University of Abuja

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About us

The University of Abuja was established on January 1st , 1988 [under University of Abuja Act – No. 106(1992) cap U2 LFN(2004)] as a dual mode University with the mandate to run both conventional and distance learning academic programmes. It was the first University in the country to assume such dual mandate at inception. Agriculture

To develop an institution of higher learning that combines academic excellence with the pursuit of the unity of Nigeria.
To provide instructional, research, and public service programmes appropriate to a university of high standing that guarantees academic excellence and to operate a strong and virile distance learning component that ensures equal educational access to a large constituency.
More so, in order to fulfill the  mission of the University the objectives of the University of Abuja have been clearly spelt out in section 1(3) of its law [University of Abuja Act – 106(1992) cap U2 LFN (2004)]. Specifically, the objectives of University shall be:
To encourage the advancement of learning and to hold out to all person without distinction of race , creed ,sex or political conviction, the opportunity of acquiring higher liberal education.
To provide courses of instruction and other facilities for the pursuit of learning in all its branches, and to make those facilities available to such persons as are equipped to benefit from them.
To encourage and promote scholarship and conduct research in all fields of learning and human endeavor.
To relate its activities to the social, cultural and economic needs of the people of Nigeria.
To undertake as part of its academic programmes distance learning and continuing education in various disciplines to cater for the interest of working class or those who cannot benefit from the full-time university education and
To undertake any other activities appropriate for a University of the highest standard.

Programs Offered

Health Sciences
Management Sciences
Sciences Social
School of Post Graduate Studies
Veterinary Medicine

Admission and Applications

General Admission Requirements for First Degrees

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

100 level: Candidate must possess Senior Secondary School Certificate 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.

200 level: 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

In all cases, O’Level credit in English Language is required. In addition, a credit in Mathematics is required for all science-based specializations, Accounting, Sociology, Geography, and Economics.


Vice Chancellors’  Office




Registrars’ Office




All Correspondence to:

The Registrar,

University of Abuja

P.M.B 117

Main Campus, Abuja Airport Road

FCT – Abuja

Information Office



Email:- +234 9 8821393,+234 9 8821380, +234 9 8821972


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