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Background

Nnamdi Azikiwe University is founded on the philosophy that knowledge should be propagated and disseminated to individuals without let or hindrance. Teaching and Research would be anchored on the needs of the Nigerian and International society generally. Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, after whom the University is named, stands out clearly in the history of University education in Nigeria and Africa in general. In the discharge of its mission, the University shall live up to the ideals of this renowned statesman, by making University education pragmatic, and using it to forge unity among the various communities in Nigeria and the International community. The future begins here.

Nnamdi Azikiwe University came into being as an offshoot of the defunct Anambra State University of Technology (ASUTECH). ASUTECH which was established through Law No. 7 of 30th July 1980 by the Government of the old Anambra operated as a multi-campus university, with campuses in Abakiliki, Enugu, Awka, and Nnewi.

In 1991, following the split of the old Anambra State into Anambra and Enugu States, the Awka and Nnewi campuses of the former ASUTECH were constituent into Nnamdi Azikiwe University by the Anambra State Edict No.5 of November 26, 1991. Nnamdi Azikiwe University was taken over by the Federal Government by Decree No. 34 of July 15, 1992.

Vision and Mission

The overall vision of the University is to produce graduates with some core attributes.

  • Abroad spectrum of knowledge with specialization in a discipline
  • Logical reasoning
  • Oral and written communication skills and ability
  • Numeracy, and computer literacy
  • High ethical standards in personal and professional life
  • Strong sense of responsibility
  • Self conīŦdence
  • Self-employability

The mission of the University is to use teaching, research, and public service to solve social problems. In the process of learning, students would be oriented to use their education in solving practical problems confronting them in Nigerian society and beyond.

ln the discharge of its mission, the University shall live up to the ideals of the renowned statesman, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, by making university education pragmatic, and using it to forge unity among the various communities in Nigeria.

It is hoped and expected that when the above vision has been achieved, graduates of the University will be Disciplined in behaviour, Excellent in knowledge and Self-Reliant in their chosen careers, in keeping With the Motto of the University; “Discipline, Excellence and Self-Reliance”.

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32,500
Type
Non-profit
Funding
Public-private partnership
Languages
English
Acceptance rate
15%
Highest Degree
Doctorate


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