Usman Danfodiyo University

Abdullahi Fodio Road, Anatudu

History of Usman Danfodiyo University

Usman Danfodiyo University was established in 1975.

Built by Federal Government of Nigeria in 1975.

Formerly known as University of Sokoto, it was renamed after Usman Dan Fodio, the founder of the Sokoto Caliphate.


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What To Bring

Before heading to Usman Danfodiyo University, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

  • Educational materials
  • All required documents if you are a returning or fresh student
  • Things to do while at Usman Danfodiyo University

    Before heading to Usman Danfodiyo University, here are some helpful things to take along with you:

  • Enroll for part time or full time course(s)
  • Partake in the various academic and social events on campus
  • Best Features

    This is one of the initial twelve federal universities in Nigeria founded in 1975\. It currently has four campuses. The main campus houses the administrative offices, sciences, social sciences, agriculture, arts and languages, education and research facilities. The city campus hosts the college of health sciences and school of veterinary medicine. A third site host the modern and famous university teaching hospital (one of the largest hospitals in Nigeria, and even West Africa). The fourth site site houses the School of Matriculation Studies where students opting for the Remedial Studies are admitted and taught before enrollment in the university.

    Writer's Review

    The university is one of the highest ranking in northern Nigeria due to its high moral stand, academic excellence and its ability to resist the prevalent ASUU strikes that bedevil Nigerian government universities. A great institution, some of its prominent alunmis include Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, Collins Osa Oseki, Prof. Mungadi, and many more.


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