Eastern Palm University Accredited Courses and Requirements

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EPU Accredited Courses and General Admission Requirements for UTME and Direct Entry Students | List of Accredited Courses Offered at Eastern Palm University, Imo State 

The The National Universities Commission (NUC) has given the Eastern Palm University (EPU), Imo State of Nigeria, the approval to commence academic and administrative activities in the 2017/2018 academic session.

In addition, the NUC approved twenty-five (25) undergraduate programmes for the University. The approval followed a recent visit by the NUC during which officials of the Commission expressed satisfaction with the level of preparedness at the University for take-off of administrative and academic activities.

The Eastern Palm University (EPU), with its campus at Ogboko in Ideato South Local Government Area of Imo State of Nigeria, is a fully residential, world-class university boasting of state-of- the-art facilities and ready to offer an academic experience that will prepare its graduates to seamlessly fit into the world of work and the society in general on graduation.

The Eastern Palm University is a University established by Law (Imo State of Nigeria Law No. 13 of 2016). It was licensed by the NUC (National Universities Commission) in 2016.

The University aims to be a world-class University anchored on excellence, relevance and character and catering for the educational and research needs of all relevant persons, irrespective of gender, nationality, religion or political conviction.

The University is structured as a Public/Private Partnership (PPP) model of university.

The Governor of Imo Sate and Visitor to the University, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has appointed Professor Linus Osuagwu, former Dean of the School of Business & Entrepreneurship at the American University of Nigeria (AUN), the pioneer Vice-Chancellor of Eastern Palm University in Ogboko, Ideato South L.G.A. Orlu, Imo State.

The university is the 42nd state-owned university licensed by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

The Uniqueness of Eastern Palm University can be stated briefly as:

  1. It is anchored on excellence, relevance and character.
  2. It is situated in a serene and secured learning environment.
  3. It has world-class teaching, learning, residential and sporting facilities.
  4. It has world-class, experienced and multi-cultural teaching and non-teaching staff.
  5. It offers contemporary courses of interest to students and decision-makers.
  6. It connects the university with relevant stakeholders, including parents and decision-makers, among others.
  7. It is one of the first set of PPP (Public/Private Partnership) universities in Nigeria.
  8. It is a family for all.


Presented below are some of the Faculties and programmes at the Eastern Palm University:


  1. Department of Biochemistry (B.Sc. Biochemistry).
  2. Department of Plant Biology & Biotechnology (B.Sc. Plant Science & Biotechnology)
  3. Department of Animal & Environmental Biology (B.Sc. Animal & Environmental Biology).
  4. Department of Microbiology (B.Sc. Microbiology).


  1. Department of Accounting (B.Sc. Accounting).
  2. Department of Business Management (B. Sc. Business Management).
  3. Department of Banking and Finance (B.Sc. Banking and Finance).
  4. Department of Marketing (B.Sc. Marketing).
  5. Department of Entrepreneurship (B.Sc. Entrepreneurship).


  1. Department of Physics (B.Sc. Physics).
  2. Department of Mathematics (B.Sc. Mathematics).
  3. Department of Chemistry. (B.Sc. Chemistry).
  4. Department of Statistics. (B.Sc. Statistics).
  5. Department of Computer Science (B.Sc. Computer Science).
  6. Department of Information & Communications Technology (B.Sc. Information & Communications Technology).


  1. Department of Economics (B.Sc. Economics).
  2. Department of Psychology (B.Sc. Psychology).
  3. Department of Political Science (B.Sc. Political Science).
  4. Department of Public Administration (B.Sc. Public Administration)
  5. Department  of Sociology (B.Sc. Sociology)
  6. Department of Library & Information Science (B.LS. Library & Information & Science).


The Eastern Palm University (EPU) requires the following for admission into its programmes/courses:
  1. Not less than five credit passes in relevant subjects, at not more than two sittings, which must include English Language and Mathematics at Ordinary Level (SSCE or NECO) or an equivalent qualification from a country that requires other types of end of secondary school exit examinations or standardized tests.
  2. An applicant through the UTME should have a score of not less than 180 in the UTME or JAMB’s yearly official cut off score to be considered for admission at the Eastern Palm University.

All applicants for direct entry must satisfy any of the following:

  1. NCE at credit level.
  2. National Diploma (ND) and approved equivalents with at least Lower Credit in relevant fields/courses.
  3. At least two Advanced Level passes in relevant subjects at acceptable grade level.
  4. The Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB), Joint Universities Preliminary Examination Board (JUPEB) or Cambridge moderated School of Basic Studies at acceptable grade levels.
  5. In addition to NCE/ND/IJMB, JUPEB or two Advanced Level papers specified by each Faculty or course/programme, candidates must also satisfy the Ordinary Level requirements for the courses/programmes of interest.
  6. All direct entry candidates are required to apply through the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
  7. Candidates who did not choose Eastern Palm University in the current year (2019) UTME can also apply for admission into the University.

Candidates seeking change of institutions can also apply. Candidates applying for change of institutions (Transfer Admissions) need to presentJAMB admission letters, transcripts from previous Universities and attestation letters.

Note: The Eastern Palm University plans to start full academic session in September, 2019.The University runs full on-campus residency policy for all students, and provides world-class learning, accommodation and sporting facilities for all students.

For EPU’s Application Forms, Academic Calendar, School Fees and other relevant information will be made available to prospective students, their parents/guardians and other stakeholders via the links on this website.

For more enquiries, including international applicants seeking admission into the Eastern Palm University, please contact:

Tel: +234 9033069657;
Email: enquiries@epu.edu.ng;
website: www.epu.edu.ng
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