situated on campus, among other infrastructures and services.
For travellers who intend to visit and for prospective students, here are a few awesome things to know:
The University is situated in a secure location. Individuals are still advised to be vigilant.
Going by its location on an island, a riverine area which is a coastal belt of many swamps and creeks along the Atlantic Ocean, the University has an awesome scenery, one very serene and cosy; Nevertheless experiencing its own fair share of harsh weather conditions with very intense rainfall during the rainy season, largely as a result of its location. It is definitely one to love by students and tourists.
During office hours on weekdays, the University is open to inquires, study and exploration.
Students, staffs, and education enthusiasts are the most common faces around the campus.
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