Composed of an open book and torch from which sun rays emanate, the university seal is a fitting embodiment of the strength and endurance that the institution has maintained since its inception in 1966 as one of the first community colleges in the country.
The book’s yellow border signifies UCU’s pledge to its students of providing transformative education, inculcating in them the golden ideals of character building. This is made manifest in the university’s emphasis of valuing hard work, of perfecting one’s chosen craft, of continuing one’s quest for knowledge and wisdom, and of practicing one’s service-orientedness.
Encased in this gilded edge, the open book echoes the founder’s philosophy of ensuring that quality is equitable and accessible to people from all walks of life. The shades of blue and red represent the synergistic fusion of the efforts of various individuals-from the non-teaching staff, the faculty and up to the administrators- who work for the continuous improvement of UCU.
The torch with its red flame symbolizes the students of the University who are passionately committed to enhance and hone their full potentials - in the academic field, in technical and skills training, and in cultural and social enrichment.
This intense zeal is further reflected in the sun’s golden rays, arising out of the university’s dedication to banish the cobwebs of ignorance through education. UCU believes that like gold which will never tarnish, quality education is a gift that the university will forever endow to humanity. Hence, the sun’s rays move outwards, following the University’s desire to reach out, as an institution and through its students, especially in promoting community development, nation-building and global brotherhood.