A Complete List of Federal Universities In Nigeria

The history of public universities in Nigeria dates back to 1948 with the establishment of University College, Ibadan. The UCI which was an affiliate of the University of London was a strong pointer to the importance of higher education as a viable means of enhancing unprecedented growth in various societies of the nation. To further ascertain the need for more higher education, the Federal Government commissioned an inquiry (the Ashby Commission) in April 1959 to come forth with a viable report on the subject. The submissions and implementation of the Ashby report brought about the establishment of higher institutions in various regions of the country: the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife) for the Western Region, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria for the Northern region and, of course, the University of Nigeria, Nsukka for the Eastern region.

While the aforementioned institutions represented the various regions of Nigeria, UCI and the University of Lagos became the first two federal universities in Nigeria. Other Universities began to spring up afterward. Notably, the oil boom years of the 1970s encouraged the expansion of federal universities in Nigeria. Today, the country boast of 44 full-fledged universities accredited by the National University Commission (NUC). This article gives you a complete list of federal Universities in Nigeria plus some important information about what makes each accredited university unique.

List of All NUC Accredited Federal Universities in Nigeria

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi

Formerly established as the Federal University of Technology (FUT), Bauchi, the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, ATBU got its new name after the first Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa. One of the unique things about the university lies in its academic pattern which was formulated in 1980 after consultation with subject experts from the United Kingdom and the United States of America.

  • Location: Bauchi, Northeast Nigeria
  • Year established: 1980
  • Abbreviation: ATBU
  • University motto: “Doctrina Mater Artium”
  • Name of campus: Gubi (Main Campus), Yelwa Campus
  • Student population: 10,000
  • Website address: https://www.atbu.edu.ng/

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Senate Building

Named after the Sardauna of Sokoto, Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, the first premier of Northern Nigeria, the Ahmadu Bello University is known for having a large medical program with its own ABU Teaching Hospital, one of the largest teaching hospitals in Nigeria and Africa.

  • Location: Com market, ABU, Zaria, Kaduna State
  • Year established: October 4, 1962
  • Abbreviation: ABU
  • University motto: Discipline, Self-Reliance, and Excellence
  • Name of campus: Funtua (Main campus), Samaru Campus, Kongo Campus
  • Student population: About 35,000
  • Website address: https://www.abu.edu.ng/

Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna

This is a military school approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC) for effective teaching and research. It is also home to the technological advancement of the  Nigerian Air Force in particular. The institution provides basic training on Aeronautics, aerospace engineering mechatronics engineering, and avionics.

  • Location: Nigerian Air Force Base, Kawo, Kaduna, Kaduna State
  • Year established: 1977 as TSS, renamed AFIT in 2008, and 2018 as Nigeria Airforce university
  • Abbreviation: AFIT
  • University motto: “Quest for Excellence”
  • Name of Campus: Main Campus (Kawo in Kaduna)
  • Student population:  881
  • Website address: https://afit.edu.ng/

Bayero University, Kano

BUK was formerly Ahmadu Bello College (in January 1960), Abdullahi Bayero College, Bayero University College (in 1975). With core values that include professionalism, humanity, and sacrifice, the institution is committed to addressing Africa’s developmental challenges through cutting-edge research, knowledge transfer ad training of quality graduates

  • Location: Kano, Kano State
  • Year established: October 4, 1962
  • Abbreviation: BUK
  • University motto: “وفوق كل ذي علم علي (“…and above every professor of knowledge there is one more learned”)
  • Name of campus: Bayero Campus
  • Student population:  49,622
  • Website address: https://www.buk.edu.ng/

Federal University Gashua, Yobe State

FUG is a research institution focused on solving the immediate needs of society and giving every person the opportunity to acquire knowledge. The coeducational Nigerian higher institution was also established to help fast-track the process of unlocking all educational potentials in Yobe state.

