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Niger Delta University located in Wilberforce Island Bayelsa State in Nigeria is a Bayelsa State Government funded university. It was established in 2000 by Chief DSP Alamieseigha, then governor of Bayelsa state. It currently has two main campuses, one situated in the state capital, Yenagoa, which contains the law faculty and the other in Amassoma. Niger delta university has come a long way since its establishment and ranks naming the 50 best universities in Nigeria. Its main campus in Amassima is currently situated in its temporary site, with work on the permanent site at an ongoing stage. The university offers a unique opportunity for students to acquire qualitative education at Bachelor, Masters and PhD levels. It is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. It is accredited and recognized by the National Universities Commission The university has nine faculties.The various Faculties and their respective Departments are:Faculty of Agricultural Technology * Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology * Department of Crop Production * Department of Fisheries * Department of Livestock Production Faculty of Arts * Department of English and Literary Studies * Department of Fine and Applied Arts * Department of History/Diplomacy * Department of Philosophy * Department of Religious Studies * Department of Theatre ArtsFaculty of Engineering * Department of Agricultural Engineering * Department of Chemical/Petroleum/Petrochemical Engineering * Department of Civil Engineering * Department of Electrical/Electronic Engineering * Department of Marine Engineering * Department of Mechanical EngineeringFaculty of Education * Department of Curriculum and Instruction with options in Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English Language, Fine and Applied Arts, French, Geography, Health Education, History, Mathematics, Physics, Physical Education, Political Science and Religious Studies. * with options in Adult Community Education, Education Administration, Guidance and Counseling and Primary Education * Department of Vocational/Industrial Education with option in Agricultural Education, Business Education, Secretarial Education and Technical EducationFaculty of Management science * Department of Accountancy * Department of Banking, Finance and Insurance * Department of Business Administration * Department of Marketing * Department of Office Management Technology Faculty of Pharmacy * Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice * Department of Pharmaceutical & Medicinal Chemistry * Department of Pharmacognosy & Herbal Medicine * Department of Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Technology * Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology & Biotechnology * Department of Pharmacology & ToxicologyFaculty of science * Department of Biochemistry * Department of Biological Science * Department of Computer Science * Department of Geology * Department of Mathematics * Department of Physics * Department of Pure and Applied ChemistryFaculty of Social science * Department of Economics * Department of Geography and Environmental Management * Department of Political Science * Department of SociologyFaculty of LawCollege of Medical science * Faculty of Basic Medical science * Faculty of Medicine * Faculty of NursingHistoryThe establishment of the university through a Law of 2000 is no doubt a significant turning-point in the educational and socio-economic history Bayelsa State in particular and Nigeria in general.The university, which started academic activities in the 2001/2002 session, had its pioneer set of graduating students in the 2004/2005 academic year. Although, the student population was only 1,039 at inception, this increased to 4,636 in 2003/2004 and later 10,294 in 2006/2007. Given the fact that the university maintains the quota provided by the National Universities Commission . There has also been a signification increase in the number of academic and non-teaching staffs.The university is located in Wilberforce Island, about 32 km from the state capital Yenagoa and is made up of three campuses; the Gloryland campus , the College of Health science campus and the temporary campus of the Faculty of Law. A new campus, which is really an extension of the Gloryland campus, is being developed.The main source of revenue is the Bayelsa State Government. There is no doubt that the government of the state has always been committed to the development of the university. The administration of the university has been determined to diversify the sources of revenue. The university will continue to be grateful to its benefactors, such as Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company , Chief Lulu-Briggs, Diamond Bank and Chevron. The university has no doubt made significant progress. Wikipedia.

West B.A.,Braithewaite Memorial Specialist Hospital | Peterside O.,Niger Delta University
Annals of Clinical Microbiology and Antimicrobials | Year: 2012

Background: The organisms responsible for neonatal sepsis vary across geographical boundaries and with the time of illness thus periodic bacteriologic surveillance is a neccessity. The present study was therefore carried out to determine the common bacterial pathogens in Port Harcourt and their sensitivity pattern.Methods: Four hundred and six neonates were prospectively screened for sepsis over a 6 month period. Sensitivity of the bacterial isolates to different antibiotics was determined using Kirby-Bauer diffusion method.Results: Gram negative organisms predominated (75.1%) with Klebsiella pneumonia (58.2%) being the commonest. The quinolones were the most sensitive antibiotics to the commonly isolated organisms.Conclusion: Klebsiella pneumonia is the commonest organism responsible for neonatal sepsis in Port Harcourt. There is an overall decline in the antibiotic susceptibility to the commonly isolated bacterial pathogens. © 2012 West and Peterside; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. Source

