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The philosophy underlying the work of the Department of Economics is to produce a flow of graduate students imbued with an enthusiasm to make their contribution to the Nigerian, African and World Community by equipping themselves with a broad foundation knowledge in the field of Economics, Banking and Finance and Business Administration together with a more specialized knowledge of the various areas of specialization.


The B.Sc. (Economics) Degree Programme aims at producing graduates who are above to assist in the solution of Economic problem that affect the society at large, especially the objective of” the Department of Economic would be to:

  1. Develop and improve student’s understanding of the economic problems at various stages of developments and the Nigerian society in particular.
  2. Develop the student’s critical judgment, his ability to observe, understand, analyze and synthesize data on socio-economic problems using economic methods and techniques which will enable him to make his contribution objectively, and contribute to national objectives.
  3. Provide appropriate environment that enables the students to raise their level of creativity and promote the spirit of self-reliance; and
  4. Create an atmosphere for desirable behavioural changes which would help him to develop values that are in consonance with the national objective such as hand work, probity, commitment patriotism and discipline.    
  5. With the above background, the Undergraduate Degree proramme is thus conceived as a foundation for entry into professions and careers as Economists planners, Accountant Banking and Financial Experts.
  6. The programme focuses on clearly defined areas specialization such as Financial System; Monetary Economic Analysis and Policy; International Trade and Finance; project Analysis and Planning; Labour and Industrial Economics, and Accounting.


Direct Entry Requirements
(a)  Candidates for Direct Entry must at least possess a G.C.E. A/L in Economics and one other subject in addition to the UME requirements of five (5) credits.


(b)  At least a merit pass in Diploma in Banking and Finance, Accounting Statistics and Business Management obtained from this University or any other recognized University or Tertiary’ Institution.

U.M.E. Entry Requirements
c)  Candidates for admission into the four year degree programme in Economics should possess. a Senior Secondary School Certificate or General Certificate of Education or their equivalents, with at least five credit passes which include English Language, Economics, and Mathematics (obtained at not more than two sittings).

In addition, candidates must have acceptable passes in the following U.M.E Subjects; English Language, Economics; Mathematics, plus any other subject.


Educational Foundations and Management

Department of Educational Foundations and Management offers the following degree programmes;

  • Educational Management
  • English Education
  • French Education
  • History Education
  • Religions Studies




The Department of English has as its general philosophy the study of language and literature. As language and literature are the products of the dynamics of culture and cultural modes, the department equips its students with a strong awareness of themselves and the world around them. It prepares students for the award of the degree in English (Language and Literature) which is meant to give them relevance and assure them a place in society.


  1. To give students a good grounding and effective control of the English Language and foster in them a keen literary sensibility, leading to the acquisition of the necessary tools to respond appropriately to any literary stimulus.
  2. To familiarise graduates with major landmarks in English and African Literature.
  3. To produce competent teachers of Literature and the English Language as well as sensitise the possibilities of self-actualisation in the theatre, the electronic and other media.
  4. To adequately prepare students for post-graduate studies in literature and/or the English Language.


Direct Entry Requirements
A’ Level passes in subjects which should include English Literature and at least one Arts subjects.

U.M.E. Entry Requirements
O’ Level credits in at least five subjects including English Language and English Literature, plus at least a pass in a Science subject.   

U.M.E. Subjects
English Language and at least two relevant Arts subjects which must include English Literature.


Anyanwu Bibian Onyebuchi

Omo-Ojugo Grace Iyengumena

Oseghale Osagie Francis

Faculty of Agriculture

The Faculty of Agriculture was established in September, 1992 at the beginning of the 1992/93 session. Courses in Agriculture were previously run under a Department of Agriculture in the Faculty of Natural Science from 1989 up to August 1992.


The Faculty aims at equipping students with the methodology and technical know-how for boosting agricultural productivity. Efforts will also be made to tackle the problems of agricultural production in farmers fields especially in Estate.


  1. To produce skilled manpower with a strong background in the relevant areas of agricultural production.
  2. To turn out practical and production-oriented graduates that will successfully put their skills into operation by establishing and operating their own farming enterprises.
  3. To prepare students for agricultural extension services for practical farm operation and management, for service in government. and industry and other careers in agriculture.
  4. To conduct research that would provide relevant and appropriate solutions to the country’s agricultural development problems and improve agricultural productivity in general.


The Faculty of Agriculture offers a degree programme leading to the award of Bachelor of Agriculture, denoted by B. Agric.


