Veritas University

Veritas University is a private university, located in Abuja. It was founded in March 2002 by the Catholic Church in Nigeria. The Institution received its provisional operation licence in 2007 from the National Universities Commission and commenced admission of students in October 2008, at its take-off campus in Obehie, Abia State, Nigeria.

Veritas University
Other name
The Catholic University of Nigeria
MottoSeeking the Truth
TypePrivate
Established2007; 16 years ago (2007)
FounderCatholic Church in Nigeria
Vice-ChancellorProf. Ichoku Hyacinth
Address
Bwari Area Council, FCT-Abuja
,
Abuja
,
Nigeria

9°17′27″N 7°24′59″E / 9.29070°N 7.41642°E / 9.29070; 7.41642
CampusRural
49 acres (20 ha)
Colours Green
White
Blue
Websiteveritas.edu.ng

History

Veritas University Abuja (VUNA), also known as the Catholic University of Nigeria, was founded by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria through a resolution given at its March 2002 meeting in Abuja. The initiative was born by the collective desire of the attending Bishops for a University that would provide high quality tertiary education according to the tradition of the Catholic Church.

The Institution received its provisional operation licence in 2007 from the National Universities Commission and commenced admission of students in October 2008 at its take-off campus in Obehie, Abia State, Nigeria. In 2014, it moved to its permanent site with its campus now located in the Bwari Area council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Nigeria.

The University emphasizes moral values, self-reliance and the development of the students’ entrepreneurial capabilities for the social and economic benefit of the graduates and the Nigerian society.

Academics

The University currently offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs across five faculties:

Natural and Applied Sciences

Management Sciences

Humanities

Social Sciences

Education

  • B.Ed. Science Education
  • B.Ed. Educational Management
  • B.Ed. Arts and Social Science
  • B.Ed. Guidance and Counseling
  • B.Ed. English Education
  • B.Sc. Ed. Economics Education
  • B.Sc. Ed. Physics Education
  • B.Sc. Ed. Chemistry Education

Engineering

Law

Postgraduate Studies

School Library

Accreditation

A provisional License to operate the university was granted by the National Universities Commission in May 2007. As at 2019, there were over 30 undergraduate and 15 Post Graduate programmes offered by the university, which have passed the National Universities Commission (NUC) accreditation and resource verification.

In March 2019, Veritas University awarded certificates to 141 graduating students for its 2017/18 academic session at its 7th convocation ceremony.

Veritas Journal of Humanities

The Veritas Journal of Humanities (VEJOH) is the official maiden multidisciplinary academic journal of Veritas University from the Humanities Faculty published bi-annually. It is based on the following principles; Afroconstructivity, Humanity, Society and Development. Articles come from scholars within and outside Africa.

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