  • Location: Sabon Gari, Nguru-Gashua-Damasak Road, Gashua, Yobe state
  • Year established: 2013
  • Abbreviation: FUG
  • University motto: Al-ilmu Falah (Knowledge is Success)
  • Name of campus: Gashuamain Campus
  • Student population: 990
  • Website address: https://fugashua.edu.ng/

Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun 

Located in Delta State, Nigeria, the Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun was established for the main of purpose producing manpower and expertise for the oil and gas sector. It is the first of its kind in Africa and the sixth in the whole world and its aim is to be the premier international institution-of-choice with state-of-the-art facilities to provide the petroleum and allied sectors, world-class education, training, research, consultancy, and extension services.

  • Location: Ugbomoro, Delta State
  • Year established: March 2007
  • Abbreviation: FUPRE
  • University motto: Excellence and Relevance
  • Name of campus: Effurun Main Campus
  • Student population: 2,213
  • Website address: https://fupre.edu.ng/

Federal University of Technology, Akure

FUTA was established to specialize in producing graduates with practical as well as theoretical knowledge of technologies. The institution is one of the best Federal Universities in Nigeria and it aims at becoming a world-class University of Technology and a Centre for Excellence in training, research, and service delivery.

  • Location: Akure, Ondo State
  • Year established: 1981
  • Abbreviation: FUTA
  • University motto: Technology for Self Reliance
  • Name of campus: Obanla campus, Obakekere campus, Ibule campus
  • Student population: 15,000
  • Website address: https://futa.edu.ng/

Federal University of Technology, Minna

Specialized in technological education, the Federal University of Technology, Minna is a Centre of Excellence in Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering. The institution also has a core competence in the development of vaccines and drugs. The institution is even listed in the Guide to Higher Education in AfricaAssociation of African Universities and the International Association of Universities, 1999

  • Location: Minna, Niger State
  • Year established: 1982
  • Abbreviation: FUTMinna
  • University motto: Technology for Empowerment
  • Name of campus: Gidan Kwano(main Campus), Bosso campus
  • Student population: 13000
  • Website address: https://futminna.edu.ng/

Federal University of Technology, Owerri

The Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) was established to produce people with a sound technological base. and who will help transform the nation’s economy from consumer-oriented to production-oriented?.The University is the Oldest University of Technology in Nigeria and its core values are Human Capital Development, Financial Sustainability, and Infrastructural Development.

  • Location: Owerri, Imo State
  • Year established: 1980
  • Abbreviation: FUTO
  • University motto: Technology For Service
  • Name of campus: Urban campus
  • Student population: 21,000
  • Website address: https://futo.edu.ng/

Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State

FUD was established in 2011 as a research institution with extensive graduate programs that are dedicated to outstanding undergraduate and professional education. The institution wishes to achieve its goal of educating people for competence and character by combining teaching and scholarship of high quality with exemplary leadership at all levels.

  • Location: Shagari quarter Dutse local government, Jigawa State
  • Year established: 2011
  • Abbreviation: FUD
  • University motto: Knowledge, Excellence, & Service
  • Name of campus: Urban campus
  • Student population: 3,200
  • Website address: https://fud.edu.ng/

Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina

Established in February 2011 the Dutsin-Ma federal university is one of the nine universities established under president Goodluck Ebele Jonathan to provide community services that will impact the well-being of the people and the nation in general.

  • Location: KM 60 Kankara Road, Dutsin-Ma Katsina State
  • Year established: 2011
  • Abbreviation: FUDMA
  • University motto: Integrity and Service
  • Name of campus: Urban
  • Student population: 7000
  • Website address:http://staff.fudutsinma.edu.ng/

Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State

Established in 2010, the University has its mandate to include training high-level technical manpower for the technological development of Nigeria; conducting research that will translate into products and services; providing community services that will impact the well-being of the people.

