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Posted by Chukwudi Nwokike on Tuesday February 28, 2012 14:31:16:

The main campus of the University is located on 871 hectares of hilly savannah in the town of Nsukka, about eighty kilometres north of Enugu, and enjoys a very pleasant and healthy climate. Additionally 209 hectares of arable land are available for an experimental agricultural farm and 207 hectares for staff housing development. There is regular road transport between Nsukka and Enugu, and Nsukka is also quite easily accessible from all parts of Nigeria. There are modern shopping facilities and a large market in Nsukka town.

The former Nigeria College of Arts, Science and Technology, Enugu, was incorporated into the University in 1961; and its buildings now form the Enugu Campus (200 hectares) of the University located in the heart of Enugu, the administrative capital of Enugu State of Nigeria. Enugu is a modern city, accessible by air, rail and road. The College of Medicine and the Faculties of Business Administration, Environmental Studies, and Law are located at the Enugu Campus. Teaching hospital attached to the University is presently sited in old State General Hospital on a 14-hectare site (about 4 kilometres from the Enugu Campus of the University). The new teaching hospital is under construction at Ituku-Ozalla (25 kilometres south of Enugu) on a 500-hectare site.

A third campus was opened in October 1973 in Calabar, Cross River State. The campus at Calabar became a full-fledged University of Calabar in October 1977.

In October, 1973, a campus (at this time, making it the third campus by the University of Nigeria) was opened in Calabar, Cross River State.
The campus at Calabar became a full-fledged University of Calabar in October 1977.





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