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Type: Public Institution
Motto: For Unity and Scholarship
Affiliated to: AAU, NUC, ASUU
Established: January 1988
No of Students: 18,000
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Abdul Rasheed Na'Allah
Campuses: Main campus (Airport Road) & Mini Campus (Gwagwalada)
Website: http://www.uniabuja.edu.ng/
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The University of Abuja, also known as UniAbuja, is a federal university located in Abuja, North Central Nigeria. The university was officially established in the year 1988 as a dual-mode university with the mandate to run conventional and distance learning programmes. The university was built from a temporary site, meant for a primary school at Gwagwalada. It was originally tagged the “mini – campus” until 1990 when it was allocated an .. more

The University of Abuja, also known as UniAbuja, is a federal university located in Abuja, North Central Nigeria. The university was officially established in the year 1988 as a dual-mode university with the mandate to run conventional and distance learning programmes. The university was built from a temporary site, meant for a primary school at Gwagwalada. It was originally tagged the “mini – campus” until 1990 when it was allocated an expanse of land covering over 11,800 hectares along the Abuja road. The university currently operates two campuses; the main campus (Abuja Airport Road) and the Mini Campus (Gwagwalada).

The University of Abuja is known as the only Federal University in the nation’s Federal Capital Territory. It is also known for the successful separation of a set of conjoined twins by a team of Nigerian doctors at the university’s Teaching Hospital. Over 1,000 students from UniAbuja, commissioned by the NGO Toilet Kulture Initiative, regularly propagate the message of water sanitation and hygiene within the Federal Capital Territory. The University of Abuja has a student population of over 14,000, against a staff of about 426 persons.

The University of Abuja provides several facilities for its students. These facilities include a teaching hospital, an Olympic size football field, an auditorium, a long-tennis court, a library, laboratories, a fashion centre, lecture halls and hostels.  Some notable alumni of  UniAbuja including Abdulfatai Buhari (Senator, Oyo),  Lilian Esoro (Nigerian Actress), Patricia Etteh (former speaker of the Nigerian House of Representatives), Uzee Usman (Nollywood Actor and Producer) and Yemi Fawole (Nigerian Chess Player).

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The university has 9 faculties and a college of high science operating 3 faculties, each having several departments.

Faculty of Education

  • Arts Education
  • Educational Foundations
  • Educational Management
  • Science Education
  • Social Science Education
  • Environmental Edu.. more

The university has 9 faculties and a college of high science operating 3 faculties, each having several departments.

Faculty of Education

  • Arts Education
  • Educational Foundations
  • Educational Management
  • Science Education
  • Social Science Education
  • Environmental Education
  • Guidance and Counselling

Faculty of Agriculture

  • Agric Economics & Extension
  • Animal Science
  • Crop Science
  • Soil Science

Faculty of Science

  • Department of Computer Science
  • Department of Biological Science
  • Department of Microbiology
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Statistics
  • Department of Chemistry

Faculty of Social Science

  • Department of Political Science
  • Department of Sociology
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Geography
  • Department of International Relations

Faculty of Engineering

  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Electrical Electronics Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

  • Department of Animal Health and Reproduction
  • Department of Medicine
  • Department of Surgery
  • Department of Veterinary Anatomy
  • Department of Vet. Parasitology And Entomology
  • Department of Vet. Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Department of Vet. Physiology & Biochemistry
  • Department of Veterinary Pathology
  • Department of Veterinary Public Health & Prev. Medicine
  • Department of Veterinary Theriogenology
  • Department of Veterinary Microbiology
  • Veterinary Teaching Hospital

Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Management Science

College of Health Science

The College of Health Science operates three faculties namely:

    Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences

  • Anatomical Sciences
  • Human Physiology
  • Medical Biochemistry

   Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences

   Faculty of Clinical Sciences.

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The University of Abuja accepts applications from local and international students for its Bachelors, Masters and PhD level programmes

Bachelor’s Programmes: The two main ways to get admission into UniAbuja are either thr.. more

The University of Abuja accepts applications from local and international students for its Bachelors, Masters and PhD level programmes

Bachelor’s Programmes: The two main ways to get admission into UniAbuja are either through “JAMB UTME Exam” or “Direct Entry”.

Admission Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates:
➤ Candidates should have one of the following qualifications; Cambridge A’Level, GCE A’Level, HND, ND, NCE, IJMB, JUPEB.
➤ You will need to be at least 16 years of age.
➤ Possess five O’level credit passes (WAEC/WASSCE, NECO, GCE or NABTEB) including English language and Mathematics. It must be in not more than two sittings.
➤ Direct entry candidates do not need to write JAMB UTME. They just need to acquire and fill the JAMB Direct Entry Form.
➤ Two A’Level passes in addition to credits in three other subjects at the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations or NCE with at least Upper Credit.
*After a satisfactory admission screening or entrance test/interview, you will be directly admitted to the 200 Level (second year) course of your choice.

