October 25, 2012

Directory of Private Universities in Nigeria

In addition to Colleges of Education, Polytechnics, State-owned and Federal-owned universities, Nigeria also has a number of Private-owned universities.

Nigeria organised into 36 states and a federal capital territory (FCT) in Abuja, expanded its tertiary education to reach all of its subregions, following the oil boom years of the 1970s. In those days, the federal government and the state governments were the only bodies licensed to operate universities in Nigeria.

In recognition of the need to encourage private participation in the provision of university education, the Federal Government established a law 1993, allowing private sectors to establish universities following guidelines prescribed by the Government. Recently, therefore, licenses have been granted to individuals, corporate bodies and religious bodies to establish private universities in Nigeria.

The National Universities Commission (NUC), the accreditation body of every university in Nigeria, enforces uniform standards and sets admissions capacity for each university. Currently, as at October 2012, there are 37 Federal and State owned Universities respectively, and 50 Private Universities.

Nigerian universities generally award the undergraduate Bachelors, postgraduate Masters degrees and the doctoral and postdoc in several disciplines; with many also awarding Pre-Degree and Degree Foundation Diplomas, various Certificate courses and postgraduate Diplomas (PGD). The official lingua fraca in Nigeria, which is also the language of instruction at all levels of education from kindergarten to phD level, is the English Language.

It is pertinent to note that the academic year of the various universities, although incessantly disrupted by non-ending strings of strike actions by ASUU, run from October to September annually; and undergraduate candidates are expected to select two Universities, two Polytechnics, and two Colleges of Education while registering for the Jamb UTME, which is a unified undergraduate matriculation examination for admission into Nigerian tertiary institutions. Entry requirements for most undergraduate courses include a minimum of Five O’ Level Credit passes to include English Language and Mathematics at not more than two sittings in SSCE, GCE or NECO Examinations.

Jamb Direct Entry is an opportunity provided for candidates with advanced level qualifications to gain undergraduate admission into tertiary institutions. Jamb DE candidates register for and apply directly to their institution of choice. Jamb does not conduct any direct entry exams, candidates access the universities based on their A Level and O Level performance. Universities, however, may decide to conduct a Jamb direct entry screening test.

For postgraduate study, it is advisable to contact the admissions department of your institution of interest for detailed information and possible financial aid details, if available for your course of study.

Directory Listing of approved Private Universities in Nigeria:

  1. Achievers University, Owo
    Website: http://www.achievers.edu.ng
    Year Founded: 2007

  2. Adeleke University,Ede.
    Website:
    Year Founded: 2011

  3. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti - Ekiti State
    Website: http://www.abuad.edu.ng
    Year Founded: 2009

  4. African University of Science & Technology, Abuja
    Website: http://aust.edu.ng
    Year Founded: 2007

  5. Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan
    Website: http://www.acu.edu.ng
    Year Founded: 2005

  6. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
    Website: http://www.alhikmahversity.org
    Year Founded: 2005

  7. American University of Nigeria, Yola
    Website: http://www.aun.edu.ng
    Year Founded: 2003

  8. Babcock University,Ilishan-Remo
    Website: http://www.babcockuni.edu.ng
    Year Founded: 1999

  9. Baze University 
    Website: www.bazeuniversity.edu.ng
    Year Founded: 2011

  10. Bells University of Technology, Otta
    Website: http://www.bellsuniversity.org
    Year Founded: 2005

  11. Benson Idahosa University,Benin City 
    Website: http://www.idahosauniversity.com
    Year Founded: 2002

  12. Bingham University, New Karu
    Website: http://www.binghamuni.edu.ng
    Year Founded: 2005

  13. Bowen University, Iwo 
    Website: http://www.bowenuniversity-edu.org
    Year Founded: 2001

  14. Caleb University, Lagos
    Website: http://www.calebuniversity.edu.ng
    Year Founded: 2007

  15. Caritas University, Enugu
    Website: http://www.caritasu.edu.org
    Year Founded: 2005

  16. CETEP City University, Lagos
    Website: http://www.cetepuniversity.com
    Year Founded: 2005

  17. Covenant University Ota
    Website: http://www.covenantuniversity.edu.ng
    Year Founded: 2002

  18. Crawford University Igbesa
    Website: http://www.crawforduniversity.edu.ng
    Year Founded: 2005

  19. Crescent University,
    Website: http://www.crescentuniversityng.com
    Year Founded: 2005

  20. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin
    Website:
    Year Founded: 2012