  • Crop Science Covering Crop Production, Crop Protection, Crop Physiology, Plant Breeding, Plant Nutrition and Forage Agronomy.
  • Soil Science Covering Soil Chemistry, Soil Fertility, Soil Microbiology, Soil Conservation, Soil Classification. Soil Survey, Irrigation and drainage.
  • Animal Science Covering Ruminant Production, Non-Ruminant Production, Animal Nutrition, Animal Physiology, Breeding and Genetics.
  • Agricultural Economics and Extension Covering Agric. Economics, Extension, Home Economics and Rural Sociology.


(a) Joint Matriculation Examination Entry Requirements:
In addition to an acceptable pass in JME, candidates must have WASC/GCE O’ Level Credit passes in at least five subjects including English language, Mathematics, Chemistry, Biology and/orAgricultural sciences, OR Senior Secondary School Certificate with credit in Engfish Language, Chemistry, Mathematics, Biology and/or Agricultural Sciences. Credit pass in Economics and Geography can also be used.

(b) Direct Entry Requirements:

  1. Candidates for direct admission must have met the matriculation requirements in the relevant subjects plus two SSC/GCE Adanced Level passes in Chemistry and either Biology orAgricultural sciences.
  2. Candidates who have obtained OND in Agricuhure with a minimum of upper credit, HND in Agriculture with an overall pass or NCE in Agricultural Science with at least an overall Credit pass may be eligible for direct admission provided they meet the JME requirements.
  3. Candidates who, have obtained Diploma certificate in Agriculture, in any of the Natural Sciences, Banking and Finance and Business Management with at least a merit pass may be eligible for Direct entry to 200L, provided they meet the UME requirements.
  4. Candidates with OND and Diploma certificates in relevant areas but with a pass grade may be admitted direct into 100 Level.
  5. HND with upper credit plus 5 credits at WASC/NECO/SCE O’ level may be admitted into 300L.

(c) Waiver:
A pass grade in English Language or Chemistry may be accepted. provided the candidates has 5 credit passes in relevant subjects including physics.

Faculty of Arts


The Faculty of Arts has the basic aim of ensuring a balanced development of the individual with the goal of perfecting his or her awareness of himself or herself in relation to the world around him or her. The faculty adopts the policy of inter-disciplinary exposure which enhances the students’ broad acquaintance with disciplines other than their own.

The various departmental programmes are geared towards guiding and encouraging students to cultivate and refine their faculties for identifying, defining, analyzing and solving problems of significance to mankind. Hence the degree of versatility of the graduates from the Faculty is such that he or she can embark on any career relevant to his or her discipline or related discipline. The Faculty lays emphasis on the development of effective research methodologies which are geared towards the solution of societal problems.


English: The Department of English has as its general philosophy the study of language and literature. As language and literature are the products of the dynamics of culture and cultural modes, the department equips its students with a strong awareness of themselves and the world around them. It prepares students for the award of the degree in English (Language and Literature) which is meant to give them relevance and assure them a place in society.

History and International Studies: A Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree Programme in History and International Studies

Modern Languages: The philosophy of the Department of Modern Languages is principally geared towards detailed studies of language with particular attention to its complex nature, like a network in the ever-changing cultures and cultural codes in the society. It focuses essentially on man’s fears and interpretation of reality of the supernatural and temporal phenomena he senses around him and these, through language and literature. In other words, the Department aims at preparing students for the award of B.A.(Hons) degree in French language and literature which will equip them with adequate versatility to respond to the accelerated social and technological changes of our time.

Philosophy: The philosophy programme seeks to develop sound and critical minds among the students of philosophy such that they can evaluate objectively the problems encountered by mankind in our rapidly developing and civilised society, proffering workable solutions to these problems.

Religious Management and Cultural Studies: The objectives of the programme is to give students an in-depth study leading to the understanding and knowledge of the phenomena of religion in all its varieties and manifestations.

Theatre and Media Arts: The department of theatre and media arts aims to prepare students for careers in both the public andprivate sectors, such as teaching, broadcasting, film, radio, and television production, acting, troupe management, design, etc


The Faculty offers courses leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) with Honours in the appropriate subject or degree option.

