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Old July 8th, 2008, 09:23 PM   #1
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NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES|PHOTO,NEWS,INFO,ETC

NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES|PHOTO,NEWS,INFO,ETC

LAGOS BUSINESS SCHOOL(PAN AF UNIVERSITY)

The litracy level in Nigeria is on the average of about 68 percent. The age 15 and over can read and write, in the aggregate of 75.7 percent of male to 60.6 percent of female.

The deplorable state of the Nigerian education system is a testament to the standard and infrastructure available in the various institution. University being the higher level of education is receiving less encouragement, support and fund from the government, which they themselves didn`t have a university education.

News from the dailies said the aling accommondations to failing schemes meet the eyes of first time visitors from the gateways of most Nigerian universities.

With all the sad news heard about the state of Nigerian universities there are still some element of things to be of appraisal, like the listing of the Nigerian Lagos Business School (The Pan African University) among the best Business schools in the world and, the brilliant performance of students who were once studing in those universities.


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AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, YOLA





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CONVENANT UNIVERSITY, NIGERIA


Covenant University is a part of the Liberation Commission that God gave to the Presiding Bishop of the Living Faith Church Bishop David Oyedepo, (Ph.D.) some years ago. The appropriate forms of intent to establish a private university was submitted to the National Universities Commission (NUC) in March 2000 and by July 15th 2001, the verification team of the National Universities Commission came for the inspection of facilities and programmes. On 12th February 2002, the Federal Government officially presented the certificate, which granted Covenant University the license to operate as a private University in Nigeria.



Covenant University is a growing, dynamic vision-birthed, vision driven University, founded on a Christian mission ethos and committed to pioneering excellence at the cutting edge of learning. We are driven by the compelling vision of raising a new generation of Leaders for the African Continent on the platform of a Holistic, Human Development and integrated learning curriculum, in order to raise Total Men who will go out to develop their world. Our Core-Values of Spirituality, Positive Mentality, Capacity Building, Integrity, Responsibility, Diligence and Sacrifice are what defines our commitment to excellence.



By the 21st of October 2006, Covenant University will turn four years . Our experiences over the last three years strongly indicate the great potential we have as a University in instituting a learning context that is rich in educational opportunities, research and scholarship. Our aim is to build a world-class university that will be a pride of Africa as well as take its place among the Ivory league Universities on the global platform.



Our mandate as a University is to revolutionize the educational landscape of Africa. Ours is indeed a rescue mission in education, driven on the platform of Christian ethos and life transforming values. The integration of the fundamental requirements stipulated by academic and professional quality assurance bodies, a global-outlook and impact driven learning emphasis, provides a powerful synergy for empowerment in enabling the inculcation of intellectual and creative abilities via a platform of a solid commitment to self-discovery.



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ABTI AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA YOLA (ADAMAWA STATE).


American University of Nigeria (AUN) is the first American university ever to be established in Nigeria. With David Huwiler as its founding president, it was commissioned by the Nigerian Vice President Atiku Abubakar, and founded in partnership with the American University in Washington, D.C.



ABOUT AUN
The Concept

Architectural Plans for AUN campus buildings


American University of Nigeria was created in response to the demand for high-quality, American-style higher education in West Africa. Each year, thousands of West African families send their sons and daughters to universities in the United States. Many of these students would prefer to study here, in Nigeria, if a comparable education were available. Now these students do have a new option: AUN.

The mission of AUN is to offer an education that is in every way the equal of what a student would experience at the best universities in the United States. The majority of the distinguished faculty are American; the campus facilities are world class--superior even to those found at most American campuses. The academic programs are built on the American model and are consistent in every way with US accreditation standards.

The University was created in partnership with the American University in Washington, D.C., an institution with an international reputation for excellence.

AUN is a career-oriented-institution, with the goal of meeting the professional aspirations of students and the demand by local and international employers for highly trained staff. All students, regardless of academic specialty, will receive extensive training in information technology. Upon arrival, every student will receive a laptop computer, complete with essential software. Wireless, high-speed Internet access will be available everywhere on campus, indoors and out. Every student will learn the principles of entrepreneurship so that, regardless of major, they will be prepared to achieve personal prosperity and to contribute to the economic development of the region. AUN will be free of the disruptions and interruptions to the academic year too often seen at other Nigerian universities.

Our goal is to educate the next generation of leadership in West Africa. We are committed to being an important part of the solution to the continent's pressing social and economic challenges. If you share our vision for West Africa, and if you are a high school student who will be graduating near the top of your class, we'd like to talk with you about what AUN has to offer.


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Welcome to the official ePortal of Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria designed for managing Student's Institution database information.

Babcock University is established as a tower of truth and knowledge, to offer high quality professional, pre-professional, general and vocational education to prepare men and women for responsible, dedicated and committed service to God and humanity.



The traditional emphasis of the Seventh-day Adventist philosophy of education is on the balanced and harmonious development of the whole man in his physical, social and spiritual environment. Specific goals and objectives of Babcock University are therefore classified as follows: Intellectual

a) Provide its students a high quality education in the arts, sciences, as well as certain professional and pre-professional programs for students who want to study in an atmosphere of learning governed by mental, physical, social and spiritual excellence which is the balanced development of the whole person;

b) Create a milieu that attracts students and faculty who are of high quality and who can study together to understand and appreciate the knowledge and culture that have been passed down from earlier generations, while seeking new knowledge and understanding from ongoing research;

c) Foster critical thinking, problem-solving skills, creativity and self-expression, while striving to apply the wisdom of the past and the discoveries of today to the challenges of a rapidly changing world; challenge students to be original thinkers rather than mere reflectors of other people’s thoughts; Occupational The aim to educate the total person requires that in addition to acquiring a liberal education students should develop a competence by which they may become economically independent. A balanced course should imbue them with ambition for continual improvement through study and practice. It should also encourage each student to prepare for dynamic, spiritually inspired life of service for humanity within whatever secular occupation s/he may pursue.



