Delta State University, Abraka

The Delta State University, Abraka - popularly known as DELSU - is a State government-owned university in Nigeria with the main campus located at Abraka, Delta State and it's sub campus at Oleh.[2] The Oleh campus was established with the 1995 Amended Edict. The university is a multiple-campus university having two campuses within a distance of about 200 km apart. Currently, with a student population of about 22,000 (in the 2019/2020 session),[3] the university offers a range of programmes from the full-time certificate, diploma and degree programmes to part-time evening and weekend degree programmes.[4] The university offers postgraduate studies up to a doctoral level. A staff/student counselling centre, an e-learning centre, student accommodation and sporting facilities amidst others are available to support services. It is one of over twenty-five state-owned universities which are overseen and accredited by the National Universities Commission.[5]

Delta State University, Abraka
MottoKnowledge, Character and Service.
TypePublic
Established1992
Vice-ChancellorAndy Ogochukwu Egwunyenga[1]
Location
Delta State
,
Nigeria

5°47′30″N 6°05′55″E / 5.7917°N 6.0987°E / 5.7917; 6.0987Coordinates: 5°47′30″N 6°05′55″E / 5.7917°N 6.0987°E / 5.7917; 6.0987
CampusUrban
Websitewww.delsu.edu.ng


HistoryEdit

Delta State University, Abraka has been historically recorded as a Centre of Education. It started as a Government Teachers’ Training College during the colonial era and some years into the post-colonial era.[6] It became a College of Education that was awarded the Nigerian Certificate of Education (N.C.E.) from 1971 to 1985. In 1981, it was affiliated to the University of Benin, Benin City and consequently offered degree programmes from 1981 till 1985 when it became the Faculty of Education of the then Bendel State University with its main campus at Ekpoma.[7] The creation of Edo and Delta State in August 1991 and the conversion of the main campus of the then Bendel State University, Ekpoma to become Edo State University in December 1991, necessitated the establishment of an autonomous Delta State University, Abraka on 30 April 1992 by the then Executive Governor of the State, Olorogun Felix Ibru.[8] However, Delta State University, Abraka started with five Faculties, namely:[9]

  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Science and
  • Faculty of the Social Sciences.

In 1995, the State Government introduced a policy of having three campuses that should be spread within the three senatorial districts in the State.[5] In view of this policy, three campuses were established to include the main campus in Abraka, Anwai-Asaba Oleh and campuses. Presently, the academic programmes of the university are distributed[10] as follows:

CampusesEdit

Abraka CampusEdit

[11]

 
Administrative Structure, Abraka Campus
  • Faculty of Education.
  • Faculty of Arts.
  • Faculty of Sciences.
  • Faculty of the Social Sciences.
  • Faculty of Pharmacy.
  • College of Basic Medical Sciences.
  • College of Health Technology

[12]

  • Faculty of Agriculture.

Oleh CampusEdit

[13]

  • Faculty of Law.
  • Faculty of Engineering.[14]

Awards and recognitionEdit

Affiliated institutionsEdit

Below is a list of affiliated institutions approved by National Universities Commission (NUC).[15]

  • College of Education, Agbor
  • College of Education, Warri
  • College of Education, Mosogar

AdministrationEdit

The current principal members of the administration include:

S/No. Name Position
1. Prof. Andy O. Egwunyenga Vice-Chancellor
2. Prof (Mrs) Rosemary N. Okoh Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)
3. Prof. Ochuko Anomohanran Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
4. Prof. E. O. Oghuvbu Provost, Asaba Campus
5. Prof. Ifo-Amata Alex Provost, Oleh Campus
6. Prof. Omo-Aghoja Provost, College of Health Science
7. Prof. Stephen O. Uwaifo University Librarian
8. Mrs. Rufina U. Ufiofio Registrar
9. Mr. Justice Egbare Bursar

LocationEdit

The main campus of Delta State University is in Abraka, Delta State.[16] They are also separated into thee sites which includes the SITE 1; there is nothing much but covers mostly lectures for departments such as Guidance and Counselling, Music and all other sort. Then the SITE 2 which cover a great percentage of administrative work such as the Vice - Chancellor's, the Admission Office, University library and also some academic activities such as learning and others. Here we also we can see the School's ICT which is in charge of the school information and all that concerns ICT. And finally SITE 3 Which is concerned with much of the Academic Work and also host the Science Laboratory and Computer Laboratory and most importantly, the Senate Building. The other campus is in Oleh.[17] The main campus is largely surrounded by the scenic view of the Abraka urban settlement. The university is composed of ten faculties including the college/Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences. Others are Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Science, Faculty of the Social Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Management Sciences, Faculty of Environmental Studies, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Health Technology.

