www.unn.edu.ng | University of Nigeria Nsukka : UNN

The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) is a known federal government university in  Nigeria. The main role of this great institution is to conduct the post UTME screening exercise for candidates seeking admission into institutions. On this page you will see everything you need to know about UNN; 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 UNN. Information Guides Nigeria

University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN)

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About UNN

The University of Nigeria, commonly referred to as UNN, is a federal university located in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. Founded by Nnamdi Azikiwe in 1955 and formally opened on 7 October 1960, the University of Nigeria has three campuses in Enugu State– Nsukka, Enugu, and Ituku-Ozalla – and the Aba campus in Abia State.

The University of Nigeria is the first full-fledged indigenous and first autonomous university in Nigeria, modeled upon the American educational system. It is the first land-grant university in Africa and one of the five most reputed universities in Nigeria. The university has 15 Faculties and 102 academic departments. The University offers 108 undergraduate programs and 211 postgraduate programmes.

The university celebrated its 50th anniversary in October 2010 and would have celebrated its 60th anniversary save for the Covid-19 pandemic. The University of Nigeria is currently ranked no. 4 in Nigeria and no. 1554 in the World according to Webometrics.

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Brief History of UNN

A law to establish a University in the Eastern Region of Nigeria was passed on 18 May 1955. While that date marks the formal beginning of the history of the University of Nigeria, the enactment of this legislation by several Nigerian leaders, and inspired particularly by the then Premier of the Eastern Region, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe.

Classes began on 17 October 1960 with an enrollment of 220 students and 13 members of the academic staff. The opening convocation addresses were delivered by the Chairman of the Provisional Council, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, the first President of the Federation of Nigeria, and by Dr. John A. Hannah, President of Michigan State University, USA. JAMB Result

The university was fully autonomous, with the power to grant its own degrees. Technically speaking, therefore, it became the first fully-fledged university in Nigeria, since Ibadan was still at that time a university college granting London degrees. University of Nigeria Nsukka

It also became the first university established by a Nigerian Regional Government. The University College Ibadan, the oldest degree-awarding institution, cut its umbilical cord with London in January 1963, becoming the University of Ibadan. In July 1967, it turned out the first graduates holding Ibadan (rather than London) degrees,[9] by which time Nsukka had produced two crops of graduates and taken all the publicity for turning out the first graduates of an autonomous Nigerian university. Kogi State College of Nursing Batch B Admission Form 2021/2022

UNN Mandate/Act

The mandate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) is seen as contained in the mission and vision statements of the school. Below are the statements outlined. JAMB form


To place the university of Nigeria, Nsukka at the forefront of research and development, innovation, knowledge transfer, and human resources development in the global academic terrain, while promoting the core values which will ensure the restoration of the dignity of man.


To create a functional, globally competitive, and research-focused university which is not just an Ivory Tower but responsive to the needs of the society while delivering world-class education and knowledge. ASUU STRIKE: FG Gets Tuesday Ultimatum

Objectives/Roles OF UNN

It aims to deliver world-class education and knowledge and to become a globally competitive, research-focused university responsive to the needs of society.

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List of UNN Faculties/Departments

Below is the list of faculties that the university has.


