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University of Maiduguri

University of Maiduguri
Unimaid Teaching hospital
MottoKnowledge is Light
ChairmanMal Ballama Manu
ChancellorOba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi
Vice-ChancellorProfessor Aliyu Shugaba
North East, Borno
11°48′18″N 13°11′49″E / 11.8049°N 13.1970°E / 11.8049; 13.1970
AffiliationsAAU, NUC, ASUU

The University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) is a Federal higher institution located in Maiduguri, the capital city of Borno State in Northeast Nigeria.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

Faculties (colleges)

The university of Maiduguri has 12 faculties.[4]

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:[5]

  • 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

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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.[18][19][20] The wounded were rushed to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital.[21] 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.[20] Responsibility for the attack was claimed by Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau.[22] The number of attackers involved has varied between reports, but one of the bombers was believed to be a teenage girl.[18][20]

Three suicide bombers attacked the University on June 25 and June 26, 2017, killing one security guard.[23][24] The university has begun digging a 27 kilometer trench around the perimeter in order to prevent Boko Haram attacks.[24]


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  2. ^ "UNIMAID | About Unimaid". Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  3. ^ Atabong, Amindeh Blaise (December 8, 2016). "The university that even Boko Haram couldn't shut". Quartz Africa. Retrieved 2019-10-19.
  4. ^ "Courses Offered In UNIMAID [University Of Maiduguri] | Full List". 2020-02-10. Retrieved 2020-02-13.
  5. ^ "Approved Affiliations | National Universities Commission". Retrieved November 11, 2018.
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  13. ^ "Ahmad Lawan: Doyen of Nigerian Parliament @ 64". THISDAYLIVE. 2023-01-14. Retrieved 2023-06-02.
  14. ^ "The Kashim Shettima I know". Daily Trust. 2022-10-07. Retrieved 2023-06-02.
  15. ^ "#SarakiOnTrial: 5 things to know about Saraki's trial-judge, Justice Danladi Umar". YNaija. 2015-09-22. Retrieved 2018-01-02.
  16. ^ "Babagana Zulum, Governor, Borno State, Nigeria". Premium Times. January 25, 2021. Archived from the original on 3 June 2023. Retrieved 3 June 2023.
  17. ^ Dalhatu, Muhammad (24 April 2020). "Prof Daura Takes Over From Prof Mukhtar As VC, Yobe State University, Damaturu". Education Monitor News. Retrieved 1 January 2024.
  18. ^ a b Umar, Haruna (January 16, 2017). "Bombers at Nigeria's Maiduguri University kill professor". San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on January 17, 2017. Three suicide bombers, including a child, exploded at dawn Monday at Nigeria's northeastern University of Maiduguri, killing a university professor and another child, witnesses and police said [...] He said 15 wounded people were evacuated to hospitals. The National Emergency Management Agency which carried out the evacuations put the wounded at 17.
  19. ^ "University Professor Killed By Suicide Bombers At The University Of Maiduguri". Sahara Reporters'. January 16, 2017. Archived from the original on January 17, 2017. Before he was killed today, Professor Mani served the university as the Director of Veterinary Services.
  20. ^ a b c "Suicide attack hits Nigeria's University of Maiduguri". Al Jazeera. 16 January 2017. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  21. ^ "Boko Haram claims suicide bombing that killed three on Nigeria campus". The Japan Times. January 17, 2017. Archived from the original on January 17, 2017. Four persons, including a professor and the second suicide bomber, died, while 15 persons sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to UMTH (University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital).
  22. ^ Hussain, Bukar; Abubakar, Aminu (January 16, 2017). "At least three dead in Nigeria suicide attack". Yahoo News. Archived from the original on January 17, 2017. Islamist group Boko Haram, which has repeatedly used young women and girls as human bombs, claimed responsibility for the attack. "We are the ones that triggered the explosions in the University of Maiduguri," said Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau in an audio message. "A woman can fight when the need arises."
  23. ^ "Suicide Bombers Kill 9 in Nigerian City of Maiduguri". Voice of America. Reuters. June 27, 2017. Borno police said a male suicide bomber killed a security guard after entering the University of Maiduguri, near the city center, on Sunday evening at 10:20 p.m. (2120 GMT) [...] Two female suicide bombers were the only people to die in two blasts at the University of Maiduguri on Monday morning at around 4:20 a.m. (0320 GMT).
  24. ^ a b "Nigerian university builds trench to stop Boko Haram attacks". BBC News. June 27, 2017.
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