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Today, Nigeria boasts of many universities in different states of the federation and the FCT. Some are owned by the federal government. Others are owned by state governments, while many are run by private individuals and organizations. However, these universities did not come into existence all at once.
I shall give you the list of 10 oldest universities in Nigeria. Thereafter, I will tell you the oldest university in Nigeria.
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Top 10 Oldest Universities in Nigeria
So the table below gives a list of the top 10 oldest universities in Nigeria. You will see their names, the year they came into existence and their host states.
|University of Ibadan
|University of Nigeria, Nsukka
|Obafemi Awolowo University,lle-lfe
|Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
|University of Lagos
|University of Maiduguri
|University of Benin
|University of Calabar
|University of Jos
|University of llorin
The Oldest University in Nigeria
From the table above, we see that the oldest university in Nigeria is University of Ibadan. The university, popularly called UI, is a public research university in Ibadan, Nigeria.
The university was founded in 1948 as University College Ibadan, one of many colleges within the University of London. However, it became an independent university in 1962 and is the oldest degree-awarding institution in Nigeria.
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