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