Michael Okpara University of Agriculture

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Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike
Motto Knowledge, Food and Security
Type Public
Established 1992[1]
Vice-Chancellor Francis Otunta
Location Umudike (main campus), Abia State, Nigeria
Colors Green & Yellow
Nickname Umudykes, U'dykers
Website http://www.mouau.edu.ng/
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Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Entrance

The Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, originally the Federal University of Agriculture, is a federal university in Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria [2] established as a specialized University by a Federal Government of Nigeria Decree No 48 of November 1992. It began formal activities in May 1993 with the appointment of the first Council and Vice-Chancellor Professor Placid C. Njoku on 27 May 1993, while other key officials of the University were appointed later.

The first set of students were admitted into the institution during the 1993/94 academic year with a student population of 82.

The nickname "Umudykes" or "U'dykers" refers to students, alumni, and sports teams of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture.


The institution is located in the Agricultural Training and Research city of Umudike, about 10 kilometers from Umuahia (capital of Abia State). The major link road to the University is the Umuahia-Ikot Ekpene Federal Road, a direct route to the State capitals of Abia Akwa-Ibom and Cross River States. Being close to Umuahia, the University is linked through a major North-South Express Road to most part of the country. It commenced its activities on the premises of the former Federal College of Agriculture, Umudike.


  1. ^ National University Commission Accreditation Archived 2008-03-11 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Formerly Federal University of Agriculture, Umudike". Association of African Universities. Archived from the original on 2006-10-06. Retrieved 2006-06-26. 

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Coordinates: 5°28′50.39″N 7°32′44.48″E / 5.4806639°N 7.5456889°E / 5.4806639; 7.5456889