Nile University
of Nigeria

Nile University of Nigeria (NUN) is a private university located in Abuja, Nigeria. The university was established in 2009 to contribute to Nigeria’s human capital development through the provision of high-quality tertiary education.

At the time of formation, NUN had three faculties (Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering, and Natural & Applied Sciences) and 93 students.

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What does education for impact mean to Nile University?

John Vermateen, the Pro-Chancellor of Nile University, has a clear answer:
“Education for Impact means equipping students with the requisite knowledge and skills to not only reach their full potential and attain success in their future careers, but also to make significant positive contributions to society. This belief is epitomized in the university’s motto: Build Your Success for a Better Society, and reflected by NUN graduates like Asim Yazid (a digital entrepreneur and philanthropist) and Hajara Abdulfatah (a STEM and Girl Child education advocate) who have gone on to not only achieve career success but also make a positive difference in society.”

Student Lifecycle


  • NUN attracts both local and international students from countries like Egypt, Niger, Chad, amongst others
  • Since joining Honoris, Nile University has experienced accelerated growth and development in the areas of student population and facilities, reflected in a double digit increase in enrollment from the 2019/2020 academic session to the 2020/2021 academic session

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  • Nile University utilizes the blended learning system, comprising both online and physical learning in academic delivery. Lecturers and students are provided with the necessary tools to ensure the effectiveness of online teaching and learning respectively, including training on how to use virtual learning platforms like Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams and Zoom meetings

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  • NUN seeks to increase their students’ employability through organized career services (in partnership with PwC) and fairs where students meet and engage with companies for future opportunities. 2021 Career Fair titled: Students’ Employability Skills and Entrepreneurship Abilities. NUN encourages entrepreneurship and recently concluded Startup 2.0. The initiative was aimed at aiding students and alumni with exciting and feasible startup ideas and assisting existing startups to achieve their business goals through financial and additional forms of support

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  • The Alumni Relations department engages with and tracks the success of NUN’s Alumni
  • NUN organizes seminars on impactful topics to supplement Lifelong Learning for their Alumni, in order to help them get an edge in their careers


Pillars of Honoris Impact Framework
Nile University Impact

Network: the power of regional and global collaboration through institutions and partnerships and the positive impact.

  • NUN has MoUs with 25 universities from different countries and continents and with 41 public/private and national/international organizations
  • NUN’s partnerships with institutions in both the private and public sectors have been very beneficial to the university and its students. Through these partnerships, students have been exposed to unique internship and mentorship programs, as well as exchange program opportunities with universities in different countries

Learning: quality education and developing world class African human talent with an entrepreneurial mindset and 21st century skills to thrive in the globally disrupted world of work.

  • Honoris’ recent transformative investments in NUN’s academic and accommodation facilities (such as the completed Asokoro District hospital hostel and the expansion and optimization of the Medicine & Surgery labs); the additional 500 beds in the student hostels as well as partnerships that align with Honoris’ employability drive with reputable organizations (such as Afrilabs, Abuja Global Shapers, amongst others) has further boosted the capacity of NUN to provide its students with an impactful, high-quality education in order to prepare them as value-adding members of society
  • NUN’s enhanced ability to equip students for global competitiveness is evident in the recently increased high-profile accreditations and admissions quota gained by the MBBS Medicine & Surgery and LLB Law programs
  • NUN is proud to offer programs to their students which have been accredited with the following Professional Bodies: Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), Council of Legal Education, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)

Innovation: education must continuously evolve to meet the challenges of the fast-changing and unpredictable globalized world.

  • Augmented and Virtual Reality: Nile University is working on the deployment of Augmented and Virtual Reality as digital tools for enhancing teaching and learning. These “Extended Reality” (XR) technologies can create immersive worlds where students can visualize concepts and learn new skills and information in an interactive way. It is a new and improved method to deliver education in a modern learning environment

Employability: commitment to enhancing employability of graduates.

  • NUN has established an (Academic) Advisory Board policy to enable students to acquire both academic knowledge and industry experience. This Board constitutes nominated and approved members selected from the related industry or department’s strategic institutions
  • NUN takes care in selecting partnerships with organizations that elevate their aim in providing the best guidance for their students, from university to the workplace
  • Initiatives such as the Honoris 21st Century Skills Certificate, Coursera, help NUN to produce graduates who are future-fit, agile, and prepared for the modern workplace

Communities: delivering a positive social impact in local communities.

  • The main goals of NUN’s social responsibility initiatives include protecting the environment and developing society through education and the eradication of poverty at the local, national, and global levels. Below are NUN’s specific social responsibility initiatives:
    • Touch Lives Club: The Nile University Touch Lives Club has undertaken the responsibility to develop the society by advocating for children’s rights to education. Touch Lives Club’s services include enrolling children into schools, providing clothing when needed, as well as donating school and student work materials to those who cannot afford them
    • Charity Club: Nile University’s Charity Club carries out many activities such as visitations to villages, orphanages, prisons, hospitals, and IDP camps. Among these activities is the food drive which was held in collaboration with the NUN’s Business Club
    • Student Scholarships: In line with Honoris United Universities’ Education for Life, NUN offers performance-based sports and academic scholarships to students who display academic and sporting prowess
Nile University proudly presents their affiliations and partnerships:


Nile University has proven success stories that align with its motto, “Build Your Success for a Better Society,” and Honoris United Universities’ commitment to ensuring that students are provided with an education that boosts their employability and equips them to positively impact the society.

Asim Yazid (B.Sc. Computer Science, Class of 2016; M.Sc. Computer Science, Class of 2018, PhD Computer Science, 2019- Present)

Asim is an entrepreneur who obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science from Nile University of Nigeria in 2016 and 2018, respectively. Since completing his degrees, Asim has established two thriving businesses— Suya Craze and Mallmark. Suya Craze ( is the first e-suya spot in Nigeria, while Mallmark (, which was launched in June 2021, is an e-commerce platform (website and app) that deals exclusively in the sale of local products ranging from fabrics to incense.

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Nile University provides students with an apt environment to achieve their potential and, consequently, contribute to societal growth. From joining and becoming President of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), Nile Chapter, to participating and winning the national and Africa regional paper contest in 2018, Hajara’s time at Nile University prepared her for success as a STEM and gender equality advocate. Hajara, who is the Founder of the Girl in STEM initiative, promotes and supports the increased participation of young Nigerian girls in STEM. Through her efforts, she aims to counter the narrative of Northern Nigerian females being the most educationally disenfranchised. Hajara’s STEM advocacy recently won her a British Chevening Scholarship at the University College London.
Hajara Abdulfatah