Almost every day, undergraduates to be search the web to know the list of state universities in Nigeria and the courses offered.
No doubt, there are tons of higher institutions in Nigeria with graduates prospering in different fields, state universities have greatly contributed to producing capable minds that will ensure social growth.
What Is a State University?
A State university is and educational entity that is funded by the government of the respective states. Just like federal universities, they also offer undergraduate and graduate programs.
A state university system normally means a single legal entity and administration, but may consist of several institutions, each with its own identity as a university.
Most state universities in Nigeria run a four year programme, where students need to meet all necessary requirements to bag a degree.
As the mission of the National Universities Commission is to ensure the orderly development of a well coordinated and productive university system, that will guarantee quality and relevant education for national development and global competitiveness, state universities have meet the requirements of this body.
Which is the first state university in Nigeria? I’ll drop the info later in this post which is solely about the full list of state universities in Nigeria.
Full List of State Universities In Nigeria and Their Courses
So, let’s get to it. You’ll find information about all state universities in Nigeria, year of establishment and courses they offer.
|Abia State University, Uturu
|Adamawa State University Mubi
|Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba
|Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
|Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
|Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
|Bauchi State University, Gadau
|Benue State University, Makurdi
|Yobe State University, Damaturu
|Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar
|Delta State University Abraka
|Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
|Ekiti State University
|Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu
|Gombe State Univeristy, Gombe
|Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai
|Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolume
|Imo State University, Owerri
|Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa
|Kaduna State University, Kaduna
|Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil
|Kebbi State University, Kebbi
|Kogi State University Anyigba
|Kwara State University, Ilorin
|Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso
|Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa
|River State University of Science and Technology
|Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
|Lagos State University, Ojo
|Niger Delta University Yenagoa
|Nasarawa State University Keffi
|Plateau State University Bokkos
|Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode
|Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina
|Osun State University Osogbo
|Taraba State University, Jalingo
|Sokoto State University
|Northwest University Kano
|Oyo State Technical University Ibadan
|Ondo State University of Medical Sciences
|Edo University Iyamo
|Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State
|University of Africa Toru Orua, Bayelsa State
|Bornu State University, Maiduguri
|Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology Abeokuta
|Gombe State University of Science and Technology
|Zamfara State University
|Bayelsa Medical University
There you have the list of all state universities in Nigeria and the courses they offer. It’s interesting to know know that some of these institutions made it to the list of top universities in Nigeria.
But which is the first state university in Nigeria?
Which Is the First State University in Nigeria?
Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) is the first state University in Nigeria.
Here are cool and interesting facts about this university:
- It was established in the year 1980, few decades after Nigeria independence.
- The school was founded by Jim Nwobodo
- The first Chief Executive and President of ESUT was the late Professor Kenneth Onwuka Dike.
- Website: https://www.esut.edu.ng/
- Motto is “Technology for Service”
- It has 2 campuses: Agbani and Enugu campus
- Has an average student population of about 50,000
Faculty of Agricultural & Natural Resources Management, Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences, Faculty of Education Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Management Sciences, Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty of Social Sciences.
ESUT is not just on the list of state universities in Nigeria, it can as well be referred to as the oldest Nigerian state university.
List of State Universities In Nigeria (Summary)
Talk about prospering formal systems in Nigeria and you’ll find the education system. Products of Nigerian states universities have made their mark globally.
So, from the list of states universities in Nigeria which is the best? (I’d let you decide what the word ‘best’ mean).
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