To create an environment that would foster higher education in its area of jurisdiction
To create educated individuals qualified in specialized areas of knowledge
To plan and implement academic programmes of the highest quality that would foster the holistic development of individuals who will be empowered to act as the  conscience of society
To conduct and support undergraduate, postgraduate and research-level programmes of quality in sciences, the humanities, social sciences, and the professional disciplines
To foster research and extension activities directed at the reorganization of existing knowledge and the creation of new knowledge for the development of society
To help in the creation and development of manpower that would provide intellectual leadership to the community
To provide skilled manpower to the professional, industrial and service sectors in the country so as to meet  global demands
To help promote the cultural heritage of the nation and preserve the biodiversity of the region
To promote national development by imparting education and culture to the people of the areas coming under the jurisdiction of the University
To develop itself into an institution with the highest standards of excellence without losing sight of the importance of social equity.