The Akwa Ibom State College of Science and Technology was established on 3rd November 1997 as a “School of Remedial Studies” to replace the defunct School of Arts and Science Uyo, which was phased out in 1991. The School was at first established to provide a bridge for our sons and daughters who could not make it at first attempt at the Senior Certificate Examinations to be able to remedy their shortfalls.
In March 200, the School of Remedial Studies was upgraded and renamed “Akwa Ibom State College of Arts and Science to enable it meet the demand and offer courses leading to the award of Higher Certificate like Higher National Diploma (HND), National Diploma (ND), and Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) Certificate, and equivalent Higher School Certificate or Advanced Level General Certificate of Education.
The College is also accredited by the National Board for IJMB, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. The IJMB is now a one-year full-time intensive programme and the College offer courses in the Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities depending on the student’s programme of study and number of credits made in the WAEC/NECO Senior School Certificate Examination or its equivalent.
Based on the recommendation of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), and of the Presidential Committee on Need Assessment, the state Government changed and upgraded the College to bear “Akwa Ibom State College of Science and Technology” on the 4th of April, 2017. On that note, the College was mandated to run more courses in the Science and Technology at the Level of National Diploma (ND) and Higher National Diploma (HND) to provide technical manpower required to rapid development in the state and the nation in general.