Abia State University is one of the oldest state universities in Nigeria. It was founded in 1981, and located in Uhuru, Abia State-Nigeria. It has ridden on the objective to further help the region realised its entrepreneurial drive. Sequel to this is the University’s academic plan and structure, which prioritises business for the students. The University runs a comprehensive entrepreneurship and skill acquisition programme, for which it is nationally renowned. It also works in partnership with institutions, governments, and private sector in broad areas of science and technology, law, education, social science and the humanities, for research purposes.
Providing a conducive learning space, Abia State University offers scores of undergraduate and graduate courses from its faculties namely, griculture, Biological and Physical Sciences, Business Administration, College of Medicine and Health, Sciences, Education, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Law and Humanities and Social Sciences. There are also the Centres for Entrepreneurial Studies, Igbo Studies, Population Studies, Primary and Non-Formal Education, Remedial Studies, Quality Assurance and Ethics, and the Business Resource Centre. Other academic units are the Institutes of Continuing Education, Computer Studies and Distance Education.