As a foremost state University in Nigeria founded in 1981, Abia State University has maintained its leadership within and beyond the Eastern heartlands of Nigeria. It has remained resilient in the acquisition and dissemination of ICT-driven skills, comparable to graduates anywhere in Africa. Located in the Igbo heartland where skill acquisition and entrepreneurship constitute the culture of the people, the University’s academic plan is structured to act as the backbone in the realization of the entrepreneurship drive of the people; hence, the University runs a comprehensive entrepreneurship / skill acquisition programme as to actualize the University’s slogan of One Graduate-Two Skills.
The University is located in Uturu at Longitude 5o42’N and Latitude 6o48’E on an average elevation of 450m. It is accessible to three International airports: The Port Harcourt International Airport with a driving time of about two and half hours, Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu with about two hours driving time, and Dr. Sam Mbakwe International Airport, Owerri with about two hours driving time.
The University accepts partnership with institutions, governments, and private sector in broad areas of science and technology (including the Geographic Information Systems), Law, Education, Social science and the Humanities.
The serene university environment with surrounding knolls and irresistible flora presents a micro-climatic condition that allows serious academic work.
The University is peaceful with functional social infrastructures which foster creativity, hard work, competition and self reliance. Studying at ABSU begins by selecting ABSU offered programs while completing the UTME form for the undergraduate program or by completing the School of Post Graduate Studies’ application form.