The University of Jos, abbreviated as Unijos, is a Federal University in Jos, Plateau State, central Nigeria.

University of Jos
MottoDiscipline and Dedication
ChairmanAttahiru Jega
ChancellorAhmed Nuhu Bamalli (Emir Of Zazzau)[1]
Vice-ChancellorTanko Ishaya
Location, ,
9°57′01″N 8°53′21″E / 9.95028°N 8.88917°E / 9.95028; 8.88917
CampusMultiple sites, 5,800 acres (2,300 ha)
White, green, blue, brown, gold
NicknameUNIJOS, UJ

History edit

The new university campus

What became the University of Jos was established in November 1971 from the satellite campus of the University of Ibadan. The first students were admitted in January 1972 as pre-degree students and the first Bachelor of Arts degree program began in October 1973. In October 1975, the then military government under General Murtala Mohammed established the Unijos as a separate institution. The first Vice-Chancellor of the Unijos was Professor Gilbert Onuaguluchi. Classes began at the newly reorganized University of Jos in October 1976 with 575 students spreading over the existing four faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Education, Natural Sciences and Medical Sciences. Post-graduate programs were added in 1977. By 1978 Faculties of Law and Environmental Sciences were established and the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences were separated.

In 2003, the Carnegie Corporation of New York gave Unijos a $2 million grant to form its own fundraising department.[2]

Library edit

Its an Academic library was established in 1962 to support teaching, learning and research which was located in campus of university of Ibadan before its move to jos.[3] Presently. the library is located along Bauchi road opposite the Federal College of Forestry, Jos. the library has sections like serial unit, system unit, reserve unit and circulation unit.[3]

Faculties[4] edit

S/N Faculties
1 Faculty of Agriculture
2 Faculty of Arts
3 Faculty of Education
4 Faculty of Engineering
5 Faculty of Environmental Sciences
6 Faculty of Law
7 Faculty of Management Sciences
8 Faculty of Natural Sciences
9 Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
10 Faculty of Social Sciences
11 Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
12 Faculty of Dental Sciences
13 Faculty of Clinical Sciences
14 Faculty of Health Sciences & Technology
15 Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences

Note: Items 12 - 15 are all under the College of Medical Sciences

List of programmes and courses edit

Faculty of Agriculture

Agricultural Economics & Extension

Animal Production

Crop Production

Faculty of Arts


History and International Studies

Foreign Languages

Mass Communication

Religion Philosophy

Theater and Film Arts

Linguistics and Nigerian Languages

Archeology and Heritage Studies


Faculty of Education

Educational management

Arts Education

Educational Foundation

Science and Technology Education

Social Science Education

Special Education and Rehabilitation Sciences

Physical and Health Education

Faculty of Engineering

Civil Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Mining Engineering

Faculty of Environmental Sciences



Estate Management

Fine and Applied Arts

Geography and Planning

Quantity Surveying

Urban and Regional Planning Fine and Applied Arts

Faculty of Law

Commercial Law

Public Law

Private Law

International Law and Jurisprudence

Faculty of Management Sciences


Actuarial Science

Banking and Finance

Business Administration

Business Management



Faculty of Natural Sciences


Computer Science





Plant Science and Biotechnology

Remedial Sciences

Science Laboratory Technology


Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Biotechnology Pharmaceutics

Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Pharmaceutical Technology and Industrial Pharmacy

