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List of Universities in Borno State

Universities in Borno State


There are three(3) Universities in Borno State, of which two(2) universities are owned by the Federal Government while one(1) University is a State-owned University.

Borno State is a state in the North-East geopolitical zone of Nigeria, lined by Yobe toward the west, Gombe toward the southwest, and Adamawa toward the south while its eastern boundary frames part of the public line with Cameroon, its northern boundary shapes part of the public boundary with Niger, and its northeastern boundary shapes the public boundary with Chad, being all the main Nigerian state to border three foreign nations.

Below is the list of Universities in Borno State.

Federal Universities in Borno state

There are two federal universities in Borno state, they are;

  • University of Maiduguri
  • Nigerian Army University Biu

University of Maiduguri

University of Maiduguri 2 1

The University of Maiduguri was established in 1975 as one of the second-generation Universities, which shaped a piece of the projects of the Third National Development plan (1975-80) by the then Federal Military Government. The University of Maiduguri is situated in Maiduguri, capital of Borno State, in the North-Eastern corner of Nigeria. The University’s quick climate comprises Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, and Yobe, the five replacement States of the ancient North Eastern State. The University’s core values are Excellence, Integrity, Accountability, Innovation, Collaboration, and Respect.

The University has encountered enormous development in its student populace and personnel in academic, administrative, and technical Departments. In particular, by 2000 A.D the student enrolment had reached about 26, 000 and the number of faculties had extended to eight (8) including a College of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. There were likewise 77 academic Departments spread across these faculties. Toward the end of 2016, the University had one school of Medical Sciences, a School of Postgraduate Studies, and 12 Faculties. The faculties are Agriculture, Arts, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Law, Management Sciences, Pharmacy, Science, Social Sciences, and Veterinary Medicine.

Professor Aliyu Shugaba is the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri.

Programs offered at the University of Maiduguri

The University runs the following program;

  • Undergraduate Program
  • Diploma Studies
  • Remedial Studies
  • Postgraduate Program
  • Distance Learning
  • Continuing Education
  • Institute of Education (IOE)

Admission Requirements for University of Maiduguri

Students can gain admission to the University of Maiduguri through the JAMB UTME and Direct Entry.

Admission Requirements through JAMB UTME
  • Candidates should have at least 5 credits in SSCE/GCE in a limit of 2 sittings.
  • Applicants should pick the right JAMB subject mix for their course.
  • Applicants should score no less than 160 in the just concluded JAMB UTME examination to be offered admission into the University Of Maiduguri.
  • UNIMAID Must be your First Choice of the institution.
  • Applicants Must Participate in UNIMAID POST UTME/SCREENING to be considered for admission.
  • Candidates should be up to the age of 16.
Admission Requirements through DIRECT ENTRY
  • Applicants must have at least 5 credits in the Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations (SSCE/GCE) Ordinary Level Credits in a limit of 2 sittings.
  • Applicants should have ‘A’ level/IJMB passes in two subjects that are connected with their area of study.
  • JUPEB/A’ Level passes in Related subjects.
  • Degree (First Class/Second Class Upper) in related fields for your course of decision.
  • Direct Entry Applicants are expected to buy the UNIMAID Direct Entry form through the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) And UNIMAID Portal.
  • Applicants must have at least a Merit Pass in the National Certificate of Education (NCE), National Diploma (ND), and other Advanced Level Certificates.

Faculties at the University of Maiduguri

  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Nursing
  • Faculty of Art
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Faculty of Environmental Sciences

Nigerian Army University Biu

Nigerian Army University

The Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB), is a globally recognized Nigerian University and is situated in Borno State. It is a research-based higher institution of learning for Technology and innovation for the Nigerian Army. It was founded in 2018.

Nigerian Army University Biu was founded by the Federal Government of Nigeria to be a focal point of advancement and mechanical improvement for the Nigerian defense sector and the country to meet the constantly changing and fast improvement in the elements of present-day warfare. The University is overseen by the Nigerian Army which has 75% regular citizens and 25% military and paramilitary. It is Africa’s First Green University and the first Nigerian Army University.

