Brief History of Kwarafa University

Kwararafa University Wukari was licensed as Wukari Jubilee by the National Universities Commission in 2005. It took off in March, 2006 with 61 students as the first community promoted University in Nigeria, the first University in Taraba State and the second private University in the North East Geopolitical zone of Nigeria. Located at Wukari an ancient city that was for a while the headquarters of the historically famous Kwararafa Confederacy, the University officially changed its name from Wukari Jubilee to Kwararafa in February 2012 to reflect the cultural and historical roots of the confederacy which at the zenith of its powers extended to modern Niger, Plateau, Kogi, Nasarawa and Benue States and FCT in the north central geo-political zone, Edo and Cross River in the South-south zone, Kebbi, Kaduna, Kano and Katsina States in the north west zone and Bauchi, Gombe, Yobe and Adamawa States in the north east zone. Kwararafa University enjoys cordial relations with its host community and attracts students from Taraba and 22 other states of the Federation.

Our Vision

The University was set up to become a first class institution in pursuit of knowledge and scholarship through teaching, research and community service, geared towards inculcating knowledge and entrepreneurial skills to students that will enable them to be productive and self-reliant.

Our Mission

  • To provide a conducive environment for the development of effective and virile human and material resources for the development of the nation.
  • To produce graduates who are well-rounded in their disciplines and also imbued with necessary entrepreneurial skill to contribute meaningfully to the dvvelopment of themselves in particular and society in general.
  • To replace unemployment and career stagnation of graduates with creative ingenuity through well packaged programs and practical training.
  • To provide sound education to all irrespective of religious affiliation, tribe, sex and political leaning.
  • To create a nurturing and stimulating environment where the pursuit of excellence, development of self-discipline, creative thinking and individuality will thrive and also seen as essential components of co-operative society.

Our Colours

The University official colours are Green and Gold. The Green colour represents agriculture, productivity, fertility, growth and steady progress while the Gold olour represents the rich cultural heritage of the people and abundance of natural resources. In the Logo, the spear head “Atoshi” is the traditional weapon of the Jukun people (host community of the University) and its relationship with the open book also in the Logo symbolizes that knowledge derived from the University will play a crucial role in the management/resolution of crises, and in the fight against ignorance, poverty and disease.

Our Motto

The University motto “Education for Total Development” suggests the intention of the University to produce “totally developed” graduates that will add value to their communities and the nation at large.

Our Core Values

Licensed as a Community University, promoting engagement with the community is our core value. Another is the historical standing as the 1st Community Licensed University in Nigeria, the 1st University in Taraba State, the 3rd private university in the 19 northern states of Nigeria and one of the less expensive private Universities in Nigeria.

Guiding Principles

The following principles inform the development and implementation of our Strategic Plan:

  • The University is a community promoted university, the strength of which lies in its nature and diversity, which can be extended and enhanced through engagement and strategic partnerships.
  • The University best serves the needs of a democratic society by producing graduates who are educated to question, analyse, reflect, think critically, act creatively and contribute positively to society.
  • The space for critical reflection and creativity are essential features of a successful academic institution.
  • A collegial learning community is established and maintained by achieving an appropriate balance between our individual interests and the common good of the University community, realising the benefits of academic autonomy and collegial interaction.
  • The University community has an obligation to put its capacities, insights, knowledge and learning at the service of society in facing the challenges of today and tomorrow.

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