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University of Jos Description

About University of Jos

The University of Jos, also regarded as ‘Unijos’ started off as a campus of the University of Ibadan in November 1971 and was situated in what is today known as the ‘Township Campus’ of the institution located along Murtala Muhammed way, Jos. The University also has another campus called the ‘Bauchi Road Campus’ which accommodated the faculties of Natural, Management and Medical Sciences upon its acquisition in 1973. Officially established as a Federal Government-University by the Federal Government in 1975, Unijos has since moved to become an innovative institution that carries a high responsibility of fashioning tastes and attitude for the future.

Starting off with just 575 students spread all over the existing faculties in 1976, University of Jos has grown to possess an enrollment of range of 15,000 - 19,999 students across its two campuses offering diverse courses in various faculties. The programmes and courses offered at Unijos are accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and lead to officially recognized higher education degrees such as pre-bachelor (certificate, diploma, or foundation degrees), bachelor, master and doctorate degrees.

Admission policy at Unijos is very selective, as the school admits just a little above 10% of applicants every year based on an entrance examination (Post-UTME) and past records or grades. The University of Jos seeks to maintain its standards as being a globally rated University providing an excellent educational experience with high impact on society.

University of Jos Faculties

As an institution renowned for its academic excellence, Unijos has over 12 faculties offering relevant and relatable courses in diverse disciplines. Enthusiastic about science, arts or management? UNIJOS has got you covered. Find a detailed list of the faculties below:

Faculty of Agriculture

Faculty of Arts

Faculty of Engineering

Faculty of Education

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Environmental Sciences

Faculty of Management Sciences

Faculty of Social Sciences

Faculty of Natural Sciences

Faculty of Medical Sciences

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

Courses Offered At The University of Jos

We’ve compiled a detailed list of the courses offered in Unijos. Do you wish to further your academic career at the institution? Or do you have a course in mind but don’t know what faculty it falls under? Here’s a list to help you. Find the departmental courses offered in each faculty below:

Faculty of Agriculture; the departments here include:

  • Agricultural Economics and Extension

  • Animal Production

  • Crop production

  • The Farm.

Faculty of Arts

  • English Language

  • History and International Studies

  • Foreign Languages

  • Mass Communication

  • Religion Philosophy

  • Theater and Film Arts

  • Linguistics and Nigerian Languages

  • Archeology and Heritage Studies….

Faculty of Engineering

  • Civil Engineering

  • Mining Engineering

  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering

  • Mechanical Engineering.

Faculty of Education

  • Arts Education

  • Educational Foundation

  • Science and Technology Education

  • Social Science Education

  • Special Education and Rehabilitation Sciences

  • Physical and Health Education.

Faculty of Environmental Sciences

  • Architecture

  • Building

  • Estate Management

  • Geography and Planning

  • Quantity Survey

  • Urban and Regional Planning...

Faculty of Law

  • Commercial Law

  • Public Law

  • Private Law

  • International Law and Jurisprudence.

Faculty of Management Sciences

  • Accounting

  • Actuarial Sciences

  • Banking and Finance

  • Insurance

  • Business Management

  • Marketing.

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Economics

  • Political Science

  • Psychology

  • Sociology.

Faculty of Natural Sciences

  • Chemistry

  • Computer Science

  • Geology

  • Mathematics

  • Microbiology

  • Physics

  • Plant Science and Technology

  • Science Laboratory Technology

  • Zoology…

Faculty of Medical Sciences

  • Medicine

  • Nursing

  • Dentistry

  • Medical Laboratory Science

  • Physiology

  • Chemical Pathology

  • Anatomy

  • Anaesthesia

  • Biochemistry

  • Community Health….

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Biotechnology Pharmaceutics

  • Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practise

  • Pharmacognosy

  • Pharmacology

  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology

  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry…

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

  • Theriogenology and Production

  • Veterinary Anatomy

  • Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology

  • Veterinary Parasitology and Entomology

  • Veterinary Physiology, Biochemistry, and Pharmacology

  • Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine.

University of Jos Admission Requirements

If you wish to study in Unijos, you have to be conversant with the programmes offered in each faculty in order to choose correctly your preferred course. Some of the courses offered for undergraduate programmes have been provided above; take time to go through them before making a decision.

