Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU/UNIZIK) inherited its General Studies Programme from the then Anambra State University of Science and Technology (ASUTECH) in 1992, when it (UNIZIK) was made a Federal University. Since then, it has been very effective, growing from strength to strength and from one victory to another.

The General Studies Programme is intended to widen the horizon of students of all disciplines within the university. While hitherto new university students have been exposed to many subjects during their pre-university studies, their university studies will narrow down to allow this fact be a disadvantage to the ability of the students to face varied and challenging life situations in the future. It is in fact the hallmark of liberal education.

In line with this noble objective, Nnamdi Azikiwe University has since its inception tried to organize all aspects of the General Studies Programme to ensure optimal advantage to the students. It has constantly been making efforts to improve its facilities and introduce courses that will be of great benefit to its eventual graduates.

Last year the school successfully organized the second semester examination through Computer Based Test (CBT). Starting from this year (2005/2016), all examinations in the School of General Studies will be through CBT.

The School of General Studies has an array of highly qualified and dedicated lecturers, advisers and models and are ever ready to offer every necessary help to enable the students be successful and enriched.

The objectives of the Programme include:

  1. To prepare and equip   students   for   a   more meaningful academic work.
  2. To provide the academic and intellectual stimulation derivable from the study of all the courses offered, which are necessary requirements for the development of a sound mind.
  3. To give students a closer insight  into the environment, to ensure that before they settle down in their specific areas of   specialization, they are exposed to major areas of learning  in  the humanities, natural sciences, Nigerian culture, social sciences, use of English, logic and philosophy. They are also exposed  to the basics of the local language, Igbo, and of entrepreneurship.
  4. To programme the students in the understanding of their environment and in mastering it.
  5. The course, Use of English, will equip the students with a fairly satisfactory linguistic background which they need in their areas of specialization both within and outside the university.