Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Anambra.

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (Main Campus), Along Enugu - Onitsha Express Way,

Nnamdi Azikiwe University Description

About Nnamdi Azikiwe University

Nnamdi Azikiwe University popularly called ‘UNIZIK’ or ‘NAU’ was established in 1991 by the Federal Government from the defunct Anambra State University of Technology. It was named after Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, the Premier of the Eastern region of Nigeria. The University has three campuses, the main campus located in Awka, another in Nnewi, and the last at Agulu which houses the Faculty of Pharmacy, all situated in Anambra State.

Unizik is one of the twenty-five Nigerian Universities to be overseen and accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC). All the programmes offered lead to officially recognized degrees such as pre-bachelor (certificates, diploma, foundation degrees), bachelor, masters and doctorate degrees in various disciplines.

Admission at the University is strictly based on merit and involves obtaining all the prescribed requirements, passing both JAMB and the entrance examination (Post-UTME) in flying colors. It’s important to also note that Unizik provides standard academic and non-academic facilities to students and staffs of the institution.

Nnamdi Azikiwe University Faculties And Courses

The University has 14 faculties offering accredited courses in relevant fields. Care to know what course falls under what faculty? Here’s a list to help. The faculties and courses at the University are as follows:

Faculty of Arts

The departments here include:

  • English Language and Literature

  • History and International Studies

  • Igbo, African and Asian Studies

  • Linguistics

  • Music, e.t.c

Faculty of Agriculture

You can offer programmes such as:

  • Agricultural Economics and Extension

  • Animal Science and Technology

  • Crop Science and Horticulture

  • Fisheries and Aquaculture, e.t.c

Faculty of Biosciences

  • Department of Applied Biochemistry

  • Department of Applied Microbiology and Brewing

  • Department of Parasitology and Entomology

  • Department of Zoology, e.t.c

Faculty of Education

Includes the following departments:

  • Adult Education

  • Human Kinetics and Health Education

  • Guidance and Counselling

  • Science Education

  • Educational Management and Policy

  • Early Childhood and Primary Education

  • Library and Information Science

  • Educational Foundations

Faculty of Engineering

Offers relevant courses in the field of Engineering such as:

  • Agriculture and Bio-resources Engineering

  • Chemical Engineering

  • Civil Engineering

  • Electronic and Computer Engineering

  • Electrical Engineering, e.t.c

Faculty of Environmental Sciences

  • Architecture

  • Building

  • Environmental Management

  • Estate Management

  • Fine and Applied Arts

  • Quantity Survey, e.t.c

Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences

  • Human Anatomy

  • Human Physiology

  • Human Biochemistry

Faculty of Health Science and Technology

  • Medical Laboratory Science

  • Medical Rehabilitation

  • Nursing Science, and

  • Radiography/Radiologic Science

Faculty of Management Sciences

  • Accountancy

  • Banking and Finance

  • Business Administration

  • Marketing, e.t.c.

Other courses exist in the faculties of pharmaceutical science, medicine, and physical sciences.

Before you can gain admission into the University to study any of these courses, you have to satisfy the admission requirements and have all the required documents. Are you looking at studying at UNIZIK? Or are you interested in knowing what is required of you as a prospective student? We’ve got you covered. Read about the admission requirements below.

Nnamdi Azikiwe University Admission Requirements

UNIZIK offers programmes for bachelor, masters and doctorate degrees. These levels have their specific and general requirements. Find the general requirements for each level below

General Admission Requirements For Undergraduates Into UNIZIK

100 Level Entry Students:

  • Applicants must possess a minimum of 5 credits in SSCE/GCE O’LEVEL/NECO/NABTEB or other equivalents at not more than two (2) sittings obtained in subjects relevant to the proposed field of study. The 5 credits must compulsorily be in Mathematics, English and 3 other related subjects.

  • You are also required to register, sit for and obtain the Prescribed JAMB cut-off mark for your preferred course.

  • You may also be required to sit for an entrance examination (Post-UTME). Having a high score in it increases your chances of gaining admission.

200 Level (Direct entry) Students:

  • In addition to having the above requirements, you may also be required to;

  • Have a National Diploma, which should come from a recognized institution in Nigeria. Applicants may also be required to have a Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) in a subject(s) related to the proposed field of study with a minimum of one unit and two (2) passes.

The University has a PG school that has made provision for postgraduate programmes at PGD, Masters, and Ph.D. levels. The courses offered in these levels are relatively similar to those offered at the Undergraduate level. The requirements for each level are as follows:

Nnamdi Azikiwe University Admission Requirements For Postgraduate Diploma (PGD)

  • Are you a prospective student vying to gain admission into this level? Then you must be a graduate of Nnamdi Azikiwe University or an Institution recognized by the school with at least a third class degree or a minimum upper credit in the Higher National Diploma (HND).

Nnamdi Azikiwe University Admission Requirements For Master’s Degree

  • Candidates must have a first degree in the preferred course of study a relevant discipline with an FCGPA of not less than 3.0 from UNIZIK or a recognized university.

Nnamdi Azikiwe University Admission Requirements For Ph.D.

  • Prospective applicants must have a master’s degree in the preferred course with an FCGPA not less than 3.50 on a 5 point scale or an average of 60% from the University or one recognized by the school.

More information about specific admission requirements can be found on the school’s website under the undergraduate or postgraduate option at unizik.edu.ng.

Nnamdi Azikiwe University Facilities

The facilities and resources at the institution include:

  • Halls of residence and Staff quarters

  • Faculty buildings and Administrative blocks

  • Lecture halls and Theatres

  • Science Laboratories

  • An extensive library

  • A teaching hospital (NAUTH)

  • A sports unit

  • An online repository for journals, theses, and articles

  • Relaxation centers

And a host of other standard facilities.

Things To Know About UNIZIK

For travelers who intend to visit or prospective students of the University, here are a few things to know:


Adequate security is provided on all its campuses with the presence of well-trained security personnel. Individuals are still advised to be vigilant.

Best Time To Visit

During office hours on weekdays, the institution is open to inquiries, study or exploration.

Most Common Visitors

Staffs, Students, and Parents are the most common faces around.

Nnamdi Azikiwe Notable Alumni

The University has churned out some reputable individuals in the Country. Here are a few of them:

  • Uche Ekwunife, Nigerian Politician, and Member of the Senate

  • Oge Okoye, Nigerian Actress

  • Mike Ezuruonye, Nigerian Actor

  • Sharon Francis, Nigerian Actress

And many more

Nnamdi Azikiwe University School Fees

School fees are one of the determining factors when choosing your preferred course of study, it’s one that shouldn’t be taken lightly. We’ve compiled details of the school fees schedule at UNIZIK and they exist in two categories: entry level (both UTME and Direct entry) and returning students (200,300,400,500 levels). Find the details below

  • Entry level students: N65,000 - N70,000 depending on your preferred course.

  • Returning students: N20,000 - N25,000 depending on the level and course of study

Proper care should be taken when making payments, and you can also visit the University’s website for payment options and procedures. Please note that the school fees schedule above is for the 2017/2018 academic session.

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