Pharmacognosy and Traditional Meidicine


Faculty of Social Sciences


Political Science



Theriogeniology and Production

Faculty of Veterinary Sciences

Veterinary Anatomy

Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology

Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology

Veterinary Parasitology and Entolomology

Veterinary Physiology, Biochemistry and Pharmacology

Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine

Notable alumni edit

Vice chancellors edit

S/N Name Tenure Starts Tenure Ends Capacity
1 E. A. Ayandele[16] 1971 1975 Acting
2 Gilbert Onuaguluchi 1975 1978 1st Substantive
3 E. U. Emovon[17] 1978 1985 2nd Substantive
4 Ochapa C. Onazi[18] 1985 1989 3rd Substantive
5 Para Mallum[19] 1989 1993 4th Substantive
6 G. O. M. Tasie 1993 1994 Acting
7 N.E. Gomwalk 1994 1999 5th Substantive
8 M. Y. Mangvwat 2000 2001 Acting
9 M. Y. Mangvwat 2001 2006 6th Substantive
10 C.O.E. Onwuliri[20] 2006 2006 Acting
11 Sonni Gwanle Tyoden[21] 2006 2011 7th Substantive
12 Hayward Babale Mafuyai[22] 2011 2016 8th Substantive
13 Seddi Sabastian Maimako[23] June 23, 2016 June 22, 2021 9th Substantive
14 Gray Goziem Ejikeme[24] June 23, 2021 Nov. 31, 2021 Acting
15 Tanko Ishaya[25] Dec. 1, 2021 Present 10 Substantive

Controversy edit

On 4th March, 2022, a 300-level (Year 3) student of the institution committed suicide due to the strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities. It was reported by PremiumTimes that the student had allegedly left a note stating his frustration as a result of the strike.[26]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Buhari appoints Chancellors to Federal Varsities, 8 July 2021, guardian news. Retrieved 11 November 2021
  2. ^ York, Carnegie Corporation of New. "A Carnegie Corporation of New York Announces $4 Million in Grants to Two West African Universities". Carnegie Corporation of New York. Retrieved 2020-05-29.
  3. ^ a b "About the Library | University of Jos". Retrieved 2022-12-19.
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  5. ^ "Distinguished Alumni". University of Jos. 1963-05-05. Retrieved 2023-06-02.
  6. ^ "Kayode Ajulo: SING".
  7. ^ "Emily Alemika: The First Female Professor Of Law From Kogi State". Latest Nigerian News. Lagos, Nigeria: Cyclofoss Technologies Limited. 5 July 2016. Retrieved 11 December 2016.
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  9. ^ "Ministerial nominee, Solomon DALUNG's CV". Vanguard News. 2015-10-11. Retrieved 2023-06-02.
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  11. ^ Our Team, WOWWI, Retrieved 4 February 2016
  12. ^ "Life and Times of Saint Obi". Vanguard News. 2023-05-14. Retrieved 2023-06-02.
  13. ^ "Charles Otudor". The Future Project. 2019-05-26. Retrieved 2023-06-02.
  14. ^ "Igho Sanomi: Bravery Against The Odds". THISDAYLIVE. 2022-10-14. Retrieved 2023-06-02.
  15. ^ "Her Excellency, Dame Pauline Kedem Tallen". COFP Foundation. 2002-07-01. Retrieved 2023-06-02.
  16. ^ "University of Jos History | University of Jos". Retrieved 2020-05-29.
  17. ^ "University of Jos History | University of Jos". Retrieved 2020-05-29.
  18. ^ "University of Jos History | University of Jos". Retrieved 2020-05-29.
  19. ^ "University of Jos History | University of Jos". Retrieved 2020-05-29.
  20. ^ UNIJOS VC extols former UNIJOS Ag. VC, the late Prof. Onwuliri, 2013, Plateau News Online Retrieved 10 August 2017
  21. ^ Nigeria, Media (2018-06-04). "Biography Of Sonni Gwanle Tyoden". Media Nigeria. Retrieved 2023-06-26.
  22. ^ Mafuyai is new VC for UNIJOS, May 9, 2011, Vanguard news Retrieved 10 August 2017
  23. ^ UNIJOS appoints Prof. Maimako as new VC, 22 April 2016, Vanguard news Retrieved 8 November 2021
  24. ^ "Prof Ejikeme Becomes Acting VC". Retrieved 2021-06-21.
  25. ^ "Prof Tanko Ishaya Takes Over as Unijos VC | University of Jos". Retrieved 2023-06-26.
  26. ^ "UNIJOS student commits suicide over ASUU strike". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 2022-03-08. Retrieved 2022-03-08.

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