Education is undoubtedly the key to the development of any society. The education system in Nigeria has been depleted by the despotic state of Politics in Nigeria. In Nigerian politics, insignificant attention is given to the education system and this is simply the major reason the Nigerian universities are recurrently on strike. In the midst of this, the number of universities have been increasing steadily across the country. Some States are endowed with a handful of universities while some are not. In this post, we shall highlight the top 5 States with the highest number of universities.
NUMBER 1: Ogun state.
The Gateway state tops this list with a total of 13 accredited universities. This includes one federal university, two state universities and eleven private universities. Below are the universities situated in Ogun state:
1. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.
2. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye(state)
3. Tai-Solarin University of Education, Ijebu Ode(state)
4. Babcock University, Remo. (Private)
5. Bells University of Technology, Ota. (Private)
6. Chrisland University, Abeokuta. (Private)
7. Covenant University, ota. (Private)
8. Crowford University, Igbesa. (Private)
9. Crescent University, Abeokuta. (Private)
10. Hallmark University, Ijebu Itele. (Private)
11. Mcpherson University, Ajebo. (Private)
12. Mountain Top University. (Private)
13. Christopher University, Mowe. (Private)
Number 2: Osun State
Osun State ranks 2nd on this list of states with the highest number of universities in Nigeria. Osun houses the prestigious OAU, ife. Osun has 9 universities. One federal university, one state university and seven private universities.
1. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (federal)
2. Osun State University, Osogbo (State)
3. Adeleke University, Ede.(Private)
4. Bowen University, Iwo.(Private)
5. Fountain University, Oshogbo.(Private)
6. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji Arakeji.(Private)
7. Kings University, Ode-Omu.(Private)
8. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu.(Private)
9. Redeemer university, Ede.(Private)
Number 3: Edo State
Edo is has 7 universities in total. The first ever lrivate university in Nigeria – Igbinedion University is Situated in Edo. Edo ranks 3rd on this list of states with the highest number of universities in Nigeria.
1. University of Benin (Federal)
2. Edo State University (State)
3. Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma (State)
4. Benson Idahosa University, Benin (Private)
5. Igbenedion university Okada.(Private)
6. Samuel Adegboyega university, Ogwa. (Private)
7. Wellspring university, Benin.(Private)
Number 4: Oyo State
The oldest university in Nigeria, the University of Ibadan is situated in Oyo state. Oyo has two state universities and 4 private universities makng it a total of seven universities.
1. University of Ibadan (federal)
2. Ladoke akintola university of technology, Ogbomosho (state)
3. Technical university, lbadan (state)
4. Ajayi crowther university, Ibadan.(Private)
5. Dominican university, Ibadan.(Private)
6. Kola daisi university, Ibadan.(Private)
7. Lead city university, Ibadan.(Private)
Number 5: Lagos State
Lagos state, the commercial hub of Nigeria is not left out in this. Lagos is also blessed with a mix of Federal, state and private universities. There are 7 universities in Lagos state.
1. University of Lagos (federal)
2. Lagos state university, Ojo. (State)
3. Anchor university, Ayobo. (Private)
4. Augustine university, Epe.(Private)
5. Caleb university, magodo.(Private)
6. Pan Atlantic University, Lekki.(Private)
Number 6: Enugu State
Enugu state is the only south-eastern state on this list. The coal city state has six universities.
1. University of Nigeria, nsukka (federal)
2. Enugu state university of science and technology, Enugu.(State)
3. Caritas university (Private)
4. Coal city university, Enugu. (Private)
5. Godfrey okoye university, Enugu. (Private)
6. Renaissance university, Enugu. (Private)
On the whole, it is very clear that the south western states are leading as regards the the states with the highest number of universities. Please do well to share this post to your friends and thanks for reading.