Ohimain E.I.,Niger Delta University
Energy Policy | Year: 2013

Nigeria's economy is largely dependent on petroleum, yet the country is suffering from fuel supply shortages. In response to the transportation fuel supply difficulties in Nigeria, the country released the Nigerian Biofuel Policy and Incentives in 2007 to create favorable investment climate for the entrance of Nigeria into the biofuel sector. The paper assessed the progress made thus far by Nigeria, 4 years after the Nigerian biofuel was released in an attempt to answer the question whether the policy is adequate to transform Nigeria into a biofuel economy. The study found that little progress has been made, which includes commencement of the construction of 20 bioethanol factories, installation of biofuel handling facilities at two depots (Mosimi and Atlas Cove), and selection of retail outlets for biofuel/conventional fuel mix. The site construction of the announced biofuel projects is now slow and other progress is marginal. We therefore conclude that the Nigerian biofuel policy is unlikely to transform Nigeria into a biofuel economy unless the Government revert and refocus on biofuel and include additional financial incentives such as grants and subsidy to complement the tax waivers (income, import duty, VAT), loans, and insurance cover contained in the policy. © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. Source

Davies R.M.,Niger Delta University
International Agrophysics | Year: 2010

The study was conducted to investigate the physical properties of arigo seeds, namely linear dimensions, mean diameters, sphericity, surfacearea, volume, true and bulk densities, porosity, angle of repose and static coefficient of friction at 10.3% (w.b.) moisture content. The results revealed that the mean length, width and thickness of arigo seeds were 19.0, 12.16, 10.1mm, respectively. The arithmetic and geometric mean diameters were 13.7 and 13.2 mm, respectively. The sphericity, surface area and 1 000grain mass of arigo seed were 0.8, 501.3 mm2 and 1124.7 g, respectively. True and bulk densities were 1066.7 and 989.78. kg m-3, respectively. The static coefficient of friction on concrete and glass structural surfaces were observed to be the highest and lowest, respectively. © 2010 Institute of Agrophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences. Source

Opiah M.M.,Niger Delta University
African journal of reproductive health | Year: 2012

This cross-sectional study assessed knowledge and utilization of the partograph among midwives in two tertiary health facilities in the Niger Delta Region of Nigeria. A descriptive survey design was utilized, using a structured questionnaire administered to 165 midwives purposively selected from the Federal Medical Center (FMC) (79) and Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital (NDUTH) (86). Results revealed that 84% of midwives knew what the partograph was and 92.7% indicated that the use of the partograph reduces maternal and child mortality. About 50.6% midwives in FMC and 98.8% in NDUTH indicated that it was routinely utilized in their centers. Assessment of utilized partograph charts revealed that only 18 (37.5%) out of 48 in FMC and 17 (32.6%) out of 52 in NDUTH were properly filled. Factors in the utilization of the partograph were:-non-availability of the partograph (30.3%), shortage of staff (19.4%), little or no knowledge in the use of the partograph (22.2%), and 8.6 percent indicated it was time consuming. A significant relationship existed between knowledge of the partograph and its utilization (chi2 = 32.298. Df = 1; P < 0.05) and between midwives years of experience and its utilization (chi2 = 4.818, Df = 4; P < 0.05). However, this study also showed that despite midwives good knowledge of the partograph, there was poor utilization in labor monitoring in both centers. Training of midwives on the use of the partograph with periodic workshops and seminars and a mandatory hospital policy are recommended and vital to the safety of women in labor in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. Source

Posigha B.E.,Niger Delta University
Electronic Library | Year: 2012

Purpose - This study aims to investigate the use and future of e-books in academic institutions in Nigeria, to identify problems encountered in using e-books and ascertain the future of e-books in academic institutions in Nigeria. Design/methodology/approach - The study employed a descriptive survey method supported by a questionnaire. The population of the study consisted of basic medical sciences and faculty of education lecturers made up of a total number of 122 academic staff. Findings - Although the survey sampled response was not large, it represented the university's lecturers. The study reveals that all the academic staff sampled in the university make use of e-books. It also shows that both faculties investigated encountered constraints in the course of using e-books. Finally it indicated that researchers' use of e-books would double in the future. Research limitations/implications - Only 122 (20 per cent) of the entire population of the 640 lecturers participated in the study. Furthermore, the female and male respondents were not evenly distributed. Hence, the size of the population and the uneven distribution of males and females surveyed placed certain limitations on the level of generalization of the findings. Practical implications - The findings of the study may encourage library authorities to purchase and manage hardware and to negotiate for license issues for e-resources to be done on time. It is also believed that the study will encourage the library to acquire more models of handheld devices and load them with e-books from different vendors. Originality/value - This is believed to be the first published study of the use and future of e-books in Niger Delta University. © Copyright - 2012 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved. Source

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