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