Title Caption - Adamawa State University (ADSU): Towards ensuring rapid development and
transformation of the State.
Background - Adamawa State with a population of about 2.5 million, has a land area of 42,159 sq. km located within the Savannah belt of Northern Nigeria. The State has enormous agricultural potentials including livestock and fisheries.
Location of University - Adamawa State University is located in Mubi, the headquaters of the North Senetorial District of the State, which was once a constituent of the German Territory of Northern Cameroun. Mubi town was the provincial capital of the erstwhile sardauna province. The town is situated at the foot of the Mansara Mountains separating Nigeria from the Republic of Cameroun. The town has a pleasant weather and scenic horizons. There is a rich traditional culture of the local peoples, with a paramount first class traditional ruler, the Emir of Mubi.
Why Adamawa State University?
The State has continued to make steady progress in the area of enrollment of pupils in primary and secondary schools. The University is intended to provide additional places for the increasing number of students seeking admission, which currently is not being adequately met by Federal Universities located in the country's North Eastern geopolitical zone. However, the state is endowed with abundant natural and mineral resources. Financial capital and suitably trained manpower are key requirements for harnessing the enormous resource potentials of the State. ADSU shall not only produce the desired manpower possessing requisite skills and orientation, but shall itself be fully engaged in extension delivery and service to the community. The University shall promote true liberal scholarship and pursue national and international collaboration and linkages with other institutions for all its programmes. The assistance of philanthropists, non-governmental agencies, National, International, and multi-lateral organizations etc. shall be courted and jealously guarded.
Mission, Vision and Objectives of the University.
The Mission of the University is the production of graduates of the highest standards in all fields of study. The graduates shall be trained and oriented to utilize modern technological and management tools for societal development. The overall goal is towards industrial production, thereby creating employment opportunities in a technology driven sector for alleviation of poverty.
The objectives of establishing the University has been articulated, and center in the main, on qualitative and functional education within the context of building a harmonious and prosperous State.
The overall Vision of the University is to bring together diverse minds and nurture potential talents for the exploitation of the bountiful resources of Adamawa State.
In conclusion, we intend to harness all available resources in order to develop a University of the highest standards, conscious of the need to nurture linkages and collaborations. Partnership with agencies and bodies within and outside the country is identified as a key ingredient of this pursuit.
Programmes of the University.
At full development, which is envisaged within the next decade, the University shall have nine (9) No. Faculties, a college of Medicine, and a School of Foundation and Remedial Studies and Three Research Centres. Although ADSU was conceived as a conventional University, emphasis shall be on applied sciences and professional courses.
In order to address some of the needs and harness the resources of the State, the Centres for Solar Energy Research and Development, Livestock and Dairy Products Research, and Agriculture Research and Development shall be established. The post graduate school is expected to come on-stream by the 2006/2007 academic session, to coincide with the graduation of the first set of matriculating students.
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