History Of University Of Maiduguri

The University of Maiduguri was created in 1975 as one of the second-generation Universities, which formed part of the programmes of the Third National Development plan (1975-80) by the then Federal Military Government. At inception, the university did not have physical structures of its own, but in April 1976 it inherited the premises owned by the former North East College of Arts and Science (NECAS). The structures bequeathed to the University by NECAS were adequate in terms of office blocks, classrooms, staff quarters, laboratories and other physical structures requirement by a university of its size. The personnel of NECAS were equally absorbed into the University employment and this made it possible for the institution to commence its academic programmes in October 1976.

In its first academic year, the university enrolled 743 students spread across three faculties, namely Arts and Education, Science, and Social Science & Law. By 1978 the number of faculties expanded to six with the creation of the Faculty of Agriculture and the separation of the Faculty from Arts as well as the separation of the Faculty of Law from Social Sciences. Similarly, a two-year School of Basic Studies programme was introduced in 1976 to mop-up the students of NECAS and in 1980 it was transformed into a single year remedial programme for both Arts and Sciences.

Owing to its unique location in the north-eastern part of Nigeria that borders Niger, Chad and Cameroon republics and its cosmopolitan nature, the University has attracted students from within and outside Nigeria. Thus, teaching and non-teaching staff have been employed by the university from Europe, Asia, the Caribbean Islands and African countries. The University has experienced tremendous growth in its student population and personnel in academic, administrative and technical Departments. Specifically, by 2000 A.D the student enrolment had reached 26, 000 and the number of faculties had expanded to eight (8) including a College of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. There were also 77 academic Departments spread across these faculties. As at the end of 2016 the University had one college of Medical Sciences, a School of Postgraduate Studies and 12 Faculties. The faculties include, Agriculture, Arts, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Law, Management Sciences, Pharmacy, Science, Social Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine.


Location Of University Of Maiduguri


The University of Maiduguri is located in Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, in the North-Eastern corner of Nigeria. The University's immediate environment is made up of Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba and Yobe, the five successor States of the defunct North Eastern State.

The six States occupying an estimated area of 310,666 square kilometres, have an estimated population of 11,888,297 (1981). The environment within which the University is located is rich in both human and natural resources. Culturally and socially, the region is one of the great meeting points of early African Civilizations. Thus, the remarkable cultures of this region at once indicate the rich rewards in terms of higher learning and research to scholars, students and the population at large.

Vision & Mission


The University of Maiduguri shall be an institution dedicated to scholarship and learning in the Arts, Sciences, Humanities and Technology, and the development of moral and civic character of all persons who pass through her portals. The University Shall facilitate and advance scholarship and learning, especially in the light of her location in the Sahelian environment in the North-Eastern Nigeria, and at the crossroads of Africa and Middle-Eastern Culture.Vision StatementThe University of Maiduguri apart from achieving competence in the basic Arts and Sciences, aims at excellence in Agriculture, Pastoralism, Engineering, Human and Veterinary Medicine and Information Technology as well as in Arid Zone, Trans-Saharan and Inter-African Peace and Strategic Studies. The University also aims to promote the development of Private and Public morality, discipline, accountability and probity, and also international cooperation through participation, research and dissemination of information.Objectives of the UniversityAs enunciated in the University of Maiduguri Act 1979 the following objectives would be pursued by the University:
Encourage the advancement of learning and hold out to all persons without distinction of race, creed, sex or political conviction the opportDepartmenty of acquiring a higher and liberal education;

Provide courses of instruction and other facilities for the pursuit of learning in all its branches, and to make those facilities available on proper terms to such persons as are equipped to benefit from them;

Encourage and promote scholarship and conduct research in all fields of learning and human endeavor;

Relate its activities to social, cultural and economic needs of the people of Nigeria; and undertake any other activities appropriate for a University of the highest standard.