  • Location: Kashere,  Akko LGA, Gombe State
  • Year established: 2010
  • Abbreviation: FUK
  • University motto: Education for Global Citizenship
  • Name of campus: Kashere main Campus
  • Student population: Not Stated
  • Website address: www.fukashere.edu.ng

Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State

The Federal University of Lafia has its vision to include training graduates and equipping them with life and entrepreneurial skills needed for the economic development of the nation. The institution hopes to be a world-class institution of higher learning that shall attract and prepare intelligent, dedicated, and talented young men and women from diverse backgrounds

  • Location: Lafia, Nasarawa State
  • Year established: 2010
  • Abbreviation: FULafia
  • University motto: Integrity, Innovation, and Excellence
  • Name of campus: Lafia main campus
  • Student population: Over 4,000
  • Website address: https://fulafia.edu.ng/

 Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State

Hoping to be one of the top ten ranking universities in Africa, the Federal University Lokoja is popularly known as Fulokoja, the public institution aims at training employable graduates through competency-based teaching, applied research, and practical community service to the catchment area, Africa, and the world.

  • Location: Lokoja, Kogi State
  • Year established:  16th February 2011
  • Abbreviation: Fulokoja
  • University motto: Sic Itur Ad Astra (The sky is the limit)
  • Name of campus: Felele Campus (Permanent Site), Adankolo Campus
  • Student population: 1,606
  • Website address: https://www.fulokoja.edu.ng/
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Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State

FUNAI, also known as The Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike Ikwo (AEFUNAI) is committed to becoming a vibrant center for learning and research that will be reputable nationally and internationally and a hub for the economic transformation and development of the region through creative and innovative endeavors.

  • Location:  Ndufu, Alike Ikwo of Ebonyi State
  • Year established: 2011
  • Abbreviation: FUNAI
  • University motto: Home of Soaring Eagles
  • Name of campus: Permanent site
  • Student population: Not Stated
  • Website address: https://funai.edu.ng/

University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)

Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa

Through its vast dissemination, preservation, and application of knowledge, the Federal University, Otuoke hopes to gain and maintain its reputation as a world-class university that challenges its students to achieve the highest levels of intellectual and personal growth, to promote sustainable development, as well as contribute purposeful and ethical service to Mankind.

  • Location:  Otuoke,  Ogbia LGA,  Bayelsa State
  • Year established: 2011
  • Abbreviation: FUO
  • University motto: Knowledge, Excellence, Service
  • Name of campus: FUO main campus
  • Student population: Not Stated
  • Website address: http://fuotuoke.edu.ng/
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Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State

Federal University Oye, Ekiti State, is a new University with its mission including providing a quality educational experience for students in a diverse learning environment while promoting the values and indigenous learning that is responsive to the needs of the society.

  • Location: Aare Afao Road, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State
  • Year established: 2011
  • Abbreviation: FUOYE
  • University motto: Innovation and Character for national transformation
  • Name of campus: Oye Campus and Ikole Campus
  • Student population: 26,000
  • Website address: https://fuoye.edu.ng/

Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State

FUWUKARI is tasked with the need to advance people’s knowledge through quality ICT-centric educational experiences; conducting leading-edge research and scholarship in all areas that promote an intellectual environment.

  • Location: Katsina-Ala Rd, Wukari, Taraba State
  • Year established: 2011
  • Abbreviation: FUWUKARI
  • University motto: ‘Character, Excellence, and Service’.
  • Name of campus: Wukari Campus
  • Student population: Not Stated
  • Website address: https://fuwukari.edu.ng/

Federal University, Birnin Kebbi

The University hopes to add value to human existence through the provision of a conducive academic environment for staff and students to actualize their dreams like their counterparts globally. FUBK was established in line with the policy of the Government for establishing a Federal University in states that did not have one across the federation.

  • Location: Kalgo Road, Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State
  • Year established: 18 February 2013
  • Abbreviation: FUBK
  • University motto: In Pursuit of Excellence
  • Name of campus: Takeoff site, permanent site
  • Student population: Not Stated
  • Website address: https://fubk.edu.ng/

Federal University, Gusau

The federal University based in Gusau was established as a technology-driven center of excellence in innovation, teaching, and research that will help to generate and expand human knowledge and capacity to transform society and to create positive change.

