University of Jos

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

University of Jos
MottoDiscipline and Dedication
ChancellorChief Tony Momoh
Vice-ChancellorProfessor Sebastian Seddi Maimako
Location, ,
ColorsWhite, Green, Blue, Brown, Gold


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 begun in October 1973. In October 1975, 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 was separated.

In 2003, the Carnegie Corporation of New York gave Unijos a $2 million grant to form its own fundraising department.[1]


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 Faculty of Dental Sciences
13 Faculty of Faculty of Clinical Sciences
14 Faculty of Health Sciences & Technology
15 Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences

Notable alumni

Notable alumni associated with the university include:

Vice chancellors

  • E. A. Ayandele (1971-1975) (Ag) [6]
  • Gilbert Onuaguluchi (1975-1978.First Vice Chancellor)
  • E. U. Emovon (1978-1985) [7]
  • Ochapa C. Onazi (1985-1989) [8]
  • Para Mallum (1989-1993) [9]
  • G. O. M. Tasie (1993-1994) (Ag)
  • N.E. Gomwalk (1994-1999)
  • M. Y. Mangvwat (2000-2001) (Ag)
  • M. Y. Mangvwat (2001-2006)
  • C.O.E. Onwuliri (2006-2006)[10] (Ag)
  • Sonni Gwanle Tyoden(2006-2011).
  • Hayward Babale Mafuyai (2011-2016) [11]
  • Sabastine S. Maimako (2016-date)

See also


  1. 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.
  2. "Faculties | University of Jos". Retrieved 2020-04-08.
  3. "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.
  4. Leading Women[permanent dead link], 2014,, Retrieved 8 February 2016
  5. Our Team, WOWWI, Retrieved 4 February 2016
  6. "University of Jos History | University of Jos". Retrieved 2020-05-29.
  7. "University of Jos History | University of Jos". Retrieved 2020-05-29.
  8. "University of Jos History | University of Jos". Retrieved 2020-05-29.
  9. "University of Jos History | University of Jos". Retrieved 2020-05-29.
  10. UNIJOS VC extols former UNIJOS Ag. VC, the late Prof. Onwuliri, 2013, Plateau News Online Retrieved 10 August 2017
  11. Mafuyai is new VC for UNIJOS, May 9, 2011, Vanguard news Retrieved 10 August 2017