  1. Agriculture
  2. Animal Science
  3. Soil Science
  4. Agric. Economics
  5. Agric. Extension
  6. Arts
  7. Mass Communication
  8. Archaeology & Tourism
  9. History & International Studies
  10. Fine & Applied Arts
  11. Performing Arts
  12. Music
  13. English & Literary Studies
  14. Foreign Languages
  15. Linguistics & Nigerian Languages
  16. Biological Sciences
  17. Microbiology
  18. Biochemistry
  19. Plant Sciences
  20. Zoology
  21. Business Administration
  22. Accountancy
  23. Marketing
  24. Business Administration
  25. Banking & Finance
  26. Management
  27. Education
  28. Arts Education
  29. Science Education
  30. Adult Education
  31. Education Foundation
  32. Health & Physical Education
  33. Library Sciences Education
  34. Social Science Education
  35. Computer Education
  36. Home Economics
  37. Vocational Teacher Education
  38. Engineering
  39. Civil Engineering
  40. Electronic Engineering
  41. Electrical Engineering
  42. Mechanical Engineering
  43. Agric. & Bioresources Engineering
  44. Materials & Metallurgical Engineering
  45. Dentistry
  46. Child Dental Health
  47. Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
  48. Preventive Dentistry
  49. Restorative Dentistry
  50. Environmental Studies
  51. Urban & Regional Planning
  52. Architecture
  53. Surveying & Geodesy
  54. Health Science and technology
  55. Medical Rehabilitation
  56. Nursing Sciences
  57. Medical Laboratory Technology
  58. Law
  59. Public & Private Law
  60. International Law & Jurisprudence
  61. Property Law
  62. Pharmaceutical Sciences
  63. Clinical Pharmacy
  64. Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry
  65. Pharmacology and Toxicology
  66. Pharmaceutics
  67. Pharmaceutical Technology
  68. Pharmacognosy
  69. Pharmacognosy and Environmental Medicines
  70. Physical Sciences
  71. Statistics
  72. Physics & Astronomy
  73. Computer Science
  74. Geology
  75. Pure and Industrial Chemistry
  76. Mathematics
  77. Social Sciences
  78. Philosophy
  79. Public Administration
  80. Psychology
  81. Economics
  82. Geography
  83. Sociology & Anthropology
  84. Religious and Cultural Studies
  85. Social Work
  86. Medical Sciences
  87. Anatomy
  88. Chemical Pathology
  89. Community Medicine
  90. Dermatology
  91. Haematology & Immunology
  92. Medical Biochemistry
  93. Medical Microbiology
  94. Morbid Anatomy
  95. Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  96. Ophthalmology
  97. Otolaryngology
  98. Paediatrics
  99. Paediatric Surgery
  100. Pharmacology & Therapeutics
  101. Physiological Medicine
  102. Radiation Medicine
  103. Surgery
  104. Veterinary Medicine
  105. Veterinary Pathology and Microbiology
  106. Veterinary Obstetrics and Reproductive Diseases
  107. Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology
  108. Veterinary Anatomy
  109. Veterinary Medicine
  110. Veterinary Surgery
  111. Veterinary Parasitology & Entomology
  112. Animal Health & Production
  113. Veterinary Public Health & Preventive Medicine
  114. Veterinary Teaching Hospital Npower Recruitment Past Questions and Answers 2021: Download PDF

Notable Achievements of UNN

Some of the notable achievements of this great institution of higher learning are outlined as follows:

  1. Autonomous, with the power to grant its own degrees.
  2. The first university established by a Nigerian Regional Government.
  3. The first graduates holding Ibadan (rather than London) degrees.
  4. The ability to set up Fintec International Company at Enugu campus to produce the Lion laptops with the software company.
  5. Insufficient water and internet access.
  6. the ability to generate electricity from waste.
  7. Setting up a garri processing company founded by students of the school.
  8. Setting up the first technological incubator and Science Park in sub-Sahara Africa.

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Challenges facing UNN

Below are some of the challenges facing the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

(1) Accommodation challenges: According to the investigation by The Guardian, it showed that the university, has a students population of over 40,000 yearly intakes and about 10,000 could boast of hostels that could barely accommodate one-third of the students.

(2)  The problem of Examination Malpractice: The management of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) has expelled two students over an act considered examination malpractice.

(3) cyber crimes & secret cult activities dollar to naira rate

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UNN Contact Details

Professor Charles Arizechukwu Igwe
Vice Chancellor

Professor Johnson Urama.


Ag. Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic)

Prof. Patrick Okpoko

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration, Nsukka Campus)


Prof. Edith Nwosu

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration, Enugu Campus)


Barr. Chris C. Igbokwe

Prof. Mrs. Chinwe Nwogo Ezeani
University Librarian

Jude Kenechukwu Edeh

Mr. Paul Oranu
Director, ICT

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