  • Location: Gusau Zamfara State
  • Year established: 2013
  • Abbreviation: FUGUS
  • University motto: Knowledge, Innovation and Service
  • Name of Campus: Main Campus (Permanent Site)
  • Student population: Not Stated
  • Website address: https://www.fugusau.edu.ng/

Michael Okpara Uni. of Agric., Umudike

Formerly Federal University of Agriculture, Michael Okpara University was established in 1988 with the mandate of imparting agricultural education in a scientific but practical way, coupled with applied research and extension services that would assist in achieving national self-sufficiency in food and fiber production. The University is one of three Universities in Nigeria that focus majorly on agricultural education. The other two were established in Abeokuta (Ogun State) and Makurdi (Benue State)

  • Location: Umudike, Abia State
  • Year established: 1993
  • Abbreviation: MOUA
  • University motto: Knowledge, Food and Security
  • Name of campus: Permanent site (Umudike)
  • Student population: Not Stated
  • Website address: https://www.mouau.edu.ng/

Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola

Formerly the Federal University of Technology Yola was established in 1981 with the mandate of providing the much-needed technologically skilled manpower for the Nigerian nation. The research-intensive university is one of the 27 federal government university system and one of only 4 federal technology universities established with the sole purpose of advancing science-based research

  • Location: Girei a town, Yola, Adamawa State
  • Year established: 1981
  • Abbreviation: MAUTech
  • University motto: Technology for Development
  • Name of Campus: Main Campus
  • Student population: Over 20,000
  • Website address: https://mautech.edu.ng/

National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos

NOUN is a leading ODL institution in Africa providing functional, flexible, accessible, and cost-effective education for many who seek knowledge. To achieve it goal, the institution set up study centers that spread across the six geo-political zones of the country and it leverages ICT to deliver an education tailored towards the globalized economy.

  • Location: Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos
  • Year established: 2002
  • Abbreviation: NOUN
  • University motto: Work and Learn
  • Name of campus: 78 Study Centres
  • Student population: 515,000
  • Website address: https://nou.edu.ng/

Nigerian Army University Biu

This is a research higher institution established for the purpose of providing innovation and technology for the Nigerian Army. The tertiary institution was founded in 2018, in response to the Boko haram insurgency in North-East of Nigeria. The structure of the institution includes 75% civilian, 25% military and paramilitary. It is the first Nigerian Army University and Africa’s First Green University

  • Location:  Biu, Borrno State
  • Year established: 2018
  • Abbreviation: NAUB
  • University motto: Knowledge, creativity, innovation for national self-reliance
  • Name of campus: Not Available
  • Student population: Not Stated
  • Website address: https://www.naub.edu.ng/

Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna

Formerly known as the Royal Military Forces Training College (RMFTC), NDA was established in response to the defense needs of independent Nigeria to train officers for the Armed Forces of Nigeria. Part of the role of the institution is to groom selected young able-bodied men and women and provide them with broad-based training in both military and academic subjects designed to serve as a foundation for the future progressive development of officers of the Nigerian Armed Forces. The duration of training at the Nigerian Defence Academy is 5 years (4 years Academic + 1 year Military)

  • Location: Kaduna State
  • Year established: 5 February 1964
  • Abbreviation: NDA
  • University motto: Loyalty and valour
  • Name of campus: Not Available
  • Student population: 3,500
  • Website address: https://www.nda.edu.ng/

Amadu Bello University, Zaria

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka

Named after Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, the Federal University was established to produce graduates with some core attributes and its mission is to use teaching, research, and public service to solve social problems. The university hopes to live up to the ideals of the renowned statesman, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, by making its education pragmatic and using it to forge unity among the various communities in Nigeria.

