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The ultimate guide to the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)

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The University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)

Brief history of Unimaid

The University of Maiduguri popular called UNIMAID is a tertiary institution owned and managed by the federal government of Nigeria. It is located in the city of Maiduguri, Borno State. It was created by the federal government in 1975. At inception, the university had no physical structures of it own. In 1976, it took over the premises of the former North East college of arts and science (NECAS). The inherited buildings were enough to kick start the activities of the University. Notably, the staffs of NECAS were absorbed into the institution when academic activities commenced in October 1976.

The university has grown to become a key player in the educational sector of the country. Quite a number of prominent individuals in the country have passed through the school. The current Vice-Chancellor of the school is Professor Aliyu Shugaba.


P.M.B. 1069, Bama Road, Maiduguri,

Borno State, Nigeria.


The University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)

Unimaid admission list

To start your application process, visit www.unimaid.edu.ng and click Centre for Distance learning on the menu, when it opens click on the ‘Apply Now’. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your application process.

  • From the application page, select “New application”
  • Fill in the applicant’s information
  • Enter your phone number as Username and Password.
  • Click Login.
  • After you’ve done that, click on the drop down menu to select your application type
  • Proceed to select your mode of payment.

For online payment

  • Enter your Email address in the space provided, select your method of payment (Verve, MasterCard, etc.), and check the information verification box. Then click “I accept” to proceed.
  • Enter your card details in the space provided. Then click “ok” to proceed for payment.
  • After the Remita verification, a form appears for you to fill in your data

For bank payment

  • Enter your Email address in the space provided, select your method of payment (bank branch), and check the information verification box. Then click “I accept” to proceed.
  • Click on print invoice, go to the bank and make your payment
  • Fill in your Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR) into the space provided and then click the “Verify” button to continue with the application
  • After the Remita verification, a form appears for you to fill in your data

The University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)

How to check the Admission list and admission status

  • Visit the UNIMAID admission status checking portal via the link below; unimaid.edu.ng
  • Enter your JAMB No. in the space provided,
  • Click on the “Check Admission” link to access your admission status.


  • Go jamb.org.ng/efacility
  • Login to your Jamb profile with your username and password.
  • Scroll down then locate and click the ‘Check Admission Status‘ tab.
  • Select your Exam year and Enter your registration number in the required columns.
  • Finally, click on ‘Check Admission Status‘ to access your admission status

The University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)

Unimaid admission 2017-2019 and Post Utme requirements

  • This screening exercise is for Candidates who have scored 160 and above in the UTME
  • A minimum of Lower Credit/Merit in Diploma, 9 points in NCE/IJMB or Second Class Lower Division from a recognized institution for DE.
  • Minimum of 5 credits in English Language, Mathematics, Biology and any other two subjects (hinges of department) at not more than two sittings.

The University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)

Unimaid Cdl

The Unimaid CDL was created in 2014 for the sole purpose of complementing the university in proving top level education. It is an effective arm of the tertiary knowledge that uses technology to support experience teaching without the grips of the nation’s space, age or socioeconomic constraints.  CDL Maiduguri offers a broad range of degree programs in the arts humanities, education, social sciences and management. A total of 10 departments commenced in the year of establishment. However, it has grown to a total of 30 with two diploma programmes inclusive.

Cdl Portal

http://cdlmaiduguri.admissions.cloud/  or https://cdlunimaid.safsrms.com/

Cdl General Information on Admission Requirements

  • In order to be admitted to a Bachelor Degree in any of the Faculties, a prospective student must satisfy the minimum University Entrance Requirement (and where applicable, the additional faculty requirements as provided in the regulations governing admission) detailed by Joint Admission and Matriculation Board.
  • Follow an approved course of study for a prescribed period; Pass the required examinations set out in thee detailed degree regulations of the various Faculties; pay all prescribed fees.
  • And comply with such other regulations and requirement as may be prescribed. Minimum age of 16years on 1st October of the year of admission. General requirements for entry course in the School Certificate or General Certificate of Education (SSCE) or (GCE) of (NECO) with Credits in at least five (5) Ordinary Level subjects obtained at not more than two sitting (subject to University requirements).

The University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID)

photo credit: Mohammed Chiroma.


  • Abbey

    Abbey Johnson has a Masters degree as an engineer and has over 3 years of teaching and research experience. He is happiest when on a bike and is also interested in electric energy and computer Science.

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