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.
Come September 2014, two new Faculties (Engineering/Technology and Business Management Sciences) will be added to our suite, while a Graduate School to prepare for when we begin to offer postgraduate degrees will also commence.
We have an early aspiration to promote world-class and cutting-edge research in Energy & Environmental Science, Engineering and Technology; Marine Science, Engineering and Technology; Human & Social Dynamics; as well as Business Management & Entrepreneurial Studies.
Our 1040 students are enrolled in twelve programs which include; Accounting and Finance, Economics and Development, Sociology and Anthropology, Political Science and Strategic Studies (all in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences), as well as Biochemistry, Microbiology, Chemistry, Mathematics with Statistics, Computer Science and Informatics, and Physics with Electronics/Power, (all in the Faculty of Science).
Our research focus is on oil and gas studies, energy and environment, marine and wetland studies, human dynamics and conflict resolution, entrepreneurship which will guide our applied research and collaborative efforts as a tertiary academy geared towards the socio-economic development of the Niger Delta and of Nigeria.
We have employed highly qualified and experience academic and non-academic staff to create and nurture here at FUO a citadel of learning, teaching, research, and community service in consonance with our mission so that in the shortest possible time, we can attain our vision.
We have also used best international practices to deploy modern communications technology in and out of the classrooms, our University is suffused with ICT tools, we have a fully functional ICT laboratory with about 200 Computers connected to the wireless access in most parts of the campus, with fiber-optics, satellite and radio links within and across the campus, and hope to join the NGREN (Nigerian Research Network) once it is open to new Universities to promote virtual learning and interactivity between students and their instructors. We are proud of our website (www.fuotuoke.edu.ng) which is our window to the world, lending us greater visibility in the world, and learning to increase in our ranking among Nigerian and world universities.
Our classrooms and laboratories are well-appointed and even expanding, to enable teaching, learning and research in the most conducive environment and we have established a 52-seater Language Laboratory in our English and Communication Program.
We already have in place an Entrepreneurial and Skills Development Unit (ESDU) to act as a catalyst for our future Faculty of Business & Management Sciences and an arrowhead to community relations. An Engineering and Environmental Research Group and Flood Research Group have been set up to put the university in a position to do research in those areas and contribute to the developmental needs of the region, country and the world.
We intend to be propelled by our core values of learning, integrity, knowledge, excellence, scholarship and service, and to create an atmosphere of an expensive private university in an inexpensive public educational setting
The Federal University Otuoke is well known on its way to becoming a University of world ranking that all its stakeholders will be proud of. We call on all to partner with us in any way possible to enable us achieve our goals together.
The mission of the Federal University, Otuoke is the generation, dissemination, preservation, and application of knowledge.
The vision of the Federal University, Otuoke (FUO) is to gain and maintain a reputation as a world-class university that challenges all its students to achieve the highest levels of intellectual and personal growth, to promote sustainable development, as well as contribute purposeful and ethical service to the nation and Mankind.
The core values of the University are best remembered with the mnemonics L-I-K-E-S: