Eid al Fitr Greetings!

Eid al Fitr Greetings!

My dear University Community,
I like to congratulate our Muslim brothers and sisters on today's Eid al Fitr. May Allah Ta'ala bless you and your families and may the lessons and rewards of the completed Ramadan continue to abide by us. Eid al Mubarak! Season's greetings to our entire University community as we enjoy in this holiday! May the current pandemic be eliminated from the surface of the earth. May God Almighty accept our prayers for our great UofA of Nigeria to be highly impactful in our nation, may it grow in strength and resources as the leading University in Nigeria. May all that work and learn in this University earn God's favors and be uplifted as leaders among equals, and may the light of the great UofA continue to shine to our nation and may we earn strength in true diversity, unity and peace which we represent as the only public University at the Federal Capital City of Nigeria. Aamin! Always feel free to contact me if there is any way I may be of help to you. Please stay home, stay safe and stay healthy! Keep your family healthy.
May God keep us all healthy. Aamin!
All my best wishes!

Prof. Abdul Rasheed Na'Allah - Vice Chancellor


The Vice-Chancellor, University of Abuja, Professor Abdul-Rasheed Na’Allah has said that Professor Ibrahim Agboola Gambari CFR is worthy of the President’s choice as the new Chief of Staff, noting that the clear-headedness and global thinking needed to navigate through the country’s present travails make the engagement of the international diplomat an excellent choice by the President.

Prof. Na’Allah commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the appointment of the Ilorin Prince, an acclaimed successful academic and international diplomat who had been a global citizen since 1984 when he was appointed the nation’s External Affairs Minister by Buhari during his first coming as Nigeria’s Head of State...


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About University

The University took off from a temporary site, made up of three blocks of building meant for a primary school in Gwagwalada, tagged the “mini – campus”. Academic activities started on the mini – campus in 1990. In the same year, the University was allocated an expanse of land covering over 11,800 hectares along the Abuja – Abuja road for the development of its main campus. The University of Abuja, Gwagwalada mini-campus is the first campus in the university to be established at take-off time. Though the university is gradually relocating to the permanent site, up till this day, the campus still hosts two female hostels and a boys’ hostel all accommodating close to three thousand students. Among the landmarks in the campus includes the Senate Chamber, the Science Laboratories, Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Management Sciences, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Remedial Studies and the Institute of Education. The University Medical Centre which has been equipped with modern medical facilities and high profile personnel cannot be ignored. The campus hosts a number of recreational facilities including an Olympic size football field, a volleyball pitch, and a long-tennis court.

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Academics Students

An applicant to the University of Abuja for a first-degree programme must satisfy all faculty and departmental requirements as stated below. In addition, the applicant must possess the following minimum qualifications for admission:

Remedial science program
Candidates for admission into the Remedial Science program must have attempted Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, and Biology in the Senior Secondary School Certificate examination and must have at least three credits, two of which must be in the above-named subjects.  However, some faculties may differ in their requirements See requirements based on faculties. The Remedial Science program has a duration of one academic session.
Candidate must possess WASSCE/NABTEB/NECO or equivalents with credits in five subjects in not more than two sittings. A candidate must, in addition, have an acceptable score in the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Examination or a  Diploma, NCE with at least lower credit. A candidate must possess two A'Level passes or equivalents in addition to credits in three other subjects at the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations or equivalents or a Diploma, NCE with at least Upper Credit.

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Information for Candidates

Semester/Course System
The university operates a semester System. There are two semesters in a session with each lasting about 17 weeks. The University operates course credit system. One credit unit is attached to 15 hours of lecture or tutorial; other equivalents of 15 hours of lecture are: 5 hours of laboratory or field work one semester of teaching practice One year of industrial attachment for Agric students; six months for other students.
Student workload
A full-time student is required to register for a minimum of 15 to 16 and a maximum of 24 credit units per semester.

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SIWES Programme
The Student Employment Scheme (SES) is an integral part of the Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme targeted at developing work ethics among Nigerian youths particularly students of the University of Abuja. Every Industry/Organization would in addition to acquired skills, relevant trainings and job specification qualities show kin interest and would place emphasis on work ethics and culture. This work ethics and culture can be developed and cultivated in our students by exposing them to appropriate work environment and experience which will help acquaint them with organizational core values to promote visionary leadership and excellent service delivery to the University and the nation at large. The Centre for Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme and Student Employment (CSSE) will offer career advice, information on workshops, work experience opportunities and placement within the University Community. We now offer work placement support for students throughout their times in the University of Abuja at most levels of their study. Most undergraduates can do a stipend paid work placement from their second year up to their penultimate year of study. A dedicated placement support will help get students work placement subject to availability of vacancies, University’s budget and ability of students to meet the eligibility criteria.

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Residential Life

Our state of the art hostels.

We must come together to make the UofA of Nigeria a place where creativity is the fulcrum that drives our collective goals

~ Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah - Vice Chancellor

By the time this COVID-19 pandemic is over our lives would have forever changed, the way we work, the way we communicate...and we are as a University must take our place in research and learning,

~ Prof. Abdul-Rasheed Na'Allah - Vice Chancellor

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