Umaru Musa Yar'adua University

Senate Building

Senate Building

Improving access to university education

Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, established in September 2006, is situated on the outskirts of Katsina city in the northern part of Nigeria.

The University was founded with the aim to nurture and develop a world-class institute driven by a culture of contemporary information and communication technology.

The University’s logo depicts a shield, an open book and a molecule. The molecule symbolises science and technology which is the University’s focus for rapid scientific and technological development, while the open book symbolises the spirit of enquiry and research.


  • Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences
  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Social Management Sciences

A project to develop the College of Medical and Health Sciences is ongoing.

Under these Faculties the University has 21 Departments, 35 undergraduate programmes and 14 postgraduate programmes. Currently, the University has 6,850 undergraduate students and 356 postgraduates with a total number of 907 academic and non-academic staff.

The University has a robust staff development programme and is committed to sending its staff, both academic and non-academic, for valuable training both within and outside Nigeria.

Directorates and Centres

  • Directorate of Academic Planning
  • Directorate of Information and Communication Technology
  • Directorate of Physical Planning and Development
  • Directorate of Health Services
  • Centre for Renewable Energy and Research
  • Entrepreneurship and Development Centre – an academic arm vested with the responsibility of training students in entrepreneurial skills.

Umaru musa Yar’adua University has collaborative partnerships and linkages with some foreign institutions and has signed memoranda of understanding on scientific, educational and cultural research as well as staff training.

Umaru Musa Yar’adua University aspires to be one of the best Universities in Nigeria with an established reputation for high quality teaching and innovative learning delivery techniques and to be in full harmony with its host community as the formulator of its hopes and aspirations and the promoter of its core cultural and spiritual values.

The mission of the Umaru Musa Yar’adua University is to produce well-grounded, sound, God-fearing and entrepreneurially-minded graduates, equipped with problem-solving and other skills attuned to the demands of the 21st century environment, who can be self-employed, and whose skills and knowledge would accelerate community development in particular and nation building in general through the regular and distance education modes using information and communication technology as a tool, thereby widening access to higher education significantly

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