According to the joint admission and matriculation board (JAMB), millions of people in the country compete for a space in a tertiary institution. Furthermore, the number keeps on increasing. With all that has been said, let`s take a look at top ten largest universities in Nigeria.
1. University of Ilorin
Unilorin was established in 1975 to the decree of the Federal Military Government. It is controlled by the federal government and it is in Ilorin, Kwara state capital. The institution has a landmass of about 15000 hectares and has over 15 faculties.
2. Obafemi Awolowo University
This institution was established in 1961 but admission and training commenced in 1962. It is in the old city of Osun state, Ile Ife. The institution was formerly called the University of Ife and it was managed by the regional government of western Nigeria. The named was changed to Obafemi Awolowo University on the 2nd of May 1987.
3. University of Abuja
University of Abuja was established in 1988 but began academic work in 1990 making it the youngest on the list. Presently, the University can boast 11,284 hectares of land. Also, the institution has two campuses, one along Abuja airport and its mini campus is located in Gwagwalada.
4. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
It opened on the 1st of January 1988 after four technological universities were abolished by federal authorities. There are about 1500 academic staffs, 15000 undergraduates, and 1600 postgraduates students. In addition, the institution owns a rural campus that houses up to 18000 people.
5. University of Ibadan
University is Nigeria`s premier university and it is located in Ibadan, Oyo state. Admission into the University is highly competitive and difficult. Also, the institution has over 33000 students including both undergraduates and postgraduates students.
6. University of Benin
The university was founded in 1970 and it is located in Edo state. The school is owned by the federal government and it now has up to 40000 students.
7. Federal University of Technology (FUTO)
FUTO is located in Owerri, Imo state. The federal government-owned to school was created in the year 1970. It is the highest technological university in Southeast and Southsouth.
8. Redeemers University Nigeria
The university is owned by The Redeem Christian church of God. The institution has grown to become one of the best private Universities in Nigeria.
9. Ahmadu Bello University
Ahmadu Bello University is the most popular University in the northern part of Nigeria. Popularly known as ABU, the school was established in 1962 in Zaria, a city in Kaduna state. At first, it was called the University of Northern Nigeria and it now has two campuses. One of them is located in Samaru while the other one can be found in Kango in Zaria.
10. University of Nigeria, Nsukka
It is a federal University and it is located in Nsukka, Enugu state. It was founded in 1955 but opened formally in October 1960.
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