University Colours and Emblem


Azure 1, a pall wavy argent 2, per pall a torch ardent 3, surmounting an ink horn sable with quill 4, all within a border, motto ilmum tunoto 5, with the date 1975 6, resting in a champ vert Fleury 7.Notes
for azure, Borno blue is used, being the traditional colour of the Borno kingdom, in which the University is situated;

symbolising Nigeria, through the confluence of the Benue and Niger;

symbolising the torch of learning, which is passed on from scholar (=scientist) to scholar of the next generation;

symbolising scholarship and science, writing and therefore, publishing;

expressing the ethos of the University, signifying through learning we serve; i.e. its duty to society. This is Kanuri, in ajami script;

the date of foundation of the University;

symbolising the delights of the garden of learning.
The traditional colour and metals were partly derived from Arabia during the Crusades and are black (sable = a black fur), white (argent = silver, in Old French, from Latin), red (gules = the fur of the hermine, dyed red, possibly of Slavonic origin), blue (azure, from lajward= the blue lapis stone, in Persian, transmitted through Arabic), green (vert, Old French, from Latin), yellow (or=gold in Old French, from Latin); they are in medieval French, as is most of English heraldic language, as French was then the official language of England..

Facts & Figures

University of Maiduguri was established in 1975 with physical facilities inherited from the former North East College of Arts and Science (NECAS).The first Vice-Chancellor was Late Professor Essien-Udom. He occupied a three-bedroom flat as his office.At the beginning of the 1976/77 academic session, the University admitted its pioneer undergraduate students in three (3) faculties:

1. Faculty of Arts & Education;
2. Faculty of Social Sciences & Law
3. Faculty of Science

The 1st convocation ceremony of the University took place on the 1st of December 1979, and on that day, honorary degrees (LL.D.) were conferred on:

1. HRH, Late Mustapha Umar El-kanemi, The Shehu of Borno.
2. HRH, Late Oba Daniel Aladesanmi II, The Ewi of Ado Ekiti, First Chancellor of University of  Maiduguri   

The Visitor

The Visitor

His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari President Of The Federal Republic Of Nigeria And Commander-In-Chief Of The Armed Forces
The Chancellor

The Chancellor

Alaafin Adeyemi III was born Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi on October 15, 1938 into the Alowolodu Royal House, and as a member of the House of Oranmiyan to Raji Adeniran Adeyemi (born 1871), who later became Alaafin in 1945, and Ibironke of Epo-Gingin, who died when he was young. His paternal grandfather was Alaafin Adeyemi I Alowolodu, who ruled during the Kiriji War, and was the last independent ruler of the Oyo Empire before British colonialism. Alaafin Adeyemi I's father, and Adeyemi III's great-grandfather was Oba Atiba Atobatele, who founded New Oyo. Atiba's father, his great-great grandfather, was Alaafin Abiodun, and is a direct descendant of Oranmiyan, the founder of the Oyo Empire. Lamidi Adeyemi succeeded Alaafin Gbadegesin Ladigbolu II in 1970, during the governorship of Colonel Robert Adeyinka Adebayo, after the end of the Nigerian Civil War. In 1975, the head of state General Murtala Ramat Muhammed included Oba Adeyemi in his entourage to the hajj.
The Pro-Chancellor

The Pro-Chancellor

Ballama Manu holds a B.Sc in Accounting (First Class Honours) from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and an M.Sc in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was formerly the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service and Acting President of The Nigerian Stock Exchange. Ballama Manu has served on the Board of Union Bank Plc as well as Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation. He is currently the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Sicom Capital Services Limited.
The Vice-Chancellor

The Vice-Chancellor

Professor Aliyu Shugaba is an academic, Professor of biochemistry and the present Vice – Chancellor of University of Maiduguri. Prior to his appointment he was the Deputy Vice Chancellor academic services of the University. Aliyu Shugaba was born in 1963 in Buratai village of Biu Local Government Area, Borno State. Shugaba started his early childhood education at Buratai Primary School in 1970, after his completion in 1976 he then proceeded to Government Science Secondary School Bama and graduated in 1981. Shugaba was admitted into University of Maiduguri in 1982 and went on to obtained his B.Sc Biochemistry in 1986. Shugaba also attended Ahmadu Bello University. Zaria where he obtained his M.Sc and PhD in Biochemistry between 1995 and 2005 respectively. He took an appointment in to the academic cadre of the University in the year 1988 and rose through the ranks to become a professor of applied biochemistry and biotechnology in the 2011. Prof Aliyu Shugaba took over as the eleventh substantive Vice-Chancellor of the University on the 3rd of June, 2019 and prior to that he held various leadership position within the university ranging from being the Director, Center for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development CEED, Dean, Students affair's division, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, academic services. He is a distinguished fellow, Chemical Society of Nigeria FCSN, Fellow Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria FICCON, Member Institute of Public Administration of Nigeria MIPAN among others, he In recognition of his contribution to learning and the society, he was given the traditional title of Dan-Maliki Biu. He enjoys reading and playing badminton. He is happily married with children and grandchildren
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)