Professor Kyari Mohammed is the Vice-Chancellor of the Nigeria Army University, Biu (NAUB).

Admission Requirements for Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB)

  • Students looking for admission into NAUB undergrad programs are supposed to have the following:
  • Must have taken part in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and got the minimum cut-off mark of 180 in the examination. Applicants should refer to the JAMB admission requirements for Universities for O’ Level/A’ Level course mix for their decision obviously.
  • Applicants should have at least five credits in SSCE or their counterparts in not multiple sittings. The subjects should include Mathematics, English Language, and the subjects pertinent to the applicant’s picked course in both Science and Humanities.
  • Foreign students planning to learn at NAUB must have passed equivalents of O’ Level/A’ Level examinations in their particular nations. Those from Non-English speaking nations are to give proof of good capability in English.

Faculties in Nigeria Army University Biu

  • Faculty of Arts, Management and Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Communicating
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences
  • Faculty of Environmental Sciences

State University in Borno State.

There is only one State University in Borno State, which is;

Borno State University, Maiduguri

Borno State University

Borno State University is located in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State. It was laid out in 2016. It has five faculties with more than 20 departments. The trailblazer and current vice-chancellor of the university is Prof. Umar Kyari Sandable. In June 2021, the university’s senate building was inaugurated by Muhammadu Buhari the present president of Nigeria.

The Mission of the Borno State University is to give a magnificent, modern, free, and dynamic environment and adequate facilities, helpful for research and training through its projects for students to procure the right kind of information and ability of good quality that would empower them to be self-employable and that apply to the change and sped up the advancement of Borno State, Nigeria and world in every day through assistance.

Admission Requirements for Borno State University, Maiduguri

  • UTME/Direct Entry Candidates who picked Borno State University, Maiduguri as their MOST Preferred Choice of the institution (First Choice)
  • Candidates should have at least 160 in the UTME Examination.
  • UTME Candidates with at least (5) O’ level credit passes in applicable subjects (including English Language and Mathematics).
  • The applicant should have reached 16 years.
  • Interested UTME Candidates who didn’t pick Borno State University, Maiduguri as their First Choice Institution yet wish to concentrate on the University and scored 160 or more in the UTME, ought to change to the Borno State University (BOSU) through the JAMB portal.
  • Direct Entry Candidates with at least Lower Credit in ND/HND or Merit grade in NCE from a recognized tertiary institution and have five relevant O’ level credits (including Mathematics and English language). Candidates must transfer their O ‘Level results and an examined duplicate of their passport photograph.

Faculties in Borno State University, Maiduguri

  • Faculties of Sciences
  • Faculty of Art
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Management
  • Faculty of Education


Above are list of universities in Borno State students can seek admission into. Although for now, Borno State has no private University, only two(2) federal institutions, and one(1) state Owned Universities. So it’s left for those interested in obtaining a degree in a University located in Borno to choose from the list given above.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the cut-off mark for Borno State University?

To be eligible to participate in the BOSU Post UTME screening exercise, you must have scored 160 and above in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Is the University of Maiduguri federal University?

The University of Maiduguri is a Federal higher institution located in Maiduguri, the capital city of Borno State in northeast Nigeria. UNIMAID was established in 1975.

Do the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) write their post UTME?

NO! They don’t conduct Post UTME/aptitude test exams for candidates seeking admission into the school.

Does the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) accept the second choice?

The answer is Yes. UNIMAID accepts second-choice candidates. The University of Maiduguri does offer admission to candidates who selected UNIMAID as their second choice institution.

Is Nigerian Army University Biu a military school?

The university is managed by the Nigerian Army which has 75% civilian and 25% military and paramilitary. It is the first Nigerian Army University and Africa’s First Green University.

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