Education in Nigeria still remains one of the surest ways out of poverty and the benefits cannot be overemphasized. It enlightens, exposes, grows and shapes one’s future. Public universities were the top choice for tertiary education in Nigeria, but that is no longer the case. State universities in Nigeria are now competing with federal schools in the university ranks. Gone are the days where students pick them as their second choice in UTME registration.
Here is a list of the best State Universities in Nigeria.
1. Lagos State University (LASU)
The Lagos State University (LASU) has topped other State and some Federal Universities, in terms of facilities and also the educational system. It was founded in 1983, has a student population of 61,000 and also operates a multi-campus system. the school has 4 campuses which are located in Ojo (main campus), Ikeja, Surulere, Epe. LASU has 9 faculties.
2. Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU)
Established in 1982, the University was first known as Ogun State University and later renamed to Olabisi Onabanjo University in 2001. It has 9 faculties and has multiple campuses with the main campus in Ago Iwoye.
3. Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST)
The Rivers State University is one of the best states University in the country. It has a student population of 17,000 and Staff strength of 3,000. RSUST is the first Technological University in the country and it has 7 faculties. It is among the only 2 universities in Nigeria offering degree programmes in Marine Engineering. It was founded in 1980.
4. Ambrose Alli University (AAU)
It is located in Edo state, AAU was established in 1981. It was renamed from Bendel State University to Ambrose Ali University to Professor Ambrose. The University has 8 colleges.
5. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH)
LAUTECH is a state-owned university in Ogbomosho, Oyo State. It is partly owned by Oyo and Osun government. It is among the best state Universities in the country. The University was established in 1990, has a student population of 25,000 and a staff strength of 3,000 staffs.
6. Imo State University
Imo State University was established in the year 1981, one of the best State Universities in the country. The University has different faculties namely; Agriculture, Law, Engineering. Social Sciences, Education.
7. Osun State University
It established in 2006 and operates a multi-campus system. It has 6 faculties namely; Social Sciences, Law, Humanities, Agriculture and Education, Health Science.
8. Delta State University
DELSU is the eighth on the list. Although, slightly younger than the other universities on the list. It is able to compete with other universities on the list in terms of quality education, facilities, and cultural transformation.
9. Adekunle Ajasin University (AAUA)
The University was established in 1982 by the Old Ondo State. The school has 6 faculties which are namely; Arts. Science, Education, Law, Agriculture, Social, and Management Science.
10. Niger Delta University (NDU)
The Niger Delta University located in Wilberforce Island Bayelsa State. This university was established in the year 2000. It has 2 campuses one in Yenagoa and Amassoma. The university has 9 faculties, Faculty of Agriculture, Medical Sciences, Law, Pharmacy, Science, Social Sciences, Engineering, Management Sciences, Arts, Education.
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