The University of Abuja
was established on January 1, 1988 (under Decree No. 110 of 1992 as amended) as a dual-mode university with the mandate to run conventional and distance learning programmes. The first university in Nigeria to assume such a dual mandate, it is thus committed to and seeks academic excellence while ensuring equal education access to a diverse constituency, thus preparing its students for productive roles in the society.
The motto of the university is "For Unity and Scholarship" and under the leadership of the vice chancellor Prof. Nuhu Yaqub this translates into providing practical and innovative education for service to humanity. In the pursuance of this broad objective, the university programmes are geared toward relevant training of students and staff for imaginative, innovative and creative performance in the fields of human endeavour.
The university runs regular degree, diploma, and postgraduate programmes. Due to its strategic location in the Federal Capital Territory
has a Centre for Distance Learning School which provides university education to those who cannot acquire such education through the regular university system and those interested in acquiring new knowledge and specialized skills.
The university runs a consultancy services sub-degree programme and an institute of education to cater for the professional needs of teachers and specialized needs of government education bodies; it provides avenues for the establishment... Read More