University of Nigeria

Do you want to go to school at University of Nigeria? If yes, read everything about UNN here such as courses offered, admission requirements, UNN cut off mark etc.

University of Nigeria is one of the best universities in Nigeria right now. This is so because it is one of the oldest universities founded in the country and the recent university authorities have not relented in areas of extensive research, infrastructure, quality teaching content, character moulding, and other factors.

Well, University of Nigeria was founded in 1955 but officially started on 7th October, 1960. It was one of the universities founded to help close of the deficient economic growth of the country at the time.

The University has 3 major campuses – Nsukka (its first original campus), Enugu and Ituku Ozalla (location of its teaching hospital). It is one of the elite universities in Nigeria.

University of Nigeria, Nsukka was the first indigenous university in Nigeria because University of Ibadan (which was the first high institution in the country) was still awarding London degrees at the time, and University of Nigeria started with the enrollment of 220 students (but boasts of over 36,000 now) and 13 members of academic staff.

UNN (University of Nigeria, Nsukka) as it is fondly called became the first Nigerian university to ever graduate and award Nigerian degrees. Just like other schools in Nigeria, the day-to-day affair of the University is overseen by the Vice Chancellor of the School while the Chancellor is the official head of the school.

The Chancellor of the School is Alhaji Shehu Idris and the Vice Chancellor is Professor Benjamin Chukwuma Ozumba. Male students of the University are known as lions while the females are called lioness. The motto is to restore the dignity of man.

University of Nigeria ACCREDITATION STATUS

University of Nigeria is one of the highly rated schools in Nigeria as such it has been accredited by Nigerian Government since 1960. In January 2015, after a visit to the University by a team from National University Commission lead by Professor Moses Ajewole, they gave University of Nigeria a pass mark accreditation.

The team announced that they were in the school to ensure that the new courses introduced by the University is accessible to the students as there were some disturbing reports they received in their office which necessitated their on-the-spot assessment of the school.

After touring some faculties in the school, the team was impressed and gave the school a pass mark. The team lasted visited the school in 2009. Notice that National University Commission (NUC) is a Nigerian government’s commission saddled with the responsibility of setting standards in Nigeria high institutions.

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University of Nigeria SCHOOL ADDRESS

University of Nigeria:
Nsukka 410001, Enugu,
Nigeria.
Portal: www.unn.edu.ng

University of Nigeria UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

Listed below is the alphabetical arrangement of the courses offered at University of Nigeria at undergraduate level:

A: Accounting, Adult Education, Agric. Extension Services, Agric. and Bioresources Engineering, Agric. Economics, Agric. Education, Agriculture, Animal Science, Architecture, Arts (Combined Honours), Arts Education, and Archaeology

B: Biochemistry, Business Education, and Business Management

C: Civil Engineering, Computer Education, and Crop Science

D: Dentistry/Dental Surgery, Drama/Dramatic/Performing/Theatre Arts

E: Economics, Education and Music, Education and Science, Education and Social Science, Education Arts, Electrical Engineering, English Language, and Estate Management

F: Fine Arts, Food Science and Technology, Foreign Language and Literature, and French

G: Geography, and Guidance and Counselling

H: Health Education, History, Horticulture, Home Economics Education, and Home Science, Nutrition and Dietetics.

I: Igbo, Igbo/Linguistics, Industrial Technical Education

L: Law, Library and Information Science, and Linguistic

M: Mass Communication, Mechanical Engineering, Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Rehabilitation, Medicine and Surgery, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering, and Music

N: Nursing and Nursing Science

P: Pharmacy, Philosophy, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Administration and Local Government, Physical and Health Education, and Political Science

R: Radiography

S: Social Work, Sociology and Anthropology, Surveying and Geoinformatics, and Soil Science

U: Urban and Regional Planning

V: Veterinary Medicine

University of Nigeria HOTELS AND FEES

The University provides hostel accommodation at a fee for both new and returning students. The fees for these hostels are charged in accommodation tuition and are subject to change.

Always check the portal of the University on www.unn.edu.ng for the Official Release on fees to be paid in your session because, like I said earlier, they are not fixed as they are subject to change.

University of Nigeria RANKING

University of Nigeria always comes amongst the top whenever universities in Nigeria are ranked despite the parameters used. This is apparently the case because the school authority has steadily made efforts since inception to improve the course content, research, student affairs, reward of excellence, staff welfare, infrastructure, and a transparent system.

For example in July 2015, according to Journals Consortiums, University of Nigeria was 2nd Best University in Nigeria as well as 13th Best University in Africa after about 1,447 universities were compared by the Consortium.

The high rank of UNN has made it one of the highest sought-after schools in Nigeria.

