There are 3 universities in Bayelsa State and all three of them have a distinct framework defining their different foundations.
One is a state owned university, the other is a federal university while the last is a public private university.
Like everywhere else in Nigerian the universities in Bayelsa State are with benefits as well as certain setbacks that can make your university days a living hell.
But since it is not our duty to speak on that in this post, we shall go straight to the listing of these universities.
Niger Delta University
Niger Delta University (NDU) is in Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State in
Nigeria and is a Bayelsa state government funded university.
It was established in 2000 by Chief DSP Alamieseigha, then governor of Bayelsa state. It has two main campuses, one in the state capital, Yenagoa, which contains the law faculty, and the other in Amassoma.
The university is currently ranked among the 50 best universities in Nigeria.
Federal University Otuoke
The Federal University, Otuoke is a federal government-owned University located in Otuoke , a town in Ogbia local government area of Bayelsa State , Southern Nigeria .
The University was established in 2011 and started with 282 pioneer students. It offers degree courses at undergraduate levels.
The University offers undergraduate programs in the faculty of Science, Management Science, Social Science and Humanities, Education, Engineering and Technology
University Of Africa Toru Orua
The (NUC), recently approved the establishment of the University of Africa for Bayelsa, making it the 43rd state university in the country.
According to reports the university would commence full operation by September 2017.
“It will be run on a public private partnership (PPP), basis. Unlike the existing one, it will not be directly funded by the state.
“Our belief is that for a university to be sustainable, we must create room for private sector participation and involvement.
“The University of Africa, Toru-Orua, is the first of its kind in this country to be established by government with private sector involvement.
“It will be strictly a fee paying tertiary institution that will attract students from across the continent and the globe.
“It will be the model as we encourage more private universities in this country’’, Dickson said.
These are the current universities in Bayelsa State. You choose.