In line with this understanding, therefore, Babcock University would aim to:

a) Prepare leadership for the church in the fulfillment of its divinely inspired global mission.

b) Dispense quality preparation for students to assume careers in the professions, in industry, in public service, in business, in the arts, in various trades, et cetera.

c) Provide opportunities for the practice of certain vocational skills as part of the educational process and as income earner to help the student defray a large share of educational expenses.

d) Help the student develop manual skills as an avenue for recreation and profitable use of time, as a means of better understanding the dignity of labour, and as contributory toward economic security.



Aesthetic Art affords an area of experience in which emotion can be objectified or externalized and within which feeling may blend with cognition. Creative abilities in man are regarded as gifts from the original Creator that contribute profoundly to a harmonious personal development when exercised intelligently. Because the senses are avenues to learning of all kinds, they may become the gateways not only to ennoblement but also to degradation of character.



Therefore, the highest standards for the arts must be upheld (in music, literature, painting, et cetera). The maintenance of such standards may be expected to encourage a growing distaste for the grotesque, the clumsy, the discordant, and the ugly. Escapist, tawdry, mean, vulgar, obscene, sense-benumbing, or nerve-scarring art forms or entertainments are incompatible with the soteriological aims of Christian education. Accordingly, Babcock University would aim to:

a) Teach the student an appreciation of natural beauty as a portrayal of God’s activity in the world.

b) Help the student develop a healthy acquaintance with the fine arts and encourage him to enlarge his capacity to enjoy and to create works of artistic value.

c) Impress upon the student, the cardinal importance for man’s survival on the earth, of a healthy respect for nature, the environment and the habitat.



Physical

a) Encourage students to know themselves and to consider their relationship with their Creator;

b) Promote in students an awareness of their physical needs and encourage them to maintain a balance between their academic pursuits and the cultivation of their physical well-being;

c) Sensitize students as to the importance of care of personal appearance and grooming with emphasis on natural rather than artificial beauty, simplicity and modesty in dress and diet.

d) Stimulate the student to appreciate the value and dignity of manual as well as other types of honest labour.



Social

a) Help students learn effective communication and human-relations skills that cross the boundaries of disciplines, cultures and personal philosophies;

b) Help students develop into people who can be effective members of social institutions, such as community, church, and family, and who will take an active role in contemporary society, seeking to solve its problems and to improve the quality of life for all people;

c) Impress upon the student a sense of good citizenship, patriotism and loyalty to the nation and every legitimate action of government which is scripturally regarded as a divinely approved means for the maintenance of order and for the protection of persons and property.

d) Inculcate in the student a high sense of justice that becomes indignant at inequity and prompts a willingness to sacrifice self in order to bring about rectification.



Spiritual

In the realization that religion is more than a struggle against immorality or a quest for naked ethics, and is founded on the experience of awe and wonder in the presence of God and that the sole good required of man by the Creator is to ”do justice, love kindness and to walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8), Babcock University would aim to:

a) Develop genuine Christian character motivated by love and controlled by steadfast principle, thus preparing the individual for self-government and self -discipline.

b) Nurture spiritual sensitivity and awareness.

c) Teach and encourage internalization of Christian doctrine and practice as believed and taught by Seventh-day Adventists.

d) Foster understanding and respect for those of other religious and intellectual persuasions.

e) Make religion - worship, faith and participation - an integrating and unifying force in learning.

f) Provide an environment in which students are exposed to Seventh-day Adventist standards of modesty and moral behaviour by precept and example.

g) Inspire commitment to the global mission of human salvation. The University would offer a variety of programs leading to Diplomas, Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees in selected programs pertinent to the felt and real developmental needs of Nigeria and countries of the ECOWAS sub-region and beyond. Courses are taught according to the requirements intrinsic to the subject matter and the professional standards of the lecturers.


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UNIVERSITY OF BENIN - NIGERIA.

The University of Benin was founded in 1970. It started as an Institute of Technology and was accorded the status of a full-fledged University by National Universities Commission (NUC) on 1st July, 1971. In his Budget Speech in April 1972, the then Military Governor of Mid-Western State, Col. S. O. Ogbemudia (then also Visitor to the University) formally announced the change of the name of the Institute of Technology to the University of Benin.



On 1st April, 1975 the University at the request of the State Government, was taken over by the Federal Government and became a Federal Government and became a Federal University.

Today, the University has continued to grow from strength to strength with a number of Faculties, Departments, Institutes and Units.

Following NUC’s directives, the University experimented with the Collegiate System in 1991/92 and 1992/93. However, in the light of new developments, the University reverted to the Faculty System except for the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Basic Medical Sciences, and Institute of Child Health which reverted back to the Collegiate System in August, 1999, with a Provost as its administrative head. The Faculties as presently constituted are those of Agriculture, Arts, Education, Engineering, Law, Life Science, Pharmacy, Physical Science, Social Science, and the College of Medical Sciences (which has three Schools: Basic Medical Sciences; Dentistry and Medicine; and the Institute of Child Health).

In January 2006, the Federal Government approved the take off of the College of Petroleum and Gas Engineering of the University of Benin at Effurun, near Warri, in Delta State, with the initial population of 100 students in two departments; Petroleum Engineering and Gas Engineering.

The University offers courses at various levels: Postgraduate, Undergraduate, Diploma and Certificate. Presently, the total student enrolment stands at over 40,000 made p of both full-time and part-time students shared among the various Faculties.



