Navy-Owned Admiralty University Of Nigeria Takes-Off October

……18, 000 applications from professors

The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok -Ete Ibas has said that

the Admiralty university of Nigeria (ADUN), will open in October, with

the commencement of degrees programmes in three faculties.

The Chief of Naval Staff disclosed this during a news conference on

Tuesday in Abuja, for the take- off of the Admiralty University of


According to Ibas, admission of students into the inaugural class is

already on going, adding that the university opens in October 2018.

He said that the Admiralty University was established out of a Public-

Private Partnership (PPP) between the Nigerian Navy through its

investment arm- Navy Holdings and Hellenic Education, an International

educational organisation.

Ibas who was represented by the Chief of Policy and Plans, Navy

Headquarters, Rear Adm. Henry Babalola, said that admission of

students into the inaugural class is already in ongoing.

” The university was conceived to expand the frontiers of knowledge

for the growth and development of humanity, meet the training needs of

the Nigerian Navy.

” Along with those of their sister services with reduced travel abroad

for training and the pressure it imposed on foreign exchange.

” Admiralty university of Nigeria will seek to spearhead the

application of knowledge to solve real challenges of our time,” he



According to Ibas, the University opens in October with degree

programmes in three faculties, Arts and Social Sciences, Management

Sciences and Science.

He said that the school would also offer pioneer degree programmes in

emerging fields such as Forensic Science, Cyber Security, and Software


The naval chief said that the faculties of Medicine, Engineering, Law,

and Pharmacy are planned to commence in 2019.

He said that the university has its main Campus in Ibusa, Delta State,

as well as additional campuses in Lagos, Sapele, and Calabar.

” The permanent campus, on the Ibusa Ugwashi – Uku Express Way, near

Asaba, Delta State is fully equipped with all academic infrastructure,

Science Laboratories, computer facilities, students’ residential

cafeteria, restaurant and sports grounds.

” A fully equipped Health Center as well as providing comfortable

en-suit hostels for all students,” he said.

He said that the university aims to prepare graduates who are equipped

with skills demanded in the industries and are globally competitive,

adding that ADUN would offer a non- traditional teaching and learning


” Lectures will be delivered through flipped classroom technology,

giving students access to lectures, notes, books and teaching

materials online.

” While classroom time will be used to better understand the theory,

practice and critically analyze be knowledge.

” This is in line with the best educational practices as experienced

by students at some of the best universities in the US and Europe,” he



The naval chief also disclosed that ADUN has developed partnership

with universities overseas to expand the breath of teaching and

learning resources available and accessible to students and faculty.

” Some of these partnership will also afford our students the

opportunity to complete part of their degree programmes here in

Nigeria, and other part at our partner university overseas,” he said.

He also said that students will be consciously exposed to industry and

global best practices through teaching and mentoring by industry

professionals, exchange programmes, and internships at top

corporations in Nigeria and overseas.

The President of ADUN, Dr Pavlos Pavlou, said the new institution

would provide opportunity for students to be trained Cyber Security,

Forensic Science among other courses.

According to him, the university has already received more than 18,

000 applications for the position of senior academics.

He said the applications were from professors who are already working

in States and Federal universities.

Pavlou, said the Admiralty university is a new institution that is set

up to bring the best practices to Nigerians.

He said that the students once they graduate are ” jobs creators not

only for the Navy but for other Nigerians”.