University of Uyo

The University of Uyo is located in Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. The university was formerly known as the University of Cross River State, Uyo.

University of Uyo
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Former names
University of Cross River State, Uyo
MottoUnity, Learning and Service
ChancellorAdamu Maje, Emir of Hadejia
Vice-ChancellorProfessor Nyaudoh Ndaeyo
Academic staff
Administrative staff
Location, ,
Number of campuses4
NicknameTusker Republic

On 1 October 1991 the Federal government of Nigeria established it as a Federal University and the name was changed to the University of Uyo. The university inherited students, staff, academic programmes and the entire facilities of the erstwhile University of Cross River State established by Cross River State in 1983. It must be placed on record that what is today University of Uyo passed through several metamorphoses. It grew from a Teacher's College (TC) to Advanced Teacher's College (ATC), College of Education (COE), which became an affiliate of University of Port Harcourt to run degree programmes to a State University, University of Cross River (UNICROSS), and then to its present status in 1991.

Academic activities commenced during the 1991/92 academic session. The University of Uyo has 13 faculties, the postgraduate school and the school of continuing Education.[1]

Professor Enefiok Essien, is the immediate past Vice-Chancellor.[2] In 2015 the Emir of Hadejia, Adamu Maje was appointed Chancellor.[3]

General informationEdit

The university is in the heart of Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria's second largest oil-producing state. Uyo is easily accessible by road, although there is an international airport for external use(s). It operates from four campuses:

  • The Permanent Site/Main Campus which accommodates Parts of Central Administration, Faculties of Engineering and Natural and Applied Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, International Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability Research (ICEESR), and the Postgraduate School
  • The Town Campus which accommodates Faculties of Arts, Education, Social Sciences, Pharmacy
  • The Annex Campus, home for the Business Administration, Law, Environmental Studies and General Studies
  • The Ime Umana Campus, Ediene Abak, which accommodates the Pre-Degree, JUPEB and other special courses.

The permanent site which houses the main campus of the university along Nwaniba Road is about 4.5 km from the city centre and covers an area of about 1,443 hectares. The university of Uyo has 12 faculties, the School of Continuing Education and the Post Graduate School. The faculties are as follows:

  1. Faculty of Agriculture
  2. Faculty of Arts
  3. Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
  4. Faculty of Business Administration
  5. Faculty of Clinical Sciences
  6. Faculty of education
  7. Faculty of Engineering
  8. Faculty of Environmental studies
  9. Faculty of Law
  10. Faculty of Science
  11. Faculty of Social Sciences
  12. Faculty of Pharmacy
  13. Faculty of Communication and Media Studies
  14. Faculty of Vocational Education[4]


S/N Faculties
1 Faculty of Agriculture
2 Faculty of Arts
3 Faculty of Basic Medical Science
4 Faculty of Business Administration
5 Faculty of Clinical Science
6 Faculty of Education
7 Faculty of Engineering
8 Faculty of Environmental Studies
9 Faculty of Law
10 Faculty of Pharmacy
11 Faculty of Science
12 Faculty of Social Science
13 Faculty of Communication and Media Studies
14 Faculty of Vocational Education




The Library has an active collection of 46,745 volumes and handles about 409,977 lending and reference inquiries annually. Current journals stand at 271 representing all disciplinary interests.[6] The library is equipped with modern computers and has a reading space of 970.51 metres with seating capacity for 698.

There are four main divisions: Acquisition, Lending, Processing, and Research. The Research Division comprises Reference, Serials, Special Collections and Government Collections. The Special Collection comprises Nyong Essien, Africana and Government Collection. Acquisition and Processing selects and orders library materials and organizes them for effective use. The Public Service Division deals directly with readers, regulates the use of library materials, and handles reference questions. The office of university librarian provides data for planning, budgeting, control and coordination of the library.[6]

Radio stationEdit

UNIUYO owns and operates radio station UNIUYO FM (100.7 MHz) in Uyo.

Affiliate institutionsEdit

Below are a list of affiliate institutions of the University of Uyo, approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC).[7]

  • Akwa Ibom State College of Education
  • St. Joseph Major Seminary, Ikot Ekpene
  • Assemblies of God Divinity School, Old Umuahia
  • The Apostolic Church Theological Seminary, Amumara
  • The Samuel Bill Theological College, Abak
  • Topfaith University, Mkpatak
  • Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun (Regular)

Vice chancellorsEdit

Notable alumniEdit

Notable facultyEdit


  1. ^ "The University of Uyo: Welcome University of Uyo, Nigeria". Archived from the original on 2 February 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Uniuyo gets new VC - The Nation Nigeria". The Nation. Nigeria. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Emir of Hadejia named Uniuyo chancellor - Premium Times Nigeria". Premium Times Nigeria. 6 August 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  4. ^ Ofa (19 February 2023). "UNIUYO Courses And Requirements 2023 is Out | Latest 110". SchBeginner. Retrieved 15 March 2023.
  5. ^ "UNIUYO | Faculties". Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  6. ^ a b "The University of Uyo: School Library". Archived from the original on 21 January 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Approved Affiliations". National Universities Commission.

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