Niger Delta University which started academic activities in the 2001/2002 session, had its pioneer set of graduating students in the 2004/2005 academic year. Although, the student population was only 1,039 at inception, this has increased to over 10,000 in 2009/2010 session. Given the fact that the university maintains the quota provided by the National Universities Commission (NUC), it may continue to be a relatively small but efficient one.
Niger Delta University is located in Wilberforce Island, about 32km from the state capital, Yenagoa, and is made up of three campuses; the Gloryland campus (main campus), the College of Health Sciences campus and the temporary campus of the Faculty of Law in Yenagoa. A new campus, which is really an extension of the Gloryland campus, is being developed.
The establishment of the university through a Law of 2000 is no doubt a significant turning-point in the educational, indeed socio-economic history Bayelsa State in particular and Nigeria in general.
Niger Delta University Contact Details
Niger Delta University
Wilberforce Island PMB 071,
Amassoma, Bayelsa State, Nigeria
Niger Delta University Official Website: http://www.ndu.edu.ng/