Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) Location + Admission Requirement

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Akwa Ibom State University: Location, Courses, Admission and Accommodation, Cut-of-marks and Fees

Do you care to know about the only university owned by Akwa Ibom State? We’ve verbalize below all what you should about the university, location, admissions, organization, faculties, courses and cut off marks.

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About Akwa Ibom State University

Akwa Ibom State University is a State-owned higher institution of learning, managed by the Akwa Ibom State Government. The university run 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 initially established to be a technology poised university, but the State Government later modified it to be a conventional University whose focus not just Technology and Applied sciences but Arts as well.
Currently, the University, has about eight (8) faculties which spread equally across its campuses, adding with fully accredited departmental courses in relevant fields.

Mission

The mission of the Akwa Ibom State University is to foster sustainable socio-economic development of a humane society through the utilization of knowledge and technology and hence, unlock the hidden treasures of nature and the human mind within a sound cultural and ethical framework.

The Vision of the university is to keep aflame the pursuit of knowledge, excellence and the spirit of enquiring; and offer opportunities for learning and leadership, service and self-actualization to all mankind, towards a peaceful, humane, prosperous and just society.

Motto

The motto of the university is “knowledge and technology for development“. It is choose so because it’s technology inclined.

How It Started

Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria , The Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State as at then, Arc (Obong) Victor Attah on October 18, 2000 inaugurated a committee for the establishment of Akwa Ibom State University of Technology (AKUTECH).
The committee was made up of several prolific professors including the current deputy vice chancellor, Engr. Dr. Esio O. Mboho. There was a mandate to establish AKUTECH, a project which has been embraced by the former Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Obong (Barr) Godswill Akpabio leading to the enactment of the University Law on September 15, 2009 by the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly.

The University commenced it’s first admission of students in 2010 for the 2010/2011 academic session.

University Location & Environment

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Akwa Ibom state university is a multi-campus institution, with two campuses located in the central southern parts of the State.
The main campus is in the coastal part, mostly within Mkpat Enin Local Government Area, but also including Eastern Obolo, Onna and Ibeno L.G.As. The northern upland part of the main campus is situated at Ikot Akpaden between Eket and Ikot Abasi, along Nigeria’s East-West highway. The main campus at Mkpat Enin extends from the highway to the Atlantic Ocean shoreline, totaling about 4,600 hectares of land that is ideal for the physical development of the university. Most of the southern part of the university is a degraded wetland, waterlogged and flooded with mangrove swamp and tidal creeks. The Main campus stretches over a distance of 12km from the highway to the shoreline and about 4km wide.

The Obio Akpa Campus is the second campus and it houses the Faculties of Arts, Agriculture, Social and Management Sciences. The campus has a sub-urban setting, adjoining Abak town and is about 15 minutes drive from Uyo. It’s topography is undulating with gentle hills and slopes which gives it a unique scene.

Akwa Ibom State University Faculties And Courses Offered

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The University has about six (6) facult offering accredited departmental courses. Care to know what course falls and in which faculty? Find a list below:

Faculty of Agriculture

The faculty offers the Bachelor of Agriculture Programme(B.Agric) degree to it’s students after completing their five(5) years course program.
Here is the summary of programmes in the faculty of Agriculture, AKSU:

S/N Programme
1 Agricultural Economics and Extension
2 Animal Science
3 Crop Science
4 Soil Science
5 Fisheries & Aquaculture

Faculty of Arts

S/N Programme
1 English and Literary Studies
2 Performing Arts
3 History and International Studies
4 Philosophy
5 Religious and Cultural Studies

Faculty of Education

S/N Programme
1 Chemistry Education
2 Biology Education
3 Integrated Science Education
4 Mathematics Education
5 Physics Education

Faculty of Engineering

Engineering is a applied science discipline that deals with how to fabricate things that will improve the status of the world.

Courses offered by the Engineering faculty:

S/N Programme
1 Agricultural Engineering
2 Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering
3 Civil Engineering
4 Electrical and Electronics Engineering
5 Marine Engineering/Naval Architecture
6 Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Biological Sciences

S/N Programme
1 Genetics and Biotechnology
2 Microbiology
3 Botany
4 Marine Biology
5 Zoology

Faculty of Physical Sciences

S/N Programme
1 Chemistry
2 Physics
3 Mathematics & Statistics
4 Geology
5 Computer Science

Faculty of Social and Management Sciences

S/N Programme
1 Accounting
2 Business Administration
3 Economics
4 Marketing
5 Mass Communication
6 Political Science
7 Public Administration

AKSU Admission Requirements

There is a general requirements set by the institution for prospective applicants in various levels. Though there are specific admission requirements based on faculty or department of preferred course. We’ve compiled useful details about the general admission requirements into Akwa Ibom State University.

AKSU Admission Requirements For Undergraduates

100 Level Entry:

    • Applicants must possess a minimum of five (5) credit passes in SSC O’LEVEL/NECO/NABTEB or equivalent at not more than two (2) sittings in subjects relevant to the propose of study. The 5 credits must be in Mathematics, English and 3 related subjects.
    • In addition, candidates must registered for and attain the prescribed cut-off (usually 180/200) in UTME, and prepare for a screening process org by the school.

200 Level (Direct-entry):

  • Prospective students must have National Diploma, which should from a recognized institution in Nigeria.
  • Candidates are required to have Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE), passes in subject(s) related to the propose of study with a minimum of one two (2) advanced level passes.
  • Applicants must also register for the Direct-entry registration.

The University website is a tool which provides up to date information for admission seekers to be updated and informed on the admission process. The school website is at www.aksu.edu.ng.
You can also stay glued here to our website for all the latest on Akwa Ibom State University.

See also: AKSU Post UTME/DE Screening Form

AKSU Cut Off Mark

The general cut off mark set by the university for admission into any of her degree programmes is 180. Any candidate seeking entry into the university with a score higher than the general cut off mark would be considered for admission.

Akwa Ibom State University School Fees

School fees for students in Akwa Ibom State University is relatively cheap compared to other state Universities in the country. Nonetheless, it’s a normal trend that school fees for indigenes is lesser than that of non-indigenes for almost all state-own institutions. Find the school fees schedule for fresh students into the University below.

  • Indigenes: N53,000 per session
  • Non-indigenes: N73,000 per session

More details about the school fees mode of payment can be found on doing a search on this blog or visit the University’s portal.

Structures/Facilities At The University

As a tertiary institution should, Akwa Ibom State University, AKSU homes a lot of structures to make its name, from the world-class Administrative Block to the fully equipped Engineering workshops are all part of the university pride.

The University has gone out of its way provide a conducive environment for its staffs and students, providing facilities such as lecture halls theatres, conference rooms, library, faculty blocks, relaxation centres, administrative buildings, cafeterias, hostel accommodation, staff quarters, sports facilities, multipurpose halls and lots more.

Campus Accommodation

The Akwa Ibom State University has its hostel for students who are willing to live nearby. The hostel accommodation are quite expensive and available at an affordable fee.
Payment and registration for hostel accommodation is done at the Students Affairs Unit.

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Scholarship

Students in Akwa Ibom State University are open to sundry State, Federal and International scholarship.

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