Faculty of Basic Sciences

Department of Anatomy


The broad objective is the provision of a sound scientific basis for the training of Medical Students in the Clinical Sciences.  Each student at the end of the course is expected to be able to:MORE

Department of Medical Biochemistry


Broadly, the courses in Biochemistry are designed to expose students to an understanding of the physical and chemical nature of substances in living things with particular reference to man.  The interactions between substances are considered at the  molecular level in relation to health and disease.MORE

Department of Physiology


The broad objectives of the programme in Physiology is to provide a sound scientific basis for the training of doctors and allied health personnel.  It is the objective of this department to teach Physiology which will enable the students grasp adequately the normal functioning of the human body.  The reason comes into sharp focus when the normal functioning is compared with altered physiological conditions encountered during clinical studies.  The student is eventually expected to be able to apply this knowledge to health care delivery.MORE

Faculty of Clinical Sciences

Department of Community Medicine & Primary Health Care


The broad objective of the programme in the Department of Community Medicine is to prepare students in the field of Community Medicine through the acquisition of knowledge and skills for the identification and solution of health problems in the community leading to improved health in the communities.MORE

Department of Medicine


The objective of the postings in Medicine is to equip the students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable him/her:MORE

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology


At the end of the programme in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, the student should have acquired enough knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable him:MORE

Department of Paediatrics

The postings in Paediatrics commence after completion of the specialty postings in Clinical Medicine and Surgery.  The postings last 16 weeks but with an additional period of revision lasting 4 weeks and leading to the Final MBBS Examination in Paediatrics.MORE

Department of Pharmacology And Therapeutics


Broadly, at the end of the course, the student is expected to be able to utilize the knowledge acquired to prescribe drugs/remedies for disease states. The student is provided with the basic knowledge of drug action and an extension of this knowledge to drug therapy.MORE

Department of Pathological Sciences



The general objectives of the course in Pathology is to provide students with an adequate knowledge of the pathologic basis for the abnormal function in disease. Specifically, at the end of the course, the student should have acquired enough knowledge, attitude and skills to enable him/her to:MORE

Department of Surgery


Generally, the postings in Surgery are aimed at providing the students with an understanding of the scientific basis of the principles and practice of Surgery and acquainting them with the presentation and management of the common range of surgical problems/diseases, with particular reference to the tropics and Nigeria.  At the end of the positing in Surgery, the student should have acquired enough knowledge, skills and attitudes, to enable him:MORE

Faculty of Education


The Faculty of Education offers a degree programme leading to the award of Bachelor of Education, denoted by B. Ed.


Business Education

Curriculum and Instruction

Educational Foundations and Management

Guidance and Counselling

Physical and Health Education

Vocational and Technical Education

Faculty of Engineering and Technology

The Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma was established by Statute of then the Bendel State House of Assembly as contained in the extra-ordinary Gazette No. 40, Vol. 18 of 20th July 1981. The University formally opened its gates to the first set of students on the 15th January 1982. At its inception, the University operated a collegiate system and the College of Engineering and Technology (now Faculty) was one of the eight foundation Colleges. At the end of the 1983/84 academic session the entire University was subjected to major structural changes, which led to the closure of some Colleges and the introduction of the Faculty system of Education. Thus, the College of Enineering and Technology became the Faculty of Engineering and Technology from 1 October 1984. The Faculty offers undergraduate curricula leading to Bachelor’s degrees in Engineering. Separate departments within the Faculty administer these curricula and each department emphasizes a core programme of fundamental Applied Science and Engineering subjects.

Students are normally admitted to a five-year degree programme (Post Secondary Education). The first two years are essentially common to all the departments in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology. The foundation year is spent almost entirely in the Faculty of Natural Sciences, during which students take courses in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. The second year is spent by the student in taking courses such as Thermodynamics, Mathematics, Engineering Drawing and Workshop Processes. The last three years of the programme are spent specialising in the Students’ chosen fields including a substantial industrial training period.

The academic matters of the Faculty are under the direction of the Faculty Board which reports through the Dean to the University Senate.


The Faculty as at now has five academic departments:

Civil Engineering: The Civil Engineering curriculum is a 5 year programme designed to provide the civil engineering graduates a firm foundation not only in the basic sciences and mathematics but also in the traditional and non-traditional sectors of civil engineering.

Electrical Electronic & Computer Engineering: The department of Electrical, Electronics, Computer Engineering is dedicated to providing Engineers who are adequately equipped in the theory and practice engineering profession. The department has, as its main objective the training of manpower essential for meeting the needs and demands of scientific and technological developments envisaged in Nigeria, particularly in the Electrical, Electronics and Computer Industries.

Industrial & Production Engineering: The Department offers undergraduate degree programmes in Industrial and Production Engineering. The main objective of the department is to provide opportunity for students to acquire the skills and competencies necessary to initiate, develop and solve engineering problems.

Mechanical Engineering: The objective of the department of Mechanical Engineering is to produce graduates who will be well qualified to:

  1. Operate and develop the public services,
  2. Initiate and carry out engineering design,
  3. Engage in industrial management and
  4. Pursue developmental research


The Faculty of Engineering and Technology offers a degree programme leading to the award of Bachelor of Engineering, denoted by B. Eng.


