Amazing Citadels of Learning in Abia State


Do you need info about the universities in Abia state? Then you’re at the right place.

Abia State, whose capital is Umuahia, is in the south eastern part of Nigeria and the major commercial city is Aba. Abia state was created in 1991 (did you know? now you do). The state is one of the constituent states of the Niger Delta region.

There are four universities in the state: the federal-owned Michael Okpara University of Agriculture at Umudike, the state-owned Abia State University in Uturu, and the Gregory University Uturu and Rhema University in Aba, both privately owned.

Michael Okpara University of Technology

The university started operation in 1993 and offers both undergraduate and post-graduate studies. Students, alumni and sports team members are referred to as “Umudykes” or “U’dykers“.
There are 11 faculties and a school of General Studies in the university; namely,

  • Animal Science and Animal Production
  • Education
  • Agricultural Economics, Rural Sociology and Extension
  • Applied Food Science and Tourism
  • Crop and Soil Science
  • Engineering and Engineering Technology
  • Management Science
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Natural Sciences
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Management
  • Physical and Applied Science

Abia State University

The university started operation in 1981 offers undergraduate, graduate and doctorate degrees. It has two campuses; main campus (uturu) and another one in Unuahia, Abia State capital. Visit their university Abia State University Uturu
There are 10 colleges in the university namely;

  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
  • College of Biological and Physical Sciences
  • College of Business Administration
  • College of Education
  • College of Engineering and Environmental Studies
  • College of Law
  • College of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • College of Optometry
  • College of Postgraduate Studies

Gregory University, Uturu

The university started operation in 2012 offers undergraduate studies and was named after Pope Gregory. Visit their university Gregory University
The university has 8 colleges, namely;

  • College of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • College of Law
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Agriculture
  • College of Environmental Sciences
  • College of Humanities
  • College of Natural and Applied Sciences
  • Joseph Bokai College of Social and Management Sciences

Rhema University

The university was founded by the Living Word Ministries International and started operation in 2009 offers IJMB, undergraduate studies and CEP (Centre for Continuing Education). The university has 3 colleges, namely:

  • College of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • College of Basic and Applied Sciences
  • College of Management and Social Sciences

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