The DVC Admin

Prof Muhammad Laminu Mele PUBLICATIONS: On Editorial Boards Of Five Journals, Editor-In-Chief Of UNIMAID Bulletin, Was On The Editorial Board Of University Of Maiduguri ODL Centre. RESEARCH INTEREST Discourse And Cultural Studies, New Media Studies And Bilingual Education Hobbies: Reading And Hiking.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services)

The DVC Academics

Professor Saidu Baba Was Born In 1960 In Jimeta, Yola North Local Government Area Of Adamawa State. He Started His Early Education At The Jimeta Central Primary School Before Proceeding To General Murtala Mohammed College, Yola And Graduated In 1978. He Gained Admission Into University Of Maiduguri And Graduated With A First Class Degree In Geology In 1983. Thereafter, He Went To Obafemi Awaolowo University, Ile-Ife Where He Obtained An M.Sc. In Mineral Exploration/Geochemistry In 1990 And Then The Federal University Of Technology, Yola (Now Modibbo Adama University) For A Ph.D In Mineral Exploration In 2008. He Was Employed By The University Of Maiduguri In 1984 As A Graduate Assistant And Rose Through The Ranks To A Professor In 2012. Saidu Baba, Prior To His Appointment As The Deputy Vice – Chancellor (Academic Services), Had Served In Various Capacities In Within Of The University. He Was Head Of The Department Of Geology, Deputy Dean And Later Sub – Dean Of The Faculty Of Science And Overseer/Dean Of The Faculty Of Environmental Studies. He Also Served In Numerous Capacities At National Level Including Member, UNESCO Nigeria National Committee On International Geological Correlation Programme (NNC- IGCP), 2011-2013, Member- Multidisciplinary Committee On Ten Industrial Minerals Sector Of Manufacturers Association Of Nigeria (MAN), Raw Materials Research And Development Council (RMRDC), Abuja, 2003, Coordinator, PTDF Local Scholarship Scheme, University Of Maiduguri, 2010-2017 And The Technical Team Leader, NNPC Oil Exploration In The Chad Basin, 2017,Among Others. Saidu Baba Is A Fellow Of The Institute Of Corporate Administration (FCAI) And Nigerian Mining And Geosciences Society (FNMGS). In Recognition Of His Contribution To Learning And The Society, He Was Given The Title Of Sarki Sudan Jimeta By The Jimeta District Council. He Is Happily Married With Children.
Registrar

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University Governing Council

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Principal Officers
The Visitor

The Visitor

His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari President Of The Federal Republic Of Nigeria And Commander-In-Chief Of The Armed Forces
The Chancellor

The Chancellor

Alaafin Adeyemi III was born Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi on October 15, 1938 into the Alowolodu Royal House, and as a member of the House of Oranmiyan to Raji Adeniran Adeyemi (born 1871), who later became Alaafin in 1945, and Ibironke of Epo-Gingin, who died when he was young. His paternal grandfather was Alaafin Adeyemi I Alowolodu, who ruled during the Kiriji War, and was the last independent ruler of the Oyo Empire before British colonialism. Alaafin Adeyemi I's father, and Adeyemi III's great-grandfather was Oba Atiba Atobatele, who founded New Oyo. Atiba's father, his great-great grandfather, was Alaafin Abiodun, and is a direct descendant of Oranmiyan, the founder of the Oyo Empire. Lamidi Adeyemi succeeded Alaafin Gbadegesin Ladigbolu II in 1970, during the governorship of Colonel Robert Adeyinka Adebayo, after the end of the Nigerian Civil War. In 1975, the head of state General Murtala Ramat Muhammed included Oba Adeyemi in his entourage to the hajj.
The Pro-Chancellor

