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10 Things Only Those Who Attended UNN Will Understand

10 Things Only UNN Students Will Understand

1. When you were still eating at Chitis in 100 level and you didn’t know how far:

child eating

2. How you felt when you first heard “Lions and Lionesses!” You were feeling fly!


3. Your face, whenever you hear “Okpa Di Oku”:


4. Your network, as soon as you step into Abuja building. It Simply Vanishes:


5. The struggle for water whenever there’s water scarcity:


6. How lawn tennis court looks like when exams start to draw near:


7. When you go for night class at NSLT and you see people forming love instead of reading their books:


8. Whenever a girl sees Akionu approaching her.


9. The queue for Mama Ebuka’s Yam and Beans.


10. How the library looks during exam time. Makes you wonder where all these students have been during the semester.


About UNN

University of Nigeria (UNN), commonly referred to as UNN, is a federal university located in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. Founded by Nnamdi Azikiwe in 1955 and formally opened on 7 October 1960, the University of Nigeria has four campuses – Nsukka, Enugu and Ituku-Ozalla – located in Enugu State and one in Aba, Abia State, Nigeria.

The University of Nigeria (UNN) was the first full-fledged indigenous and first autonomous university in Nigeria, modelled upon the American educational system. It is the first land-grant university in Africa and one of the five elite universities in the country. The university has 15 Faculties and 102 academic departments. The University offers 82 undergraduate programs and 211 postgraduate programmes. The university celebrated its 55th anniversary on October 2015.

The University has four campuses – Nsukka (University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN), Enugu (University of Nigeria Enugu campus, UNEC), Ituku-Ozalla (University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH) and Aba (University of Nigeria Aba campus, UNAC).

UNN first gate

UNN first gate and main entrance

The main campus of the University is located on 871 hectares of hilly savannah in the town of Nsukka, about eighty kilometres north of Enugu, and enjoys a very pleasant and healthy climate. Additionally 209 hectares of arable land are available for an experimental agricultural farm and 207 hectares for staff housing development.

There is regular road transport between Nsukka and Enugu, and Nsukka is also quite easily accessible from all parts of Nigeria. There are modern shopping facilities and a large market in Nsukka town. The Nsukka campus houses the Faculties of Agriculture, Arts, Biological Sciences, Education, Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine.

Back view of UNN Biological Sciences Building

Back view of UNN Biological Sciences Building

The former Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology, Enugu, was incorporated into the University in 1961, and its buildings now form the Enugu Campus (200 hectares) of the University located in the heart of Enugu, the administrative capital of Enugu State of Nigeria. Enugu is a modern city, accessible by air, rail and road. The Faculties of Business Administration, Environmental Studies, Law and Medical Sciences are located at the Enugu Campus.

The teaching hospital (UNTH) attached to the University is presently sited at Ituku-Ozalla (25 kilometres south of Enugu) on a 500 hectare site. It also hosts the Faculty of Dentistry and Health Sciences and Technology.

UNN Administrative Block

UNN Administrative Block

The Aba campus (UNAC) hosts the Institute of Nigerian Languages. A former campus was opened in October 1973 in Calabar, Cross River State. The campus at Calabar became a full-fledged University of Calabar in October 1977.

The official name of the University is University of Nigeria and the official acronym of the name UNN. “UN” stands for University while the last “N” stands for Nigeria. This acronym is also shared by the main campus of the University, Nsukka (University of Nigeria, Nsukka).

Thus technically, the name University of Nigeria, Nsukka refers to the main campus at Nsukka only while the name University of Nigeria refers to all the campuses of the University. References may be made to the location of the other campuses by mentioning the names of the cities where they are situated rather than a blanket description with the name Nsukka.

unec-University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus

University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus

Students at the Enugu Campus prefer to write the name of their school as University of Nigeria Enugu Campus (UNEC) if they must add the location of their school. Students from other campuses of the school also prefer same. Official documents of the school describes the school as simply University of Nigeria. They also make the dichotomy when referring to different campuses of the school.

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