Ebonyi State University
was founded in 1996 in Abakaliki
. It is ranked third in the country among state-owned universities by the National University Commission, based on the quality of its academic staff.
It is housed in campuses formerly belonging to the Enugu State University of Science and Technology
(ESUT) and the Anambra State University of Science and Technology
(ASUTECH). These campuses provide a temporary accommodation while a new campus is built on Enugu Road, Abakaliki. Executive Governor
Dr Sam Ominyi Egwu
has pledged to ensure the full relocation of the university's faculties to the new site before he his tenure expires in May 2007.
The institutions's first Vice-Chancellor is Professor Fidelis Ogah
The university's medical faculty was established in 1991 as ESUT's Faculty of Health Sciences. Many of its facilities were developed in response to a Guinea worm pandemic
; the Abakaliki Specialist Hospital, created for this purpose, was remodelled to become Ebonyi State University's primary teaching hospital. It was subsequently granted accreditation by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) for the training of medical students and resident doctors. Since it became part of Ebonyi State University, the medical school has received considerable funding from the Ebonyi government.
Ebonyi state university is located at the capital of Ebonyi state, with four campuses(CAS,CHS,ISIEKE and the Permenite site). What is today known as Ebonyi State University... Read More