Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University

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Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University
Former names
Anambra State University
Type Public
Established 2000
Vice-Chancellor Prof. Fidelis Okafor
Location Uli, Anambra, Nigeria Nigeria
Campus Uli, Igbariam
Nickname COOU

Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University formerly Anambra State University is a Nigerian tertiary institution located in Uli, a town in Anambra State.[1] The University was established by law No. 13 of 2000 by the Anambra State Government and has a 2-Campus structure. The main campus of the University is located at Uli, in the former site of the Ekwenugo Okeke Polytechnic, formally called Anambra State Polytechnic. The second campus is located at Igbariam in the former site of the College of Agriculture. The law establishing the University phased out the State Polytechnic and the University inherited its assets and liabilities.[2]

On the other hand, the University law failed to repeal the Edict establishing the College of Agriculture, Igbariam, hence, legally, the University and the College existed side by side at the Igbariam Campus site, until 2006 when the government relocated the College of Agriculture to Mgbakwu, about fifteen kilometers away from Igbariam.[2]

On 11 September 2014, the university was changed to its current name after a bill was passed by the Anambra State House of Assembly with the aim of immortalizing Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, a politician and leader of the breakaway Republic of Biafra.[3]


  1. ^ "Anambra University Renamed After Ojukwu". Channels TV. November 3, 2013. Retrieved 11 September 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Our History". Retrieved 11 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Anambra varsity renamed Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University". Vanguard. September 11, 2014. Retrieved 11 September 2015. 

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