Introduction

The Niger Delta University is a Bayelsa State owned University located in the Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State. The school address which was earlier Amassoma, the host community was later changed to Wilberforce Island, a name depicting a subset of the community. Currently, the Niger Delta University uses Wilberforce Island as its official address.

The incumbent Vice Chancellor of the University is Prof. Samuel G. Edoumiekumo who mounted the leadership of the institution since 2017 as the acting Vice Chancellor but became the substantive Vice Chancellor in 2018. Till date, the VC has been widely acknowledged as the best VC so far the institution has ever had. Although fans of Professor Chris Ikporukpo, a former VC of the institution, still prefer him to the incumbent, the incumbent VC’s administrative policies especially as regards internet inclusions and utility has far surpassed those of Chris Ikporukpo.

Faculties and Departments

The University runs on eleven (11) Faculties. These are Faculty of Education, Arts, Engineering, Law, Management Sciences, Science, Social Sciences, Agriculture, Basic Medical Sciences, Nursing and Pharmacy.

Under the above Faculties, we have about 42 Departments. The list of Faculties and Departments are as follows:

  1. Faculty of Education
  2. Vocational and Technology Education
  3. Arts Education
  4. Social Science Education
  5. Educational Foundations
  6. Science Education
  7. Library and Information Science
  8. Faculty of Science
  9. Biological Sciences
  10. Geology
  11. Pure and Applied Chemistry (Chemistry)
  12. Biochemistry
  13. Computer Science
  14. Mathematics Physics
  15. Faculty of Management Sciences
  16. Finance and Banking
  17. Office and Information Management
  18. Accountancy
  19. Business Administration
  20. Marketing
  21. Faculty of Social Sciences
  22. Geography and Environmental Management
  23. Political Science
  24. Sociology
  25. Economics
  26. Faculty of Arts
  27. Theatre Arts
  28. Philosophy
  29. Religious Studies
  30. Fine and Applied Arts
  31. English and Literary Studies
  32. History and Diplomacy
  33. Faculty of Agricultural Science
  34. Fisheries Production Technology
  35. Crop Production Technology
  36. Econs. & Rural Sociology
  37. Livestock Production Technology
  38. Faculty of Engineering
  39. Agricultural & Environmental Engineering
  40. Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering
  41. Civil Engineering
  42. Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  43. Mechanical Engineering
  44. Faculty of Law
  45. Law
  46. Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
  47. Medicine and Surgery
  48. Medical Laboratory
  49. Microbiology
  50. Faculty of Pharmacy
  51. Pharmacy
  52. Faculty of Nursing
  53. Nursing

Administration

The University administration like many other academic institutions is dichotomized into two administrative dimensions with the Vice Chancellor holding sway to academic administration while the Registrar administers other non-academic concerns.

At the lower level, the Faculties are headed by the Deans of Faculties. The Faculties are further subdivided into Departments for easy administration. These Departments are headed by the Heads of Departments (H.O.D.s). The HODs are responsible for the smooth running of academic activities at the Department level. They also apportion courses to individual lecturers. The functions of the HODs also includes:

  1. Allocation of courses,
  2. Supervision of subordinates,
  3. Supervision of examination and grading system
  4. Exercise of Discretion
  5. Serve as a representative of the Department in various committees he is so nominated

For more information about the Deans and HODs, please, visit the Faculty of Education, Niger Delta University portal Administration

Admissions

The Niger Delta University admits students yearly through the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The institution also admits students through Direct Entry. With this provision, students who already have Diploma, NCE, JUPEB or any other equivalent certification can then apply for the Niger Delta University Direct Entry.

To apply for admission into the Niger Delta University through JAMB, you will need to purchase the JAMB form upon release. Write and score a minimum of 150 score. 150 is the minimum cutoff score to enable you apply for its Post UTME Examinations. However, 150 May be too small for courses like Medicine and its associates. So, to gain more advantage, endeavour to score 200 and above. This is because those who will score very high are many. Before all those who score high will be selected till it gets to 150, the Department may have been filled, so, scoring very high is very important and advantageous.

For Direct Entry (DE), you will also need to buy the Direct Entry form. This form is sold together with the JAMB form. It is always on sale around December through February of every academic session. Once purchased, JAMB sends your form to the NDU for consideration. For JUPEB students in the NDU, they will also need to purchase the form to enable them to be considered for admission. Merely undergoing JUPEB does not guarantee admission. You must also buy DE form as you are undergoing the JUPEB programme.

