The Carnegie Corporation of New York founded CUDIMAC through a grant for an initial period of three years. CUDIMAC was formally established in June 1972 to be a service centre for the Faculty of Education and through this Faculty to serve other faculties in the university.
Originally, CUDIMAC was founded to provide a service to primary and secondary education in Nigeria generally and in the South East and South South zones particularly, by joining forces with all concerned to tackle the need to assist in the task of making education more relevant, realistic and functional.
To place CUDIMAC in the forefront of evidence-based innovations in the development of curriculum and instructional materials and the introduction of new methodologies in pedagogy that will be genuinely useful in Nigerian institutions of learning, while meeting the global standards yet promoting the core values of the university which will ensure the restoration of the dignity of man.
To be a functional, globally competitive and research-based Education Centre in Nigeria that will serve as an educational consulting clinic empowered towards the development of curriculum and instructional materials and training in the use thereof.