Halls of residenceEdit

There is a total of sixteen halls of residence in Delta State University, which are spread across the two campuses.[18] Out of the twenty halls of residence, one is meant for post graduate students (which is located in Abraka campus) and the others are for undergraduate students. Abraka and Oleh campus has eight and seven halls of residence, respectively. Most of the halls are meant for female students.

Abraka campus halls of residenceEdit

  • Abraka Hall.(male)
  • Canon Mason Hall. (male)
  • Council Hall. (female)
  • Eco Hall.(female)
  • Ethiope Hall. (female)
  • Medical Hostel.(male and female)
  • NDDC Hall.(female)
  • Executive Hostel. (male and female)


Oleh campus halls of residenceEdit

  • Two Government Hostels. (male)
  • Two Government Hostels. (female)
  • Isoko Development Venture (IDL) Hostel. (female)
  • Women Affairs Hall. (female)
  • Brooklyn Hall. (male)

Students' Union GovernmentEdit

The Students' Union Government popularly known as SUG is the students' arm of governance whose affairs are overseen by the Dean of Student's Affairs Division. The Union is headed by a President (most time, a male student) and assisted by a vice-president (most time, a female student), with a Secretary General and Directors who head different divisions/units in the students' arm. The executives have an academic session to serve in their elective positions. The Delta State University, DELSU, Abraka conducted the first ever solely online Students’ Union Government election in Nigeria. The election software developed by the University enabled the students to vote online from any location within and outside the University. [19] The students voted using their mobile devices such as smartphones, communication tablets, laptop computers, the results were made visible to any of them who logged on to the voting site and this made the election seamless, peaceful and comfortable. [20]

LibraryEdit

Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, commissioned a newly built Ultra modern university library in the institution. The Library can seat 4, 500 persons at a time, has a section for phone calls, an area for relaxation, an eatery section, places to charge phones, an area where calls can be made, an elevator and a virtual library within and outside the premises.[21]

ScholarshipsEdit

In addition to University scholarships and other grants, the university has special scholarship schemes and grants to various categories of students.

Past vice-chancellorsEdit

  • 1992 to 1994: Professor F.M.A. Ukoli, F.A.S.
  • 1995 to 1998: Professor Pius O. Sada
  • 1998 to 1999: Professor A.E. Ekoko
  • 1999 to 2004: Professor Uvie A. Igun
  • 2004 to 2009: Professor J.O. Enaohwo
  • 2009 to 2014: Professor Eric A. Arubayi
  • 2014 to 2019: Professor Victor F. Peretomode
  • 2019 to 2024: Professor Andy Egwunyenga

Units and divisionsEdit

  • Academic Planning Unit.
  • Audit Unit.
  • Information and Public Relations Unit.
  • Legal Unit.
  • Physical Planning Unit.
  • Security Unit.
  • Sports Division.
  • Bursary Department: This department include the following division;
    • Bursar's Office.
    • Treasury Division.
    • Management Division.
    • Final Account Division.
  • Registry: This department consist of the following divisions;
    • Admission.
    • Council.
    • Establishments Division.
    • Examinations and Records.
    • Senate Division.
    • Students' Affairs.
  • University Health Service Department: This department consist of the following units;
    • Medical Record Unit.
    • Nursing Unit.
    • Laboratory Unit.
    • Public Health Unit.
    • Pharmacy Unit, and
    • X-ray Unit.
  • Works and Service Department: This department consist of the following units;
    • Mechanical Unit.
    • Estate Unit.
    • Civil Unit.
    • Electrical Unit.
    • Drivers'Unit.

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

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