……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
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
” 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”.