THE PLANNING COMMITTEE

In 1969, the State Government set up a Planning Committee comprising the following eminent academics, experienced University administrators and top ranking civil servants under the Chairmanship of the then Acting Secretary to the Military Government, Late Mr. I.O. Afe (Chairman), Mr. G.A. Aghahowa, Mr. O. Akpata, Mr. G. O. Aiwerioba, Mr. W.J. Anukpe, the Late Dr. B.I. Aror, Mr. P.C. Asiodu, Professor E.U. Emovon, Mr. G.N.I. Enobakhare, Mr. E. Buckley, Professor T. Bello-Osagie, Mr. M.I. Igiehon, Mr. F.A. Ijewere, Dr. A.E. Ikomi, Mr. J.O. Illuebbey, the Late Chief D.R. Oduaran, Mr. S.J. Okodu, Mr. G.W. Sutherland, Late Professor H. Oritsejolomi. Thomas and Professor T.M. Yesufu. The Committee was directed to examine the feasibility of establishing in Benin, a University with scientific and technological bias and submit proposals with estimated cost. In March 1970 the Committee submitted its report. After careful consideration, the State Government promulgated in April, 1970, an edict establishing an Institute of Technology with three Faculties, viz: Science, Engineering and Medicine and Pharmacy.

Ahmadu Bello University was approached to help the new Institute in several areas including the teaching of pre-clinical medical students for the first three years in Zaria. This academic co-operation between the Institute and Ahmadu Bello University gave a booster to the former.



REALISATION OF A DREAM

With the determination of the State Government to physically establish and open the Institute in 1970, some eighty contractors laboured between May and November, 1970, to reconstruct and convert the premises of Mariere College ( a Teacher Training College) into the site of the Institute. An Administration Block, a Central Library with a capacity of 30,000 volumes, two blocks consisting of twelve lecture rooms, six laboratories, workshops and offices, a student centre including students’ and staff dinning rooms, a students’ common room and a kitchen were built and four blocks of students’ dormitories were reconstructed and converted into students hostels. In addition, a new block of six laboratories and six lecture rooms were completed on what were to become the Iyaro Campus, to accommodate the Institute’s Faculty of Science.

On November 23, 1970, the Institute was formally opened and the first batch of 108 students drawn from all parts of the Federation began courses in Science and Mathematics. To quote the words of the first Rector, Professor Glyn Phillips, the establishment of the Institute represented “a dream come true for the people of the Midwest”.



INITIAL STAFF PROBLEMS

The decision to open in November involved some difficulties in the recruitment of staff especially since qualified Nigerians were already fully engaged for the 1970/71 Session. A recruitment team toured Britain, the United States and Canada in June and July 1970 and enjoyed appreciable cooperation from the Inter-University Council for Higher Education and the University of Salford, in the United Kingdom, and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University and the University of Oklahoma in the United States. As a result of this overseas tour, reciprocal visits were made by delegates of universities from the U.S.A and the U.K. to Benin, for discussions in regard to areas of co-operation and assistance. Consequently, invaluable short-term secondment of staff particularly from British Universities was organized under the auspices of the Inter-University Council. In Nigeria, all the universities approached regarding staffing, co-operated by releasing interested staff at short notice.
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RECOGNITION, CHANGE OF NAME AND STATUS

On 1st July, 1971, the Institute was accorded formal recognition as a full-fledged University by the National Universities Commission. In his budget speech in April 1972, the Military Governor of Bendel State, Col. S.O. Ogbemudia, then also Visitor to the University, formally announced the change of name of the Institute of Technology to the University of Benin. This was necessary in view of growing misconception as to the exact status of the Institute and the difficulty of explaining that the Institute was a full-fledged university. On 1stApril, 1975 the University, at the request of the State Government, was taken over by the Federal Government and became a Federal University.

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The University College, Ibadan, was founded in 1948. At first, it occupied the old site previously used by the 56th Military General Hospital about eight kilometers away from the 'new' or permanent site. The new site covered over 1,032 hectares of land generously leased by the chiefs and people of Ibadan for 999 years. With equipment transferred from Yaba Higher College, the 104 foundation students (including 49 students in teacher training and survey courses) began their courses at Ibadan, on 18 January, 1948; the formal opening took place on 25 March, 1948. In February, 1948, London University allowed Ibadan its special relationship scheme. Arthur Creech Jones, then Secretary of State for the Colonies, and an influential member of the Elliot Commission, turned the first sod at the permanent site of the University College, on 17 November, 1948, which became the Foundation Day.

In the latter half of the nineteenth century, well-to-do Africans in Lagos met the need for higher education by sending their children overseas for professional training. Some of these returned to press for the establishment of institutions of higher learning in Nigeria. Not much progress was made until the 1930s. In Nigeria, the Yaba Higher College (established in 1932, but formally opened in 1934) and the Yaba Medical School (established in 1930), which granted diplomas and certificates in selected subjects, hardly satisfied the aspirations of those who longed for university education.

University of Ibadan is located at Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State in the South-Western part of Nigeria. UI, as the University is fondly referred to, owes its unique character to a combination of historical, geographical, cultural and architectural factors. Its history is a chronicle of the first citadel of higher education established in the country in 1948 as a college of the University of London. It became a full-fledged independent university in 1962, two years after the country's independence from Britain in 1960. It took off with degree programmes in medicine, basic sciences, arts, social sciences and education. It is now a comprehensive university with additional programmes in agriculture and forestry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, technology and law. From students enrolment of 144 in 1948 the population of students increased steadily to approximately 18,000 in 2005/2006 session with 35% postgraduate and 65% undergraduate.

The University can boast of thousands of graduates who have proved themselves in the different sectors of the Nigerian economy and in the world at large. The University has the burden of history as the premier university in the country to continue to provide leadership in the creation and deployment of knowledge to development. Hence, its present vision goal of transforming into a postgraduate, research-driven university with focus on the development of basic and applied research capacity and skills-set towards meeting the growing needs of the tertiary institutions in the country, in particular, and other sectors of the economy, in general.

