Niger Delta University

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
LocationWilberforce Island, Amassoma, PMB 071 ,  Bayelsa State ,  Nigeria
CampusAmassoma and Yenagoa
WebsiteOfficial website

Niger Delta University (NDU) is in Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State in Nigeria. It is a Bayelsa state government funded university.  It was established in 2000 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.

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)


The university has twelve (12) faculties. The faculties and their respective departments are:

Faculty of Agricultural Technology

Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology

  • Department of Crop Production
  • Department of Fisheries
  • Department of Livestock Production

Faculty of Arts

  • Department of English and Literary Studies
  • Department of Fine and Applied Arts
  • Department of History/Diplomacy
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of Religious Studies
  • Department of Theatre Arts

Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences

  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Medical laboratory science
  • Department of Anatomy
  • Department of Physiology
  • Department of Pathology
  • Department of Pharmacology

Faculty of Clinical sciences

  • Department of Community Medicine and Public Health
  • Department of Family Medicine
  • Department of Radiology
  • Department of Dentistry
  • Department of Surgery
  • Department of Medicine
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Department of Paediatrics

Faculty of Engineering

  • Department of Agricultural Engineering
  • Department of Chemical/Petroleum/Petrochemical Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • Department of Marine Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Education

  • Department of Curriculum and Instruction with options in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English Language, Fine and Applied Arts, French, Geography, Health Education, History, Mathematics, Physics, Physical Education, Political Science and Religious Studies.
  • ? with options in Adult Community Education, Education Administration, Guidance and Counseling and Primary Education
  • Department of Vocational/Industrial Education with options in Agricultural Education, Business Education, Secretarial Education and Technical Education

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Management Sciences

  • Department of Accountancy
  • Department of Banking, Finance and Insurance
  • Department of Business Administration
  • Department of Marketing
  • Department of Office Management Technology

Faculty of Nursing

Faculty of Pharmacy

  • Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice
  • Department of Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry
  • Department of Pharmacognosy & Herbal Medicine
  • Department of Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Biotechnology
  • Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

Faculty of Sciences

  • Department of Biological Science
  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Geology
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Microbiology
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Geography and Environmental Management
  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Mass Communication

Former Vice Chancellors

  • 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.

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. 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.


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