Akwa Ibom State University (AKSU) is designed and funded by the Akwa Ibom State Government. Unit of enthusiasts relentless pursuit of knowledge who solve real problems of development in Nigeria. The university opened its doors to pioneering students in the 2010/2011 academic year.
When designed, the university was located in the technological triangle of the Akwa Ibom State in the university city. However, the administration of the Akwa Ibom State Government changed the law allowing the university to become a multi-campus institution with the main campus at Ikot Akpaden, Mkpat Enin LGA and a second campus affectionately known as the Ikot Akpaden. The Abak Campus is located in Obio Akpa, Oruk Anam LGA The goals of the university were changed by the administration of the state government to transform the university into a regular university with a focus not only on technology and applied science but also art.  In keeping with this transformation, the name of the institution changed from Akwa Ibom State University of Technology to Akwa Ibom State University.
How it Started
On October 18, 2000, in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, then-Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Arc (Obong) Victor Attah established the committee to establish Akwa Ibom State University of Technology.
The committee includes Professor Ephraim E. Okon, Professor Ekong E. Ekong, Professor Ulo K. Enyenihi, Professor Reuben K. Udo, Professor E. W. Mbipom, Ing. Mrs. McCarthy Mayen Adetiba, Ing. Esio O. Mboho, engineer. Section U. Ukpoho, engineer. Uyai Ekaette, Dr. Usen J. Antia, Mr. Pius Wilson; Engineer Linus Asuquo; Moïse Essien, PhD. This is Udoka, Professor Joe Uyanga and Mr. DIRE. J. Akpan. The school opened its doors to pioneer students in the 2010/2011 school year. 
Having the mandate to establish AKUTECH, a project was approved by the former Executive Governor of the State of Akwa Ibom, Obong (Barr) Godswill Akpabio which resulted in the enactment of the University Act on 15th May. September 2009 by Akwa Ibom Parliament Building.
- Professor Sunday Petters pioneer vice chancellor till 2015
- Professor Eno J. Ibanga 2015 till 2020
- Professor Nse Essien 2020 till date
More than 60 faculty members are undergoing AKSU-sponsored postgraduate training in universities in Europe, North America and Singapore. More centres of excellence have been identified in South America, Japan and other Asian countries for further collaboration and manpower development.
- Faculty of Engineering
Departments; Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering, Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Marine/Naval Architecture Engineering, Agricultural Engineering. Electrical/Electronic engineering.
- Faculty of Physical science
Department; Physics science, Chemistry science, Mathematics and Statistics, Geology, Computer science.
- Faculty of Biological sciences
Department; Biological Science, Zoology, Botany, Microbiology, Marine biology, Genetics and Biotechnology
- Faculty of Education
Mathematics Education, Chemistry Education, Biology Education, Integrated Science Education, Physics Education.
- Faculty of Agriculture
Agricultural Economic and Extension, Soil Science, Crop Science, Animal Science.
- Faculty of Social Sciences
Public Administration, Mass communication, Economics, Political Sciences.
- Faculty of Arts
English and Literary Studies, Religious and Cultural Studies, Performing Art(Theater Art). History and international studies, Philosophy.
- Faculty of Management Science
Accounting, Marketing, Business Administration
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