Consequently, the Strategic Plan in the next five years is to reposition our University to become an institution with:

strong postgraduate programmes and research training capacity with academic staff growing from the present capacity of 1,200 to about 1,800 with about 400 in the professorial cadre;
internationalised programme offerings with graduates acquiring requisite knowledge and skills-set to thrive in the local and global economies;
strong linkages to the private sector through the promotion of market-driven research and the establishment of the proposed UI School of Business to address the needs of industry for human resources development;
a strong international profile through linkages with other institutions, research output and diversity in student and staff populations;
a well managed and stable institution with increased capacity for funds generation and attainment of financial independence; and
an attractive campus with its greenery and serenity providing an ideal environment for scholarly pursuits.
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The implementation of our Strategic Plan calls for an intensification of our fundraising efforts, the determination of the staff and students to scale new heights of excellence, and the increasing commitment of our alumni/ae to the realization of our collective vision. Together we strive; together we shall succeed.
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Obafemi Awolowo University(OAU) offers academic opportunities that are virtually unavailable at any other Nigerian university. Academic programmes offered by the university span different fields of specialization including the humanities,arts, science, social sciences, health sciences and technology.
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The university has its own VSAT access to the Internet and a very efficient Intranet. The university also has a modern library that is fully computerized. With these facilities OAU is about the best choice for research-oriented individuals and even the industry-focussed ones.
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The university presently has 13 faculties and over 60 departments. The academic philosophy of the university permits students to take courses outside there field of specialization so that graduates of the university are well-rounded individuals that are not only specialist in the areas of specialization alone but they can also relate properly and work with people in other fields.
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For the second year running, the students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, have, again, proved to be of super intellect far above their counterparts from other Universities as they emerged the best and clinged first position a National competition of Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) organized by SIFE International in Abuja.
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It will be recalled that OAU SIFE team clinched 3rd position as Nigeria’s representative to New York, USA, in 2007, having defeated their counterparts from other Universities in the Country.
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Located in the heart of Okada, Edo State, Igbinedion University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions.

Igbinedion University Okada was the first private university in Nigeria with registration certificate No. 001 presented to the founder/proprietor and the Honourable Chancellor, Sir (Dr) Chief Gabriel O. Igbinedion, the Esama of Benin Kingdom, by the Federal Government of Nigeria on 10th May 1999. The University, however, began its academic operations on 5th October 1999 with 112 students.

Within the span of eight academic sessions--from 1999/2000 to 2006/2007the University has attracted students not only in Nigeria but also from other countries. In particular, the University has attracted students from all 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja as well as from foreign countries. The staff mix of the University also reflects this national spread or federal character and, right from its inception to-date, the University always has a good number of foreign nationals among its teaching and non-teaching staff.

Thus, Igbinedion University Okada can be rightly described as one having a strong federal character, one with strong attraction for students within and outside Nigeria, a university of choice with a difference, and a private university with a clear vision, strong sense of mission and objectives poised to take its place gradually in the comity of similar Ivy League universities in the UK and the USA.


Igbinedion University, Okada marks the realization of the dream of Chief (Sir) Dr. Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, the Esama of Bini Kingdom, to bequeath to future generations of Nigeria University education of international standard where academic calendar is faithfully run without interruption.

The Planning Committee was inaugurated on 13th March 1995, comprising distinguished scholars and seasoned University administrators whose responsibilities amongst others included the formulation of the Academic Brief for the actualization of the Igbinedion University Project.

The Implementation Committee worked assiduously for six months as Provisional Governing Council and Senate, guiding the physical and academic developments of the University. The committee was dissolved with the inauguration of the Governing Council of the University on 14th October 1999 by the Proprietor and Chancellor. Prof. Bashir Ahmad Ikara was the first Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council whose composition spanned the length and breadth of Nigeria and covered a variety of professions and interests. The members included: Prof. Bashir Ahmad Ikara – Pro-Chancellor and Chairman, Prof. E.U. Emovon, FAS – Vice-Chancellor ad interim, Mr Bright Igbinedion, Dr B.J.E. Itsueli, Prof. A.U. Osagie, Dr S.A. Ingawa, Prof. P.O. Erhabor, Prof. Olu Aina, Prof. G.C. Onyemelukwe, Prof. Mike Kwanashie, Engr Festus Omo Evbuomwan, Hon. Justice (Rtd) I.O. Aluyi, Amb. (Dr) Abel I. Guobadia, JP, Chief Eduwu Ekhator Obasogie, JP, Chief M. Okoya Thomas, *Prof. Ikejiani-Clark, Prof. A. Akindoyemi, *Prof. U. Joy Ogwu, Mr R.A. Williams, JP – Registrar and Secretary.

Professor Anthony U. Osagie who was appointed Vice-Chancellor, served from 29th October 1999 to 30th November 2003, while Prince R.A. Williams remained Registrar and Secretary to the Council on 29th November 2001.

With the exit of Prof. Ikara in 2001, in response to a call for national service, Prof. Olu Aina, OFR, former Registrar and Chief Executive of National Business and Technical Examinations Board (NABTEB), was appointed by Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council. Dr D.O. Olopade assumed duty as Bursar on 12th November 2001 while Mr R. Olorunsola became the Ag. University Librarian on 22nd November 2002. Prof. Nduka Uraih served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor from 2000–2003 and as Ag. Vice-Chancellor from December 2003 to 11th September 2004 following the expiration of the tenure of Pro. A.U. Osagie. In July 2004, the Council was reconstituted and Prof. Aina, OFR was re-appointed Pro-Chancellor and Chairman.

