Abia State University is one of the state owned universities in Nigeria. These state academic institutions were created to expand admissions and bring professional skills, expertise and modern research facilities close to the city and rural dwellers, and have helped talented students to obtain higher education.
The inception of the university was in 1981 in the former Imo State under the name of Imo State University, Uturu, Okigwe. The university was established by Sam Mbakwe when he was Governor of old Imo State. Following the creation of Abia State in 1991, the Uturu campus of the University was ceded to Abia State, and is now known as Abia State University Uturu, Isuikwuato Local Government Area, Abia State, Nigeria. The university is organized in colleges and schools having been founded on the same collegiate system operated by University of Nebraska.
Abia State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctorate degrees. It has two campuses, its main campus in Uturu, and the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine housed by the campus in Umuahia, Abia State capital.
The university offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs across ten colleges:
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
You can visit Abia State University via http://www.abiastateuniversity.edu.ng for more information.