  • Location: Awka, Anambra state
  • Year established: 1991
  • Abbreviation: Unizik, NAU
  • University motto: “Discipline, Excellence and Self-Reliance”.
  • Name of campus: Awka Kampus, Agulu premises, Ifite Ogwari premises, Nnewi Campus
  • Student population: 37,182
  • Website address: https://web.unizik.edu.ng/

Nigerian Maritime University Okerenkoko, Delta State

The military university and maritime college in Okerenkoko, Gbaramatu, Delta State is one of the best-accredited marine school in Nigeria. It has a regimental unit, composed of a Regimental Director, a Chief Cadet Captain. The institution also offers a wide range of courses that includes oil and gas engineering, marine engineering, electrical/electronic engineering, ship and boat building.

  • Location: Okerenkoko, Delta State
  • Year established: 2018
  • Abbreviation: NMU
  • University motto: In Pursuit for Excellence
  • Name of campus: Not reported
  • Student population: Not Stated
  • Website address: https://nmu.edu.ng/

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

This is one of three Universities established in Nigeria between 1961 and 1962. Its vision is to become a top-rated university in Africa and to achieve this, the university plans to harness modern technology especially ICT, and modern social, economic, and financial strategies to run a cost of the efficient and effective academic program and institutional management.

  • Location: Ile-Ife, Osun state,
  • Established: 1962
  • Abbreviation: OAU
  • University motto: For Learning and Culture
  • Name of Campus: Main Campus
  • Student population: About 35,000
  • Website address: https://oauife.edu.ng/

 The Police Academy Wudil

The Police Academy was established to provide an institution capable of producing qualitative manpower, especially at the ASP and Inspectorate cadre, in order to meet up with the middle-level manpower requirements of the Nigeria Police Force. The institution has so far trained a total of 5,222 cadet officers.

  • Location: Wudil Kano State
  • Year established: 1988
  • Abbreviation: POLAC
  • University motto: Knowledge for Service
  • Name of campus: Wudil permanent site
  • Student population: Over 5000
  • Website address: http://www.polac.edu.ng/

University of Abuja, Gwagwalada

The tertiary institution located in Nigeria’s federal capital was established as a dual-mode university with the mandate to run conventional and distance learning programs. The Centre for Distance Learning School is used to provide university education to those who cannot acquire such education through the regular university system and those interested in acquiring new knowledge and specialized skills.

  • Location: Abuja
  • Year established: 1988
  • Abbreviation: UniAbuja
  • University motto: For Unity and Scholarship
  • Name of campus: Giri main Campus, Gwagwalada mini campus
  • Student population: Not Stated
  • Website address: https://www.uniabuja.edu.ng/
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University of Agriculture, Abeokuta

This tertiary institution was one of the three specialized Universities of Agriculture in Nigeria. It was established specifically for promoting agricultural education and services for agricultural development and attainment of self-sufficiency in food and fiber. The University of Agriculture Abeokuta and Makurdi are the first two Universities of Agriculture created in the country.

  • Location: Abeokuta, Ogun State
  • Year established: January 1, 1988
  • Abbreviation: FUNAAB
  • University motto: Knowledge For Development.
  • Name of campus: Permanent site, Isale-Igbehin mini campus
  • Student population: 19,273
  • Website address: https://unaab.edu.ng/

University of Agriculture, Makurdi

The federal institution located in Makurdi, Benue State, Nigeria is one of the first two Universities of Agriculture established in Nigeria and the philosophy behind its creation is so that the average Nigerian farmer would have easy access to the fruits of scientific agriculture. The institution also hopes to become a major institutional player in the process of national and global human resource capacity building in agriculture, science, engineering, and technology for rapid economic growth.

