Kwara State University is also known as KWASU and it is the 77th university to be registered by the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) and the 95th university to be recognized in Nigeria.
The institution was established by the administration of Dr. Bukola Saraki in 2009 with the objective of becoming a center for community service and entrepreneurship.
The origin of the Kwara State University can be traced to November 1990 when the Kwara Polytechnic was established. Twelve years later, Kwara Polytechnic was converted into a university by the then Governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Mohammed Alabi.
The Bill for the Kwara State University was eventually signed into law on 24 December 2008. The certificate and instrument to operate the university was obtained on 9 February 2009 from the National Universities Commission (NUC).
When fully operational, the university is planned to have its academic activities operate from three campuses located in Malete, Ilesha-Baruba and Osi-Opin.
Currently, the Malete campus is the main campus and houses the College of Pure and Applied Sciences, College of Information and Communication Technology, and the College of Education. Osi (Ekiti local government) campus will house the College of Engineering, College of Humanities, Management and Social Sciences. The Baruba (Baruten Local government) Campus will house the College of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences.
Admission into KWASU requires candidate to score at least 180 in the UME examination. Also, yo’re expected to score at least 5 credits in your examination with the subject combination depending on the course you’re applying to.
List of Courses in KWASU (Kwara State University)
Below is the official list of courses offered in Kaduna State university (KASU). The highlighted courses are the science-based courses.
- Accountancy / Finance / Accounting
- Arabic Studies
- Biological Science(s)
- Business Administration
- Chinese Studies
- Christian Religious Knowledge / Studies
- Christian Religious Studies (CRS)
- Computer Science
- Crop Production & Soil Science
- Drama / Dramatic / Performing Arts
- English Studies
- Environmental Management
- Estate Management
- Industrial Chemistry
- Industrial Relations and Personnel Management
- International Studies and Diplomacy
- Islamic Studies
- Library and Information Science
- Mass Communication
- Medicine and Surgery
- Political Science
- Quantity Surveying
We have also included the admission requirements into KWASU in this post.
All applying candidates should note that they are required and must have at least three credit passes including the following:
- English Language in General Certificate of Education (GCE) ‘O’Level,
- West African School Certificate (WAEC),
- National Examination Council (NECO),
- National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB).
If you’re applying for any course under Visual and Performing Arts and you have vast experience in the field and can communicate, write and think in English, you will be considered for admission into KWASU irrespective of the aforementioned requirements.