Nnamdi Azikiwe University

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Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Motto Discipline, Self Reliance and Excellence
Established 1991
Type Public
Vice-Chancellor Professor Joseph E Ahaneku
Location Nigeria Awka, Nigeria
Campus Urban
Former names ASUTECH
Nickname Unizik
Affiliations Association of African Universities
Website www.unizik.edu.ng

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka is a Federal university in Nigeria. Its main campus is located in the southeastern part of Nigeria in Anambra State's capital, Awka, and a second campus is at Nnewi. It is one of twenty-five federal universities which are overseen and accredited by the National Universities Commission. According to the Universities Matriculation Examination Board, 'Unizik' is the second most sorted after university in Nigeria (2014).


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 30 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 In 1991, after the former Anambra State was split into Anambra and Enugu States, the Awka and Nnewi campuses of the former Anambra State University of Technology (ASUTECH) were combined into Nnamdi Azikiwe University, which was later taken over by Federal government. The university is named after Nnamdi Azikiwe, the first president of Nigeria. The Awka Campus became Nnamdi Azikiwe University. In 1992,the Federal Government of Nigeria took over the University from Anambra State. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, thus, became a Federal University.

Location Of The University

The main campus of the University is located at Awka sited thirty-five kilometers to the South -West of Awka, the second campus is at Nnewi (NAUTH and Okofia) and the third campus is at Agulu (Faculty of Pharmacy)

Student's Population

The University has a population of twenty-four thousand seven hundred and six (24,706) for the full-time and twelve thousand, four hundred and seventy-six (12,476)students for the part-time programmes during the 2004/2005 academic year.

The university offers a diverse range of courses of study, including Arts, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Management Sciences, Medical and Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Law, African Languages, European Languages, and Education. In the 2004–2005 academic year there were 24,706 full-time students and 12,476 part-time students enrolled. The current Vice Chancellor is Prof. Boniface Egboka who took over from Prof.Ilochi Okafor (SAN). On 26th of May, 2014, Prof. Joe Ahaneku was announced as the Vice Chancellor elect. [1]

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