• Discipline
  • Self Reliance
  • Excellence

  • About UNIZIK
    Nnamdi Azikiwe University is founded on the philosophy that knowledge should be propagated and disseminated to individuals without let or hindrance. Teaching and Research would be anchored on the needs of the Nigerian and International society generally. Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, after whom the University is named, stands out clearly in the history of University education in Nigeria and Africa in general. In the discharge of its mission, the University shall live up to the ideals of this renowned statesman, by making University education pragmatic, and using it to forge unity among the various communities in Nigeria and the International community.The Future begins here.

    History & today

    Nnamdi Azikiwe University came into being as an offshoot of the defunct Anambra State University of Technology (ASUTECH). ASUTECH which was established through Law No. 7 of 30th July 1980 by the Government of the old Anambra operated as a multi-campus university, with campuses in Abakiliki, Enugu, Awka and Nnewi.
    In 1991, following the split of the old Anambra State into Anambra and Enugu States, the Awka and Nnewi campuses of the former ASUTECH were constituent into Nnamdi Azikiwe University by the Anambra State Edict No.5 of November 26 1991. Nnamdi Azikiwe University was taken over by the Federal Government by Decree No. 34 of July 15, 1992. The enabling law of the University empowers the Senate to, inter alia, make provisions for:

    ¤ The establishment, organisation and control of Campuses, Colleges, Faculties, Departments, Schools, Institutes and other teaching and research units of the University and allocation of responsibility for different branches of learning;

    ¤ The organisation  and control of courses of study at the University and of examinations held in conjunction with those courses, including the appointment of examiners both internal and external;

    ¤ The award of degrees and such other qualifications as may be prescribed in conjunction with examinations held as aforesaid.

    Management & Staff

    Our vision is to be one of the world's finest universities. Our strategy, Growing Esteem, highlights the importance of research, learning and teaching, and engagement.

    Campuses and facilities

    Explore Nnamdi Azikiwe University by taking a self-guided campus tour, exploring our campus sculpture collection, magnificent structures, and facilities.

    Mission & strategy
    The mission of the University is, thus, to use teaching, research and public service to solve societal problems. In the process of learning, students would be oriented to use education in the solution of practical problems confronting them and the Nigerian society.

    Specifically, the Decree establishing the University provides for the underlisted objects:

    To encourage the advancement of all branches of learning and to hold out to all persons without distinction of race, creed, sex or political conviction, an opportunity of acquiring higher and liberal education;

    To provide courses of instruction and other facilities for the pursuit of learning in all its branches and to make these facilities available on proper terms to such persons as are equipped to benefit from them;

    Summary : These strategies for success will emphasize our desire for high quality education, wise investment of University resources, result oriented and problem solving curricula. These are mediated through the reorientation of staff attitude to effect pragmatic teaching and development, output mix, research, good governance and management.


    Put together, the Mission Statement and Decree No. 34 of 1992 identify the Operational Objectives of the University. Our strategies for their success will be clearly tied to our ability to plan expertly and manage the activities of the University based on extensive internal consultations and consensus building with staff and students through management audit and brain storming sessions. Already many of these are in place and are viable. For instance Academic Planning and Physical Planning Units, Central University Monitoring Committee (which monitors the commitment of staff and students to the objectives of the Decree as well as the tenets of the University’s motto) are functioning effectively. Furthermore, the adoption of Management Information System (MIS) to manage change posed by leadership challenges in appropriate socio-economic endeavours and well planned business initiatives will be vigorously pursued.


    The motto of the University is “Discipline, Self Reliance and Excellence.” The rationale for this motto is that discipline is a pre-requisite condition for the achievement of any goal. Discipline embodies endurance, continuity and determination to start afresh when previous efforts fail.

    It is believed that discipline will give rise to self reliance, which entails confidence in one’s self and abilities. The amalgam of a disciplined mind with self confidence will yield excellence 


    Rt. Hon. Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe
    1904 -1996


    Chief Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe, P.C. (November 16, 1904 – May 11, 1996), usually referred to as Nnamdi Azikiwe and popularly known as "The Zik of Africa", was one of the leading figures of modern Nigerian nationalism. He was head of state of Nigeria from 1963 to 1966. He served as the second and last Governor-General from 1960 to 1963 and the first President of Nigeria from 1963 to 1966, holding the presidency throughout the Nigerian First Republic.

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    Contact details
    ADDRESS OF THE MAIN CAMPUS:: Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (Main Campus),
    Along Enugu - Onitsha Express Way, Awka Anambra State
    POSTAL ADDRESS:: Nnamdi Azikwe University Awka, Anambra State, PMB 5025 , Awka - Nigeria
    EMAIL:: info@unizik.edu.ng
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