University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)

University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)

The University of Maiduguri is located in Maiduguri, the capital city of Borno State in northeast Nigeria. The university was created by the federal government in 1975, with the intention of it is becoming one of the country’s principal higher-education institutions.


The University of Maiduguri was created in 1975 as one of the second-generation Universities, which formed part of the programs of the Third National Development Plan (1975-80) by the then Federal Military Government. At inception, the university did not have physical structures of its own, but in April 1976 it inherited the premises owned by the former North East College of Arts and Science (NECAS).


The structures bequeathed to the University by NECAS were adequate in terms of office blocks, classrooms, staff quarters, laboratories and other physical structures requirement by a university of its size. The personnel of NECAS was equally absorbed into the University employment and this made it possible for the institution to commence its academic programs in October 1976.


The University of Maiduguri shall be an institution dedicated to scholarship and learning in the Arts, Sciences, Humanities and Technology, and the development of the moral and civic character of all persons who pass through her portals. The University Shall facilitate and advance scholarship and learning, especially in the light of her location in the Sahelian environment in North-Eastern Nigeria, and at the crossroads of Africa and Middle-Eastern Culture.



The University of Maiduguri apart from achieving competence in the basic Arts and Sciences aims at excellence in Agriculture, Pastoralism, Engineering, Human and Veterinary Medicine and Information Technology as well as in Arid Zone, Trans-Saharan and Inter-African Peace and Strategic Studies. The University also aims to promote the development of Private and Public morality, discipline, accountability and probity, and also international cooperation through participation, research, and dissemination of information.


UNIMAID Resources

UNIMAID Faculties

  • Agriculture
  • Arts
  • Dentistry
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Law
  • Management Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • College of Medical Sciences

UNIMAID School / Institute

  • School of Postgraduate Studies
  • Centre for Distance Learning
  • Institute of Education


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