THE FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF LAFIA formerly named Federal University, Lafia is a recently established university situated in Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State, this was done in 2010 by the Goodluck Jonathan administration as one of the nine new federal universities established in the six geo-political zones of Nigeria.
Motto: Integrity, Innovation and Excellence
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Muhammad Sunusi Liman
Location: Lafia, Nigeria
Colors: Yellow and Gold
The University commenced academic activities by September 2012 with new students that made up the first set of students to be trained by the University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ekanem Ikpi Braide. Federal University, Lafia currently has a second Vice Chancellor Prof. Muhammad Sunusi Liman, who were appointed by the present President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Major General Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR (RTD) and a Deputy Vice Chancellor by name Prof. Ogbe . The appointment was done on the 13th of February 2016, after the expiration of the tenure of Prof. Ekanem Ikpi Braide.
FACULTIES AND DEPARTMENTS
Presently, she has more than three faculties and over thirteen departments. This includes the following:
Creative and Visual Arts
Theatre and Media Arts (TMA)
Mathematics and Statistics
- Faculty Social Sciences:
New departments were created by the University and accredited by the National Universities Commission, NUC. The new departments include Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) and Mass Communication among others.