About

Our Philosophy

The University was named after this great Statesman, “The Zik of Africa ” Nnamdi Azikiwe University was established in 1991 by Edict No. 5 of Anambra State and subsequently taken over by the Federal Government pursuant to Decree No. 34 of 1992 now Nnamdi Azikiwe University Act Cap N139 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004. It 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 in general. Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, after whom the University is named, stands out clearly in enhancing university education in Nigeria and Africa. The University is poised to make a difference both in the young and the old.

Why UNIZIK?

The choice of a university depends on many factors that may vary with individuals. Few of the many reasons people give why they choose UNIZIK are as follows:

  • UNIZIK is situated in an easily accessible area from all different locations
  • UNIZIK is a federal University; the fees are affordable, unlike the state-owned universities where they pay exorbitant fees.
  • UNIZIK is the only university in the south-east where Electronics and Computer Engineering has been accredited by the National Universities Commission and COREN.
  • In UNIZIK, admission is strictly by merit.
  • The environment is intimidation and harassment-free, giving no room for cult activities. One can walk around freely at any time of the day without fear of molestation, and this goes a long way to suggest that the security network is very active.
  • Finally, it is the wish of every student to graduate as and when due with good grades; UNIZIK is known to support this, as it runs an uninterrupted academic calendar year in year out.
  • The transportation system in UNIZIK can only be described as effective and efficient.

Vision and Mission

The overall vision of the University is to produce graduates with some core attributes.

  • Abroad spectrum of knowledge with specialization in a discipline
  • Logical reasoning
  • Oral and written communication skills and ability
  • Numeracy, and computer literacy
  • High ethical standards in personal and professional life
  • Strong sense of responsibility
  • Self confidence
  • Self-employability

The mission of the University is to use teaching, research, and public service to solve social problems. In the process of learning, students would be oriented to use their education in solving practical problems confronting them in the Nigerian society and beyond.

ln the discharge of its mission, the University shall live up to the ideals of the renowned statesman, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, by making university education pragmatic, and using it to forge unity among the various communities in Nigeria.

It is hoped and expected that when the above vision has been achieved, graduates of the University will be Disciplined in behavior, Excellent in knowledge and Self-Reliant in their chosen careers, in keeping With the Motto of the University; “Discipline, Excellence and Self-Reliance”.