University of Maiduguri

University of Maiduguri
Unimaid Teaching hospital
MottoKnowledge is Light
TypePublic
Established1975
Budget1,920,660,623.11
ChairmanMal Ballama Manu
ChancellorOba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi
Vice-ChancellorProfessor Aliyu Shugaba
Location,
North East, Borno
,
11°48′18″N 13°11′49″E / 11.8049°N 13.1970°E / 11.8049; 13.1970
CampusUrban
LanguageEnglish
NicknameUNIMAID, UMAID
AffiliationsAAU, NUC, ASUU
Websitewww.unimaid.edu.ng

The University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) is a Federal higher institution located in Maiduguri, the capital city of Borno State in Northeast Nigeria. The university was created by the federal government of Nigeria in 1975, with the intention of its becoming one of the country's principal higher-education institutions. It enrolls about 25,000 students in its combined programs, which include a college of medicine and faculties of agriculture, arts, environmental science, Allied health science, Basic medical science, dentistry, education, engineering, law, management science, pharmacy, science, social science, and veterinary medicine. With the encouragement of the federal government, the university has recently been increasing its research efforts, particularly in the fields of agriculture, medicine and conflict resolution, and expanding the university press. The university is the major higher institution of learning in the north-eastern part of the country.

Faculties (colleges)

The university of Maiduguri has 12 faculties.

Agriculture Arts College of Medical Science
  1. Agricultural Economics
  2. Agricultural Extension Services
  3. Animal Science
  4. Crop Production
  5. Crop Protection
  6. Fisheries
  7. Forestry and Wildlife
  8. Soil Science
  1. English
  2. Fine Arts
  3. History
  4. Language and Linguistics
  5. Arabic and Islamic Studies
  6. Theatre Arts
  7. Industrial Design
  1. Medicine & Surgery
  2. Dental Surgery
  3. Human Pathology
  4. Human Anatomy
  5. Human Physiology
  6. Nursing Science
  7. Physiotherapy/Medical Rehabilitation
  8. Radiography
  9. Medical Laboratory Science
  10. Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery
  11. Human Nutrition and deitetics


Education Engineering Law
  1. Continuing Education & Extension Services
  2. Education
  3. Library and Information Science
  4. Physical and Health Education
  1. Agricultural & Environmental Resources Engineering
  2. Urban and regional planning
  3. Architectural technology
  4. Chemical Engineering
  5. Civil & Water Resources Engineering
  6. Computer Engineering
  7. Electrical & Electronics Engineering
  8. Food Science & Technology
  9. Mechanical Engineering
  1. Private Law
  2. Public Law
  3. Sharia Law
Management Science Pharmacy Science
  1. Accountancy
  2. Business
  3. Marketing
  4. Economics
  5. Public Administration
  6. Management
  1. Pharmacology & Toxicology
  2. Pharmacognosy
  3. Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  4. Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  5. Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Administration
  1. Biology
  2. Biochemistry
  3. Biotechnology
  4. Environmental Biology
  5. Chemistry
  6. Glass and silicate technology
  7. Industrial Chemistry
  8. Petroleum Chemistry
  9. Mathematics & Statistics
  10. Microbiology
  11. Physics
Social Sciences Veterinary Medicine
  1. Mass Communication
  2. Geography
  3. Political Science
  4. Sociology & Anthropology
  1. Veterinary Medicine
  2. Veterinary Anatomy
  3. Veterinary Pathology
  4. Veterinary Physiology, Pharmacology & Biochemistry
  5. Veterinary Microbiology & Parasitology
  6. Veterinary Public Health & Preventive Medicine
  7. Veterinary Surgery & Theriogenelogy

Affiliate institutions

The approved affiliate institutions of the University of Maiduguri, approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC) are as follows:

  • Umar Ibn Ibrahim El-Kanemi College of Education, Science and Technology, Bama
  • College of Education, Azare, Bauchi State
  • College of Education, Gashua, Yobe State
  • Federal College of Education (Technical), Gombe
  • Annahda college of science and Islamic

Studies Diploma section

Notable alumni

Terrorist attacks

In the early morning of January 16, 2017, there was a suicide bomb attack at a mosque at the university. The explosion killed four people, including Professor Aliyu Mani and one of the attackers, and injuring seventeen. The wounded were rushed to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital. Another attacker, a girl of about 12 years of age, was reportedly shot by police as she approached the university, detonating her explosives and killing her. Responsibility for the attack was claimed by Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau. The number of attackers involved has varied between reports, but one of the bombers was believed to be a teenage girl.

Three suicide bombers attacked the University on June 25 and June 26, 2017, killing one security guard. The university has begun digging a 27 kilometer trench around the perimeter in order to prevent Boko Haram attacks.


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