Image is the mother of perceptions. Image determines reputation, and for the Faculty of Arts, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, image has been seen as an important factor in social and academic re-engineering. Some persons, institutions and organizations have over the years perceived the university system negatively due to a number of issues that border on the negative: sexual harassment, sale of handout, illegal fees, endless wrangling over simple issues, etc.
The Faculty of Arts is one of the first four foundation faculties of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka which commenced academic activities in 1960 with six departments. Two of these – English and History – became the core departments of the Faculty of Arts when the institution grouped its academic units into faculties. The creation of the faculty in 1960 was in line with one of the four factors which formed the background of the philosophy founding the University.