DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY HISTORY
The Delta State University, Abraka - popularly known as DELSU, is a State government university with a main campus located at Abraka, Delta and a campus at Anwai, Asaba. With the 1995 Amended Edict, we now have a campus at Oleh. The University runs a multi-campus system with three campuses within a distance of about 200 km apart. Currently, with a student population of about 36,000 (in the 2007/08 session), the University offers a range of programmes from the full-time certificate, diploma and degree programmes to part-time evening and weekend degree programmes.
The University offers post-graduate studies up to a doctoral level. A staff/student counselling centre, an e-learning centre, student accommodation and sporting facilities amidst others are available support services.. It is one of twenty-five federal universities which are overseen and accredited by the National Universities Commission.
Delta State University, Abraka has been historically recorded as a Centre of Education. It started as a Government Teachers Training College during the colonial era and some years into the post-colonial era. It became a College of Education that awarded Nigerian Certificate of Education (N.C.E.) from 1971-1985. In 1981, it was affiliated to the University of Benin, Benin City and consequently offered degree programmes from 1981 till 1985 when it became the Faculty of Education of the then Bendel State University with its main campus at Ekpoma.
The creation of Edo and Delta States in August 1991 and the conversion of the main campus of the then Bendel State University, Ekpoma to become Edo State University in December 1991, necessitated the establishment of an autonomous Delta State University, Abraka on 30th April, 1992 by the then Executive Governor of the State, Olorogun Felix Ibru.
MISSION AND VISION
The mission of Delta State University is to promote quality education, character and cultural transformation, to meet the challenges of our time through exemplary scholarship and professionalism for the purpose of addressing local, national and international issues in key areas so as to contribute to the improvement of the global community
CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES (CRIP)
The Centre for Research and International Programmes was established by the Senate of Delta State University at its meeting of 25th January, 2005. The purpose of the Centre is to build relationships and contacts with other universities, mainly outside Nigeria, research institutions, agencies and governments for the promotion of research and training, scholarship and international understanding.
The Centre aligns with Delta State University vision as a focal point of academic excellence through teaching, research, innovation and community services at both national and international levels. To achieve this vision, the Centre encourages result-oriented research activity by exposing staff to existing research opportunities and by fostering academic and research partnerships at the international level with other universities, research institutions and other agencies within and outside Nigeria.
The Mission of the Centre is to assist Delta State University in promoting qualitative education through research exposure, participation and capacity building for staff and students.
Eye on Delta - Delta State University Teaching Hospital
Delta state is now also home to its own teaching hospital - 'The Delta State University Teaching Hospital'. Located in Oghara, DELSUTH officially opened its doors to patients a year ago and can boast of top of the range equipment such MRI machines and a dialysis centre to mention a few.
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