Hello friends, I am positive that if you’re reading this article it is imminent that you’re in search of information about the existing Federal universities in Nigeria.
Nigeria is the most populous black nation on earth and with a population made up of mostly youth, universities are established yearly.
A university is an institution of higher learning which offers graduate and postgraduate certificates after specified researches and examinations have been undertaken.
Universities in Nigeria are accredited by a body known as the NUC. NUC stands for National Universities Commission and it is saddled with the responsibility of ensuring quality delivery of higher education both in private universities and federal universities in Nigeria.
Every year NUC releases a comprehensive list of accredited private and federal universities in Nigeria. Most time this list is not presented in order of the best universities in Nigeria, other bodies carry out this ranking.
NUC advises that before making an application to any institution of higher learning within the country, you should source for sufficient information about such institution. This information will furnish you with information regarding accreditation, courses offered and requirements you must meet.
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There is always a buzz about Federal Universities in Nigeria probably because people believe they are more equipped and they have government backing. Generally they have more funds at their disposal as they are fully funded by the Federal Government’s budget.
A major catch about Federal Universities in Nigeria is that there are several key requirements that must be fulfilled before gaining admission to these institutions.
One major requirement is that you cannot choose them as second choice in the JAMB UTME examination. For this singular reason some affluent kids just prefer choosing and applying to private universities despite their exorbitant fees.
Without further ado, let us get to the crux of this article, the list of Federal universities in Nigeria.
Federal Universities in Nigeria And Their Web Addresses
|S/N||Name of Universities||Vice Chancellor||Official Website||Year Established|
|1||Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi||Professor Saminu Ibrahim||http://www.atbu.edu.ng||1988|
|2||Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria||Professor Ibrahim Garba||http://www.abu.edu.ng||1962|
|3||Bayero University, Kano||Professor Yahuza Muhammad Bello||http://www.buk.edu.ng||1975|
|4||Federal University Gashua, Yobe||Prof. Andrew Haruna||http://www.fugashua.edu.ng||2013|
|5||Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun||Prof. Akii Ibhadode||http://www.fupre.edu.ng||2007|
|6||Federal University of Technology, Akure||Prof. Adebiyi Gregory Daramola||http://www.futa.edu.ng||1981|
|7||Federal University of Technology, Minna||Professor Musibau Adewunmi Akanji||http://www.futminna.edu.ng||1982|
|8||Federal University of Technology, Owerri||Prof. Chigozie C. Asiabaka||http://www.futo.edu.ng||1980|
|9||Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State||Professor Fatima Batoul Muktar||http://www.fud.edu.ng/||2011|
|10||Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina||Professor Haruna Abdu Kaita||http://www.fudutsinma.edu.ng||2011|
|11||Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State||Prof. Alhassan Mohammed Gani||http://www.fukashere.edu.ng||2011|
|12||Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State||Professor Muhammad Sanusi Liman||http://www.fulafia.edu.ng||2011|
|13||Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State||Professor Angela Freeman Miri||http://www.fulokoja.edu.ng||2011|
|14||Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State||Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba||http://www.funai.edu.ng||2011|
|15||Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa||Professor Seth Accra Jaja||http://www.fuotuoke.edu.ng/||2011|
|16||Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State||Prof. Kayode Soremekun||http://www.fuoye.edu.ng/||2011|
|17||Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State||Professor Mohammed Kundiri||http://www.fuwukari.edu.ng/||2011|
|18||Federal University, Birnin Kebbi||Prof. Auwal H Yadudu||http://www.fubk.edu.ng||2013|
|19||Federal University, Gusau Zamfara||Prof. Magaji Garba||http://www.fugus.edu.ng||2013|
|20||Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike||Professor Francis O Otunta||http://www.mouau.edu.ng||2013|
|21||Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola||Professor Kyari Mohammed||http://www.mautech.edu.ng||1981|
|22||National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos||Professor Abdalla Uba Adamu||http://www.nou.edu.ng||2002|
|23||Nigeria Police Academy Wudil||Professor Munzali Jibril||http://www.npf.gov.ng||2013|
|24||Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna||Professor S.O Okeniyi||http://www.nda.edu.ng||1985|
|25||Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka||Professor Joseph E. Ehaneku||http://www.unizik.edu.ng||1992|
|26||Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife||Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede||http://www.oauife.edu.ng||1962|
|27||University of Abuja, Gwagwalada||Professor Machael Umale Adikwu||http://www.uniabuja.edu.ng||1988|
|28||Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta||Ag. Professor Ololade Enikuomehin||http://www.unaab.edu.ng||1988|
|29||University of Agriculture, Makurdi||Prof. Emmanuel I. Kucha||http://www.uam.edu.ng||1988|
|30||University of Benin||Professor Faraday Orumwense||http://www.uniben.edu.ng||1970|
|31||University of Calabar||Prof. Zana Itinube Akpagu||http://www.unical.edu.ng||1975|
|32||University of Ibadan||Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka||http://www.ui.edu.ng||1948|
|33||University of Ilorin||Professor Abdulganiyu Ambali||http://www.unilorin.edu.ng||1975|
|34||University of Jos||Prof. Sebastian Maimako||http://www.unijos.edu.ng||1975|
|35||University of Lagos||Prof. Rahman A. Bello||http://www.unilag.edu.ng||1962|
|36||University of Maiduguri||Professor Ibrahim A. Njodi||http://www.unimaid.edu.ng||1975|
|37||University of Nigeria, Nsukka||Professor Benjamin C. Ozumba||http://www.unn.edu.ng||1960|
|38||University of Port-Harcourt||Professor Ndowa N Lale||http://www.uniport.edu.ng||1975|
|39||University of Uyo||Professor Enefiok Essien||http://www.uniuyo.edu.ng||1991|
|40||Usumanu Danfodiyo University||Professor Abdullahi Audu. Zuru||http://www.udusok.edu.ng||1975|
|41||Nigerian Maritime University Okerenkoko, Delta State||2018|
Over 90% of the courses in these universities are accredited, which means you’re sure of getting the best from any of the universities listed above.
Above all, they are very affordable when compared to state and private universities.
Now that we have been furnished with a list of the Federal universities in Nigeria, let us take a look at some of the goals of the NUC.
The Goals of the National Universities Commission are:
- Achieving and maintaining crisis free and stable University system in the country.
- To ensure that at least 80% of the courses offered by each university are fully accredited and thus sustain quality service delivery from such institutions.
- To bring into being and keep up proficiency in the utilization of ICT for delivering quality service both within the Commission and the different universities.
- Ensure that Universities provide upgraded facilities that will ensure comfortable learning for students and ease in acquiring knowledge.
- To ensure that graduates churned out from universities meet up with the manpower needs of the country, both in number and quality.
- To establish and cause to bloom a relationship between public and private universities.
Now that you’ve all of these information, it is easier to make a choice of which institution to apply to. There are certain criteria to consider in choosing a federal university as a place of study, some of these include:
- Whether the university offers the course you plan to study.
- The fees attached.
- The study environment
- The availability of the equipment needed to study the course.
- National Universities Commission accreditation.