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The Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK) is one of the most popular federal government Universities in Nigeria. Their main role is to offer admission to suitable and qualified candidates seeking admission into this institution of higher learning in Nigeria. On this page you will see everything you need to know about UNIZIK; about, history, mandate/act, objectives/roles, current leadership, departments and units, achievements, challenges, and contact details. Here, you will also see all related news and the latest updates about UNIZIK.

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)


Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka also called UNIZIK or NAU in short is a Federal university in Nigeria. It consists of two campuses in Anambra State. Its main campus is located in Awka (the capital of Anambra State) while the other campus is located at Nnewi. There are also other campuses of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. These include Agulu in Aniocha local government area and Ifite-Ogwuari in Ayamelum local government area in Anambra State. It is one of the federal universities which are overseen and accredited by the National Universities Commission. The university is named after Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe. The academic staff of the University belongs to the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU). The staff Union is known to grant scholarships to indigent students just like other philanthropists. Nnamdi Azikiwe University

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Brief History of UNIZIK

Nnamdi Azikiwe University is founded on the philosophy that knowledge should be propagated and disseminated to individuals without let or hindrance. 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. Information Guides in Nigeria

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.

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UNIZIK Mandate/Act

One can see the Nnamdi Azikiwe University mandate in the vision and mission of the school below:

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 confidence   Jamb form 
  • Self-employability

Note: 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.

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Objectives/Roles OF UNIZIK

Here are the objectives of UNIZIK  Waec Result

1. It is geared towards producing a corps of policy planners in the State and Federal complexes with the ultimate aim of enhancing Nigeria’s industrial and technological progress thereby enabling her to play her role as a leading nation in Africa and the world at large.

2. Provide highly motivated, conscientious, and efficient education managers for all levels of the education system

3. Encourage further the spirit of enquiry and creativity in teachers

4. To help Educational managers to fit into the social life of the Community and society at large and enhance commitment to National objectives.

List of UNIZIK Faculties/Departments

  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Biosciences
  • Faculty of Education Npower Recruitment
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Medicine
  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Faculty of Physical Sciences
  • Faculty of Social Sciences

The Faculty consists of the following departments:

  1. Department of Agriculture and Bio-resources Engineering
  2. Department of Chemical Engineering
  3. Department of Civil Engineering
  4. Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering
  5. Department of Electrical Engineering
  6. Department of Industrial/Production Engineering
  7. Department of Mechanical Engineering
  8. Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering
  9. Department of Polymer and Textile Engineering

Notable Achievements of UNIZIK

UNIZIK being a top federal university in Nigeria has recorded so many achievements. Below are some of the achievements of UNIZIK.

The students of UNIZIK as well as the Alumni, have been privileged to have a school championed and founded by the late first President of Nigeria, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe on November 16, 2018. This indeed is one of the great achievements.

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Other Outstanding Achievements Include:
  • Nov 2001:    Inauguration of the IEEE NAU-SB
  • Feb 2002:    Ist Student branch to host The Nigeria Section Meeting
  • April 2002:    Technical visit to the Port-Harcourt Refining Company Ltd, Eleme, Rivers State Nigeria
  • September 2002:    Sponsoring of representatives to the African 2002 conference held in South Africa
  • October 2002:    First student branch to organise the Student Professional Awareness Conference (SPAC) in West Africa

June 2003:    Formation of The Communication Society student branch chapter Dollar to Naira Rate
Fourth Best Student Branch in Region 8, in the 2003 Student Branch Membership Growth Contest.


  • * best student branch in Nigeria
  • * Explosive Student week
  • * Student Professional Awareness Conference
  • * Sponsoring representatives to Germany for the region8 SBC/Gold Congress
  • * Extreme Awareness creation of the IEEE NAU-SB activities up to the Vice-chancellors level
  • * Secured Nigeria Sections consent to host Nigeria’s first SBC/GOLD congress
  • * Successful Hand Over to the new executive.


  • * best student branch in Nigeria
  • * Explosive student week
  • * Technical Visits to several Organizations
  • * Free branch dues to encourage membership growth
  • * Designed a world-class website for Nigeria’s First Student Branch/GOLD congress
  • * recorded the highest level of campus awareness for the IEEE
  • * Successfully Hosted Nigeria’s First SBC/GOLD Congress- with over 250 members in attendance. This includes
  • a guest lecturer Prof. Tossoni from the catholic university of milan, Italy.
  • * First Student branch to set up an ICT center- Sponsored by Engr. G. Massarri
  • * Recieved 500 Engineering textbooks from the Nigeria Society of Engineers.
  • * Secured a concrete relationship with Our Vice-Chancellor and several lecturers.

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  • * Successful Handover to Elected executives
  • * Registered for the Students Robotics Competition coming up in Netherland
  • * Presented an Award to The Vice-chancellor and other deserving lecturers and students


  • *Successful attendance of all student members to the IEEE International Conference on Adaptive Science and Technology( ICAST 2011)
  • *Successful Handover to Newly Elected branch Executives
  • *Workshop on wireless transmission of Radio Signals


  • *Successful Completion of Workshop on Basic Electronic Circuit Designs using various softwares and Implementation
  • *Three-day Seminar on Assembly language Programming
  • *Two-day preparatory Workshop for the Ist IEEE Nigeria Robotic Competition
  • *Took the 2nd POSITION in the IEEE NIGERIA 1st ROBOTIC WORKSHOP AND COMPETITION held in Abuja, Nigeria


  • *Workshops on CCNA,CCNE,ORACLE and Computer Engineering Acknowledgement
  • * Workshop Outreach to four Secondary/High Schools with the Theme ” APPRECIATING THE IMPORTANCE OF IEEE WITHIN YOUR ENVIRONMENT”.
  • *Workshops on Java, KNOW HOW TO PROGRAM Exhibition for everyone within and outside the school.
  • for more information contact webmaster Nnoli Kosisochukwu Pal; 08066406762

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 Challenges Facing UNIZIK

Some of the challenges UNIZIK is being faced with include;

  1. increase in school fees
  2. Corruption in school politics/election and the school system
  3. The problem of dressing code by students of the institution
  4. The high rate of cultism
  5. The problem of sex for grades
  6. examination misconduct from students and lecturers

UNIZIK Contact Details

Do you have complaints, queries, or enquiries to make? Do well to see the contact details of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University below. Interswitch Group Recruitment

Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Nnamdi Azikiwe University
PMB 5025, Awka, Anambra State

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