On 11th September 2004, Professor Eghosa E. Osaghae of the University of Ibadan was appointed the second substantive Vice-Chancellor. Professor Dennis E. Agbonlahor, former Vice-Chancellor of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, was appointed Administrative Consultant to the University in September 2004, to help ease off the task of the Hon. Chancellor. A position he held until February 2006. On 12th September 2005, Prof. L.C. Chiedozi was appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor.

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It's so great to see the the further advancement of educational opportunities in Nigeria!
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UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA.

A law to establish a University in the Eastern Region of Nigeria was passed in 1955. While that date marks the formal beginning of the history of the University of Nigeria, the enactment of this legislation was in fact the culmination of many years of thought and discussion by several Nigerian leaders, and inspired particularly by the then Premier of the Eastern Region, Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe.
One of the first steps taken by the Eastern Nigeria Government towards the implementation of its commitment was an invitation to both the United States of America and the United Kingdom to send advisers to help in the planning of physical and educational aspects of the proposed university.
Under the joint auspices of the Inter-University Council for Higher Education and Overseas and the International Co-operation Administration (now the United States Agency for International Development), Mr. J.W. Cook, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter, Dr John A. Hannah, President of Michigan State University and Dr. Glen L. Taggart, Dean of International Programmes at the same University, came to Nigeria in 1958. The team surveyed the present site at Nsukka, and extensively investigated a great variety of factors pertinent to the establishment of a new university.

The results of their efforts were contained in a White Paper issued by the Eastern Nigeria Government on 30th November 1958. They had recommended, "that the development of the University of Nigeria based upon the concept of service to problems and needs of Nigeria, is a desirable project and one that should receive support from any source which could help to make it a sound endeavour".
They further recommended that a provisional council be established to "draw upon the technical and consultative resources available throughout the world for help in planning the institution". This provisional council, authorised by the Eastern Nigeria Legislature, was appointed by the Governor in Council in April 1959, and given necessary financial and administrative powers to build a sound university.
The provisional council reflected the spirit of international cooperation, which has given birth to the institution. It consisted of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, Chairman, Dr T. Olawale Elias and Dr. Okechukwu Ikejiani from the Federation of Nigeria, Mr. J.S. Fulton from the United Kingdom, Dr. Marguerite Cartwright and Dr. Eldon Lee Johnson from the United States of America.

The University was formally opened on 7th October 1960, as the climax to the Nigerian independence celebrations in the Eastern Region. Her Royal Highness, the Princess Alexandra of Kent, representing Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the Nigeria independence celebrations, performed the opening ceremonies and laid the foundation stone of one of the University's early buildings.
Classes began on 17th October 1960 with an enrolment of 220 students and 13 members of the academic staff. The opening convocation addresses were delivered by the Chairman of the Provisional Council, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, the first President of the Federation of Nigeria, and by Dr. John A. Hannah, President of Michigan State University, USA. Thus was this university born.

PHILOSOPHY

In keeping with the essential purposes of all great universities since the dawn of man's great struggle toward universal human dignity, the basic objectives of the University of Nigeria are:

TO PRESERVE TRUTH

These ends were legislated for the institution by the Eastern Nigeria House of Assembly on 28th January 1955 in the following words:
To hold forth to all classes and communities whatsoever an encouragement for pursuing a regular and liberal course of education.
To promote research and the advancement of science and learning. To organize, improve, and extend education of a University standard.But the goals of the University of Nigeria go beyond those of education for its own sake. This seat of higher learning is committed to play a dynamic and vital role in the significant task which faces the country of which it is part: that of building a great new nation.Thus, the community of scholars - teachers, students and researchers - who have gathered themselves on the plains of Nsukka launched a venture in higher education that is somewhat different for this part of the world. They are attempting to sift out the most appropriate aspects of traditional universities, and by blending them into the Nigerian scene, to evolve a programme specifically suited to the needs and interests of the people of Nigeria, as they take their rightful place in the world community of nations.

The objectives of the University of Nigeria have their roots in a spirit and philosophy as old as man's search for his own fulfilment and the ancient universities of Bologna and Paris, and land-grant universities of America. The spirit stems from such expressions as that of one of the University's founders, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, when he wrote, nearly three decades ago, "Universities have been responsible for shaping destinies of races and nations and individuals. They are mirrors which reflect their particular societal idiosyncrasies...". He suggested that if Africa has its own university, there is no reason why the best libraries, laboratories, professors, cannot be produced right here, and this continent become, overnight, "a Continent of Light".

In response to its chartering documents, which have repeatedly emphasized not only academic and cultural excellence, according to the classical concept of universities, the University of Nigeria must approach its curriculum from a perspective somewhat different from that which has hitherto characterized the ideas of university and college education in West Africa. To the extent that the institution is true to its philosophy, the courses of study are related to the day-to-day life of Nigeria and focus upon the social and economic needs of this nation. At the same time, the university is international in scope and cosmopolitan in outlook. Admission is open to men and women, without regard to racial or national origin, religious creed or political persuasion.The University of Nigeria is different, and may continue to be different, from other institutions of higher learning in this country. As stated by the Commission on Post-School Certificate and Higher Education in Nigeria, "...it would not be in the national interest if one single pattern were to be imposed on all Nigerian higher education. The hope for Nigerian higher education lies in its diversity".It is in this faith that diversity in education, like diversity in thought, could be a sign of strength rather than weakness in a society that the University of Nigeria has been born. While the University has undoubtedly drawn heavily upon British and American models the Council, administration and academic staff are sincerely attempting to develop a pattern which will be uniquely appropriate to Nigeria. Underlying this pattern is the belief that the addition of cultural and vocational pursuits does not demean a university, but rather enables it as well as elevate the vocations and, through them, the community as a whole.The University is thus committed to a philosophy that provides for the broadcasting of higher education whereby it can be fully equipped to offer courses in such branches of learning as are related to agriculture and industry without excluding the classics, the arts, and the sciences. The aim is to promote general and practical education in Nigerian communities as a whole.The University is co-educational. It aims at enabling male and female students to engage together in academic, vocational, and extra-curricula activities in developing their personalities to the higher levels of human experience in an atmosphere where young men and women can grow individually, academically, and professionally through the dignity of labour, sacrifice, and self-determination. This democratic concept of higher education will bear its fruits in the intellectual and social progress of the nation. Keenly aware of the necessity to establish and maintain standards, the University of Nigeria is concerned with the qualifications of its prospective students. Thus, this institution accepts young men and women on the basis of their ability to undertake university education. It will stake its reputation and its future upon the range and depth of knowledge with which its students leave its environs as graduates. It is in the spirit of "nation building" that the University of Nigeria sets forth its objectives and its philosophy. Our dedication is to breadth as well as depth in curriculum, distinguished scholarship and academic excellence, and to a significant contribution to the enlightenment of mankind. This is a University whose orientation is at once academic, cultural and vocational, and whose content is Nigerian, in the context of all Africa and the larger world. At the inaugural convocation of the University of Nigeria on 13th October 1960, the first Chancellor of the University, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, in an address entitled "Heroes and Heroines of a new Nigeria" summed up the outlook of the University in the following words:

