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Benue State University is a state-owned in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria. Its 2006 student enrollment was over 19,000 served by 429 faculty. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs with a catalog of over 50 graduate programs across seven colleges.[1] It is accredited by the National Universities Commission.

Benue State University
Motto Scientia Liberatio Populurum
Type Public
Established 1992
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Msugh Moses Kembe
Students 32,000 (2015)
Location Benue, Nigeria
Website http://www.bsum.edu.ng

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HistoryEdit

The university was founded in 1992 and served 306 students with 149 faculty.[2] The state government felt that the community needed a conventional university to augment the specialized academic offerings of the University of Agriculture. In 1991, the state government formed a 13-member steering committee to plan for and obtain approval for the university. The university began offering classes for the 1992/1993 school year in four colleges: Arts, Education, Sciences, and Social Science.[3]

Professor Msugh N. Kembe took over from Professor Charity Angya as Vice-chancellor on 3 November 2015.[4]

College-level unitsEdit

Benue State University has eight college-level units:

  • Arts
  • College of Health Science
  • Education
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Law
  • Social Science

LibrariesEdit

The university has two libraries: a general University Library and a Law Library. The libraries hold over 22,000 volumes. They subscribe to 106 Nigerian journals and 26 foreign journals. The libraries are open 80 hours per week and close at 10pm from Monday to Friday.[5]

The University Library maintains a comprehensive selection of works by Nigerian authors. Archives of local and foreign conference reports are collected, as well as a selection of federal and state government gazettes and Benue State House proceedings.[6]

The Law Library has a capacity for 96 student readers. In addition to local legal material, it holds reproductions of vital out-of-print legal reports and journals for research. The library has had difficulty obtaining foreign legal materials but does have a small section for collection.[7]

AthleticsEdit

Athletic activities are handled by the Sports Unit. The university participates in the Nigerian University Games Association and has won silver and bronze medals at NUGA's Sports Fiesta.[8]

Facilities include a football field, basketball court, badminton court, volleyball court, and two tennis courts.[9]

AwardsEdit

  • Silver Medal, Football (2001 NUGA Sports Fiesta)
  • Silver Medal, Judo (2001 NUGA Sports Fiesta)
  • Bronze Medal, Taekwando (2001 NUGA Sports Fiesta)[10]

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vice Chancellor's Welcome". Benue State University. Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  2. ^ "Vice Chancellor's Welcome". Benue State University. Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  3. ^ "Brief History". Benue State University. Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  4. ^ Prof Msugh M Kembe Emerge New VC of Benue State University Archived February 15, 2016, at the Wayback Machine.
  5. ^ "University Library". Benue State University. Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  6. ^ "University Library". Benue State University. Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  7. ^ "University Library". Benue State University. Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  8. ^ "Sports Unit". Benue State University. Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  9. ^ "Sports Unit". Benue State University. Retrieved 2010-09-15. 
  10. ^ "Sports Unit". Benue State University. Retrieved 2010-09-15. 

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