- About Ebonyi State University
In the beginning was the will, that will and aspiration was with the well-meaning people of Ebonyi State to have a University that would be theirs so as to encourage the advancement of learning and research and in the long run rewrite the hitherto inglorious history of educational backwardness of the Ebonyi people.
Hence, what is today known as Ebonyi State University started with a resolution of the then Military Administration of Anambra State which was later upheld under Chief Jim Nwobodoâ€™s civilian administration. On July 30 1980, the then Anambra State Government established the Anambra State University of Science and Technology (ASUTECH) by law no 7 of 1980 thereby establishing the first University of Science and Technology in Nigeria. The ASUTECH Edict no. 20 of 1985, put in place a four-campus structure with the Faculties of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine located in Abakaliki. Lectures started in the Abakaliki campus of the Faculty of Agriculture in November 1987 with 55 students and 15 academic staff including students of the Department of Horticulture and Plant Protection transferred from the Awka campus of ASUTECH. The Faculty graduated the first batch of students in the 1991/1992 academic session.
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