"The founders of the University of Nigeria aimed at relating its activities to the social and economic needs and the day-to-day life of the people of Nigeria".

This calls for a realistic approach to the problems of education. We must frankly admit that we can no longer afford to flood only the white collar jobs at the expense of the basic occupations and productive vocations, which can be intelligently directed to create wealth, health, and happiness among the greatest number of our people, particularly in the fields of agriculture, engineering, business administration, education and home science. The courses of study at this University have been devised to enable our youth to re-discover themselves and dedicate their lives anew to the building of a new nation. By the grace of God, "the University of Nigeria shall be a beacon of hope to those who seek knowledge and skill for service to humanity".Since its inception, the University has grown from strength to strength. The total students enrolment by 1995/96 academic session was 20,747. This figure is made up of the following: full-time undergraduate (15,824); part-time undergraduate (645); postgraduate (2369); part-time post graduate (278); postgraduate diploma (694); part-time postgraduate diploma (42) and sub-degree (895). In addition, 16,771 students enrolled for the sandwich programme—in 1995 (10,124) and in 1996 (6,647). The staff strength has also rocketed. Specifically, Academic staff strength has grown to 1213, Senior administrative (910), senior technical (983), senior secretarial (429) and junior staff (2703). The University has at present 14 Faculties with 88 Departments, two Schools, 8 Sub-Departments and 7 Institutes/Centres.Inspired and sustained by its philosophy, the University is already committed to the future with all its promise and prospect of restoring the dignity of man. The University was taken over along with other Universities in the country by the Federal Military Government on 1st April, 1973.

LOCATION

The main campus of the University is located on 871 hectares of hilly savannah in the town of Nsukka, about eighty kilometres north of Enugu, and enjoys a very pleasant and healthy climate. Additionally 209 hectares of arable land are available for an experimental agricultural farm and 207 hectares for staff housing development. There is regular road transport between Nsukka and Enugu, and Nsukka is also quite easily accessible from all parts of Nigeria. There are modern shopping facilities and a large market in Nsukka town.The former Nigeria College of Arts, Science and Technology, Enugu, was incorporated into the University in 1961; and its buildings now form the Enugu Campus (200 hectares) of the University located in the heart of Enugu, the administrative capital of Enugu State of Nigeria. Enugu is a modern city, accessible by air, rail and road. The College of Medicine and the Faculties of Business Administration, Environmental Studies, and Law are located at the Enugu Campus. Teaching hospital attached to the University is presently sited in old State General Hospital on a 14-hectare site (about 4 kilometres from the Enugu Campus of the University). The new teaching hospital is now completed at Ituku-Ozalla (25 kilometres south of Enugu) on a 500-hectare site. A third campus was opened in October 1973 in Calabar, Cross River State. The campus at Calabar became a full-fledged University of Calabar in October 1977.
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It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the University of Lagos, Nigeria.
The University of Lagos founded in 1962 is made up of two campuses, the main campus at Akoka, Yaba and the College of Medicine in Idi-Araba, Surulere. Both sites are in the Mainland of Lagos. The main campus is largely surrounded by the scenic view of the Lagos lagoon and is located on 802 acres of land in Akoka, North Eastern part of Yaba, Lagos, the state of excellence and aquatic splendour.
From a modest intake of 131 students in 1962, enrolment in the university has now grown to over 39,000.


LOCATION

The University of Lagos founded in 1962 is made up of two campuses, the main campus at Akoka, Yaba and the College of Medicine in Idi-Araba, Surulere. Both sites are in the Mainland of Lagos. The main campus is largely surrounded by the scenic view of the Lagos lagoon and is located on 802 acres of land in Akoka, North Eastern part of Yaba, Lagos, the state of excellence and aquatic splendour.

From a modest intake of 131 students in 1962, enrolment in the university has now grown to over 39,000. It has a total staff strength of 3,365 made up of 1,386 Administrative and Technical Staff, 1,164 Junior and 813 Academic Staff.

The University is comprised of nine Faculties and a College of Medicine. The Faculties offer a total of 117 programmes in Arts, Social Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Pharmacy, Law, Engineering, Sciences, Business Administration and Education. UNILAG, as the university is fondly called also offers Master’s and Doctorate degrees in most of the aforementioned programmes. The University also has two Centres namely the Centre for Human Rights and the Centre for African, Regional Integration and Borderland Studies. The Distance Learning Institute (DLI) of the University offers courses in Accounting, Business Administration, Science Education and Library / Information Sciences.