  • Location: Makurdi, Benue State
  • Year established: 1 January 1988
  • Abbreviation: FUAM
  • University motto: Innovation and Service
  • Name of campus: Permanent Site
  • Student population: Over 5000
  • Website address: https://uam.edu.ng/

University of Benin

Founded in 1970, the tertiary institution has its focus set on improving the lives, economy, and status of the country by impacting very positively in every Nigerian youth. UniBen started as an Institute of Technology. It took up the new name in 1972 after Military Governor of Mid-Western State, Col. S. O. Ogbemudia formally announced the institution’s name change. UNIBEN has one of the best College of Medical Sciences in the country.

  • Location:  Benin City, Edo State,
  • Year established: 1970
  • Abbreviation: UNIBEN
  • University motto: Knowledge for Service
  • Name of campus: Ugbowo Campus (main), Ekenwan Campus
  • Student population: 40,000
  • Website address: https://www.uniben.edu/

University of Calabar

Popularly known as UNICAL, the federal University located in Calabar, was, among many other reasons, established to encourage the advancement of knowledge of learning and to hold out to all person the opportunity of acquiring liberal education without distinctions of race, creed, sex or political conviction. The Institution was and is still one of the foremost Nigerian Universities to automate students’ registration processes through the College Portal.

  • Location:  Calabar, Cross River State
  • Year established: 1975
  • Abbreviation: UNICAL
  • University motto: Knowledge for Service
  • Name of Campus: Main Campus (formerly Calabar Campus for UNN)
  • Student population: 40,645
  • Website address: https://www.unical.edu.ng/
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 University of Ibadan

The public research university came into existence with the aim of expanding the frontiers of knowledge through the provision of excellent conditions for learning and research. UI is the oldest degree-awarding institution in Nigeria. Still ranked among the prestigious Universities in the world, the institution tries to maintain its place as a world-class institution for academic excellence geared towards meeting societal needs. The institution is made up of 92 academic departments organized into 17 faculties.

  • Location:  Ibadan, Oyo state Nigeria
  • Year established: 1948
  • Abbreviation: UI
  • University motto: Recte Sapere Fons” (To think straight is the fount of knowledge)
  • Name of Campus: Main Campus
  • Student population: 41,743
  • Website address: https://www.ui.edu.ng/

OBafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

University of Ilorin

The federal government-owned university was established in August 1975 for the purpose of providing more opportunities for Nigerians aspiring to acquire a university education and to generate high-level manpower with a rapidly expanding economy. The institution also hopes to provide a world-class environment for learning, research, and community service. Unilorin has fifteen Faculties and over 60 departments.

  • Location: No C2, Studiopedia, Fate Tanke Rd, Ilorin, Kwara state
  • Year established: 1975
  • Abbreviation: Unilorin
  • University motto: Probitas Doctrina (Character and learning)
  • Name of Campus: Main Campus, Kwara Polytechnic mini-campus
  • Student population: 50,000
  • Website address: https://www.unilorin.edu.ng/

 University of Jos

Located in Jos, Plateau State, the University of Jos was established to encouraging and promoting a culture of excellence and to deliver an outstanding and inclusive student academic experience as well as promoting good character. The institution hopes to be globally rated as a University that provides an excellent educational experience with a high impact on society.

  • Location: Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria
  • Year established: 1975
  • Abbreviation: UNIJOS
  • University motto: Discipline and Dedication
  • Name of campus: Jos main campus
  • Student population: 14,000
  • Website address: https://www.unijos.edu.ng/

University of Lagos

The University of Lagos is best known for providing qualitative and research-oriented education to Nigerians and all those who have entered its domain in search of knowledge. The University has built a legacy of excellence and has been instrumental in the production of top range graduates and academia who have had an impact, directly or indirectly, on growth and development in Nigeria.

