Nsukka is widely known city in the international community due to the role its play in scholarship, housing the main campus of the prestigious University of Nigeria, and having seen the production of a good number of scholars, writers, industrialists, and people of high intellect. Today, the city is moving away from just a university city to one where the main attention is on the industrial, technical and creative ability of the people living in the city. In this post we’ll be examining details about Nsukka like Nsukka postal code, hotels in Nsukka, places in Nsukka, and the others.
In the recent past, we have done a feature about Nsukka, and all you need to know about the city, read it here (Nsukka), and you can also read about other popular and prominent South-East Nigerian cities like (Enugu) and (Onitsha) here.
First and foremost, you should note that Nsukka is the second largest city in Enugu State, and one of the largest cities in South-East, Nigeria. It is also one of the largest cities dominated by the Igbo tribe of Nigeria. It is a city made of a good number of intellectuals, industrialists, creative, agriculturalists, and the middle-class. The indigenous people are the Igbo people who speak the Nsukka dialect of the Igbo language.
The city economically serves half of Enugu State and some parts of Kogi and Benue States. There are more details about Nsukka you need to know. In this post, we’ll be revealing more details about Nsukka.
Nsukka Postal Code
Nsukka postal code we would be writing about here is the postal code of Nsukka city. There are different Nsukka postal code depending on the different locations in the Nsukka city. You should note that there is a more central Nsukka postal code, and then there are different ones to represent different parts of the city.
The central ones are:
- Nsukka Urban or Town – 410002
- University of Nigeria, Nsukka – 410001
These central ones above represent the different post offices in the city. The post office of Nsukka urban is around Total Roundabout. The post office of the University of Nigeria is behind close to the Faculty of Social Sciences and Education.
Then the ones representing different locations in the city:
- Ihe/Owerre – 410101
- Nkpunano – 410101
- Nru – 410101
- Eha Ndiagu – 410107
- Isienu – 410106
- Eha – 410106
- Ede-Oballa – 410109
- Agbamere – 410106
- Alor Uno – 410105
- Ajuona Obukpa – 410113
- Odim – 410113
- Opi – 410108
Nsukka Zip Code
Nsukka zip code are the same with the Nsukka postal code posted above. This Nsukka zip like the latter are used in sending letters, goods and other stuffs through the post office. If you are registering for something online, and you are asked about Nsukka zip code, then use the postal codes published above.
Hotels in Nsukka
In the recent time, Nsukka has been advancing via infrastructure, and hospitality is beginning its root in the city. For the last ten years, executive hotels are being built in Nsukka city to cater for the recreational needs of the residents and visitors of this city.
There are good hotels in Nsukka. These hotels are much and good that you can choose from a wide variety of these hotels in Nsukka. They come with different lodging prices and rates. Most of the executive hotels in Nsukka are located at the GRA and Alor Uno axis.
There are over 35 hotels in Nsukka, and guest houses. They offer wide range of services, and these include lodging, clubbing, bar, events and shows hosting, swimming, SPA and massage, gym, eatery and catering, and so on. The price of full day and night lodging in these hotels ranges from 4,000 naira to 20,000 naira.
There is nice hotel in Nsukka, and a great range of Nsukka hotels.
Some of these hotels include:
- Golden Valley Hotel and Suites, GRA
- Grace Manor Hotels, GRA
- Jerry Marriot Hotel, GRA
- Kennan Lodge, Isi-Uja
- The New Ikenga Hotels, Ogurugu Road
- See New Hotel, Agu-Echara
- Old Carolina, Obollo Road
- New Carolina, Obollo Road
- Jucony Hotel and Resort, GRA
- Oxford Guest House, Ibagwa Road
- Golden Eve Hotel, Ibagwa Road
- Flamingo Suites, GRA
- Vic G Will Garden Hotel & Suites, Nru Road
- Conis Hotel, New Anglican Road
- Thorn Berry Kennan Country Lodge, Alor-Uno
There are more hotels in Nsukka, scattered all over the city. Anywhere you are in the city, stop an motorcycle rider and tell mention the name of the hotel, and they would take you there. The average transport fare around the city is 100 naira to 500 naira per a trip.
University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Cut of Mark, and UNN Courses
As it has been stated the University of Nigeria main campus is located in Nsukka. It is a great school to attend. If you intend attending the school, you should note University of Nigeria, Nsukka, cut of mark is mostly always 200 or 180. It is only in rare occasions that the school cut below 180 for UTME and JAMB.
For screening and Post UTME, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, cut of mark, is always 200 or 180. Since the inception of Post UTME or screening examination, the school has never cut below 180.
In addition, beating the UTME and Post UTME cut off marks, you also have to beat the cut off marks of the different departments in the school. How can you do this?
The school calculates the aggregate you get in the two school exams by adding it and dividing it by 2. This means if you score 300 in UTME and 300 in Post UTME, your score is added and divided by 2 to get 300 as a the aggregate.
