History

As a foremost state University in Nigeria founded in 1981, Abia State University has maintained its leadership within and beyond the Eastern heartlands of Nigeria. It has remained resilient in the acquisition and dissemination of ICT-driven skills, comparable to graduates anywhere in Africa. Located in the Igbo heartland where skill acquisition and entrepreneurship constitute the culture of the people, the University’s academic plan is structured to act as the backbone in the realization of the entrepreneurship drive of the people; hence, the University runs a comprehensive entrepreneurship / skill acquisition programme as to actualize the University’s slogan of One Graduate-Two Skills.

The University is located in Uturu at Longitude 5o42’N and Latitude 6o48’E on an average elevation of 450m. It is accessible to three International airports: The Port Harcourt International Airport with a driving time of about two and half hours, Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu with about two hours driving time, and Dr. Sam Mbakwe International Airport, Owerri with about two hours driving time.

The University accepts partnership with institutions, governments, and private sector in broad areas of science and technology (including the Geographic Information Systems), Law, Education, Social science and the Humanities.

The serene university environment with surrounding knolls and irresistible flora presents a micro-climatic condition that allows serious academic work.

The University is peaceful with functional social infrastructures which foster creativity, hard work, competition and self reliance. Studying at ABSU begins by selecting ABSU offered programs while completing the UTME form for the undergraduate program or by completing the School of Post Graduate Studies’ application form.

Mission and Vision

VISION

To strengthen the fabrics of the existing traditional administrative organs of the institution through a disposition of accountability, transparency, probity and prudence in fiscal conduct, system discipline derived from staff commitment to duty which will guarantee a congenial atmosphere to promote teaching and learning, capacity building and intellectual harvest that will enhance the national and international reputation and ranking of our Institution

MISSION

To establish a responsive leadership that will expand the academic base of the institution through promotion of entrepreneur studies that will equip our graduates with the requisite skills and competencies fit for effective contribution to the 21st century activities of the globe and enthrone Excellence in academic activities emphasizing competitiveness and healthy rivalry amongst students and staff on national and international platforms in areas of Research, Publications and exhibitions.

FACULTIES

Faculty of Agriculture

Biological Sciences

Physical  Sciences

Business Administration

College of medicine and health Science

Education

Engineering

Environmental Studies

Law

MJCE, Humanities

Social Sciences.

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