Apart from having numerous tourist attractions and a city that is full of coal, Enugu state is also known not only as the “coal city” but as home to some of the best colleges in the nation. Popular NUC-accredited universities in the state are available for students to further their education.
Here is a list of Enugu State’s federal, state, and private universities that have received NUC approval:
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
The Institution of Nigeria, which is modeled after the American educational system, is the country of Nigeria’s first fully autonomous and indigenous university. One of the top five colleges in Nigeria, it was the first land-grant institution in Africa. The institution contains 102 academic departments and 15 faculties. The school provides 211 postgraduate programs in addition to 108 undergraduate programs. If not for the COVID-19 pandemic, the university would have celebrated its 60th anniversary in October 2020.
Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu
On July 30, 1980, Chief Dr. Jim Ifeanyichukwu Nwobodo, the Executive Governor of Anambra State, established what is now known as the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) as Anambra State University of Technology (ASUTECH). ASUTECH became Enugu State University of Science and Technology when General Ibrahim Gbadamasi Babangida, the military president at the time, split Anambra State into Enugu State in 1991.
Caritas University, Enugu
Private Catholic institution Caritas University is located in Amorji-Nike, Enugu State, Nigeria. It aspires to fulfill the exacting demand of modern society for solid education anchored in wholesome, life-promoting morality while enjoying the support of both the state and the church in its community.
Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State
For the Catholic Diocese of Enugu, the Very Reverend Father Professor Dr. Christian Anieke founded Godfrey Okoye University (GO University) in 2009. The National Universities Commission (NUC), which granted the university its functioning license on November 3, 2009, is a part of the Nigerian Catholic Diocese of Enugu. It is the first institution in Africa that is owned by a Catholic diocese.
Renaissance University, Enugu
Private Renaissance University received a license from the Nigerian Federal Government in 2005. Ugbawka (Igbo: Ugbuoka), in Enugu State, Nigeria, is where its main campus is located.
Coal City University Enugu State
Southeast Nigeria is home to Coal City University (CCU), a private, non-profit coeducational institution. The largest and capital city of Enugu State, Enugu, is where it is situated. There are two campuses for the institution, one at Emene and the other near Independence Layout, totaling 432 acres. The university’s 10 faculties, which were formed in 2016, currently house more than 800 students.