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University of Uyo
public university
Year dem found am1991 Edit
Official nameUniversity of Uyo Edit
Native labelUniversity of Uyo Edit
Languages dem dey speak, rep anaa signEnglish Edit
Motto textUnity, Learning and Service Edit
CountryNigeria Edit
Edey de administrative territorial entity insydUyo Edit
Located in time zoneUTC+01:00 Edit
Coordinate location5°3′13″N 7°53′41″E Edit
Member ofAssociation of African Universities Edit
Language of work or nameEnglish Edit
Dema official websitehttps://uniuyo.edu.ng Edit

De University of Uyo dey locate insyd Uyo, de capital of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Na de varsity be formerly known as de University of Cross River State, Uyo.[1]

For 1 October 1991, de Federal government of Nigeria establish am as Federal University wey na dem change de name to de University of Uyo. De varsity inherit students, staff, academic programmes den de entire facilities of de erstwhile University of Cross River State establish by Cross River State insyd 1983. E for be place for record to say what be today de University of Uyo pass thru several metamorphosis. E grow from Teacher's College (TC) to Advanced Teacher's College (ATC), College of Education (COE), wey e cam turn affiliate of de University of Port Harcourt make e run degree programmes for State University, University of Cross River (UNICROSS), wey then to ein present status insyd 1991.

Academic activities commence during de 1991/92 academic session. De University of Uyo get 13 faculties, de postgraduate school den de school of Continuing Education.[2]

Professor Enefiok Essien be de immediate past Vice-Chancellor.[3] Insyd 2015 dem appoint de Emir of Hadejia, Adamu Maje Chancellor.[4]

Professor Nyaudoh Ukpabio Ndaeyo emerge as de 8th substantive Vice Chancellor of de University of Uyo insyd 2020.[5]

General Information[edit | edit source]

De varsity dey insyd de heart of Uyo, de capital of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria ein second-largest oil-producing state. Uyo be easily accessible by road, although der be international airport for external use(s). Edey operate from four campuses:

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

De permanent site wey dey house de main campus of de varsity along Nwaniba Road be about 4.5 km from de city centre wey edey cover area of about 1,443 hectares. De University of Uyo get 12 faculties, de School of Continuing Education den de Post Graduate School. De faculties be 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 den Media Studies
  14. Faculty of Vocational Education, Library den Information Science

Faculties[edit | edit source]

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 den Media Studies
14 Faculty of Vocational Education, Library den Information Science


Facilities[edit | edit source]

Library[edit | edit source]

De Library get active collection of 46,745 volumes den dey handle about 409,977 lending den reference inquiries annually. Current journals stand for 271 wey dey represent all disciplinary interests. Dem equip de library plus modern computers wey e get reading space of 970.51 metres plus seating capacity of 698.

Der be four main divisions: Acquisition, Lending, Processing, den Research. De Research Division dey comprise Reference, Serials, Special Collections den Government Collections. De Special Collection dey comprise Nyong Essien, Africana den Government Collection. Acquisition den Processing dey select den dey order library materials den dey organize dem for effective use. De Public Service Division dey deal directly plus readers, dey regulate de use of library materials, den dey handle reference questions. De office of de varsity librarian dey provide data for planning, budgeting, control den coordination of de library.[7]

Radio station[edit | edit source]

University of Uyo dey own den dey operate radio station, UNIUYO FM (100.7 MHz) insyd Uyo.

Affiliate institutions[edit | edit source]

Below be list of affiliate institutions of de University of Uyo, dem approve by de National Universities Commission (NUC).[8]

  • Akwa Ibom State College of Education, Afaha Nsit
  • 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 chancellors[edit | edit source]

  • Professor Fola Lasisi
  • Professor Akpan Hogan Ekpo
  • Professor Akaneren Essien
  • Professor Comfort Memfin Ekpo
  • Professor Enefiok Essien
  • Professor Nyaudoh Ndaeyo

Deputies[edit | edit source]

Deputy Vice Chancellors

✓Prof. Aniekan Offiong, Faculty of Engineering, DVC, Administration

✓Reverend Sister (Prof.) Anthonia Essien, Faculty of Arts, DVC, Academics.

Notable alumni[edit | edit source]

  • Bassey Albert, politician
  • Valerie Ebe, lawyer den politician
  • Ini Edo, actress
  • Michael Enyong, politician
  • Onofiok Luke, politician
  • El Mafrex, urban gospel singer-songwriter
  • Aniebiet Inyang Ntui, EU Ambassador, University Librarian of University of Calabar and Professor of Library den Information Science
  • Emeka Onowu, politician
  • John James Akpan Udo-Edehe, politician
  • Ime Bishop Umoh, actor
  • Inibehe Effiong, human rights lawyer, activist, social commentator, den litigation lawyer.[9][10]

Notable faculty[edit | edit source]

  • Akpan Hogan Ekpo (Professor of Economics den Public Policy; former Head of Department of Economics, Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, Deputy Vice Chancellor den then Vice Chancellor of de varsity from 2000 to 2005)
  • Joshua Uzoigwe (Music)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "University of Uyo on The Conversation". theconversation.com. Retrieved 9 January 2024.
  2. "The University of Uyo: Welcome University of Uyo, Nigeria". uniuyo.nucdb.edu.ng. Archived from the original on 2 February 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  3. "Uniuyo gets new VC - The Nation Nigeria". The Nation. Nigeria. 19 October 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  4. "Emir of Hadejia named Uniuyo chancellor - Premium Times Nigeria". Premium Times Nigeria. 6 August 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  5. "Prof. Ndaeyo emerges Vice Chancellor of UNIUYO". Daily Trust. 7 October 2020. Retrieved 12 January 2024.
  6. "UNIUYO | Faculties". uniuyo.edu.ng. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  7. "The University of Uyo: School Library". uniuyo.nucdb.edu.ng. Archived from the original on 21 January 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  8. "Approved Affiliations". National Universities Commission.
  9. "Inibehe Effiong: Impunity in the land of promise". Punch Newspapers. 12 August 2022. Retrieved 22 December 2023.
  10. Princewill, Nimi (10 November 2022). "TikTokers caned and ordered to wash toilets as court rules they defamed Nigerian governor". CNN. Retrieved 22 December 2023.

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