School Fees

The school fees of the Niger Delta University vary from Department to Department or from course to course. This variation is as a consequence of the needs of various courses. Succinctly put, the lowest school fees for year one is N110,000. This is for indigenes, while the highest is N200,000 for non-indigenes. On the other hand, the lowest school fees for final year is N35,000. Detailed information about the Niger Delta University school fees can be viewed and downloaded here 

Hostel Accommodation

The Niger Delta University provides comfortable hostel accommodation for its teeming students at a very cheap rate. For hostel accommodation, the cost for last two session through this session was N15,000 and N17,000. Previously, you have to go to the office of the Dean of Students’ Affairs, collect hostel form, go to the bank and pay the 15,000, then you will come to the café and do online registration. After about a week or so, you will check back in your online profile. If you have been allocated, it will appear. Then you will print the form out which will contain your passport. You will take the hostel form to the hostel you are allocated and show it to the hostel warder who will show you to your room. Hostel allocation is done based on the Faculty you are. Main campus students are not allocated to CHS hostels. Conversely, CHS students are not allocated to Main campus hostels unless hostels are filled up or such CHS student is a year one student who take lectures in Main Campus.

Currently, the registration process has been changed. Everything now works online and in realtime. You pay and immediately get allocated. All thanks to the Vice Chancellor who approves these functions and the Teesoft Innovation Team. The total cost for processing hostel fee is N5,000. Hence, if you are allocated to a N15,000 hostel, by the time you add processing fee, you will be arriving at N20,000. If N17,000 hostel, then your total fee will be N22,000.

Campuses

The Niger Delta University have Numerous campuses which include the Main campus, Newsite, College of Health Science (CHS) – all in Amassoma (Wilberforce Island), Law Faculty which is located in Ovom, Yenagoa – after Government House, NDU Teaching Hospital in Okolobiri and NEDUGO campus.

Skill Acquisitions

Currently, the Niger Delta University runs skill acquisition programmes for all students. This programme is compulsory for all year one but voluntary for upper level students. The skills to be taught there ranges from professional skills to artisanal skills. Students are to register online and take their receipts and forms to the office of the skill acquisition programme.

Vice Chancellors

From inception, the Niger Delta University has had administrators of sort. From the pioneer vice chancellor to the incumbent Vice Chancellor, each VC has displayed unequalled administrative competence in their own right. The following information is culled from the “Law of NDU”:

VISITORS AND PRINCIPAL OFFICERS OF THE
UNIVERSITY 2001 Till Date

  1. VISITORS

His Excellency Chief (Dr.) D.S.P. Alamieyeseigha (JP)
Executive Governor of Bayelsa State
2001-2005

His Excellency Dr. Goodluck E. Jonathan (JP)
Executive Governor ofBayelsa State
2005-2007

His Excellency Chief Timipre Sylva
Executive Governor of Bayelsa State
2007-2012

His Excellency Hon. Henry Seriake Dickson
Executive Governor of Bayelsa State
2012-

  1. CHANCELLOR

HRM King Edward Asimini Dappa Pepple ll, JP
Perekule XI, Amayanabo and Natural Ruler of Grand Bonny Kingdom
2001-2007

  1. PRO-CHANCELLORS AND CHAIRMAN OF GOVERNING

COUNCIL
Professor Ebigberi Joe Alagoa, Pioneer Pro-Chancellor, FHSN, JP,
OON, FNAL. KSC
2001-2005

Professor Rimse Okoko. Ph.D
2005-2012

  1. VICE-CHANCELLORS

Professor John Cecil Buseri, Ph.D Wales, M.Ed, B.Ed (Hons), JP, MNAE
Pioneer Vice-Chancellor 2001-2005

Professor Chris Ikporukpo, Ph.D, BSc.(Hons) Ibadan
Acting Vice-Chancellor 2005-2007
Vice-Chancellor 2007-2012

Professor Humphrey A. Ogoni, (MNSE, MNSChE)
Vice-Chancellor 2012-2016

Professor Samuel Gowon Edoumiekumo
Acting Vice-Chancellor 2016-2018
Vice-Chancellor 2018…
 

  1. DEPUTY VICE-CHANCELLORS

Professor Kingsley D. Alagoa, (Professor of Theoretical Physics)
Deputy Vice-Chancellor 2008-2010

Professor Humphrey A. Ogoni, (MNSE, MNSChE)
Deputy Vice-Chancellor 2010-2012
Acting Vice -Chancel1or 2012

  1. REGISTRARS

Pereladei Ifiemi Apreala, .MA. BA
2001-2005

Sir David U. Suowari BA (IFE)
2005-2009

Tonbra R. Morris – Odubo, MBA, Bsc
2010-

  1. LIBRARIANS

Rev. E.A. George-Otutru, BLS (ABU) MA (Loughborough, UK)
2001-2010

Mr. Blakes Esbra Ft., M.Sc (DELSL7), B.A. (Leeds. UK)
2011-

  1. BURSARS
  2. A. Ayoro, BSc (UNIBEN), ACA

Acting Bursar 2001-2005

Lyndon Miekoromo 1tale, BSc. (RSUST) M.Sc (UNILAG) (Acct) PCA,
Bursar 2005-
For more information and assistance, contact the ICT Administrator
Admissions and UTME Nigeria,
Beside Main Campus Gate,
Wilberforce Island,
Bayelsa State.
+2348060699054
+2348050706635

Prof. Samuel Gowon Edoumiekumo

Prof. Samuel Gowon Edoumiekumo

Vice chancellor, Niger Delta University, 2018 till date