University of Lagos

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University of Lagos
MottoIn deed and In truth
TypePublic research university
Established1962
ChancellorAlhaji (Dr.) Abubakar IBN Umar Garbai El-Kanemi, The Shehu of Borno
Vice-ChancellorProfessor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe
Academic staff
1,736 (2017)[1]
Administrative staff
552 (2017)[1]
Students55,000 (2017)[1]
Undergraduates43,784 (2017)[1]
Postgraduates9,070 (2017)[1]
Location,
Nigeria

6°31′0″N 3°23′10″E / 6.51667°N 3.38611°E / 6.51667; 3.38611Coordinates: 6°31′0″N 3°23′10″E / 6.51667°N 3.38611°E / 6.51667; 3.38611
CampusUrban
ColorsGold and maroon
   
NicknameAkokites
SportsFootball and gymnastics
Websiteunilag.edu.ng

The University of Lagos, popularly known as UNILAG, is a public research university in Lagos, Nigeria. It is one of the five first generation universities in Nigeria. It was founded in 1962.

It is seen as one of the top universities in the world in major education publications. The University has three Campuses, two in Yaba and the other in Surulere.[2] Its main campus is largely surrounded by the Lagos lagoon.

The University of Lagos admits over 9,000 Undergraduate students annually and enrolls over 57,000 students.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 "University of Lagos Pocket Statistics" (PDF). University of Lagos. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  2. "About Unilag". University of Lagos. 9 July 2020. Retrieved 15 July 2020.