Nnamdi Azikiwe University

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Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Badge of Nnamdi Azikiwe University.png
Former names
ASUTECH
MottoDiscipline, Self Reliance and Excellence[1]
TypePublic
Established1991
Vice-ChancellorJoseph E Ahaneku
Location,
6°14′34″N 7°07′06″E / 6.242889°N 7.118289°E / 6.242889; 7.118289Coordinates: 6°14′34″N 7°07′06″E / 6.242889°N 7.118289°E / 6.242889; 7.118289
CampusUrban
NicknameUnizik
AffiliationsAAU,[2] IAU[3]
Websitewww.unizik.edu.ng, [1]

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 the federal universities which are overseen and accredited by the National Universities Commission. The university is named after Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe.

History[edit]

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 constituted 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.[1]

Location Of The University[edit]

Nnamdi Azikiwe University administration building

The main campus of the University is located along Onitsha - Enugu Express way, Awka, while the second campus is at Nnewi (NAUTH and Okofia) and the third campus is at Agulu (Faculty of Pharmacy).

Students[edit]

The University had a population of 24,706 for the full-time and 12,476 students for the part-time programmes during the 2004/2005 academic year.[citation needed]

The university has the following faculties:
1. Faculty of Agriculture
2. Faculty of Arts
3. Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
4. Faculty of Biosciences
5. Faculty of Education
6. Faculty of Engineering
7. Faculty of Environmental Sciences
8. Faculty of Health Sciences and Technology
9. Faculty of Law
10. Faculty of Management Sciences
11. Faculty of Medicine
12. Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
13. Faculty of Physical Sciences
14. Faculty of Social Sciences
[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About Nnamdi Azikiwe University". www.unizik.edu.ng. Retrieved 2015-02-22.
  2. ^ "Nnamdi Azikiwe University". www.aau.org Association of African Universities. Retrieved 2015-02-22.
  3. ^ "Nnamdi Azikiwe University - WHED - IAU's World Higher Education Database". www.whed.net. Retrieved 2015-02-22.
  4. ^ "List of Faculties in Nnamdi Azikiwe University". www.unizik.edu.ng. Retrieved 2018-12-08.

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