Do you wish to study in Nnamdi Azikiwe University? or Are you aspiring to study in UNIZIK? If yes, this article will serve a lot of benefits for you. Read everything about UNIZIK here such as; courses offered, school fees, admission requirements, cut-off marks and many more.
Nnamdi Azikiwe University is a degree awarding federal university founded in 1991 and located in Awka, capital of Anambra State South East Nigeria. It has two campuses – in Awka and Nnewi all in Anambra State.
It was an offshoot of defunct Anambra State University of Technology (ASUTECH). The Awka and Nnewi campuses of the University were converted to what is now known Nnamdi Azikiwe University in 1991 and later taken over by Federal Government in 1992.
The school is named after Nnamdi Azikiwe, the first President of Nigeria (1963 – 1966). Though it started initially with 2 campuses, it now has another campus at Agulu (location of Faculty of Pharmacy) making them 3 in all.
Nnamdi Azikiwe University is fondly called UNIZIK or NAU (Pronounced Na You). The motto of the school is Discipline, Self Reliance and Excellence.
The University presently has 15 faculties and they include: Management, Management Sciences, Education, Agriculture, Medicine, Arts, Environmental Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Law, Physical Sciences, Engineering, Basic Medical Sciences, Bio-Sciences, Health Science and Technology, and Social Science.
Furthermore, the University is fully accredited by National University Commission. Just like other Nigerian government universities, the School is headed by a Chancellor and the Vice Chancellor oversees the daily activities of the University.
It is one of the highly recognized in Eastern Nigeria, Nigeria and Africa. The current Vice Chancellor of the University is Professor Joseph Ahaneku. Their students are fondly called Zikites, and they are over 30,000.
Nnamdi Azikiwe University
Along Enugu/Onitsha Expressway,
PMB 5025, Awka South,
Anambra State, Nigeria
UNIZIK Undergraduate Courses
The courses currently available at Nnamdi Azikiwe University are listed below according to their faculties:
ART: Chinese Studies, English Language and Literature, History and International Relations, Igbo, African and Asian Studies, Linguistics, Modern European Languages, Music, Philosophy, Religion and Human Relation, and Theatre Arts and Film Studies
AGRICULTURE: Agric Economics and Extension, Animal Science and Production, Crop Science and Horticulture, Fisheries and Acquaculture Technology, Food Science and Technology, Forestry and Wildlife, Soil Science, and Land Resources Management
BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCES: Anatomy, Human Biochemistry, and Human Physiology
BIO-SCIENCES: Applied Biochemistry, Applied Microbiology and Brewing, Botany, Parasitology and Entomology, and Zoology
EDUCATION: Adult Education, Early Childhood and Primary Education, Education Management and Policy, Educational Foundation, Guidance and Counselling, Human Kinetics and Health Education, Library and Information Science, Science Education, and Vocational Education
ENGINEERING: Agricultural and Bioresource Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic and Computer Engineering, Industrial and Production Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, and Polymer and Textile Engineering
HEALTH SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: Environmental Health Sciences, Medical Laboratory Science, Medical Rehabilitation, Nursing Sciences, and Radiography
MANAGEMENT SCIENCES: Accountancy, Banking and Finance, Business Administration, Cooperative Economics and Management, Entrepreneurial Studies, Marketing, and Public Administration
MEDICINE: Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, Anaesthesiology, Chemical Pathology, Community Medicine, Haematology, Histopathology, Immunology, Internal Medicine, Medical Library, Medical Microbiology, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Opthamology, Pediatrics, Primary Health Care, Radiology, and Surgery
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES: Architecture, Building, Environmental Management, Estate Management, Fine and Applied Arts, Geography and Metrology, Quantity Surveying, and Surveying and Geoinformatics
LAW: Commercial and Property Law, International Law, Law, and Private and Public Law
PHYSICAL SCIENCE: Computer Science, Geological Science, Mathematics, Physics and Industrial Physics, Pure and Industrial Chemistry, and Statistics
PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES: Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Management, Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Microbilogy and Biotechnology, Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmacognosy and Traditional Medicine, Pharmacology and Toxicology
SOCIAL SCIENCES: Economics, Mass Communication, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology/Anthropology
UNIZIK Hotels And Fees
Just like many Nigerian universities, Unizik provides hostel accommodation for their students. The school also has a neighbouring off-campus accommodation as well for students who may not be fortunate enough to secure hostel accommodation.
Hostels have bunk beds and freshmen pay for accommodation after paying for acceptance and school fees which are not fixed.
Visit the University website on : www.unizik.edu.ng to get more information about payments.
