We take a look at Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Town, Bayelsa State. Here we’ll explicate the school’s history, location, faculty, departments, its vice-chancellor. In admission, we’ll let you know the courses offered there, requirements for admission and cut off marks. The university’s school fees and accommodation will also be part of our write-up. ⇒NDU Admission Requirements⇐
About The University
Niger Delta University, popularly called NDU is a state university-owned and funded by the Bayelsa State Government. The university came into existence in 2000 and was built by the then Governor of the Bayelsa state, Chief Dr. Alamieyeseigha.
NDU has three campuses located within 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 Faculty of Law.
|Motto||Creativity, Excellence, and Service|
|Vice Chancellor||Prof. Samuel G. Edoumiekumo|
|Location||Wilberforce Island, Amassoma, PMB 071, Bayelsa State, Nigeria|
The university offers programmes at Bachelor, Masters, and PhD levels with its course fully accredited and recognized by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
The Niger Delta University has two main campuses, one in the state capital, Yenagoa, which contains the law faculty, and the other in Amassoma.
The main campus is located in Wilberforce Island, about 32 km from the state capital Yenagoa. The Gloryland campus and the campus that houses the College of Health Sciences is part of the main campus in Wilberforce Town in Amassoma. There is also a temporary campus of the Faculty of Law in Yenagoa.
Currently, at Wilberforce, a new campus, which is an extension of the Gloryland campus, is being developed with Standard Faculty buildings, School of Postgraduate Studies, DOCERAD, Senate Building(Under Construction), et al.
How It Started
Prior to the establishment of the university in 2000, Bayelsa state was known to be educationally less-developed as it was without a university. This was also a significant turning-point in the educational and socio-economic history of the State.
The institution was established and built by the Chief Dr. Alamieyeseigha led administration while he was the Governor of the state.
Academic activities started at the institution in 2001 and University has since grown from an initial population of over 1,000 students to a thriving population of more than 16,000 students.
Courses Offered At NDU
The Niger Delta University offers a wide range of programmes from the full-time certificate, diploma and degree programmes cutting across twelve (12) faculties. The faculties and their respective departments are Faculty of Arts, Agricultural Technology, Basic Medical Sciences, Engineering , Clinical Sciences, Education, Law, Management Sciences, Nursing, Pharmacy,Sciences and Faculty of Social Sciences.
Below is a full list of courses offered at the Niger Delta University accredited and approved by the Nigerian University Commission.
Faculty of Agricultural Technology
- Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology
- Department of Crop Production
- Department of Fisheries
- Department of Livestock Production
Faculty of Arts
- Department of English and Literary Studies
- Department of Fine and Applied Arts
- Department of History/Diplomacy
- Department of Philosophy
- Department of Religious Studies
- Department of Theatre Arts
Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
- Department of biochemistry
- Department of Medical laboratory science
- Department of Medicine and surgery
Faculty of Clinical sciences
Faculty of Engineering
- Department of Agricultural Engineering
- Department of Chemical/Petroleum/Petrochemical Engineering
- Department of Civil Engineering
- Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering
- Department of Marine Engineering
- Department of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Education
- Department of Curriculum and Instruction with options in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English Language, Fine and Applied Arts, French, Geography, Health Education, History, Mathematics, Physics, Physical Education, Political Science, and Religious Studies.
- Adult Community Education, Education Administration, Guidance and Counseling and Primary Education
- Department of Vocational/Industrial Education with options in Agricultural Education, Business Education, Secretarial Education, and Technical Education
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Management Sciences
- Department of Accountancy
- Department of Banking, Finance and Insurance
- Department of Business Administration
- Department of Marketing
- Department of Office Management Technology
Faculty of Nursing
Faculty of Pharmacy
- Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice
- Department of Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry
- Department of Pharmacognosy & Herbal Medicine
- Department of Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Technology
- Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Biotechnology
- Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Faculty of Sciences
- Department of Biological Science
- Department of Computer Science
- Department of Geology
- Department of Mathematics
- Department of Microbiology
- Department of Physics
- Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry
Faculty of Social Sciences
- Department of Economics
- Department of Geography and Environmental Management
- Department of Political Science
- Department of Sociology
Niger Delta University Admission Requirements
See also: NDU Post UTME/DE Admission Form – Entry Requirement
To study at Niger Delta University, you must possess the following requirements:
- The candidate must be over 16 years of age in the year of admission (Some student swear an affidavit just to increase their ages)
- Candidates must possess a minimum of 5 credit passes in relevant subjects which must include English Language and mathematics at GCE O’Level, WASCE, SSCE, NECO or approved equivalents at not more than 2 sittings.
- Candidates with Teachers Grade II (TC II) with passes at credit or merit levels in conjunction with credit passes in relevant subjects at GCE, WASCE, SSCE, NECO or approved equivalents may be considered. No subject may be counted at both TC II and GCE O/Level, WASCE, SSCE, NECO or approved equivalents.
- In addition, the candidate must make at least 180 pass mark in JAMB to qualify for internal screening.
Admission Requirements For Postgraduates
- 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 departmental requirements for your programme of course.
NDU Cut Off Marks
I am sure by now, you have read the certain requirements you must meet before you can be considered for admission into the Niger Delta University to study any course of your choices such as Law, Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy, and the likes.
Anyway, one of these requirements includes beating the required departmental, faculty and school cut off mark for the year in view. However, it is generally advisable to study hard and score very high above the cut off point/mark so as to be on the safer side.
The minimum JAMB score that NDU requires for admission is 150 and you are expected to beat this cut off mark far above it so that your chances of getting admitted will increase. This is because any school will want to admit students on merits i.e score above to mark.
NDU School Fees
Here is the summary of the school fees at the Niger Delta University. The fees differs in faculty because of the bench levy fee.
- Faculties Of Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Pharmacy and Nursing – N150,000
- Faculty of Law – N130,000
- Faculty of Engineering – N120,000
- Faculties Of Management Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts, Agricultural Science, Education and Sciences – N110,000
The fees above are for indigenes while the non-Bayelsans are to pay with addition of N50,000 to the above fees.
Accommodation At Niger Delta University
The university offers hostel services for its students who are willing to live on the school campus. The hostel fees is relatively cheap and affordable compared to the amount paid outside for house rent.
To book accommodation in the school, go to the student’s affairs division, and process the application.
Facilities/Structures At The University
Niger Delta University has a good number of facilities for educational, sporting and recreational activities. This include:
- Sporting Centres
- Medical Health Centre
- Administrative Block
- A Staff bar
- Student Viewing Centre
- Theatre Arts Centre, e.t.c.
The university also has an extensive library to support educational research and advancement adding with a Teaching Hospital(NDUTH) located in Okolobiri.
What You Should Know About NDU
Here are few of some awesome things to know about the Bayelsa State-owned Niger Delta University:
- The university is situated in a riverine area which is a coastal belt in many swamps and creeks along the Atlantic Ocean. This makes it has awesome scenery and one loved by students and visitors.
- Niger Delta University has the Shehu of Borno, Dr Abubakar Ibn Umar as its chancellor.
- Admission into this university is quite competitive as a candidate from different parts of the country apply for admission.
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The university’s website is a tool that provides up to date information as such, all inquiries about the institution can be found on the University website at ndu.edu.ng.
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