History Of Delta State University, Abraka

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Delta State University, Abraka – commonly referred to as DELSU – is a state government owned university in Nigeria with its main campus located in Abraka, Delta state and its subsidiary campus in Oleh. The Oleh Foundation was established with an amended ordinance of 1995[citation needed]. The university is a multi-campus university with two campuses approximately 200 km apart. Currently, with a student population of approximately 22,000 (as of the 2019/2020 academic year), the university offers a wide range of programs from full-time certificate, diploma and degree programs to part-time session programs. evenings and weekends. DELSU offers postgraduate studies up to the doctoral level. DELSU has a personal/student counseling center, an online learning center, student accommodation and sports facilities among other facilities. It is one of more than 25 public universities overseen and accredited by the National University Commission.


Delta State University, Abraka has historically been registered as an educational hub. It began as a government teacher training college during the colonial period and a few years after the postcolonial period. It became a College of Education that received the Nigerian Certificate of Education (NCE) between 1971 and 1985. In 1981 it was affiliated with the University of Benin, Benin City and thus offers programs progress to the degree from 1981 to 1985, when it became a faculty. in Education from the former Bendel State University with its main campus in Ekpoma. December 1991, necessitated the establishment of the autonomous Delta State University, Abraka, on April 30, 1992 by the then Executive Governor of the State, Olorogun Felix Ibru. However, Delta State University, Abraka starts with five faculties, namely:

  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Science and
  • Faculty of the Social Sciences.
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In 1995, the state government introduced a three-campus policy that should span the state’s three senate districts. Under this policy, three campuses have been established including the main campus in Abraka, the Anwai campus in Asaba and Oleh and others. Currently, the university programs are distributed as follows:


Abraka Campus

Administrative Structure, Abraka Campus

  • Faculty of Education.
  • Faculty of Arts.
  • Faculty of Sciences.
  • Faculty of the Social Sciences.
  • Faculty of Pharmacy.
  • College of Basic Medical Sciences.
  • College of Health Technology
  • Faculty of Agriculture.

Oleh Campus


  • Faculty of Law.
  • Faculty of Engineering.

Affiliated institutions

Below is a list of affiliated institutions approved by National Universities Commission (NUC).

  • College of Education, Agbor
  • College of Education, Warri
  • College of Education, Mosogar


The current principal members of the administration include:

S/No. Name Position
1. Prof. Andy O. Egwunyenga Vice-Chancellor
2. Prof (Mrs) Rosemary N. Okoh Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)
3. Prof. Ochuko Anomohanran Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
4. Prof. E. O. Oghuvbu Provost, Asaba Campus
5. Prof. Ifo-Amata Alex Provost, Oleh Campus
6. Prof. Omo-Aghoja Provost, College of Health Science
7. Prof. Stephen O. Uwaifo University Librarian
8. Mrs. Rufina U. Ufiofio Registrar
9. Mr. Justice Egbare Bursar




Delta State University’s main campus is located in Abraka, Delta State. They are also divided into three sites including:

LOCATION 1 – Not much there but mainly includes lectures for departments like instruction and advice, music and all sorts of others.

LOCATION 2 – covers a large proportion of administrative work such as Vice Chancellor’s Office, Admissions Office, University Library. There are also academic activities such as study and other activities in SITE. You can also see the school’s ICT building, which provides information about the school and everything ICT related. LOCATION 3 – Covers much of the academic work and also houses the science labs, computer labs, and most importantly, the Senate building.

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The other campus is in Oleh. The main campus is largely surrounded by panoramic views of the urban settlement of Abraka. The university is made up of ten faculties, which include:

College/Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences,

Faculty of Arts,

Faculty of Education,

Faculty of Science,

Faculty of the Social Sciences,

Faculty of Agriculture,

Faculty of Management Sciences,

Faculty of Environmental Studies,

Faculty of Law,

Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Health Technology.


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