List of Universities In Osun State – (Federal, State, Private)

We bring to you the full list of all the Universities in Osun state. We’ll provide you with information about State, Federal, and Private Universities in the state.

The state of Osun is located in western Nigeria. Osun state was formed from the eastern portion of Oyo state in 1991.

It is bordered on the northeast by Kwara, on the east by Ekiti and Ondo, on the south by Ogun, and on the west and northwest by Oyo.

The Yoruba Hills run through Osun’s northern region. The Osun River is the most important river in the state, which is covered with tropical rain forest.

List of all universities in Osun state

In Osun State, there are ten universities, one of which is owned by the federal government, one by the state government, and the other eight by private individuals.

In this post, you’ll come to know if your institution makes it to the list of the top 10 best universities in Nigeria.

Did you know that the literacy rate in Osun state is 80.0% according to UNESCO? In this post, we’ll share with you the list of all the Universities in Osun state.

List of Universities In Osun State

NUC approved Federal, state, and private universities in Osun State.

Federal University

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

State University

Osun State University Osogbo.

Related: List of State Universities In Nigeria and their courses

Private University

  • Adeleke University, Ede
  • Bowen University, Iwo
  • Fountain University, Oshogbo
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji
  • Kings University, Ode Omu
  • Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State
  • Redeemer’s University, Ede
  • Westland University Iwo, Osun State

Guidelines For Establishing Institutions of Higher Education In Nigeria

Pursuant to the recommendations of the Commission on the Review of Higher Education in Nigeria, the Federal Government of Nigeria has approved guidelines for the establishment of higher institutions of learning in Nigeria.

Relevant excerpts contained in the Education (National Minimum Standards and Establishment of Institutions) (Amendment Decree No. 9 of 1993 are reproduced hereunder:-

19A. An institution of  Higher Education may be sponsored or owned by the Government of the Federation or of a State or Local Government or by any of the following, that is:

a.  By a Company incorporated in Nigeria: or

b.  By an individual or association of individuals who are citizens of Nigeria, and who satisfy the criteria set out in the Schedule to this Act for the establishment of institutions.

Related: Full list of Universities In Abia State

19B (1) Application for the establishment of an institution of higher education shall be made to the Minister:

a. in the case of a University, through the National Universities Commission:
b. in the case of a Polytechnic or College of Agriculture, through the National Board for Technical Education;
c. in the case of a College of Education, through the National Commission for Colleges of Education; and
d. in any other case, through the Director-General of the Federal Ministry of Education, in accordance with the guidelines prescribed for making the application.

No doubt, the establishment of existing Universities in Osun state is in accordance with the provisions of the above.

(2) No State, Local Government, or tertiary institution shall benefit from the education tax with respect to a tertiary institution unless the application for the establishment of that tertiary institution was made in accordance with the provision of subsection (1) of this section.

(3) No person shall be granted approval to establish an institution of higher education unless the criteria set out in the Schedule to this Act have been satisfied.

Summary of Universities In Osun State

Thanks for checking this post about the Universities in Osun state. With a good number of learning institutions at the tertiary level, you’ll agree that the number of universities in Osun is a great backing of the literacy level presented by UNESCO (2012).

Are you currently in any of the schools in Osun? Tell us about your experience and let the world know!

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