  21. Evangel University, Akaeze
    Website:
    Year Founded: 2012

  22. Fountain Unveristy,Oshogbo
    Website: http://fountainuniversity.net
    Year Founded: 2007

  23. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike - Enugu State
    Website:
    Year Founded: 2009

  24. Gregory University, Uturu
    Website:
    Year Founded: 2012

  25. Igbinedion University Okada
    Website: http://www.iuokada.edu.ng
    Year Founded: 1999

  26. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
    Website: http://www.jabu.edu.ng
    Year Founded: 2006

  27. Katsina University, Katsina
    Website: http://katsinauniversityportal.net
    Year Founded: 2005

  28. Landmark University,Omu-Aran; Kwara.
    Website: http://lmu.edu.ng
    Year Founded: 2011

  29. Lead City University, Ibadan
    Website: http://www.lcu.edu.ng
    Year Founded: 2005

  30. Madonna University, Okija
    Website: http://www.madonnauniversityportal.com
    Year Founded: 1999

  31. Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo
    Website:
    Year Founded: 2012

  32. Nigerian-Turkish Nile University, Abuja
    Website: http://www.ntnu.edu.ng
    Year Founded: 2009

  33. Novena University, Ogume
    Website: http://www.novenauniversity.edu.ng
    Year Founded: 2005

  34. Obong University, Obong Ntak
    Website: http://www.obonguniversity.net
    Year Founded: 2007

  35. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu - Osun State
    Website: http://www.oduduwauniversity.com
    Year Founded: 2009

  36. Pan-African University, Lagos
    Website: http://www.pau.edu.ng
    Year Founded: 2002

  37. Paul University, Awka - Anambra State
    Website: http://www.pauluniversity.edu.ng
    Year Founded: 2009

  38. Redeemer's University, Mowe
    Website: http://www.run.edu.ng
    Year Founded: 2005

  39. Renaissance University,Enugu
    Website: http://www.renaissanceuniversityng.com
    Year Founded: 2005

  40. Rhema University, Obeama-Asa - Rivers State
    Website:
    Year Founded: 2009

  41. Salem University,Lokoja
    Website: http://www.salemuniversity.org
    Year Founded: 2007

  42. Samuel Adegboyega University,Ogwa.
    Website:
    Year Founded: 2011

  43. Southwestern University, Oku Owa
    Website:
    Year Founded: 2012

  44. Tansian University,Umunya
    Website: http://www.tansian-edu.com
    Year Founded: 2007

  45. University of Mkar, Mkar
    Website: http://www.unimkar.edu.ng
    Year Founded: 2005

  46. Veritas University
    Website: http://www.veritas.edu.ng
    Year Founded: 2007

  47. Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa - Edo State
    Website: http://www.wellspringuniversity.net
    Year Founded: 2009

  48. Wesley Univ. of Science & Tech.,Ondo
    Website: http://www.wusto.edu.ng
    Year Founded: 2007

  49. Western Delta University, Oghara
    Website: http://www.wduniversity.net
    Year Founded: 2007

  50. Wukari Jubilee University,
    Website: http://www.wukarijubileeuniversity.org
    Year Founded: 2005
DISCLAIMER: The above list was correct as at the time of publishing (October, 2012). Study & Scholarships is NOT responsible for any incompleteness as new schools may be created from time to time.
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SOURCE: NUC: List of Nigerian Universities - 2012; UTME Brochure 2012-2013. At all times, see NUC website for most current list.

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful! Never knew i had a university right in my backyard!
    Godfrey university in my own village???? Good gracious!! This is very wonderful news.
    I'll be going to check out the school this December when I travel back home to the east for Xmas festivities.

    Guys you're doing a wonderful job. Keep it up. Wish i could help...and as an afterthought, why don't you guys add a "Donate" Link to your PayPal or bank account. Some people just might want to appreciate your sweat. Good work, though!

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