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, 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 and conflict resolution, and expanding the university press. The total budget is ₦1,920,660,623.11. The university is the major higher institution of learning in the north-eastern part of the country.

Motto: knowledge is light

Type: Public

Established: 1975

Chairman: Prof. Biodun Adesanya

Chancellor: His Imperial Majesty, Oba (Dr) Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi

Vice-Chancellor: Professor Aliyu Shugaba

Students: 20,000

Undergraduates: 20,000

Location: Maiduguri, North East, Borno, Nigeria

Campus: Urban

Language: English


Affiliations: AAU, NUC, ASUU



The university of Maiduguri has 12 faculties.

Agriculture          Arts        College of Medical Science

Agricultural Economics

Agricultural Extension Services

Animal Science

Crop Production

Crop Protection


Forestry and Wildlife

Soil Science


Fine Arts


Language and Linguistics

Arabic and Islamic Studies

Theatre Arts

Industrial Design

Medicine & Surgery

Human Pathology

Human Anatomy

Nursing Science

Physiotherapy/Medical Rehabilitation


Medical Laboratory Science

Ear, Nose & Throat Surgery

Education            Engineering        Law

Continuing Education & Extension Services


Library and Information Science

Physical and Health Education

Agricultural & Environmental Resources Engineering

Chemical Engineering

Civil & Water Resources Engineering

Computer Engineering

Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Food Science & Technology

Mechanical Engineering

Private Law

Public Law

Sharia Law

Management Science    Pharmacy            Science





Public Administration


Pharmacology & Toxicology


Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Pharmaceutics & Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmacy Administration



Environmental Biology


Mathematics & Statistics



Social Sciences  Veterinary Medicine      

Mass Communication


Political Science

Sociology & Anthropology

Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Anatomy

Veterinary Pathology

Veterinary Physiology, Pharmacology & Biochemistry

Veterinary Microbiology & Parasitology

Veterinary Public Health & Preventive Medicine

Veterinary Surgery & Theriogenelogy


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

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


Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe Deputy Governor of Kaduna State.

Abubakar Sani Bello Governor of Niger State.

Umar Buba Bindir, Nigerian Agricultural engineer and incumbent Director-General of the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP).

Lt-Gen Tukur Yusuf Buratai, Chief of Army Staff, Nigeria.

Sen Lawal Yahaya Gumau, Nigerian Politician.

Professor Andrew Haruna, Nigerian academic, and Vice Chancellor of Federal University Gashua.

Okezie Ikpeazu Governor of Abia State.

Ibrahim Kpotun Idris, former Inspector General of Police, Nigeria.

Orji Uzor Kalu, Former Governor of Abia State.

Sen Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, Senate President of Nigeria.

Sen Bala Mohammed, Governor of Bauchi State

Danladi Umar, Nigerian Jurist.

Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, Politician, Governor of Borno State


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 wounding seventeen. The wounded were rushed to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital. Another attacker, a girl approximately 12 years old, 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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