THE VISION AND MISSION STATEMENTS

The vision of the University is 'To be a top-class institution for the pursuit of excellence in knowledge through learning and research, as well as in character and service to humanity and the mission is ‘To provide a conducive teaching, learning, research and development environment where staff and students can interact and compete effectively with their counterparts both nationally and internationally in terms of intellectual competence and zeal to add value to the world’.


RESEARCH

The University of Lagos recognized the fact that any country that fails to give priority to research will continue to occupy the global backseat. The University recently rewarded 19 of its researchers for their outstanding research efforts in the 2005 Research Conference and Fair. The University research activity was one of the major criteria used by the National Universities Commission (NUC) in adjudging the University as the Best University in Nigeria at this year's Nigerian University System Annual Merit Award (NUSAMA).


SCHOLARSHIPS

In addition to University Scholarships and other Grants; The University of Lagos introduced a special scholarship scheme funded from the University Endowment Grants to various categories of students for a total of 500 awards in 2005.


RADIO UNILAG 103.1FM

UNILAG 103.1 FM, the first University Radio Station in Nigeria was established to provide new experiences for students especially in relevant disciplines such as Mass Communication, Physics, Electronics, Distance Learning, etc. and increasing the educational opportunities available to the wider community. Since the commencement of its operation in 2004, Unilag FM has been expanding the frontiers of knowledge.
A 15 - page entry entitled, “Radio in an Academic Community: Unilag103.1 FM Experience” won the 2005 competition among the 500

Once again, I welcome you to the University of Lagos, Nigeria, where possibilities are created and dreams fulfilled. Please feel free to visit us at any time.
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The University of Jos was established with the vision of being an innovative institution with great interaction between 'town and gown'.Today, the university still carries a high responsibility of fashioning tastes and attitudes of the future. We are committed to providing education that is globally competitive and relevant to the needs of today's employer and the developing challenges of Nigeria and beyond.
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BRIEF HISTORY

The University of Jos started as a Campus of the University of Ibadan in November, 1971, with the appointment of Professor E. A. Ayandele as its first Acting Principlal. Its first home was the present Township campus of the University which is located along Murtala Mohammed way, Jos. Its first students admitted in January, 1972 were pre-degree students. Degree courses in Arts were introduced in october 1973 and in Science and Education the following year. The same year, the Bauchi Road Campus which then accommodated only the Faculties of Natural, environmental, Medical Sciences and Education was acquired. In October 1975, the then Military Government announced the establishment of seven new Universities and University Colleges including the University of Jos. Professor Gilbert Onuaguluchi was appointed its first Vice- Chancellor. Since then, the University has made enormous progress. By 1993, a new system for appointment of Vice-Chancellor in Nigerian Universities was introduced. There was therefore a delay in the appointment of a new Vice-Chancellor in 1993. In the interim, Prof. G. O. M. Tasie acted as Vice-Chancellor from October 1993 to March 1994.

Eventually, Prof. N.E. Gomwalk was appointed Vice-Chancellor of the University in April,1994. His tenure ended in 1999. Professor M. Y. Mangvwat was appointed Ag. Vice-Chancellor from January 2000 to May 4th 2001. He was later appointed substantive Vice-Chancellor with effect from 5th May 2001. The current Vice- Chancellor, Professor Sonni Tyoden was appointed June 12, 2006 as the 7th substantive Vice- Chancellor of the university.
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AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA.

Welcome to Ahmadu Bello University

The Ahmadu Bello University was founded on October 4, 1962 as the University of Northern Nigeria by the then Northern Region government and was taken over as a Federal Institution in 1975.

As stated in Part (ii) of its Principal law, the University was created to, among other things, produce high level manpower, secure the diffusion of knowledge, research and community service in Northern Nigeria and Nigeria in general, and to function as a center of excellence

OUR HISTORY

The Ahmadu Bello University was founded on October 4, 1962 as the University of Northern Nigeria by the then Northern Region government and was taken over as a Federal Institution in 1975.

As stated in Part (ii) of its Principal law, the University was created to, among other things, produce high level manpower, secure the diffusion of knowledge, research and community service in Northern Nigeria and Nigeria in general, and to function as a center of excellence.

Sir Ahmadu Bello, Premier of Northern Nigeria and first Chancellor of the University had this vision for the University:

"The cardinal principle upon which our University is founded is to impart knowledge and learning to men and women of all races without any distinction on the grounds of race, religious, or political beliefs. This principle is enshrined in the University Law. Only through freedom of membership and freedom of enquiry and research can a University be drawn into the full ferment of thought from which new knowledge comes. Only if it adheres to those freedoms can it become truly great. If our staff and students are drawn from all parts of the world, then the mixture of international minds working together in an atmosphere of academic freedom can produce a University true to its ideal and meanings."

From a modest beginning in 1962, by 2002 the University has been transformed into the largest and the most extensive of all Universities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Currently, the University covers a land area of 7,000 hectares and encompasses twelve academic faculties, a Postgraduate School and 82 academic departments. It also has five Institutes, six specialized centers, a Division of Agricultural Colleges, a Demonstration Secondary School , a Primary School and Extension and Consultancy Services, which provide a variety of services to the University and the wider society. The total students’ enrolment in the University’s degree and sub-degree programs is about 35,000, drawn from every state of the Federation, Africa and the rest of world. There are about 1,400 academic and research staff and 5,000 support staff serving the University. The University has also nurtured two University Colleges , the Abdullahi Bayero College (now Bayero University , Kano ) and the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa College Now Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University of Technology, Bauchi). While 27 tertiary Institutions made up of Colleges of Education, Polytechnics and Schools of Basic of Preliminary Studies are affiliated to it.