  • Location: Mainland Akoka, Yaba, Lagos
  • Year established: 1962
  • Abbreviation: UNILAG
  • University motto: Indeed and In truth
  • Name of campus: Akoka campus, Yaba campus, Idi-Araba, Surulere campus
  • Student population: 55,000
  • Website address: https://unilag.edu.ng/

University of Maiduguri

Created as one of the second generation Universities in Nigeria, the University of Maiduguri prides itself to be an institution dedicated to scholarship and learning in the Arts, Sciences, Humanities, and Technology, and the development of the moral and civic character of all persons who pass through her portals. The institution also aims at promoting the development of Private and Public morality, discipline, accountability and probity, and  international cooperation through participation, research, and dissemination of information

  • Location: Maiduguri, capital of Borno State,
  • Year established: 1975
  • Abbreviation: UniMaid
  • University motto: knowledge is light
  • Name of Campus: Main campus (permanent site)
  • Student population: 20,000
  • Website address: https://www.unimaid.edu.ng/

University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Founded by Nnamdi Azikiwe in 1955, is Nigeria’s first full-fledged indigenous and first autonomous university. The institution is known to attract, educate, train, and transform qualified persons to high-level manpower that are thoroughly equipped with adequate knowledge and specialized skills in research and innovation. Through research and innovation, the University also prides itself to be a globally reputed first-rate School of Postgraduate studies.

  • Location: Nsukka – Onitsha Rd, Nsukka
  • Year established: University of Nigeria (1960 – 1967), University of Biafra (6 July 1967 – 15 January 1970)
  • Abbreviation: UNN
  • University motto: To Restore the Dignity of Man
  • Name of campus: Nsukka, College of Medicine (Ituku-Ozala), UNEC campus
  • Student population: 36,000
  • Website address: https://www.unn.edu.ng/

University of Port-Harcourt

First established as University College port Harcourt, the University of Port Harcourt is one of the top-ranking universities in Africa renowned for its teaching, research, creativity, and innovation. The institution prides itself as one with the ability to formulate and drive a good service delivery system that would inform, educate, promote, monitor, and review our service delivery with a view to attaining internationally accepted best practices.

  • Location:  Choba/Aluu town in Rivers State
  • Year established: 1975
  • Abbreviation: UNIPORT
  • University motto:  For Enlightenment and Self-Reliance
  • Name of Campus: Main Campus (permanent site)
  • Student population: 35,000-39,999
  • Website address: https://www.uniport.edu.ng/

University of Health Technology, Otukpo Benue State

This is a newly established Federal University of Health Sciences in Otukpo in Benue State. The institution is meant to address the dearth in the admission of students aspiring to study Medicine and allied sciences in Nigeria. It will also help in the supply of needed manpower in Nigeria’s health services industry.

  • Location: Otukpo in Benue State.
  • Year established: 2020
  • Abbreviation: FUSHO
  • University motto: Knowledge for Health
  • Name of campus: Otukpo (main campus)
  • Student population: Not Stated
  • Website address: Not Available

University of Uyo

Located in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State, the federal University prides itself as one of the centers of academic excellence in Nigeria. The university was formerly known as the University of Cross River State (UNICROSS). Its core values include academic excellence in teaching and research, creativity and innovation, transparency, and accountability.

  • Location: Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State
  • Year established: 1991
  • Abbreviation: UNIUYO
  • University motto: Unity, Learning and Service.
  • Name of campus: Nwaniba campus, Town Campus, Annex Campus, Ime Umana Campus
  • Student population: 30,000
  • Website address: https://uniuyo.edu.ng/

Usman Danfodiyo University

UDUS prides itself as the most peaceful university in Nigeria. Through quality teaching, research, and community service to deserving persons and communities, under the most peaceful atmosphere, it hopes to become a center of excellence in terms of teaching, research, and community service in all fields of human endeavor.

  • Location: Sokoto, Sokoto State
  • Year established: 1975
  • Abbreviation: UDUS
  • University motto: ‘Read’
  • Name of campus: City (main) campus, Mini campus, annex campus,
  • Student population: 24,047
  • Website address: https://www.udusok.edu.ng/
Chika Udeh
Chika is an expert wordsmith who uses her skills to write about people and events that matter. In her spare time, she enjoys listening to music and moving along to the tune.
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