Administration and Finance



  1. The Administrative division is saddled with the responsibility of co-ordinating the day to day activities of the Centre. All correspondences and logistics concerning the programmes of the Centre are handled by this division. It also carries managerial functions as directed by the Director/ Chief Executive. The update and keeping of records of activities form part of the duties of the division. Read More >>


Post Graduate Programmes

The African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education in English (ARCSSTE-E) is established in Nigeria at Obafemi Awolowo University Campus, Ile-Ife.

Within the frame work of its mandate to build capacity in core areas of Remote Sensing and GIS, Satellite Communication, Satellite Meteorology and Global Climate and Basic Space and Atmospheric Sciences Applications.

The Center trains participants mostly from English speaking African countries: Angola, Botswana, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland Tanzania, The Gambia, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

The Space Education courses comprise a 9-month Post Graduate Diploma Programme that begins from January to September every year; and an optional 18- months Masters degree programme leading to the award of M.Tech in collaboration with Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA).

The List of Courses available are:

  1. Satellite Communication (SATCOM) >>>
  2. Satellite Meteorology (SATMET) >>>
  3. Remote Sensing/Geo Information System (RS/GIS) >>>
  4. Basic Space and Atmospheric Science (BSAS) >>>

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Space Education Outreach


  1. ARCSSTE-E runs a vibrant Outreach Programme fundamentally designed to create public awareness, sensitize nursery/primary and secondary school children in the area of space science and technology education. The Centre periodically organizes schools workshops with themes bordering on applications and benefits of space science. These workshops provide opportunities for students to try their hands on different science- based activities like assembling of mock-ups of satellite, rocket, rocket launchers and performance of simple on-the-spot experiments. Read More >>



Space Research and Development

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  1. The development of any nation depends to some extent on how much she invests on research and development. The Centre was established principally to boost the growth and domesticate capacities of the participating African countries and to enable each of them to enhance its knowledge, understanding and skills in many aspects of Space Science and Technology (SST).
  2. The Centre is also serving as an education and research hub capable of high attainments in the development and transmission of knowledge in all fields of SST applications. It also offers the best possible education and applications experience to participants in all its training programmes. Therefore, the research and development unit of the Centre should be capable of discovering, investigating and providing solutions to problems of national interest through effective research in the key areas of SST. Read More >>