Here below are the aggregate scores you should score if you wish to get admitted in the courses on merit without having to worry about supplementary lists. These are also the list of UNN courses:
- English and Literary Studies 260
- Mass Communication 260
- Archaelogy and Tourism 220
- Law 300
- Medicine and Surgery 320
- Pharmacy 300
- Biochemistry 250
- Computer Science 240
- Mathematics 230
- Industrial Chemistry 230
- Physics and Astronomy 230
- Civil Engineering 250
- Elect/Elect Engineering 250
- Mechanical Engineering 240
- Biotechnological Engineering 200
- Linguistics 220
- Economics 260
- Radiography 290
- Med Lab 270
- Nursing 300
- Medical Rehabilitation 270
- Microbiology 240
- Zoology 220
- Home Science and Nutrition 240
- Plant Science and Biotechnology 220
- Fine and Applied Arts 220
- Political Science 250
- Theater Arts 240
- Foreign Languages 200
- Veterinary Medicine 240
- Agricultural Economics 230
- Agricultural Extension 220
- Animal Science 220
- Soil Science 200
- Banking and Finance 230
- Marketing 230
- Business Admin 240
- Estate Management 220
- Surveying 220
- Sociology and Anthropology 230
- Religion 200
- Agricultural Engineering 220
- Metallurgical Engineering 220
- English Education 240
- Adult Education 200
- Science Education 220
- Guidance and Counselling 200
- Vocational and Technical Education 220
- Music 220
There are also a few other courses not mentioned here, you can go to the school website, and study further on UNN courses but you won’t see the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, cut of mark there as the school doesn’t make its department cut off marks public.
While applying to study in the school, study the JAMB brochure, ensure you have the needed SSCE requirements and results, and that you used the correct JAMB subject combination. Your admission would be rejected if you don’t meet up to the SSCE requirements and if you used wrong subject combination.
What are the different Nsukka Food and Meals you can enjoy when you visit?
Nsukka has different sweet and nutritious meals you can enjoy whenever you visit Nsukka. Make sure you ask of one and eat them before leaving. They are affordable. You can get them in local restaurants, executive eatries, along the road hawked by traders, and in the hotels you visit.
Nsukka is the home of affordable nutritious and sweet meals.
Some of the meals are:
- Okpa (Ground bambara nuts)
- Ayaraya ji (Mashed yam and beans)
- Ayaraya azizi (Mashed maize, beans and vegetables)
- Echicha (Mashed dried cocoyam and beans)
- Abacha (Cut up processed Cassava)
- Una (Yellow yam)
- Ofe Ukpo (Soup of dried okro or okra)
- Ofe Onugbu (Bitter leaf soup)
- Ofe Ogbono (Ogbono Soup: You are to note that Nsukka people make the best ogbono soup in the country. It is what they are known for)
- Ofe Egusi
- Nri Okpa (Swallow or Fufu made from bambara nuts)
- Garri, Pounded Yam, and Akpu (For swallow)
You can also get other regular meals and a wide variety of meats in Nsukka at cheap rates and well prepared by restaurants, bars, recreational centers, hotels, and so. You can get well-prepared chicken, pork, bacon, snails, gizzard,grass cutter meat, antelope meat, and so on. The great thing is that they are sweet and affordable.
Places to Visit in Nsukka
There are exciting places to visit in Nsukka if you intend to see places and have fun. These places aren’t necessarily in Nsukka city, they are outside Nsukka city but very close to the city. The city itself has a fascinating scenery you won’t regret watching. There are hills, and the topography is nice.
These hills from Nsukka extended to the neighboring places. There are exciting places to visit in Nsukka and around Nsukka. Such places include:
- Vet Mountain or Hill inside UNN campus
- The historic St. Theresa’s Cathedral (the biggest Catholic cathedral in Nigeria at the moment)
- Okunerere Museum inside the St. Theresa’s Cathedral
- African Museum inside UNN campus
- GRA, Nsukka (where you see the remnants of British colonialism)
- Chinua Achebe locked office in UNN campus
- Uzo-uwani and Obimo Hills and Valley
- Ezimo Waterfall
- Opi Lake
- The first storey building in Enugu State at Ukehe (built during slave trade)
- Lejja Blacksmithing Stones (blacksmithing stones that are more than 2000 years old)
Who is the Richest Man in Nsukka?
Nsukka is a developing city breaming with enterprise, trade, skills, and other forms of business. It is not surprise that there are entrepreneurs who their businesses are doing well in Nsukka from Enugu Road to the several markets in Nsukka and the industrial layout at Echara. There are men doing well.
However, the problem is how do you know who is the richest man in Nsukka. The richest man can be easily spotted, though, as his business is one of the most viable transport business in Nigeria, and he is into other businesses like education, engine oil production, vehicle assembling, banking, and many more.
Lets not forget the focus, who is the richest man in Nsukka? The richest man in Nsukka is Samuel Maduka Onyishi, CEO of Peace Mass Transit. He started his transport business in Nsukka, riding passengers from Nsukka to Enugu. The business has been existing for over 20 years now.
Now, he has diversified into other businesses. His businesses are worth more than $700 million.
Nsukka is a nice place to be as the city is receptive of visitors, there are good road networks, steady light, low crime rate, good life, civility, and good food. In Nsukka, you can enjoy a wide variety of nutritious and sweet meals. You can also visit nice places, and study well if you are there for study. Finally, Nsukka’s weather is averagely cold, good for your health.