About Us

Maryam Abacha American University of Niger - Maradi

We are the first officially approved bilingual University in Sub Sahara Africa. Established in 2013, the University provides high-quality education and practical skills student need before they start their professional Careers.

Our university in Niger provides an exceptional learning experience by using a variety of teaching methods and techniques, including academic support services, the latest technology, online resources, and innovative teaching tools to enhance learning. 

Our campus life is vibrant with various student clubs and organizations that provide opportunities for social interaction and personal development. We also prioritize experiential learning opportunities, including internships and service-learning projects, which help students develop essential skills for their future careers. 

Our alumni network is strong and active, providing graduates with valuable networking and career development opportunities. 

Overall, our learning experience is designed to be comprehensive and holistic, providing students with the skills, knowledge, and experiences necessary to succeed in their academic pursuits and beyond.

Our vision is to empower individuals from all backgrounds to achieve their full potential through accessible, affordable, and high-quality education, creating a more equitable and prosperous world for all.
To ensure that education is accessible and affordable for everyone while providing high-quality education and talent development to all generations, with the ultimate goal of producing skilled and capable leaders and industry captains for the world.
Our core values are to equip young people with the capability and capacity to navigate the vessel of global development and progress. We encourage both staff and students to engage in innovative research aimed at exploring new ways to positively impact the world.

Founder & Head of University

My dream in life is to make a difference in the life of others. I believe this can be achieve by providing people with high quality and sound education. 

This prompted my thinking of how I can make education accessible and affordable to our teaming youths. 

I am now full of excitement that I have founded an exceptional institution of learning that comes to be one of the innovative and leading private universities in Africa and the world that offers various degree programs in many discipline.

Professor Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo

About Hajia Maryam Abacha

Her Excellency Hajia Maryam Abacha

The University is established in honor of Her Excellency Hajia Maryam Abacha who was the wife of General Sani Abacha – the military ruler of Nigeria from 1993 until his death in 1998. 

As the first lady of Nigeria, she was known for her charitable works and advocacy for women and children. She established the Family Support Program (FSP) in 1994, which improved the living conditions of families, especially those living in poverty.

Hajia Maryam Abacha was also an active member of the African First Ladies Peace Mission, which worked to promote peace and development in Africa. 

Hajia Maryam Abacha continued to pursue her passion for philanthropy even after her husband’s death, and leading role in establishing Maryam Abacha American University of Niger in 2013. Today, we are is one of the most prestigious in the country and serves as a testament to her enduring legacy.

Quality Education

MAAUN provides high-quality education with experienced faculty, dedicated to helping students achieve their academic goals, and a regularly updated curriculum tailored to meet the needs of our students and the job market.

Affordable Tuition Fees

We offer affordable tuition fees that are competitive with other universities in the region. We believe that everyone should have access to quality education, regardless of their financial situation.

Range of Programs

MAAUN offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various fields and accommodate the diverse needs of our students.

Career Opportunies

Our university offers strong career opportunities and support, including industry partnerships, career services, and successful alumni, enabling our graduates to succeed in various industries and sectors.

More than just a joyful place