It’s also advisable that you frequent the institution, make inquiries or more conveniently, visit the school website for reliable information on admission process in the institution, and for other news. We’ve taken time to list out general admission requirements for prospective undergraduates and postgraduates at the institution, find them below.

For Prospective Undergraduates:

As a prospective candidate seeking admission in the University, it’s advisable that you go through specific admission requirements for the courses offered in the institution on the JAMB website, or the UTME Brochure published every year. Asides this, here are some general requirements:

  • You are required to have at least 5 credit passes in your O’level result or its equivalent at no more than two sittings. The subjects passed should include English Language, Mathematics, and any other three, based on the subject combination for your desired course of study.

  • You must register for JAMB, sit for the examination, and attain the prescribed JAMB cut-off mark for your course. This would make you eligible to;

  • Sit for the Post-UTME examination organized by the institution. Bear in mind that you must attain the exact Post-UTME cut-off mark or preferably score higher so as to increase your chances of getting admitted.

If successful, your name will come out on the admission list released and you’ll be informed of subsequent steps to take. Please note that application forms for the 2017/2018 academic session are currently closed. Further information about admission in Unijos and related news would be posted on the University’s website.

For Prospective Postgraduates

Unijos 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 admission requirements for PG students at the institution isn’t so different from the general requirements in other universities. These requirements may include, obtaining 5 credit passes in SSCE/GCE or other equivalents, the subjects passed must include English, Mathematics, and three other relevant subjects; Having a Bachelor degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division from a University recognized by the Senate for prospective PGD and Masters students or ; Having a Masters degree with a weighted average score of 60% in both academic and research work for Ph.D. programmes.

Asides all these, you may be requested to write an entrance examination depending on your proposed programme. Other requirements may also include, NYSC Discharge Certificate/ Exemption letter, and also your academic transcript.

More details about the PG school at Unijos, PG admission requirements, programmes available and lots more, can be found at the University website, under the admission link or more conveniently visit at The University website can be found at

University of Jos Facilities

Unijos is known for its well-structured buildings and service centers. The University provides lecture halls, and staff buildings for students and staff of the institution, as well as halls of residence, academic blocks, faculty buildings, the Senate building, a very conducive library, an online repository for journals, lecture notes, and articles; and so much more.

Other Things To Know About The University of Jos

For travelers who intend to visit/prospective students of the institution, here are a few things to know;



The University is located in a relatively safe place.

Weather At Unijos

The University of Jos is located in Jos, a state in the ‘Middle Belt Region’ of Nigeria, popularly called ‘J-town’, and it enjoys the weather conditions accustomed to this region. Unijos is situated in a climatic environment that supports the production of conventional Nigerian crops and animals. Weather conditions at the University are not entirely extreme and this is evident in the fact that the state serves as one of the most sought-after holiday destinations for tourist and expatriates.

What To Bring

Before dashing off to start your academic career at the University, or running off to visit fun spots, here are a few things to bring:

  • Educational materials

  • Academic documents

  • Cash

  • Personal effects, and

  • A valid means of identification

Things To Do

Bothered about what you can do while at the University? Here are some things you can do:

  • Partake in academic and social activities

  • Enroll for a full-time or part-time programme., or

  • Take a tour around the institution.

Notable Alumni

Unijos has produced a number of recognized Nigerians, from politicians to scholars, novelists, entertainers, e.t.c; here are a few of them:

  • Ali Nuhu, Nigerian Actor

  • Saint Obi, Nigerian Actor

  • Helon Habila, Nigerian novelist, and poet

  • Isa Yuguda, former Governor, Bauchi State

  • Skales, Nigerian Musician

  • Rochas Okorocha, incumbent Governor, Imo State

  • Yakubu Dogara, Nigerian politician, current speaker House of Representatives

  • Philip Shaibu, current Deputy Governor, Edo State

  • Viola Onwuliri, former Minister of Foreign Affairs

  • Suleiman Abba, former Inspector General of Police, Nigeria

  • Ogwu James Onoja, legal practitioner

  • Alhassan Yakmut

  • Audu Maikori, Entrepreneur, Speaker

And a host of other reputable Nigerians.

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The University of Jos was established with the vision to be an innovative institution, saddled with the responsibility of fashioning tastes and attitudes for the future. It's definitely one to attend if you wish to advance your academic career.



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