Everything You Need To Know About the Benue State University – also known as BSUM – is one of Nigeria’s best universities.
in this article, I will give you a clue about BSU, have you ever asked the question “how to gain admission into the Benue State University? What are the courses offered at BSUM? What is the best way to gain admission to Benue State University? how many scores do I need in the jamb to gain admission into The Benue State University?.
About Benue State University. many students want to gain admission into BSUM but, most of these students do not know the background of the university.
Benue State University was established by the Benue State Government with the enactment of the Benue State University Edict No. 1 of 1991. The University took off in the 1992/93 academic year with four faculties, namely, Arts, Education, Science, and Social Sciences. Two Faculties, Law and Management Sciences came on stream in the 1993/94 academic year.
A post-graduate school took off in the 1998/1999 academic year while the College of Health Sciences was established in the 2003/2004 academic session.
The University took off Nineteen years ago during the tenure of Late Rev. Fr. Moses Orshio Adasu as Executive Governor of Benue State. Adasu, therefore became the first Visitor of the University.
To be a Centre of Excellence in creating knowledge and developing a complete person who is capable of not only responding to the cultural, social, political, and economic needs of the environment but also setting the agenda for change.
The mission of the University was clearly defined in the stated objectives as contained in the Edict establishing the University thus:
- To encourage and promote the advancement of knowledge and to hold out to all persons without discrimination of race, creed or political
- conviction, the opportunity of acquiring University education;
- To encourage the effective application of higher education to the needs of the State through research and extension and consultancy
- To provide ready access for Benue State Citizens to higher education for self-reliance
- To promote, preserve and propagate the social and cultural heritage of the diverse people of the state and
- To engage in any other activities of a developmental University of the highest standard.
The establishment of Benue State University, Makurdi on December 27th, 1991 was a culmination of decades of sustained efforts by successive administration, since the creation of the state in 1976, to address an educational in balance, the roots of which can be traced to as far back as the Colonial period.
Benue State was created in 1976 and by 1980 the Civilian Executive Governor of the State; Mr. Aper Aku has expressed the desire of his administration to establish a University. Professor Jibril Aminu was requested to conduct a feasibility study for the proposed State University. In 1982, the Benue State University of Technology was established by the State Government with Professor Ochapa C. Onazi as its pioneer Vice Chancellor.
This establishment prompted the then President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Alhaji Shehu Shagari to announce the immediate take-over of the BSU of Technology and the setting-up of more of such Universities in other parts of Nigeria.
Tribute must be paid to Colonel Attahiru Makka, the Military Governor of Benue State from 1989 to 1992, during which the proposed Benue State University became a reality in 1991. the University is located in Makurdi, Benue State capital on a land area 180,494 hectares along Makurdi Gboko Road.
In 1992/93 academic sessions, admission of students into the six faculties was estimated at 700 to rise steadily to 2,100 in 1996/97 session. Today in addition to the existing six faculties, College of Health Sciences has been established and the University Teaching Hospital is under construction. More information HERE
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