Studying in Nigeria (Higher Institution)

Studying in Nigeria has proven to have diverse effects on individuals who characterize it’s population

Nigeria, being the most populated country in Africa has a lot of educational opportunities. Although the educational system provides many options for one seeking to study there are as well challenges and bottle necks present in the educational sector ranging from poor infrastructural developments, insufficient amount of teaching staff and learning aids and lots more.

If you are in Nigeria hoping to enroll in a university/higher institution in your home country we have below some options for you. However, if you would prefer some alternative to earn your higher education you can consider erolling in an online degree program or studying abroad.

Higher Institutions in Nigeria

It might please you to know that  Nigeria has one of the highest number of Higher institutions in Africa being base to not only Government owned public higher institutions which includes universities, polytechnics, monotechnics and centres of advanced learning but a vast number of these private institutions as well.

Below are some Universities in Nigeria with relevant informations about them

University of Lagos (UNILAG) – Lagos

  • Tuition fee: ₦53.500 (Non-Science Students) or ₦63.500 (Science Students)
  • Scholarships
  • Additional Information:
    • Founded in 1962
    • Enrollment – 60,000+
    • Public University
    • Non-profit
    • Semester system
    • Urban
    • Arts, basic medical sciences, business administration, clinical sciences, dental sciences, education, engineering, environmental sciences, law, pharmacy, science, and social sciences

University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) – Ilorin

  • Tuition : ₦75.000 – ₦83.000
  • Scholarships
  • Additional Information:
    • Founded 1975
    • Public University
    • Non-profit
    • Semester system
    • Urban
    • Agriculture, arts, communication, health sciences, education, engineering & technology, environmental science, life science, law, management science, pharmaceutical science, physical science, social science, and veterinary medicine etc.

Covenant University

  • Tuition: ₦817,500 to ₦882,500
  • Scholarships
  • Additional Information:
    • Founded in 2002
    • Private University
    • Non-profit
    • Suburban
    • Semesters
    • Business and social science, engineering, leadership development studies, science and technology, postgraduate studies etc.

Other prestigious higher institutions and universities in Nigeria includes;

  • Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) 
  • University of Nigeria Nsukka (NNU) 
  • University of Ibadan (UI) 
  • University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  • University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) 
  • Abia State University (ABSU) 
  • Landmark University 
  • Delta State University (DELSU), etc.

Despite the numerous amounts of universities available getting an admission placement to study a desired course still proves to be difficult depending on the peculiarity of that course. This is because institutions offering such professional courses are few and the number of applicants many. As such some students seeking to study a desired course like Medicine might spend three years applying before being considered by an institution.

Students studying in Nigeria also face daily challenges such as;

Cultism: Cult activities in Nigerian universities generally has been on the increase and from time to time are reported to distort academic activities

Unconducive Hostel accomdation: It is unfortunate to mention that most higher institutions in Nigeria do not have enough accomdation to meet the demands of students while some others have aged and unconducive structures. As a result most students seek accomdation other places around campus environment.

Inspite of these imperfections in our universities and higher institutions, the general public and average income citizens has to make do with futhering their education In such situations afterall it is being said that when the desirable is unavailable, the available becomes desirable. Although many citizens can only hope and pray that the educational system improves those who has the financial means has taken to studying abroad.

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