The Pro-Chancellor

Ballama Manu holds a B.Sc in Accounting (First Class Honours) from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and an M.Sc in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was formerly the Executive Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service and Acting President of The Nigerian Stock Exchange. Ballama Manu has served on the Board of Union Bank Plc as well as Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation. He is currently the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Sicom Capital Services Limited.
The Vice-Chancellor

The Vice-Chancellor

Professor Aliyu Shugaba is an academic, Professor of biochemistry and the present Vice – Chancellor of University of Maiduguri. Prior to his appointment he was the Deputy Vice Chancellor academic services of the University. Aliyu Shugaba was born in 1963 in Buratai village of Biu Local Government Area, Borno State. Shugaba started his early childhood education at Buratai Primary School in 1970, after his completion in 1976 he then proceeded to Government Science Secondary School Bama and graduated in 1981. Shugaba was admitted into University of Maiduguri in 1982 and went on to obtained his B.Sc Biochemistry in 1986. Shugaba also attended Ahmadu Bello University. Zaria where he obtained his M.Sc and PhD in Biochemistry between 1995 and 2005 respectively. He took an appointment in to the academic cadre of the University in the year 1988 and rose through the ranks to become a professor of applied biochemistry and biotechnology in the 2011. Prof Aliyu Shugaba took over as the eleventh substantive Vice-Chancellor of the University on the 3rd of June, 2019 and prior to that he held various leadership position within the university ranging from being the Director, Center for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development CEED, Dean, Students affair's division, Deputy Vice-Chancellor, academic services. He is a distinguished fellow, Chemical Society of Nigeria FCSN, Fellow Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria FICCON, Member Institute of Public Administration of Nigeria MIPAN among others, he In recognition of his contribution to learning and the society, he was given the traditional title of Dan-Maliki Biu. He enjoys reading and playing badminton. He is happily married with children and grandchildren
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)

The DVC Admin

Prof Muhammad Laminu Mele

PUBLICATIONS: On Editorial Boards Of Five Journals, Editor-In-Chief Of UNIMAID Bulletin, Was On The Editorial Board Of University Of Maiduguri ODL Centre. RESEARCH INTEREST Discourse And Cultural Studies, New Media Studies And Bilingual Education Hobbies: Reading And Hiking.
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services)

The DVC Academics

Professor Saidu Baba Was Born In 1960 In Jimeta, Yola North Local Government Area Of Adamawa State. He Started His Early Education At The Jimeta Central Primary School Before Proceeding To General Murtala Mohammed College, Yola And Graduated In 1978. He Gained Admission Into University Of Maiduguri And Graduated With A First Class Degree In Geology In 1983. Thereafter, He Went To Obafemi Awaolowo University, Ile-Ife Where He Obtained An M.Sc. In Mineral Exploration/Geochemistry In 1990 And Then The Federal University Of Technology, Yola (Now Modibbo Adama University) For A Ph.D In Mineral Exploration In 2008. He Was Employed By The University Of Maiduguri In 1984 As A Graduate Assistant And Rose Through The Ranks To A Professor In 2012. Saidu Baba, Prior To His Appointment As The Deputy Vice – Chancellor (Academic Services), Had Served In Various Capacities In Within Of The University. He Was Head Of The Department Of Geology, Deputy Dean And Later Sub – Dean Of The Faculty Of Science And Overseer/Dean Of The Faculty Of Environmental Studies. He Also Served In Numerous Capacities At National Level Including Member, UNESCO Nigeria National Committee On International Geological Correlation Programme (NNC- IGCP), 2011-2013, Member- Multidisciplinary Committee On Ten Industrial Minerals Sector Of Manufacturers Association Of Nigeria (MAN), Raw Materials Research And Development Council (RMRDC), Abuja, 2003, Coordinator, PTDF Local Scholarship Scheme, University Of Maiduguri, 2010-2017 And The Technical Team Leader, NNPC Oil Exploration In The Chad Basin, 2017,Among Others. Saidu Baba Is A Fellow Of The Institute Of Corporate Administration (FCAI) And Nigerian Mining And Geosciences Society (FNMGS). In Recognition Of His Contribution To Learning And The Society, He Was Given The Title Of Sarki Sudan Jimeta By The Jimeta District Council. He Is Happily Married With Children.
Registrar

Registrar

Coming soon
University Governing Council

University Governing Council

Principal Officers