University Of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN): 20 Quick Facts You Never Knew

The university of Nigeria Nsukka popularly called UNN is one of the first premiere Nigerian universities,
Listed below are some quick facts that you probably didn't know about one of the most popular Universities in Nigeria. 

University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN): 20 Quick Facts You Never Knew

  • 1.The University of Nigeria UNN is commonly and popularly referred to as UNN.
  • 2. UNN is a federal university located in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. 
  • 3. The University of Nigeria was founded by Nnamdi Azikiwe in 1955 and formally opened on 7 October 1960.
  • 4. UNN has three campuses located in Nsukka, Enugu and Ituku-Ozalla,all in Enugu State.
  • 5. The University of Nigeria Nsukka was formerly called the University of Biafra from 1967 to 1970. 
  • 6. The Motto of the university is "To Restore the Dignity of Man".
  • 7. UNN has an estimated Academic staff of about 1,519 and about 36,000 - 40,000 students. 
  • 8. UNN official Colors is Green and white.
  • 9. UNN is Nicknamed Lions and Lionesses.
  • 10. UNN's Mascot is a Lion.
  • 11. UNN'S official Website is
  • 12. UNN's notable alumni include Okwesilieze NwodoChris Ngige,Patrick Utomi,Peter Odili,Charles Chukwuma Soludo,Ike Ekweremadu,Godwin Emefiele.
  • 13. UNN was modeled after the American educational system and was the first autonomous university in Nigeria. 14. The university has 15 Faculties and 102 academic departments. 
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  • 15. UNN offers 82 undergraduate programs and 211 postgraduate programmes.
  • 16. UNN celebrated its 50th anniversary on October 2010.
  • 17. Her Royal Highness, Princess Alexandra of Kent, represented Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at the  opening ceremony and laying of the foundation stone of one of the UNN early buildings.
  • 18. The main campus of the University is located on 871 hectares of hilly savannah in the town of Nsukka,Enugu State Nigeria. 
  • 19. UNN's teaching hospital (UNTH) is located at  Ituku-Ozalla.
  • 20. The Law Faculty of the University is the oldest in Nigeria, It was established in 1960.
  • 21. The university of Nigeria Nsukka is ranked as the second best university in Nigeria and has a world rank of 1999.