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Veritas University

Veritas University is a private university, located in Abuja. It was founded in March 2002 by the Catholic Church in Nigeria. The Institution received its provisional operation licence in 2007 from the National Universities Commission and commenced admission of students in October 2008, at its take-off campus in Obehie, Abia State, Nigeria.

History

Veritas University Abuja (VUA), also known as the Catholic University of Nigeria, was founded by the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria through a resolution given at its March 2002 meeting in Abuja. The initiative was born by the collective desire of the attending Bishops' for a University that would provide high quality tertiary education according to the tradition of the Catholic Church.

The Institution received its provisional operation licence in 2007 from the National Universities Commission and commenced admission of students in October 2008 at its take-off campus in Obehie, Abia State, Nigeria. In 2014, it moved to its permanent site with its campus now located in the Bwari Area council of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Nigeria.

The University emphasizes 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.

our mission, vision & focus

The mission of Veritas University is to provide its students with an integral and holistic formation that combines academic and professional training with physical, moral, spiritual, social and cultural formation together with formation of Christian religious principles and the social Teachings of the Catholic Church. Through research, the University shall engage in the continous quest for truth, and the creation, preservation and dissemination of knowledge for the good of the society (Ex Corde Ecclesiastes no. 30). Based on Christian inspiration and Christ's sacrificial witness, the University shall promote authentic human and cultural development modeled on the person of Christ, and shall champion the cause of justice and uprightness in society, work to empower the weak and the marginalized, and promote dialogue and collaboration in human relationships at various levels and among various cultures and religions (Ex Corde Ecclesiastes nos. 31-37). From inception, the University shall encourage and promote research and scholarship in all fields of knowledge (Ex Corde Ecclesiastes, Gen. Norms Art 2:1&2) as well as carry out teaching and other activities in accordance with Catholic ideals, principles and attitudes, while respecting the freedom of conscience of each person.

Thus, graduates from the Veritas University, Abuja, after successfully completing their studies, should be able to use the knowledge and skills acquired at the Institution for the upliftment of themselves and the Nigerian society. In totality, the University will produce graduates, irrespective of race, gender, political and religious affiliation, who would posses the following qualities:

  • Wide and ordered knowledge in an area of academic discipline
  • The ability to reason logically
  • The ability to communicate clearly in speech and writing with confidence
  • Competence in numeric and computer literacy
  • Exhibition of such moral values as honesty, humility, truthfulness, love and high ethics in personal and professional life
  • Ready acceptance of obligations and responsibilities; and well developed interpersonal skills and capacity for team work.
Other name: The Catholic University of Nigeria
Motto: Seeking the Truth
Type: Private
Established: 2007; 15 years ago
Founder: Catholic Church in Nigeria
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Ichoku Hyacinth
Address: Bwari Area Council, FCT-Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria
9.28857708129,
7.41568800158
Campus: Rural 49 acres (20 ha)
Email: info@veritas.edu.ng
Website: veritas.edu.ng