Niger Delta University

Niger Delta University (NDU) is in Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State in southern part of Nigeria.[1] It was established in 2000.[2] It is a Bayelsa state government-funded university.[3] in 2002, It was established by Chief DSP Alamieyeseigha, then governor of Bayelsa state. It has two main campuses, one in the state capital, Yenagoa, which contains the law faculty, and the other in Amassoma. It also has its teaching hospital known as Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital (NDUTH) in Okolobiri.[4]

Niger Delta University
MottoCreativity, Excellence and Service
TypeUrban (state government funded)
ChancellorShehu of Borno, Dr Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai El-kanemi
Vice-ChancellorProf. Samuel G. Edoumiekumo
StudentsAbout 16,000
Wilberforce Island, Amassoma, PMB 071
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CampusAmassoma and Yenagoa
WebsiteOfficial website

Niger Delta University has come a long way since its establishment, Its main campus in Amassoma is in a temporary site, with work on the permanent site ongoing.

The university offers education at Bachelor, Masters and PhD levels. It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. It is accredited and recognized by the National Universities Commission (NUC)[5]


The university has thirteen (13) faculties. The faculties and their respective departments are:[6]

Faculty of Agricultural TechnologyEdit

Faculty of ArtsEdit

Faculty of Environmental SciencesEdit

Faculty of Basic Medical SciencesEdit

Faculty of Clinical sciencesEdit

Faculty of EngineeringEdit

Faculty of EducationEdit

Faculty of LawEdit

Faculty of Management SciencesEdit

Faculty of NursingEdit

Faculty of PharmacyEdit

Faculty of SciencesEdit

Faculty of Social SciencesEdit

Former Vice ChancellorsEdit

  • Professor John Cecil Buseri {Pioneer VC}
  • Professor Chris Ikporukpo
  • Professor Humphrey Ogoni
  • Professor Samuel Gowon Edoumiekumor {current}


The establishment of the university through a law in 2000 was a significant turning-point in the educational and socio-economic history of Bayelsa State in particular and Nigeria in general.[7]

The university, which started academic activities in the 2001/2002 session, had its pioneer set of graduating students in the 2004/2005 academic year. Although, the student population was only 1,039 at inception, this increased to 4,636 in 2003/2004 and later 10,294 in 2006/2007.[7] The university maintains the quota provided by the National Universities Commission (NUC). There has been a significant increase in the number of academic and non-teaching staff.


The university is in Wilberforce Island, about 32 km from the state capital Yenagoa and is made up of three campuses: Gloryland (main campus), College of Health Sciences, and the temporary campus of the Faculty of Law in Yenagoa. 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), inter alia.[8]


  1. ^ siteadmin (2021-07-07). "BREAKING: Bayelsa University Shut Down Over Students Protest". Sahara Reporters. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  2. ^ "NDU - Africa's emerging intellectual destination". Latest Nigeria News, Nigerian Newspapers, Politics. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  3. ^ "Dickson tasks committee to fashion sustainable blueprint for NDU". Retrieved 2021-09-11.
  4. ^ "Bayelsa government wades into resident doctors' strike". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 2020-06-24. Retrieved 2021-09-11.
  5. ^ "Dickson tasks committee to fashion sustainable blueprint for NDU". Retrieved 2021-09-11.
  6. ^ O'Jules, Michael (2019-01-24). "List of Programmes Offered in the Niger Delta University". A & U Ng. Retrieved 2021-09-11.
  7. ^ a b "Niger Delta University". Places. Retrieved 2021-09-15.
  8. ^ "NDU – Channels Television". Retrieved 2021-09-15.

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