The philosophy of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology of Ambrose Alli University is the training and production of technically qualified and socially conscious engineers that would be able to apply technological advances in product development, marketing, maintenance and management.


The aim of the faculty is to respond to the worldwide demand for engineers that have a sound knowledge of engineering and management principles and the ability to apply this knowledge to the complex situations prevailing within the construction and manufacturing industries. With a view to accomplishing the philosophy of the Faculty, emphasis will be placed on the following objectives.

  1. To organize and conduct specialised training that provides a better integration of theory and practice in engineering and technology to relevant industrial and commercial situations.
  2. To design and run programmes of courses in conjunction with appropriate departments in Ambrose Alli University and other universities in Nigeria, leading to the award of Bachelors Honours Degree (i.e B.Eng.) in various engineering disciplines.
  3. To conduct relevant research and analysis in engineering and technology for the total advancement of the society.


  1. The degree programmes in Engineering and Technology normally last five years, post school certificate or equivalent.
  2. For admission to all degree programmes, candidates must satisfy the admission requirements of the University in general, and of the various departments of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology in particular.
  3. Entry through the University Matriculation Examination (UME), the Minimum entry requirements for year I or 100 level shall be 5(five) credit passes in the School Certificate Examinations, GC.E. O’ Level, or equivalent obtained in English Language, Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and any other subject from the approved list, plus acceptable level of performance in the University Matriculation Examination (U.M.E.).
  4. Direct Entry (D.E.) candidates may be admitted into 200 – Level (year 2) if they have, 1. Satisfied the admission requirements as specified in( c) above and ii. Obtained passes at the G.C.E. A’ Level or equivalent in Physics, and mathematics. Candidates with outstanding N.C.E Technical or O.N.D. results may be considered.


  1. Courses and work experience shall be provided leading to a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering to be denoted by B. Eng. (Civil Engineering), B.Eng. (Electrical Engineering), B. Eng. (Mechanical Engineering), B. Eng. (Electronics and Computer Engineering) and B. Eng. (Industrial & Production Engineering). The degree may be awarded at honours or pass level.
  2. Instruction shall be by courses and work experience. Students will be required to take an approved combination of courses and undergo appropriate work experience as Senate, on the recommendation of the Faculty Board, may from time to time be determined.
  3. Courses shall be evaluated in terms of course unit. One course unit shall be defined as one week Lecturefl’utorial, contact hour per week, or one three hour laboratory or practical class per week throughout a semester or an equivalent amount of assigned study or practical experience or and combination of the above.
  4. Work experience shall be evaluated in terms of industrial units. One industrial unit is defined as one week of successfully completed industrial experience.

Faculty of Environmental Studies

It might also interest you to know that as matter of emphasis the faculty offers the following courses and awards the following degrees as approved by the Senate of the Ambrose Alli University;

  1. Architecture – B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D. 
  2. Building – B.Sc
  3. Fine and Applied Arts – B.FA
  4. Geography and Regional Planning – B.Sc, PGD, M.Sc, Ph.D.

The faculty runs foundation programme in Geography and Regional Planning, Building and Fine and Applied Arts. Apart from these academic programmes the faculty also conducts researches, arranges and organizes conferences, seminars, workshops and exhibitions in the field of environmental and related studies.


The philosophy of the Faculty of Environmental Studies, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, is to train the manpower needed for the creation of a decent environment for man. Consequently, degree programmes have been designed to:

  • To respond to and provide leadership to meet the rapidly changing needs of our society.
  • Provide a learning and research centre that prepares professionals with bias people-oriented activities, within the Faculty of Environmental Studies and the field of practice.
  • To employ the Faculty’s manpower for resolving the environmental issues and problems in Nigeria, maximizing work, resources, fostering policies (international, national and local), which result in constructive activities that improve, enhance, and prepare professionals to carry out the Faculty’s mandate of creating an improved environment for man.

In achieving these objectives, the Faculty has drawn up degree programmes which place emphasis on producing practice professionals.


  1. Admission is by concessional examination organized by Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). To be eligible for admission, candidates must have at least five (5) credits in the West African School Certificate or its equivalent at not more than two sittings.
  2. Details of subjects required are in faculty handbook.
  3. Candidates for admission may be required to attend an interview.
  4. Admission requirement are as provided for in the general University Regulations.
  5. Direct Entry requirement are as specified in the relevant section of this handbook.


Fine and Applied Arts
Geography and Environmental Management