Are you searching for schools in Nigeria? Here is the updated list of Accredited Federal Universities in Nigeria. Higher education institutions in the Nigeria are known as Universities, polytechnics and college of education. They award undergraduate, postgraduate degrees including masters and doctorate (PhD).
The schools in Nigeria are so numerous that most students tend to be confused especially when it comes to choosing one during JAMB. This article seek to reduce your worries.
Most Federal universities are now making it to to ten ranked universities according to QS World University Rankings 2022.
Federal Universities in Nigeria
Nigerian Government owned universities are divided into two main types, Federal Government schools and State Government schools.
According to the National Universities Commission (NUC) 2022, federal universities in Nigeria and their website are:
- Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi Professor M A Abdulazeez https://www.atbu.edu.ng 1988
- Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Professor Kabir Bala https://www.abu.edu.ng 1962
- Bayero University, Kano Professor Sagir Abbas https://www.buk.edu.ng 1975
- Federal University Gashua, Yobe Prof. Maimuna Waziri https://www.fugashua.edu.ng 2013
- Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun Prof. Akporure Rim-Rukeh https://www.fupre.edu.ng 2007
- Federal University of Technology, Akure Prof. Adenike Oladiji https://www.futa.edu.ng 1981
- Federal University of Technology, Minna Professor Faruk Adamu Kuta https://www.futminna.edu.ng 1982
- Federal University of Technology, Owerri Prof. (Mrs) Nnenna Nnannaya Oti https://www.futo.edu.ng 1980
- Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State Professor Abdulkarim Muhammad https://www.fud.edu.ng/ 2011
- Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina Professor Armaya’u Hamisu https://www.fudutsinma.edu.ng 2011
- Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State Prof. Umaru A Pate https://www.fukashere.edu.ng 2011
- Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State Professor Sheju Adbul Rahman https://www.fulafia.edu.ng 2011
- Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State Professor Olayemi Akinwunmi https://www.fulokoja.edu.ng 2011
- Alex Ekwueme University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State Professor Sunday Oge Egom https://www.funai.edu.ng 2011
- Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa Professor Teddy Charles Adias https://www.fuotuoke.edu.ng/ 2011
- Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State Prof. Abayomi Sunday Fasina https://www.fuoye.edu.ng/ 2011
- Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State Professor Jude Sammani Rabo https://www.fuwukari.edu.ng/ 2011
- Federal University, Birnin Kebbi Prof. Bello Bala Shehu https://www.fubk.edu.ng 2013
- Federal University, Gusau Zamfara Prof. Muazu Abubakar Gusau https://www.fugusau.edu.ng 2013
- Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike Professor Maduebibisi Ofo Iwe https://www.mouau.edu
- Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola Professor Abdullahi Liman Tukur https://www.mautech.edu.ng 1981
- National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos Professor Oluyemi Peters https://www.nou.edu.ng 2002
- Nigeria Police Academy Wudil Professor Zana Mohammed Ibrahim https://polac.edu.ng/ 2013
- Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna Professor Isah Garba (Provost) https://www.nda.edu.ng 1985
- Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Professor Charles Esimone https://www.unizik.edu.ng 1992
- Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife Professor Adebayo Simeon Bamire https://www.oauife.edu.ng 1962
- University of Abuja, Gwagwalada Professor Abdul-Rasheed Na’ Allah https://www.uniabuja.edu.ng 1988
- Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Professor Felix Kolawole Salako https://www.unaab.edu.ng 1988
- University of Agriculture, Makurdi Prof. Richard Anande Kimbir https://www.uam.edu.ng 1988
- University of Benin Professor Lilian Salami https://www.uniben.edu.ng 1970
- University of Calabar Prof. Florence Obi https://www.unical.edu.ng 1975
- University of Ibadan Professor Kayode Oyebode Adebowale https://www.ui.edu.ng 1948
- University of Ilorin Professor Sulyman Abdulkareem https://www.unilorin.edu.ng 1975
- University of Jos Prof. Tanko Ishaya https://www.unijos.edu.ng 1975
- University of Lagos Prof. Folasade T Ogunsola https://www.unilag.edu.ng 1962
- University of Maiduguri Professor Aliyu Shugaba https://www.unimaid.edu.ng 1975
- University of Nigeria, Nsukka Prof. Charles Igwe https://www.unn.edu.ng 1960
- University of Port-Harcourt Professor Owunari Georgewill https://www.uniport.edu.ng 1975
- University of Uyo Professor Nyaudo Ndaeyo https://www.uniuyo.edu.ng 1991
- Usumanu Danfodiyo University Professor L S Bilbis https://www.udusok.edu.n
- Nigerian Maritime University Okerenkoko, Delta State Prof. Emmanuel Adigio https://www.nmu.edu.ng 2018
- Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna Prof. Mohammed Dauda (Provost) https://afit.edu.ng 2018
- Nigerian Army University Biu Prof. Kyari Mohammed https://naub.edu.ng/ 2018
- Federal University of Health Technology, Otukpo Benue State Prof Innocent Ujah 2020
- Federal University of Agriculture, Zuru, Kebbi State Prof Musa Isiyaku Ahmed 2020
- Federal University of Technology, Babura, Jigawa State Prof Sabo I Birnin-kudu 2021
- Federal University of Technology, Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom State Prof Leo Daniel 2021
- Federal University of Health Sciences, Azare, Bauchi State Prof Bala Audu 2021
- Federal University of Health Sciences, Ila Orangun, Osun State Prof Akeem Olawale Lasisi 2021
- David Nweze Umahi Federal University of Medical Sciences, Uburu Prof. Jesse Uneke https://kdums.edu.ng/ 2022
Note: The feral universities listed above is not according to ranking.
Factors To Consider When Choosing A School
There are when things to consider when choosing a school to study. On of such is the courses offered by such institution. Another factor to consider is the tuition fee and cost of living in the area where the school is situated as well as availability of hostel.
Some federal universities in Nigeria charges tuition fee for as low as N10,000 per section while some charge as high as N200,000. This is really a factor to consider especially for those from low income families.
Conclusion: We are glad you now know all the accredited federal universities in Nigeria. Make sure you visit the website of each of the intuition for more information.