Nwaniba Road, Uyo
University of Uyo.
The University of Uyo (UNIUYO) initially called the University of Cross River was established in 1991 by the Federal Government of Nigeria. The University operates a multi-campus system with its campus located at strategic sites in the state, they include, the Main Campus, the Town Campus, the Annex Campus, the College of Health Sciences Campus and the Ime Umanah Campus.
UNIUYO currently boasts of having about 13 faculties offering degree programmes in diverse fields leading to officially recognized degrees such as bachelor, masters and postgraduate degrees. Though a third-generation University, the University of Uyo is competing favourably with most first generation Universities in Nigeria, standing as the 21st best institution in the country.
Below is a detailed list of the faculties and academic departments at UNIUYO:
Faculty of Agriculture
Agricultural Economics and Extension
Fisheries and Aquaculture
Food Science and Technology, e.t.c.
Faculty of Arts
History and International Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences
Political Science and Public Administration
Sociology and Anthropology, e.t.c.
Faculty of Basic Medical Science
Faculty of Business Administration
Banking and Finance
Faculty of Clinical Sciences
Medical Microbiology and Parasitology
Faculty of Education
Consists of the following departments:
Early childhood and Special education
Foundation, Guidance and Counselling
Physical and Health Education
Tech and Library Science
Vocational Education, e.t.c
Faculty of Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering, e.t.c
Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Urban and Regional Planning, e.t.c
Faculty of Science
Botany and Ecological Studies
Faculty of Pharmacy, and
Faculty of Law
For entry into any of the Bachelor’s degree programmes, at the University, candidates are normally admitted through the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), by Direct Entry or through the pre-degree programme. Prospective candidates will be made to go through the screening tests for all modes of application. We’ve compiled useful details on some of the general requirements, find them below:
As a prospective candidate, you must have credit passes in at least five (5) SSCE/NECO/ O’level subjects including English, Mathematics and three other relevant subjects at no more than two sittings.
You are also required to register, sit for and attain the prescribed JAMB cut-off mark for your preferred course. Then you can be eligible to write the entrance examination (Post-UTME).
In addition to having the above requirements, you may also be required to;
Have a National Diploma, which should come from a recognized institution in Nigeria. Applicants may also be 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.
You may also be admitted if you have a Bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution.
The PG school at UNIUYO runs 94 PhD and 108 Masters programmes spread across the faculties of the University; in addition to a number of Diploma programmes administered at the School of Continuing Education. We’ve compiled details on the general requirements. Find them below:
Candidates must have a first degree in the preferred course of study a relevant discipline with an FCGPA of not less than 3.0 from UNIUYO or a recognized university.
Prospective applicants must have a master’s degree in the preferred course with an FCGPA not less than 3.50 on a 5 point scale or an average of 60% from the University or one recognized by the school.
It’s also important to note that you may be required to sit for a screening examination and an oral interview organize by the PG school.
More information about specific admission requirements, programmes offered and other resourceful details can be found on the school’s website at uniuyo.edu.ng.
The facilities at the institution include administrative blocks, faculty buildings, staff quarters, halls of residence, science laboratories, relaxation centres, an online repository for journals, lecture notes, articles and thesis. The University is also home to;
An Extensive Library: Is composed of four main divisions: Acquisition, Lending, Processing and Research. The library has an active collection of 46,745 volumes and handles about 409,977 lending and reference inquiries annually.
A Medical Health Centre: Provides free health services to students and staff but is also open to the public. Routine services provided include consultation, medical certification, treatment, antenatal care, e.t.c
It is situated in a secure location with experienced security personnel.
Before heading to the University, here are a few things to come along:
Seminar necessities, e.t.c
Be sure to find staffs, students, and education enthusiasts at the University
During office hours on weekdays.
This is a very safe location.
Attend public lectures
Nwaniba Road, Uyo
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