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Veritas University Abuja

7CQ8+C7 Bwari

Veritas University Abuja is an academic institution owned by the catholic archdiocese of Abuja, its a foremost catholic university for both Catholics and Non-Catholics. Located at bwari, one of the LGAs in abuja, outskirts of the city center.

A dynamic community of staff and students with Christian orientation and inspiration who, motivated by the ideals of hard work, integrity, dicipline and creativeness, and dedicated to Catholic principles and attitudes, work together to create knowledge for the advancement of the Nigerian society.


It was founded by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria through a resolution given at its March 2002 meeting in Abuja. The initiative came from the Bishops’ quest for a University that would provide high quality tertiary education according to the noble tradition of the Catholic Church. The University emphasizes strong moral values, self-reliance and the development of the students’ entrepreneurial capabilities for the social and economic benefit of the graduates and the Nigerian society. This is an appropriate response to Pope John Paul II’s call for Catholic Universities to be instruments for the educational advancement of the people of God expressed in his Encyclical Letter, Ex Corde Ecclesiae No. 30.

A provisional License to operate the University was granted by the  National Universities Commission in May 2007. The permanent site of the University is located in Bwari, Area Council of the  Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

However, the  University commenced admission of students in October 2008, for the 2008/2009 academic year at its take-off campus in Obehie Town, Abia State, Nigeria.

The University seeks to provide higher education and balanced training in an atmosphere of peace without discriminating against or excluding other students of our society provided that they are academically qualified and socially fit to study in the University. While promoting authentic human and cultural development modelled on the person of Christ, the University champions the cause of truth and uprightness in favor of the marginalized and encourage dialogue and collaboration in human relationships at all levels.


  • Natural & Applied Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Management Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Education
  • Law
  • School of Post Graduate Studies


Rev Fr Professor Hyacinth Eme Ichoku

Current Vice Chancellor , Veritas University Abuja




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