List of Approved Private Schools in Akwa Ibom State.

Akwa Ibom State is one of the oil-producing states in Nigeria. The state boasts of many beautiful cities unlike many states in Nigeria that operate a one-city system. 

Akwa Ibom State has about 3 cities which are self-sufficient and buoyant. The major cities in Akwa Ibom State are Uyo, Eket and Ikot-Ekpene.  Akwa Ibom has some of the best schools in the whole South-South and arguably Southern Nigeria at large. 

Among the approved private schools in Akwa Ibom State, there are three private universities and four private polytechnic in Akwa Ibom. Below is the list of approved private schools in akwa ibom state.

List of Approved Private Schools in Akwa Ibom State.

Here’s the list of approved private schools in the state with their full profile of courses offered:

1. Obong University, Obong Ntak

Obong University  as one of the approved private schools in Akwa Ibom State is a four-year private university located in Obong Ntak, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. It is associated with the Churches of Christ, and its sponsoring congregation is the Rivergate Church of Christ in Madison, Tennessee.

Founded in 1997 as African College of Management, the following year gave rise to the University of Africa, as Obong University was formerly known.

The University houses a Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences with degrees available in Computer Science, Microbiology, Biochemistry. In the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, the University offers degree programmes in English Studies, and Religious Studies. It also houses a Faculty of Management and Social Sciences, with degrees in Economics, Accounting, Business Administration, Mass Communication, Marketing, Sociology, Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, Public Administration, International Relations and Political Science.

2. Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom

Ritman University is located in Ikot Ekpene is the second approved private schools in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria on this list.

The mission of Ritman University is to be a liberal arts, science and technology University with emphasis on teaching, experimental learning, research, character building and investing relevant knowledge in community development.

Find below the official list of departments in Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene.

  • Accounting
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • English Language
  • History and International Studies
  • Industrial Relations and Personnel Management
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Sociology.
3. Topfaith University, Mkpatak, Akwa Ibom State

Topfaith University, Mkpatak list of courses or programmes Offered is here as well as leadership, part-time and skills programmes. They also offer E-Learning and Student Support Services.

The Topfaith University, Mkpatak is an internationally-recognized Nigerian university and is located in Mkpatak, Akwa-Ibom State.

The Topfaith University, Mkpatak has been officially accredited and/or recognized by the National Universities Commission (NUC), Nigeria.

Here is a list of courses offered by Topfaith University, Mkpatak and all candidates interested in studying at the institution are encouraged to take note:

Faculty of Management and Social Sciences:

  1. B.Sc. Accounting
  2. B.Sc. Business Administration
  3. B. Sc. Economics
  4. B. Sc. Criminology and Security Studies
  5. B. Sc. Mass Communication

Faculty of Law: LL.B

  1. Commercial and Industrial Law
  2. Jurisprudence and International Law
  3. Private and Property Law
  4. Public Law

Faculty of Engineering:

  1. B. Eng. Petroleum and Gas Engineering
  2. B. Eng. Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  3. B. Eng. Computer Engineering
  4. B. Eng. Telecommunications Engineering

Faculty of Computing and Applied Sciences:

  1. B. Sc. Biotechnology
  2. B. Sc. Biochemistry
  3. B. Sc. Mathematics
  4. B. Sc. Computer Science
  5. B. Sc. Software Engineering
  6. B. Sc. Physics with Electronics
4. Heritage Polytechnic

Heritage Polytechnic, Eket, Akwa Ibom state, is a privately owned polytechnic institute located in Ikot Udota, Eket local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Heritage Polytechnic is also among the approved private schools in Akwa Ibom State with four(4) faculties: Management Science, Enviromental Studies, Science and Technology, and Engineering. The school has talented, gifted and committed lecturers, staff and students. It also has the capacity and purpose to prepare students for their chosen careers.

Find below the official list of departments in Heritage Polytechnic Eket.

Faculty of Engineering

  • Department of Computer Engineering
  • Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Faculty of Science and Technology

  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Science Laboratory Technology
  • Department of Statistics
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Environmental Biology
  • Department of Microbiology
  • Department of Physics and Electronics

Faculty of Environmental Science

  • Department of Estate Management
  • Department of Quantity Surveying
  • Department of Building

Faculty of Management Science

  • Department of Mass Communication
  • Department of Business Administration and Management
  • Department of Accountancy
  • Department of Marketing
  • Department of Public Administration
  • Department of Theology
5. Trinity Polytechnic

Trinity Polytechnic is a privately owned tertiary institution located at Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State, . It currently has seven department which are: Accountancy, Business Administration and Management, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Estate Management and Science Laboratory Technology.

Find below the official list of departments in Trinity Polytechnic, Uyo.

School of Engineering Computer Engineering & Technology

  • Electrical Electronics Engineering

School of Arts, Management & Social Science

  • Accountancy Business Administration Management
  • Leisure and Tourism
  • Hospitality Management
  • Mass Communication
  • Public Administration
  • School of Science & Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Building Technology
  • Architecture
  • Estate Management
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Statistics
6. Uyo City Polytechnic

Uyo City Polytechnic is a privately owned tertiary institution located at Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.. It currently has three faculties which are: School of Engineering, School of Sciences and School of Management Sciences. Uyo City Polytechnic was founded in the year 2013 (2012/2013 session) and has received its recognition from the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE).  Uyo City Polytechnic vision is to raise the standard of education and also to provide quality education that will build both character and competence into the human personality of each of our students beyond compared at the global level.

Find below the official list of departments in Uyo City Polytechnic.

School of Management Sciences

  • ACCOUNTANCY – National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION – National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND)

School of Sciences

  • COMPUTER SCIENCES – National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • STATISTICS – National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND)

School of Engineering

  • COMPUTER ENGINEERING – National Diploma (ND)
7. FIRST private polytechnic

FIRST private polytechnic in Akwa Ibom State that is starting with NBTE/FME Approval and License to operate. They are the FIRST approved polytechnic in the former Abak Division, the most equipped in terms of Laboratories and workshops. SFP is founded on its permanent site and built according to its master plan.

Find below the official list of departments in Sure Foundation Polytechnic, Ikot Akai, Akwa Ibom State.


  • Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering


  • Building Technology
  • Architecture


  • Accountancy
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Mass Communication
  • Public Administration
  • Mathematics / Statistics


  • Computer Science
  • Science Laboratory Technology

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