Abia State University

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Abia State University Uturu (ABSU) is a Nigerian public university. It is one of the state-owned universities in Nigeria. These state academic institutions were created to expand admissions and bring professional skills, expertise and modern research facilities close to the city and rural dwellers, and have helped talented students to obtain higher education.[4][5]

Abia State University Uturu
MottoExcellence and Service
ChancellorTor Tiv: His Royal Majesty: James Ayatse[1]
Vice-ChancellorProfessor Onyemachi Maxwell Ogbulu[2][3]
Students20,400 [1]
Location, ,
WebsiteOfficial website

The inception of the university was in 1981 in the former Imo State under the name of Imo State University, Etiti.[6][7] The university was established by Sam Mbakwe when he was governor of old Imo State. The main campus was located at Etiti, Imo State, while the Law Department was located in a separate Campus at Aba. Between 1984 and 1985 under the military governorship of General Ike Nwachukwu, the university moved to its permanent site at Uturu Okigwe.[8]

Following the creation of Abia State in 1991, the Uturu campus of the university was ceded to Abia State, and is now known as Abia State University Uturu, Isuikwuato Local Government Area, Abia State, Nigeria.[9] The university is organized in colleges and schools having been founded on the same collegiate system that University of Nebraska operates.[10]

Studies at Abia State University include: undergraduate, graduate and doctorate degrees. It has two campuses- its main campus in Uturu; and the College of Law, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine housed by the campus in Umuahia, capital of Abia State, Nigeria.[11][12]



Abia State University offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs across ten colleges.[13]

  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
  • College of Biological and Physical Sciences
  • College of Business Administration[14]
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering and Environmental Studies
  • College of Law
  • College of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • College of Optometry
  • College of Postgraduate Studies

Centres, directorates and institutes


The following are centres, directorates and Institutes within Abia State University;[15]

  • Centre For Entrepreneurial Education
  • Student Affairs Department
  • Counseling Centre
  • Centre for Primary and Non-Formal Education
  • General Studies
  • Centre for Igbo Studies
  • Academic Planning
  • Sandwich Programme
  • Centre for Remedial Studies
  • University Examination Centre
  • Business Resource Centre
  • Institute for Distance Education (IDEA)
  • Institute for Computer Studies
  • Consultancies, Linkages & Revenue Mobilization
  • Institute of Arts & Sciences
  • Centre for Quality Assurance



Abia State University Library was established on 8th February along-side the University, in1981 but started its operation and services on 1st October, 1981.[16] The E-library was launched by the National Universities Commission (NUC) on 3rd July, 2007 with the aim of enhancing teaching and research programmes of the student, lecturers and primarily serve the university community.[17]

Branch Libraries

  • Uturu Main Campus Library
  • E-Library, Uturu Law Library
  • Umuahia Campus Agricultural Library
  • Umuahia Campus E-Library
  • Umuahia Campus Medical Library
  • Aba Campus



On the 29th 2024 of February abia state University is ranked 37th in the state public university in Nigeria.[18]

Notable alumni


Past Vice Chancellors



  1. ^ "HRM: Orchivirigh: Professor James Ortese Ayatse: Tor Tiv Installed Fifth Chancellor of Abia State University: Uturu: Nigeria". Guardian Newspapers Limited: Nigeria. 31 March 2019. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  2. ^ "Governor Okezie Ikpeazu Approves Appointment of Professor Onyemachi Maxwell Ogbulu New Vice Chancellor of Abia State University: Effective From 1 December 2020". Premium Times: Nigeria. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  3. ^ "Ogbulu Appointed New ABSU: Abia State University Vice Chancellor as Ikonne Retires". Sun News Online: Nigeria. 25 November 2020. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  4. ^ Nigerian History, Politics and Affairs: Collected Essays of Adiele Afigbo. Africa World Press: 2005. 2005. ISBN 9781592213245. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  5. ^ "Home - Abia State University Uturu". abiastateuniversity.edu.ng. Retrieved 24 February 2022.
  6. ^ "Institutional Biography: Abia State University". AAPS: Association of African Planning Schools: African Centre for Cities: University of Cape Town: South Africa. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  7. ^ "ABSU: Abia State University: Admission, Scholarships, Tuition, Ranking and Cost of Living". Nigeria Institutes. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  8. ^ "African Journal of Library: Archives and Information Science: Abia State University, Uturu, Okigwe". Archlib and Information Service: 2008. 2008. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  9. ^ Management of University Education in Nigeria - Page 10: S. J. A. Mgbekem. University of Calabar Press: 2004. 2004. ISBN 9789780071295. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  10. ^ "List of Courses Offered at Abia State University". Nigerian Scholars. 5 April 2018. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  11. ^ "Study Health Science: Abia State University". Study Health Science. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  12. ^ Osondu, C. K.; Emerole, C. O.; Ezeh, C. I.; Ogbonna, S. I. (9 June 2015). "Informal Micro Financing and implications on Status of Poverty of Women Farmers in Abia State: Nigeria". Journal of Global Economics, Management and Business Research. International Knowledge Press: 23–32. Retrieved 27 November 2020.
  13. ^ "Abia State University Programs Across Ten Colleges | Projectng". projectng.com. Retrieved 2022-07-21.
  14. ^ "Abia State University". abiastateuniversity.edu.ng. Retrieved 2023-06-04.
  15. ^ "Abia State University (ABSU), Nigeria — Edukamer". www.edukamer.info. 2022-06-20. Retrieved 2022-07-21.
  16. ^ "Profile of Nigerian University Libraries – Association of University Librarians of Nigerian Universities (AULNU)". Retrieved 2024-05-27.
  18. ^ "Abia State University [2024 Rankings by topic]". EduRank.org - Discover university rankings by location. 2021-08-11. Retrieved 2024-04-09.
  19. ^ Ibe, Sam Obinna (2022-04-14). "2023: Ex-vice chancellor joins Abia guber race". Blueprint Newspapers Limited. Retrieved 2024-01-17.


  • Emmanuel, Korieocha. Imo State: A pictogram of Leadership Mongolism 2009 [2]
  • The Association of Commonwealth Universities. Abia State University Uturu, Nigeria [3]

See also


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