  Admission Requirements for JAMB UTME Candidates:
➨ Candidates seeking admission into 100 Level (first year) are required to write the JAMB UTME exam and score at least 180.
*Those who chose UniAbuja as their first choice and scored 180 & above in the JAMB UTME will then write UniAbuja’s Post UTME exam.
*Successful candidates will be given admission after consideration of their score at both the JAMB UTME and UniAbuja’s Post UTME exam.
➨ You will need to be at least 16 years of age.
➨ Possess five O’Level credit passes (WAEC/WASSCE, NECO, GCE or NABTEB) in 3 relevant subjects plus English language and Mathematics. It must be not more than two sittings.
➨ Candidates must choose the correct JAMB subject combination for their desired bachelor’s degree programme/course.
➨ Candidates must also meet the stipulated Post UTME cut-off mark for their desired/chosen bachelor’s programme.

Master’s Programmes: To qualify for Master’s Degree Programmes, candidates must:
■ Possess a bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline

PhD Programmes: To qualify for PhD Programmes, candidates must:
■ Possess a master’s degree with a minimum score of 60%
■ Attach a maximum of 500 words research proposal

HOW TO APPLY
The University of Abuja has set up an online portal to assist candidates seeking enrolment. Hence, the applicant should visit the website: https://portal.uniabuja.edu.ng and follow all relevant information about the application process. UniAbuja’s cut off mark is 180 for jamb and 200 for UTME scores. The application period into UniAbuja generally runs during the months of July and August.

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Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria, located in the centre of the country. The land now called Abuja was originally the south-western part of the ancient Habe (Hausa) kingdom of Zazzau (Zaria). This land was for centuries populated by several semi-independent tribes like the Gbagyi, Koro and other smaller tribes. In early 19th century, Zaria fell to Fulani invaders, and the then-leader Muhamme.. more

Abuja is the capital city of Nigeria, located in the centre of the country. The land now called Abuja was originally the south-western part of the ancient Habe (Hausa) kingdom of Zazzau (Zaria). This land was for centuries populated by several semi-independent tribes like the Gbagyi, Koro and other smaller tribes. In early 19th century, Zaria fell to Fulani invaders, and the then-leader Muhammed Makau, together with his brother Abu Ja & some followers fled to the south. Makau died in 1825 and was succeeded by his brother Abu Ja. Some sources say the city of Abuja was named after the then leader Abu Ja. In 1902, the city of Abuja was captured and occupied by the British colonial army. The British reorganised the kingdoms and called them “emirates” meaning “kingdoms” in Arabic.

Until 1975, Abuja remained a quiet part in Nigeria. Once the problems associated with the country’s capital being in Lagos sprung, the search for a new capital led to Abuja’s selection, amongst 33 possible sites. The criteria used for selection included; centrality, health, climate, land availability, water supply, multi-access possibilities, security, the existence of resources, drainage, good soil, physical planning convenience and ethnic accord. Once those conditions were met, Abuja became and still is Nigeria’s capital. Abuja has a tropical climate and an average annual temperature of 25.7 °C. Abuja. Abuja is the centre of wealth and affluence in the country. Its economy is highly dependent on the national, international, political and diplomatic organisation based in the city. It is also a major sector of employment for expats and home to numerous enterprises accounting for much of the economy.

In 2016 the metropolitan area of Abuja was estimated at eight million persons, placing it behind Lagos, as the most populous metro area in Nigeria. Abuja, as the political hub of the country, possesses the International Conference Centre that hosts sessions of the Organisation of African Unity and Government meeting in Nigeria. The Eagle Square Abuja serves as a platform for the country’s National Day parade and the Presidential Swearing-in ceremony. To meet the medical needs of the city’s population, Abuja has a list of trusted and recommended primary health centres, with advanced levels of health care. Abuja serves as a fertile ground for education with numerous, public and private institutions of learning. To encourage movements in and out of the city, Abuja possesses the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.

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Scholarships

Abuja grant’s full scholarships to its indigenes, through the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Scholarship Board.  This scholarship scheme serves as assistance to the FCT indigenes pupils, students, Post-Basic and Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria. Hence, those wishing to apply for a scholarship should go through the FCT application guide through the website: fctscholarshipboard.gov.ng/guidelines.php

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Type: Public Institution
Motto: For Unity and Scholarship
Affiliated to: AAU, NUC, ASUU
Established: January 1988
No of Students: 18,000
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Abdul Rasheed Na'Allah
Campuses: Main campus (Airport Road) & Mini Campus (Gwagwalada)
Website: http://www.uniabuja.edu.ng/
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