The Federal University Otuoke (FUO), is one of nine new Federal Universities established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in February 2011.

Located in the heart of the oil-rich Niger-Delta Region of Bayelsa State, the University which is 21 kilometres South of the State capital of Yenagoa, occupies an expanse of 200 hectares (494 acres) in the Ijaw town of Otuoke.

Currently we have two Faculties: Faculty of Humanities/ Social Sciences which has 2 Departments and six programmes, and Faculty of Science which has 3 Departments and six programmes.

Our current students are privileged to have been selected from a large number of otherwise qualified candidates who sought admission into the university.  They are expected to take advantage of the first-class teaching and learning environment that has been created for all the university’s stakeholders;  to graduate in record time; and afterwards upon graduation live productive lives to the honor and glory of themselves and Alma Mater.


If you’re seeking a campus with an intimate and supportive environment, the Federal University Otuoke is exactly what you’re looking for.


Family support and invlovement is important to student, therefore, we invite you to familiarize yourself with our community and of course participate in it.

Research is at the core of the academic activities of the university, and all students, faculty and staff are expected to be engaged in it at various levels.  Research in energy (oil and gas, power), marine, wetland and bio-resources, conflict resolution and social dynamics, etc. will be our emphasis, geared towards improving the lives of the region’s citizens as well as the nation at large. 

Being a new university just established in 2011, we do not have alumni yet.  However, we have Friends of the university who serve in place of our alumni-to-be, and help to project our image positively beyond the university precincts.

We welcome donations in cash and kind to the university coffers, in grants, scholarships and endowment.   We seek to depend not only on government funds, and to reduce our percentage dependence on government from year to year while constantly seeking ways to justify government increase in funding to improve the good work that the university is doing.

On how to become a Friend of FUO, and/or how to donate to the university, please visit our Institutional Development Office and/or its web-page.. see also  http://www.fuotuoke.edu.ng/donations

Our academic and non-academic staff are a dedicated group of individuals committed to the teaching and welfare of the students, and committed to building a first-class teaching and learning environment where world-class research can also be engaged in. 

Our university is a public (federal) institution, and visitors are always welcome to our campus – just to see what we are doing, to visit their wards our students, etc.

The communities around Otuoke, Ogbia Local Government, etc.  are important to the university, and the creation of a mutually-beneficial town-and-gown enviroment is critical to its mission.

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Otuoke is about 27 kilometers south of Yenagoa, the capital of Bayelsa State, which itself is about 100 kilometers west of Port Harcourt in Rivers State.

Yes, classes for its 282 pioneer students (97 Females, 185 Males; of which 142 are in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and 140 are in the Faculty of Science and Engineering) started in October 2012.  The second set of students may be called in soon.

Two Faculties: 

  1. Humanities & Social Sciences
  2. Science & Engineering.  It is expected that two additional Faculties:
    • Engineering and Technology and
    • Business Administration and Management Sciences

will commence in the third year of the university.

  1. Apply to the institution through JAMB as First Choice or Second Choice, and choose a course for each choice,
  2. Take and pass the JAMB UTME (score >= 180 at this time) 
  3. Pass the university’s Post-UTME (average of UTME and Post-UTME > 180)
  4. Get admitted under one of the criteria of Merit (45% of placements), Catchment Area/Locality (35%) and ELDS (Educationally Less Developed States; 20%) 
  5. Pass WAEC/NECO/Equivalent related subjects, particularly English and Mathematics.
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