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The University of Jos was established with the vision of being an innovative institution with great interaction between 'town and gown'. Today, the university still carries a high responsibility of fashioning tastes and attitudes of the future. We are committed to providing education that is globally competitive and relevant to the needs of today's employers and the developing challenges of Nigeria and beyond.

The University of Jos started as a Campus of the University of Ibadan in November 1971, with the appointment of Professor E. A. Ayandele as its first Acting Principal. Its first home was the present Township campus of the University which is located along Murtala Mohammed way, Jos. Its first students admitted in January 1972 were pre-degree students. Degree courses in Arts were introduced in October 1973 and in Science and Education the following year.

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Vision Statement
To be a globally rated University providing an excellent educational experience with a high impact on society.

Mission Statement
The primary mission of the University of Jos is to serve the people of Nigeria and humanity at large by:

Encouraging and promoting a culture of excellence and building an innovative University.

Delivering an outstanding and inclusive student academic experience as well as promoting good character.

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