University of Jos

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University of Jos
University of Jos logo.jpg
MottoDiscipline and Dedication
Vice-ChancellorProfessor Sebastian Seddi Maimako
Location, ,

The University of Jos, abbreviated as Unijos, is a Federal University in Jos, Plateau State, central Nigeria.


What became the University of Jos was established in November 1971 as a satellite campus of the University of Ibadan. The first students were admitted in January 1972 as pre-degree students and the first Bachelor of Arts degree program begun in October 1973. In October 1975, then military government under General Murtala Mohammed established the Unijos as a separate institution. The first Vice-Chancellor of the Unijos was Professor Gilbert Onuaguluchi. Classes began at the newly reorganized University of Jos in October 1976 with 575 students spreading over the existing four faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Education, Natural Sciences and Medical Sciences. Post-graduate programs were added in 1977. By 1978 Faculties of Law and Environmental Sciences were established and the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences was separated.

In 2003, the Carnegie Corporation of New York gave Unijos a $2 million grant to form its own fundraising department.

Notable scholars[edit]

Notable scholars associated with the university include:

Vice chancellors[edit]

  • Gilbert Onuaguluchi (1975.First Vice Chancellor)
  • G. O. M. Tasie (1993-1994) (Ag)
  • N.E. Gomwalk (1994-1999)
  • M. Y. Mangvwat (2000-2001) (Ag)
  • M. Y. Mangvwat (2001-2006)
  • C.O.E. Onwuliri (2006-2006)[4] (Ag)
  • Sonni Gwanle Tyoden(2006-2011).
  • Hayward Babale Mafuyai (2011-2016) [5]
  • Sabastine S. Maimako (2016-date)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Emily Alemika: The First Female Professor Of Law From Kogi State". Latest Nigerian News. Lagos, Nigeria: Cyclofoss Technologies Limited. 5 July 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
  2. ^ Leading Women[permanent dead link], 2014,, Retrieved 8 February 2016
  3. ^ Our Team, WOWWI, Retrieved 4 February 2016
  4. ^ UNIJOS VC extols former UNIJOS Ag. VC, the late Prof. Onwuliri, 2013, Plateau News Online Retrieved 10 August 2017
  5. ^ Mafuyai is new VC for UNIJOS, May 9, 2011, Vanguard news Retrieved 10 August 2017

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 9°57′01″N 8°53′21″E / 9.95028°N 8.88917°E / 9.95028; 8.88917