See the names of federal universities in Nigeria and the Courses they offer. Know the Number of Federal Universities in Nigeria and their year of establishment. Learn the advantages of federal universities over state universities.
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Federal Universities in Nigeria
Federal universities in Nigeria are universities that are directly under the ownership and control of the Federal Government. They receive significant funding and intervention from the Federal Government and their staff are under the Federal Government payroll.
How Many Federal Universities are in Nigeria?
Currently (i.e. as at 2021), there are 49 accredited Federal Universities in Nigeria.
These 49 accredited Federal Universities comprise of Universities of Technology, Universities of Agriculture and Universities of Education domiciled in different states of the federation and the FCT.
Federal Universities Vs. State Universities
Like we already pointed out above, Federal Universities are owned and controlled by the Federal Government. Since Nigeria is a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic country with three or more major religions, Federal Universities are established to engender and promote unity. Their catchment areas span the entire country making possible for students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds to meet and share belief and values. This promotes federal character and expands intra-cultural ethics in the country.
On the other hand, State Universities are owned and controlled by state governments. They mostly give greater priority to their indigenes and tend to favour them more than others. Some state universities give lower cut-off marks and even school fees to their indigenes. They claim it is an effort geared towards encouraging their people to be education in order to stand a good chance at the national level.
Advantages of Federal Universities Over State Universities
Below are the reasons why Federal Universities are better than State Universities.
- Cheaper Tuition: Federal Universities are generally cheaper than their state-owned counterparts. Most State Universities are way too expensive. This is the major reason why there is an incredible rush to Federal Universities, no thanks to the harsh economic realities in Nigeria.
- More Facilities and Infrastructures: Federal Universities are better funded and are equipped with more infrastructural facilities such as laboratories, digital libraries, auditoriums, lecture theatres, engineering workshops and so on. These make learning easier.
- Cultural Diversity: Unlike state universities which tend to prioritize their indigenes, Federal Universities admit more students, especially from different cultural backgrounds. That is why Federal Universities are centers for the promotion of unity in diversity.
- Best Lecturers: Since the federal government is the highest employer of labour in the country, many professors and academic doctors are employed in the Federal Universities.
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List of Federal Universities in Nigeria and the Courses they Offer
Check below for the list of all the accredited Federal Universities in Nigeria and the courses offered by each of them. Mobile users are to scroll to the side to view all the contents in the table.
Note: We will keep on updating this list as new universities are created.
|S/N||FEDERAL UNIVERSITIES||COURSES||YEAR EST.|
|1.||Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi||ATBU Courses||1988|
|2.||Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria||ABU Courses||1962|
|3.||Bayero University, Kano||BUK Courses||1975|
|4.||Federal University Gashua, Yobe||FUGASHUA Courses||2013|
|5.||Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun||FUPRE Courses||2007|
|6.||Federal University of Technology, Akure||FUTA Courses||1981|
|7.||Federal University of Technology, Minna||FUTMINNA Courses||1982|
|8.||Federal University of Technology, Owerri||FUTO Courses||1980|
|9.||Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State||FUD Courses||2011|
|10.||Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina||FUDMA Courses||2011|
|11.||Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State||FUKASHERE Courses||2011|
|12.||Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State||FULAFIA Courses||2011|
|13.||Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State||FULOKOJA Courses||2011|
|14.||Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State||FUNAI Courses||2011|
|Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa||FUOTUOKE Courses||2011|
|16.||Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State||FUOYE Courses||2011|
|17.||University of Benin||UNIBEN Courses||1970|
|18.||Federal University, Birnin Kebbi||FUBK Courses||2013|
|19.||Federal University, Gusau Zamfara||FUGUS Courses||2013|
|20.||Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike||MOUAU Courses||1992|
|21.||Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola||MAUTECH Courses||1981|
|22.||National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos||NOUN Courses||2002|
|23.||Nigeria Police Academy, Wudil||NPA Courses||2013|
|24.||Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna||NDA Courses||1985|
|25.||Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka||UNIZIK Courses||1992|
|26.||Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife||OAU Courses||1962|
|27.||University of Abuja, Gwagwalada||UNIABUJA Courses||1988|
|28.||Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta||FUNAAB Courses||1988|
|29.||University of Agriculture, Makurdi||FUAM Courses||1988|
|Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State||FUWUKARI Courses||2011|
|31.||University of Calabar||UNICAL Courses||1975|
|32.||University of Ibadan||UI Courses||1948|
|33.||University of Ilorin||UNILORIN Courses||1975|
|34.||University of Jos||UNIJOS Courses||1975|
|35.||University of Lagos||UNILAG Courses||1962|
|36.||University of Maiduguri||UNIMAID Courses||1975|
|37.||University of Nigeria, Nsukka||UNN Courses||1960|
|38.||University of Port-Harcourt||UNIPORT Courses||1975|
|39.||University of Uyo||UNIUYO Courses||1991|
|40.||Usumanu Danfodiyo University||UDUSOK Courses||1975|
|41.||Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta State||NMU Courses||2018|
|42.||Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna||AFIT Courses||2018|
|43.||Nigerian Army University, Biu||NAUB Courses||2018|
|44.||University of Health Technology, Otukpo Benue State||2020|
|45.||Federal University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi State||2020|
|46.||Federal University of Technology, Babura, Jigawa State||2021|
|47.||Federal University of Technology, Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom State||2021|
|48.||Federal University of Health Sciences, Azare, Bauchi State||2021|
|49.||Federal University of Health Sciences, Ila Orangun, Osun State||2021|
List of Federal Universities in Nigeria and their Cut-off Marks
Every Federal University has their cut-off marks. This represents the score that a candidate must attain in order to qualify him or her for admission into the university. Follow >>This Link<< to see the cut-off marks of all Nigerian Federal Universities.
List of Federal Universities in Nigeria and their School Fees
Many factors affects candidates choice of a prospective university. Such factors include cost of tuition, distance from home and so on. Cost of tuition is a major factor. That’s a major reason why candidates, first of all, decide for Federal Universities as against State Universities.
When candidates have made up their minds that it’s a federal university that they want to attend, they still want to find out the school fees of various federal universities in order to know which to finally settle for. If you are looking for the list of Federal Universities and their school fees, >>Click Here<< to access them.
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