Even though Nnamdi Azikiwe University is not among the pioneer Universities in Nigeria, due to efforts of its management the school has fared largely well in most rankings carried out by recognized bodies and consortiums.
Unizik is a third generation university but competes favourably with the first generation Nigerian universities. For example, the result released by Journals Consortium in 2015 shows that the University comes top of many second generation universities like University of Calabar.
The result tabulated on their website on http://ranking.journalsconsortium.org used the amount of research works and citations (2010 to 2014) released by schools and Nnamdi Azikiwe University came in at 8th and in Nigeria and 42nd in Africa.
UNIZIK Postgraduate Courses
The requirements for doing Master’s Degree and Directorate of Philosophy vary from department to department at Unizik.
To be qualified to do a Postgraduate Diploma, candidates must possess a BSC of CPGA of 2.50 and above on a scale of 5 and you must have completed your Compulsory NYSC or provide an exemption letter from the Corps (excluding graduates of Architecture).
Furthermore, candidates from Polytechnics must have HND with Upper Credit Division before they are considered for admission into Postgraduate Diploma.
Also, the candidates must possess 5 Credit passes in O’ Level including English and any other relevant subject to the course of choice.
The University offers Master’s degree programme in all its faculties. Interested candidates for Master’s degree must hold a BSC of CGPA of 3.00 and above on a scale of 5.00.
For candidates from Postgraduate Diploma, they must have a CGPA of 3.50 and above on a scale of 5 to be qualified for MSC programme.
Finally for Doctor of Philosophy, candidates must have a CGPA of 3.50 and above on a scale of 5 from a recognized university or 60% in course work. All candidates must have a minimum of 5 Credit passes (including English Language) in O’ Level in not more than 2 sittings. Visit www.unizik.edu.ng/find_a_course for more information about individual course of choice requirements.
UNIZIK Grading System
Just like many Nigerian universities, Nnamdi Azikiwe University uses the NUC standard for grading its students.
This means that for NUC programmes, grading is done on a scale of 5.00. The rundown is shown below:
First Class Division: (100 – 70 with 5.00 – 4.50 CGPA)
Second Class Upper Division: (69 – 60 with 4.49 – 3.50 CGPA)
Second Class Lower Division: (49 – 45 with 3.49 – 2.40 CGPA)
Third Class Division: (49 – 45 with 2.39 – 1.50).
Class division is used to test students’ Intelligent Quotient. Notice that NUC has since abolished the Pass Grade in Nigerian universities.
This means that any student who scores <45 in an exam is assumed to have failed it.
UNIZIK Admission Requirement
All prospective UTME candidates of Nnamdi Azikiwe University must compulsorily sit for their Computer Based Post UTME screening test before they are considered for admission.
The range of candidates UTME score varies from 180 to 200 or more depending on department of choice. Please note that these scores are subject to change from time to time.
And to be considered for admission, all candidates must have 5 Credit passes in O’ level (inclusive of English Language and subjects relevant to their course of choice) in not more than 2 sittings, and must score 40% and above in the Post UTME before they are considered for admission.
Also, candidates must choose Nnamdi Azikiwe University as their first choice university.
Furthermore, Direct Entry candidates must possess the same subject requirement above with OND, NCE, HND, etc. The acceptable cut-off score is announced by the school as they are not fixed and selection is made based on candidate’s certificate and Direct Entry screening result.
UTME Candidates who chose this school as their second choice can also do a change of institution to be eligible to sit for the exam.
UNIZIK Duration Of Studies
Nnamdi Azikiwe University uses the standard of 6-3-3-4 system of education in Nigeria, which means students spend a minimum of 4 years in the course of doing a program in the University.
Also, all other courses offered at the University follow this schedule of 4 years (thus, following that standard), but there are variations in courses like Law and Engineering (which require 5 years or more), and Medicine faculty (6/7 years depending on nature of academic calendar of Unizik).
As part of continued efforts to serve graduates of Nnamdi Azikiwe University better, the management has approved an electronic platform where people can place order of transcript through ETX-NG Network.
This enables all ordered transcripts to be sent electronically to the schools were they are needed; this way alumnus of the University doesn’t have to visit the school and queue up for their transcript.
Visit http://www.etx-ng.com/unizik for more information and the payment for necessary fees (which is subject to change). Note that applying for your transcripts online through this medium attracts additional administrative charges.
Click on Register if you wish to apply through this means to get started, and it is your first time. Carefully fill out the web form that will appear on the next page.
Ensure that all information given is accurate. Also, all transcripts sent to the University from other universities must be done electronically and should be done in PDF format.
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