University of Maiduguri, Nigeria

The University of Maiduguri is a federal higher institution located in Northern Nigeria. It was established in 1975 by the Federal Government of Nigeria with the intention of making it one of the country’s higher educational institutions. Today, it is the major higher educational institution in the north eastern part of Nigeria. When it began, the university did not have a building of its own, but in April 1976, it inherited the premises owned by the former North East College of Arts and Science. Personnel of the college (NECAS) were also absorbed into the university. The structures had adequate classrooms, office blocks, staff quarters, laboratories, and other structures required. 

University at a Glance:

Established: Founded in 1975

University Type: Public University

Number of International Students: Not Available

Hostel Type: University Hostel

Climate: Tropical Climate

Yearly Tuition Fee: N33,000 

Eligibility: SSCE, GCE, NECO

ECFMG Approval: Not Approved

Last Date to Apply: 30th October, 2020

University Introduction:

In its first academic year, the school had 743 students enrolled in three faculties which were Arts and Education, Science and Social Science and Law. The faculties had expanded to 6 by 1978. The university attracts students from within and outside Nigeria. The National Universities Commission has approved various institutions affiliated with the university which include College of Education, Azare; College pf Education, Gashua; Federal College of Education (Technical)Gombe and Annahda College of Science and Islamic. The university enrolls about 25,000 students in all its programs. 


The university has 12 faculties. They include Faculty of Agriculture, College of Medicine, Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Dentistry, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Management Science, Faculty of Pharmacy, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Social Science, and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. 

Campus Life:

The school has a couple of centers that promote student growth. They include Center for Distance learning, Center for Arid Zone studies, Center for Trans Saharan Studies, Center for Peace Diplomatic and Development studies, Center for Nuclear Energy, Research and Training, Center for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, Center for Disaster, Risk Management and Development studies, Computer and ICT Center, and Counselling and Human Development Center.


The university provides students accommodation. 

Why Should I Study at University of Maiduguri, Nigeria?

  • The university has recently increased its research efforts with the encouragement of the Federal Government. 
  • Teaching and non-teaching staff have been employed from Europe, Asia, Caribbean Islands and African countries.
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