Within the 40 years of existence, the University had to a great extent, met the development needs for which it was founded, especially with regards to the production of high-quality graduates and Community Service in Engineering, Environmental Design, the Medical Sciences, Agriculture, the Humanities, Education and the Natural Sciences. The University’s five hundred thousand alumni are found in all parts of Nigeria , Niger Republic , the Cameroon , South Africa , Europe , Asia and the United States . Its products occupy important positions in the public and the private sectors of the economy, at all levels of Government, and in educational Institutions of higher learning in and outside Nigeria.
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UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT


The University of Port Harcourt was established by the Federal Military Government in 1975 as a University College. Its establishment was the culmination of a long and sustained demand for a university in Port Harcourt prior to and following the report of the Asbhy Commission of 1960 which recommended the establishment of an Institute of Technology here.

While the Government's action in deciding to establish a university institution in Port Harcourt was welcome, there was some anxiety that the new institution was not granted ab initio an autonomous and full-fleged University status. Although from its inception, the University College had an autonomous administration with full representation in the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principal of Nigerian Universities and University Colleges, it was feared that placing the new institution under the tutelage of one of the older Universities would hamper its academic growth.
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The anxiety was the more underlined by the fact that for no obvious academic or economic reasons some of the new institutions established at the same time were granted full University status while others were designated University Colleges. It was therefore most gratifying that the Federal Military Governement early in 1977 decided to correct the anomaly in the status of the new institution by granting full university status to the University College and to the other Univeristy Colleges with effect from 1st October, 1977.

Following the establishment of the University College of Port Harcourt in early 1975, the Federal Military Governement announced in september of the same year the appointment of a distinguished Nigerian scholar, Professor Donald E. U. Ekong, as the Institution's first Principal.

He physically moved into Port Harcourt in Febuary 1976. Professor Ekong, with the support and co-operation of the Rivers State Government immediately set up a Laison Office at Aba Road, and started negotiations for the acquisition of land for the permanent site of the institution as well as temporary academic and residential accomodation. He forth with embarked on staff recruitment and by October 1976, sixty academic appointments had been made, including six professors and an arts director.

The University started its first academic session in October 1977 with degree programmes offered in the following schools:

School of Humanities
School of Social Sciences
School of Biological Sciences
School of Chemical Sciences
School of Physical Sciences
School of Educational Studies

From the 1982/83 session, the University changed from the School to the Faculty System. At present, the University has ten faculties namely:

Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Management Sciences
College of Health Sciences
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Dentistry
Faculty of Pharmacy
Faculty of Agriculture

The University also runs the following:

A School of Graduate Studies
A College of Continuing Education
Sandwich Courses for teachers of various levels
A Basic Studies Unit for remedial courses in Sciences
Institute of Science Laboratory Technology
Certficate & Diploma Programmes
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FUTA, AKURE


The Federal University of Technology, Akure aims to be one of the best Universities of Technology in the World, committed to carving out an enviable niche for itself as a centre of excellence, epitomized by high quality programmes, products and contributions to the society.


OUR MISSION

The Federal University of Technology, Akure will ceaselessly promote technological advancement through motivated and skilled staff dedicated to teaching and research, geared towards global needs and production of self-reliant high level manpower, goods and services.
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The University of Calabar Library was established in October 1973, as a Library of the Calabar Campus of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. It was, like any similar institution, established to advance knowledge and ideas through teaching and research in order to enrich the nation's human capital for development and provide a basis for decision-making and action in national and world affairs.The account of the university begins from 1973, during the aftermath of the Nigerian Civil War, when this institution was the campus of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Like the odyssey of a small boat moored on the Calabar River, the University story begins from the original site, the old Duke Town Campus, and takes us through the rapid growth of the University to its present titanic magnitude.

Twenty-five years after it was founded, the University of Calabar has witnessed phenomenal growth in its student population. From the initially projected untimate enrolment of 10,000 students in various degree, diploma and certificate programmes spread accross ten faculties and three Institutes, in spite of the fact that physically the institution has not expanded beyond the limits envisioned in its Masterplan.

In fact, it was after the return to democratic governance in 1999, with President Olusegun Obasanjo as Visitor to the universities, that a renaissance swept through Nigerian Universities, leading to the completion of abandoned projects, staff motivation with improved welfare and realistic salaries. The recrudescence of private interest in university funding was another crucial development at the turn of the millenium.

This phase in the history of the University of Calabar, which coincided with my stewardship, witnessed active internal revenue generation through endowments and consultancies that supported the provision of additional lecture and office space, laboratories and services. My fervent hope is that the milesones of the University of Calabar will serve as inspiration and beacon to students, staff and our benefactors, both public and private, so that we can raise the university to greater heights of excellence in the service of our nation and humanity.
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REDEEMER`S UNIVERSITY, MOWE

We have a vision for a better nation; a Nigeria of frank and candid academicians, dependable and honest artisans, God fearing and faithful pastors, decent and law-abiding citizens, trusworthy and upright youths, caring and compassionate doctors, honourable and truthful politicians, open and sincere business community, courageous and reliable public servants.

We have a vision for a country where judges are just and impartial, soldiers, policemen and women are compassionate and considerate, traditional rulers embody distinction, dignity and decorum, bankers are honest and honourable.

We have a vision for a future generation of creative, innovative and inventive enterpreneurs. We want to mould a generation of kind, thoughtful and gentle adolescents, who are motivated to build and sustain a better Nigeria where peace, justice fairness and Godliness reign. We are looking forward with optimism and intense anticipation for a Nigeria we can all defend, protect and be proud of. We have a desire and an aspiration for a nation whose trust is in the Lord God Almighty. This is our vision at the Redeemer's University (RUN), where we want to build the future of Nigeria, today.

Because you embody this vision, we are honoured and privileged to have you with us as our core partners, as we RUN with the vision for a better Nation
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