University of Nigeria POSTGRADUATE COURSES

If you wish to further your education at UNN, there are basic requirements you must meet. These requirements include: 5 Credits in O’ Level, and must have completed your compulsory NYSC.
UNN offers Post Graduate Courses in Graduate Diploma, Masters’ Degree (M.Sc.), and up to Doctor of Philosophy or Doctorate Degree (Ph.D).

Interested candidates who are eligible to do Diploma must have Upper Credit in HND. Candidates with qualifications like ACCA, ACMA, ICAN and AIB may be considered for a Diploma Program. They must also have 5 credits at O’ Level including English and Mathematics.

Furthermore for Master’s degree, candidates must have good Second Class Honors Degree from a recognized university with 5 O’ Level Credits (English and Mathematics inclusive). Candidates who hold other qualifications apart from the one above will be subject to review of the School Senate before admission is considered.
Finally for Ph.D, candidates must have a minimum of 3.5 CGPA from Master’s Degree and must have demonstrated evidence of completed academic research.

If you meet these requirements, you can check the University portal for sales of postgraduate entry forms and later proceed to the school for further application.
University of Nigeria GRADING SYSTEM
At UNN, Grading System is done on a scale of 5 just like that of every other university in Nigeria. The rundown is shown below:

First Class Division: (100 – 70 with 5.00 – 4.50 CGPA)

Second Class Upper Division: (69 – 60 with 4.49 – 3.50 CGPA)

Second Class Lower Division: (49 – 45 with 3.49 – 2.40 CGPA)

Third Class Division: (49 – 45 with 2.39 – 1.50)

These grades determine what students graduate with after studying for a stipulated duration of his/her course. First class graduates are often retained in the school.

University of Nigeria ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

Admission requirement of UNN is at least 5 Credits (including English and Mathematics) in NOT more than two sittings from O’ Level.

Even though this condition is the basic for all departments, other rules may apply from one department to another. All candidates MUST score at least 200 and above in JAMB (though this score is subject to change depending on student population and JAMB guidelines).

The cut-off score required to gain admission to study the course of your choice at University of Nigeria varies from faculty to faculty. All prospective candidates must apply for Post UTME by visiting their portal on www.unn.edu.ng as well as check your result there.

Both operations are done using the PIN from your scratch cards purchased at designated banks announced by the school. Also, UNN Direct Entry candidates take exams before they are considered for admission. Only students who made the school their first choice at JAMB are allowed to take Post UTME.

University of Nigeria DURATION OF STUDIES

University of Nigeria uses the standard of 6-3-3-4 system of education in Nigeria, which means undergraduates spend at least 4 years doing a program in the University.

Also, all other courses offered at University of Nigeria follow this schedule of 4 years (where a student does not have an extra semester), but there are variations in courses like Law, Engineering (which requires 5 years), and Medicine and Surgery (6/7 depending on school calendar).

University of Nigeria TRANSCRIPTS

As part of continued efforts to serve alumni of the University better, University of Nigeria has designed an electronic platform where they can place order for transcripts through their portal on alumni.unn.edu.ng/web/guest/itranscript.

This method of requesting for transcript is known as iTranscript application. It enables all ordered transcripts to be sent electronically to the schools were they are needed. This way, alumni don’t have to visit the school and queue for their transcript as this makes the process of transcript application a lot easier and convenient for alumni of the school.

When you open the page, click on Continue and all the required information (like school where it is needed, full address of its school, ZIP, country and continent for foreign schools) will be inputted on the portal. All payments must be made online. Note that as soon as your transcript is picked up by your courier of choice, the tracking number of your transcript will be sent to you.

When you are done doing all that is required of you, use the Quit button to log out.

University of Nigeria Notable ALUMNI

University of Nigeria as an old university in Nigeria, and a top university of choice commands some of the finest experts who have contributed in one way or another in making Nigeria proud.

Some of them include –

Politicians: Lam Adesina (Former Governor of Oyo), Sullivan Chime (Former Governor of Enugu), Ike Ekweremadu (Senator), Joy Emordi (former senator), Gregory Ngaji (Former senator), Chris Ngige (Former Anambra Governor and Senator), Chima Nnamani (Former Enugu Governor and Senaor), Okwesilieze Nwodo (Former Enugu Governor), Peter Obi (Former Anambra Governor), Akpan Isemin (Former Akwa Ibom Governor), Oserheimen Osunbor (Former Edo Governor), Peter Odili (Former Rivers Governor).

Others are…

Pastors: Chris Okotie; actors: Zack Orji; technocrats: Arunma Oteh, Obiageli Ezekwesili, Chukwuma Soludo, Dora Akunyili, Godwin Emiefele, and Pat Utomi. Also,

Lawyers: Niki Tobi and Olisa Agbakoba and musicians: Esther Ebigbo, and Aituaje Iruobe (Waje). Finally,

Writers: Babs Fafunwa and Echezona Nduka.

University of Nigeria News Updates

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