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Top universities in Nigeria

Nigeria is divided into 36 states and the jurisdiction of the federal capital (FCT). Tertiary education levels were extended to cover every sub-region of Nigeria as a result of the oil boom years of the 1970s.

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Top 10 universities in Nigeria

The only bodies allowed to run universities were formerly the federal government and state governments. Recently, individuals, corporate bodies, and religious bodies have been given licenses to create private universities in the region.

The National Universities Commission (NUC) is the primary accreditation and regulatory body that enforces universal requirements and sets the ability of each university in Nigeria for entry.

Here are top accredited universities which offer Bachelor’s or Master’s degrees and are traditionally on-campus options in Nigeria.

1. University of Lagos

Popularly known as UNILAG, the University of Lagos is a public academic university in Lagos, Nigeria. It is one of the five universities of the first generation in Nigeria and was established in 1962. In global education journals, it is ranked among the world’s best universities.

Address: University of Lagos, University Road Lagos Mainland Akoka, Yaba, Lagos
Established: 1962

2. University of Ibadan

In Ibadan, Nigeria, the University of Ibadan is a public academic university. The campus, one of several colleges within the University of London, was established in 1948 as University College Ibadan. In 1963, it became an autonomous university and is the oldest institution in Nigeria that grants degrees.

Address: Road Oduduwa, Ibadan
Established: 18 January 1948

3. University of Ilorin

University of Ilorin, also known as Unilorin, in Ilorin, Kwara Province, Nigeria, is a federal government-owned university. It was founded in August, 1975, by a Federal Military Government Decree.

Address: No C2, Studiopedia, Off Health Ministry, Fate Tanke Rd, behind Lgea Elementary School, Ilorin
Established: 1975

4. University of Nigeria

The University of Nigeria is a federal university situated in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria, which is generally referred to as UNN.

5. Ahmadu Bello University

In Zaria, Kaduna Province, Nigeria, Ahmadu Bello University is a federal government academic university. ABU was established as the University of Northern Nigeria on 4 October 1962. Two campuses are run by the university: Samaru and Kongo in Zaria.

Address: Com market, ABU, Zaria

6. Obafemi Awolowo University

Formerly known as the University of Ife,  OAW is a Nigerian university owned and run by the federal government. The university is situated in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.

Address: Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife

7. Federal University of Technology Minna

Federal University of Technology Minna is a university owned by the Federal Government  of Nigeria and located in Minna, Nigeria. Popularly known as FUTMINNA, the university specializes in educational technologies. FUTMINA is a recognised Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering Center of Excellence and has a key competency in vaccine and drug development.

8. Covenant University

Covenant University is located in Ota, Ogun Province, Nigeria, The university is a private Christian university. It is affiliated with Living Faith Church Worldwide and is a member of the Commonwealth Universities Association, African Universities Association and the Board of National Universities. Covenant University is founded in 2002 by presiding Bishop of Nigerian megachurch, Faith Tabernacle  in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria, and Living Faith Church Worldwide, also known as Winners’ Chapel International.

9. Rivers State University

Rivers State University, previously called Rivers State University of Science and Technology, is a university situated in the Port Harcourt district of Diobu, Rivers State, Nigeria.

Address: Westend, Old Port Harcourt Twp, Port Harcourt
Established: 1980

10. Landmark University

Located in Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria, Landmark University is a private Christian university associated with the Living Faith Church Worldwide.

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