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List Of Federal Universities In Nigeria [UPDATED]

NUC Approved Federal Universities in Nigeria
NUC Approved Federal Universities in Nigeria

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Hey SAVANT! In this episode of “Admission guide series” I will be taking you through the list of federal universities in Nigeria, here I will also answer some frequently asked questions relating to this topic… STAY TUNED!

NUC Approved Federal Universities in Nigeria
NUC Approved Federal Universities in Nigeria

The school you apply to is as important as the course you want to study, but for some reasons, most students do not really see the need to understand and evaluate their choice of institution (how expensive it is; school fees, accommodation fee, etc).

In Nigeria, there are three categories of these Universities you can apply to study in, it could be Federal, State or Private, whatever your choice may be, comes with its pros and cons.

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At the end of this post, I will show you the benefits of picking a federal University over Private and State Owned (managed) Universities and general admission requirements for most of these schools…

All you have to do now is keep reading diligently for details… ENJOY!✌

What Are Federal Universities?

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Federal Universities are tertiary institutions that are funded and managed by the federal government.

We have three (3) levels of governments in Nigeria (Federal, State and Local), and these universities fall under the coffers of the Federal govt and as such, the state do not have much influence or say about what may or may not in such school.

So, the appointments of the Vice chancellor and other internal school affairs is strictly by the Federal government and not State.

These schools are spread across the 36 State in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), there are some benefits of applying to theses schools when compared to Private & State owned Universities, more details on this shortly.

List Of Federal Universities In Nigeria

Federal Universities in Nigeria
Federal Universities in Nigeria

Below is the complete list of Federal Universities in Nigeria and the year they were established…

1.Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi
2.Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
3.Bayero University, Kano
4.Federal University Gashua, Yobe
5.Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun
6.Federal University of Technology, Akure
7.Federal University of Technology, Minna
8.Federal University of Technology, Owerri
9.Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State
10.Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina
11.Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State
12.Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State
13.Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State
14.Alex Ekwueme University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State
15.Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa
16.Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
17.Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State
18.Federal University, Birnin Kebbi
19.Federal University, Gusau Zamfara
20.Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike
21.Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola
22.National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos
23.Nigeria Police Academy Wudil
24.Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna
25.Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
26.Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife
27.University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
28.Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
29.University of Agriculture, Makurdi
30.University of Benin
31.University of Calabar
32.University of Ibadan
33.University of Ilorin
34.University of Jos
35.University of Lagos
36.University of Maiduguri
37.University of Nigeria, Nsukka
38.University of Port-Harcourt
39.University of Uyo
40.Usumanu Danfodiyo University
41.Nigerian Maritime University Okerenkoko, Delta State
42.Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna
43.Nigerian Army University Biu
44.Federal University of Health Technology, Otukpo Benue State
45.Federal University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi State
46.Federal University of Technology, Babura, Jigawa State
47.Federal University of Technology, Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom State
48.Federal University of Health Sciences, Azare, Bauchi State
49.Federal University of Health Sciences, Ila Orangun, Osun State
This table shows the list of federal Universities in Nigeria

Requirements For Admission

Requirements Check List
Requirements Check List

General admission requirement for Federal Universities includes;

  1. Candidate must have a JAMB score of 200 and above. Although some Federal Universities still accepts 160 as cut off mark, like the University of Port Harcourt.
  2. You must choose them as First choice, these schools do not accept second choice students, if you chose the University as second choice and wish to be considered for admission you must apply for change of Institution and pick them as first choice.
  3. Candidates must possess Ordinary Level with credit passes in at least 5 relevant subjects in not more than two sittings

Why Choose Federal Universities Over State Universities?

1. Cheaper Than State and Private Universities

They are relatively cheaper than State and Private Universities, although some State Universities are cheap, but this kindness most times extends only to indigenes of the state, unlike for federal Universities that cuts across boards.

2. Fair Admission System

Some state Universities give preference to indigenes for admission unlike federal Universities.


How Many Federal Universities Are In Nigeria?

There are forty nine (49) Federal Universities in Nigeria spread across the 36 states in Nigeria.

What Is The Oldest University In Nigeria?

The Oldest University in Nigeria is the University of Ibadan, it was established in 1948.

Key Takeaways

There are forty nine federal Universities in Nigeria all spread across the 36 states in Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

This is the lot I can take on this write-up, if you have any question or help, feel free to drop them using the comment box below.

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