We bring to you the current list of federal universities in Nigeria and their courses.
Ever asked yourself “how many federal universities are in Nigeria?” Well, There are currently about 49 universities owned by the federal government.
Wanting to know the names of federal universities in Nigeria is only normal as the country records over 175 universities; of these, 79 are private, 49 are federal, and 54 are state universities.
Some of Nigeria’s oldest universities are the University of Ibadan, the University of Nigeria, the Obafemi Awolowo University, and the University of Lagos.
These four institutions were founded between the end of the 1940s and the beginning of the 1960s. Interestingly, these institutions are on the list of the top 10 best Universities in Nigeria!
For a learning institution to join the list of federal universities in Nigeria, be it universities of technology, universities of agriculture, or universities of education, there must be a clear-cut funding strategy for the institutions.
In this post, we’ll share with you the full list of federal universities in Nigeria and their courses.
Full List of Federal Universities In Nigeria
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|S/N||List of Federal Universities In Nigeria||Courses||Year|
|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|
|15||Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa||FUOTUOKE Courses||2011|
|16||Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State||FUOYE Courses||2011|
|17||Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State||FUWUKARI Courses||2011|
|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|
|30||University of Benin||UNIBEN Courses||1970|
|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||The Federal University of Technology, Babura, Jigawa State||2021|
|47||The 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|
Requirements for the Establishment of State Federal Unviersities In Nigeria
To become an approved entity on the list of federal universities in Nigeria, as stated by the NUC, the following guidelines must be adhered to:
(1). The academic structure and discipline diffusion of the school must be such that it can meet the needs of the community.
(2). Evidence must be presented to demonstrate that the institution would be provided with sufficient:
- (a) Capital and recurrent funding;
- (b) Academic and support staffs;
The proposed staffing guidelines shall meet with current guidelines of the following bodies:
- (a) The National Universities Commission
- (b) The National Board for Technical Education;
- (c) The National Commission for Colleges of Education, as the case may be.
(3). The Federal Government must be satisfied that, on approval being given, the sources of funding and necessary funds will be available.
(4). The Federal Government or its accredited agency shall ascertain and be satisfied itself that:
(a) The fixed and enabling assets, that is, funds, land, movable and immovable assets, are appropriate for establishing the institution in the light of such factors as:
i. The type of institution envisaged
ii. Its philosophy and objectives,
iii. The cost of goods and services prevailing at the time;
(b) The assets shall be assigned to the institution on approval being given for the institution to be established; and
(c) That the applicant has supplied a concrete and guaranteed source of financial support for the University to the tune of N200 million, N100 million for Polytechnic or Mono technic, and N50 million for a College of Education, over a period of 5 years.
With the aforementioned, did you think your school should be on the list of federal universities in Nigeria approved by the NUC?
(5) A proposed institution shall have clearly spelled out a master plan for infrastructural and program development for at least 20 to 25 years which shall make adequate provision for:-
(a) Plan space, aesthetic beauty, and fixed final assets;
(b) Minimum land area of 100 hectares for a University, 50 hectares for a Polytechnic or Monotechnic, and 25 hectares for a College of Education, in a salutary site.
For any of the institutions on this list of federal universities in Nigeria to have been established, the site distance from an urban complex shall take into account the availability of municipal services, including water, transportation, private accommodation, communication, and other consequential inadequate in its Community.
(6). A proposed institution shall have an adequate environment base and shall be open to all Nigerians irrespective of ethnic derivation, social status, religious or political persuasion.
Accordingly, its laws and status shall not conflict with the conventional responsibilities in academia or interfere with avowed traditional institutional autonomy.
(7). To pre-empt problems of inadequate municipal facilities, the proposed institution shall have a clear policy on student and staff accommodation and catering services.
(8). The proposed institution shall have a well-articulated mission and set of objectives that may be original and innovative but unequivocally in consonance with the socio-economic and political aspirations of Nigeria.
(9) To create and sustain credibility and confidence from the start, the administrative structure of the proposed institution shall not depart too radically from established norms. This is a guideline to be able to join the list of federal universities in Nigeria
(10). The library, laboratory, and workshop facilities including instructional tools and consumables shall be adequate and there shall be long-range plans for sustaining them.
(11). The planning and feasibility report of the proposed institution includes proposed contracts and affiliation with existing similar institutions and plans for cooperation and interaction.
(12). The criteria set out in this Schedule shall also apply to a proposed institution which is an Open University except that:-
(a)The minimum land area requirement shall not apply, and
(b) Guidelines prescribed by the appropriate authority as regard technical infrastructure for functional and effective operation shall be satisfied.
List of Federal Universities In Nigeria (Summary)
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