University Advancement Centre (UAC) History


Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (Formerly Rivers State University of Education) was established by the University of Education Law, No.8 of 2009 by the Rivers State Government. The University is located in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital which is the second largest port city in Nigeria.

The University has two other campuses, St John’s Diobu along the Port Harcourt – Aba Express Road near Garrison Junction. The St. John’s Campus houses the University’s Business School with world classrooms and pedagogic resources. The other Campus is located at Ndele which is about 50 Kilometres from Port Harcourt, along the Port Harcourt Ahoada road.

Ignatius Ajuru University of Education offers education and non-education related programmes from bachelor’s degree to doctorate in the fields of management Science, social Sciences, education, humanities and vocational/technical studies. All programmes of the University are recognized and fully accredited by the national Universities commission.

The postgraduate programme of the University has been adjudged the fastest growing programme in Sub Sahara Africa for instance, the Masters programmes in Maritime, transportation systems and Port Management is run in collaboration with key players in the maritime industry. The current Vice Chancellor of the University professor Ozo- Mekiri Ndimele in less than three years transformed the academic and developmental landscape of the University to global relevance and visibility.


To address the challenges of global competition in University Education in terms of research, innovation and access to intervention funding academic and developmental priorities in the University. The University Advancement Centre (UAC) was established in 2017 by the Vice- Chancellor, Professor Ozo-Mekiri Ndimele. The core mandate of the Centre are as follows:

Our Core Mandate

  1. Exploring for partnerships and linkages with private and public institutions both locally and internationally with a view to securing resources to promote institutional goals and programmes.
  2. Initiating and sustaining action in the areas of endowments, donations, scholarships, prizes and other forms of assistance from private sector and individuals to deliver results in institutional programmes.
  3. Serving as a resource database for assisting staff seeking scholarships, research grants, fellowships, sabbatical attachment, and postgraduate internship as part of their professional development.
  4. Playing a major role in the overall effort to ensure that the university develops according to its strategic plan, while ensuring flexibility to reflect emerging global initiatives in university advancement.
  5. Providing a forum for academic staff to showcase their significant research findings, organising workshops, seminars and conferences for the overall advancement of knowledge in the university.
  6. Creating an enabling environment that supports philanthropy and building relationship with alumni and other stakeholders with the aim of securing financial support for the University.
  7. Coordinating protocols, reception and welfare of visitors on exchange and linkage programmes in the university.

Our Vision

To be the foremost University Advancement Centre in the world with enormous capacity to facilitate developmental programmes through partnership and Linkage activities.


The advancement of the University through building of linkages, collaborations, and partnerships with institutions, donor and multilateral agencies, NGO’s, alumni, individuals as well as securing resources for the development of the University.

Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Partnership
  • Collaboration
  • Service

Our Support Staff

Prof. Emmanuel C. Ibara, Professor of Educational management is the Ag. Director of the Centre.

The support staff of the centre includes:

  • Dr. (Mrs). Florence Onyinyechi Iroanwusi
    Confidential Secretary/ ICT Officer.

  • Mr. Freedom Nwenwe
    Assistant Registrar/Alumni Relations Office.

  • Mr. Ngeribara Aribibia
    Assistant Registrar/Development Officer.

Proposed Projects Requiring Funding

Hotel Accomodation

  • Three (3) blocks of three-story buildings for undergraduate male hostels- 200 rooms per blocks with lobbies and rooms for porters and portresses.

  • Three (3) blocks of three-storey buildings for undergraduate female hostels- 200 rooms per block with lobbies and rooms for porters and portresses.

  • Three (3) blocks of three-storey buildings for postgraduate male hostels- 200 rooms per block with lobbies and rooms for porters.

  • Three (3) blocks of three-storey buildings for postgraduate female hostels- 200 rooms per block with lobbies and rooms for porters and portresses.

Hostel accommodation is very essential, and the welfare and security of our students is our priority. These hostels will enable students to get conducive and affordable accommodation with adequate security. It will also curb the menace of incessant harassments suffered by our students who reside outside the university campuses.

Estimated cost: N300,000,000.00 each (N3,600,000.00).

Staff Residential Quarters

  • Six (6) blocks of two-storey buildings for staff residential quarters – Six (6) units of 2 bedroom flats per block.

  • Six (6) blocks of twin duplexes for staff residential quarters – 3 bedrooms at the upper floor, with a visitors room on the ground floor.

  • Staff school. A block of 18 classrooms and offices for teachers.

The provision of additional accommodation for university staff guarantees efficiency effectiveness and dedication to duty. The staff school will also provide a conducive and qualitative learning environment for children and wards of staff of the university.

Estimated cost:

  • 6 blocks of 2 storey building at N85,000,000.00 (N510,000.00)

  • 6 blocks of twin duplexes: N55,000,000.00 each (N330,000,000.00)

  • Staff School: N50,000.000.00

Convocation Arena & Amphitheatre

  • Convocation arena: 10,000 seating capacity with open space
  • Amphitheatre: 5,000 seating capacity hall with gallery

The need for a convocation arena and Amphitheatre for the university is long overdue because, the existing facility can no longer accommodate the university community and her quest during functions. The convocation arena will provide accommodation for the university during her matriculation and convocation ceremonies, while the Amphitheatre will be used for conferences, workshops and other social activities that may require large participants.
Estimated cost:
Convocation Arena: N400,000,000.00 and
Amphitheatre: N600,000,000.00

Internal Roads

  • Link road: link road between the main campus and the new layout campus with adequate drainages.
  • Circular road: At the centre of the main campus, with adequate drainages

The link road will connect the new layout and the main campus. The need for the link road is to provide for expansion of the main campus which is already congested while the circular road will provide for east acess of existing facilities within the main campus.
Estimated cost:
Link road: N150,000,000.00
Circular road: N50,000,000.00

Development of IAUE Scholarship Fund

This scholarship fund will enable the university assist indigent but academically – focused and brilliant students who cannot afford the payment of the relevant fees, to continue and complete their academic programmes.
Estimated cost: N100,000,000.00


We highly appreciate you for spending your valued time to read through this brochure. Please you can make donations through cheques and electronic bank transfers in favour of:
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 5210040069

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