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As a curious reader, most of the time, you are very inquisitive to know the accredited list of federal universities in Nigeria and their school fees. Also, what rings in the mind of most aspirants and prospective students of a federal universities is what will my school fee be, how much in total am I going to be paying as new student or what is the price structure for existing students, all these will be answered shortly in this piece, just take a back seat and read along.


Before we discuss anything related to school fee in Federal universities, there is always a course and a need to go back to memory lane to see how the education system has always been from time immemorial and what has changed in the course of time.

Education has always been a driving force of any society either developed or developing societies. And talk of the driven force of the economic sector, health sector, and another parastatal that play important roles in the society today, they all took their root form education system of the nation. Education has continued to improve over time, advancement in technologies and intense research has really helped to shape the face of education in the nation.

No society ever reach its climax or exhibit its full potentials while the effort is not made to improve the educational sector of such a society. Diplomacy and bilateral agreement were made between two nations as a result of knowledge of education and study of such nations coming together to reach a consensus.


Early days of Nigeria, former education is not readily available within the reach and wall of the citizen, it takes only the children of the prominent and people who are exposed to the good education offers to send their wards to different countries to study and be equipped with core value of education, not until the late 1940s, Nigeria did not have a university of her own where her citizen can access quality education and expose the citizen to technical support to handle sophisticated machine and some of the gadgets brought to the shore of the nation to help our citizens. But later years of 1940, University of Ibadan was established, pushed further other federal universities were established till universities are widely distributed even like we see in the recent years.

List Of Federal Universities In Nigeria And School Fees

List Of Federal Universities In Nigeria And School Fees

Nigeria education system has really gain vigor especially in the days of pa Awolowo and other education loving individuals who declare free education to all and sundry in pursuit of an egalitarian society. A closer probe into time of these fellows and the current time shows better performance and full attention by students to education which invariable has helped the country reach her best stage it is today, the funny situation here is, most people that benefited from the free education system are the one responsible for school fee structure that is seen in most universities today, though that is a discussion for another day, out major focus in this write-up is the school fee structure and other related fee in the federal universities but we can not do away with iota of the above mention statement while writing on school fee and the likes.

From time immemorial, education and the whole system has not always been like, there has always being a free education system from all level of education to even the Ph.D. level, but as times flies, monetary value and fee got into the education system. All sectors from the local government to federal level has always been on the watch to see to a pocket-friendly fee for all students.

Below Is The Complete List Of Accredited Federal Universities In Nigeria And School Fees, Including The Year Founded

1. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi N23,000 1988
2. Adeyemi University of Education, Ondo 2015
3. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria N27,000-N41,000 1962
4. Alvan Ikoku University of Education, Owerri 2015
5. Bayero University, Kano N26,000-N40,000 1975
6. Federal University Gashua 2013
7. Federal University of Education, Kano 2015
8. Federal University of Education, Zaria 2015
9. Federal University of Health Sciences, Otukpo 2015
10. Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun N66,150 2007
11. Federal University of Technology, Akure N13,560-N83,940 1981
12. Federal University of Technology, Minna. N20,000-N37,000 1982
13. Federal University of Technology, Owerri N48,000 Plus 1980
14. Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State N66,800 2011
15. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina N37,000-N43,000 2011
16. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State 2011
17. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State N45,000-N50,000 2011
18. Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State N41,000-N50,000 2011
19. Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State N41,000-N44,000 2011
20. Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa N41,000-N50,000 2011
21. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State N35,000-N102,000 2011
22. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State N25,000-N43,500 2011
23. Federal University, Birnin Kebbi. 2013
24. Federal University, Gusau. 2013
25. Michael Okpara Uni. of Agric., Umudike, Abia N62,500 1992

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26. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola 1988
27. National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos. N36,000-N55,000 2002
28. Nigeria Maritime University, Okerenkoko 2015
29. Nigeria Police Academy Wudil 2012
30. Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna 1985
31. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka N20,100-N65,920 1992
32. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife 1962
33. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada N39,300-N42,300 1988
34. University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. N18,250-N33,000 1988
35. University of Agriculture, Makurdi. 1988
36. University of Benin N12,000-N49,500 1970
37. University of Calabar N30,500-N42,750 1975
38. Federal University of Ibadan N30,000-N50,000 1948
39. University of Ilorin N14,900-N75,500 1975
40. University of Jos 1975
41. University of Lagos N14,500-N63,500 1962
42. University of Maiduguri 1975
43. University of Nigeria, Nsukka N50,000 1960
44. University of Port-Harcourt N96,500 1975
45. University of Uyo N56,000-N60,000 1991
46. Usman Danfodiyo University N32,000-N43,000 1975

Still On The List Of Federal Universities In Nigeria And Their School Fees


As we have said earlier, education from start has always been free, and absolutely free, the government of earlier years properly understood the vital roles education play in the life of an individual and how that will invariably help a nation develop. The free education system has always helped an individual who loves education but is hindered by the fee structure and price to study for every good and service, there must be a rewarding return or profit expected as an investor, that was what recent universities stood for in these days. Many states and private individuals established universities to increase and improve their internally generated revenue while some are founded upon the fact to reduce the stress of long journey most of their citizen embark on in order to get access to education.


Among all universities in the country, the federal universities maintained very low tuition fee and strife at every effort to reduce the burden of education cost on a citizen of the country. The federal government universities maintained different price which varies from time to time as time and season may warrant but the standing factors, it is always made accessible and less burden on student and parents shouldering the responsibilities of their different wards.

Different fight as emanated from different federal universities which are all on record as a result of an effort to increase tuition fee and another imposing fee by the management of the federal universities. This emanated as a result of students not in synchrony with the imposed or purported increased and most of their struggles has yielded and resulted in an immediate reversal of decision taken by Senate of such universities.


Some aspirants and students of different federal universities have on several occasion go on oral brawls, tussle, finding and all sort of aggressive expression on why there should be inconsistency in the school price of all the federal universities, and some even go as far as writing to the government on why there is a demonstration of inconsistency, the answers are not far fetch, below are the reason for differences in school fee structure of federal universities.


Different universities offer different courses and discipline to expose students to the nitty-gritty of the profession to opt-in for, but not all universities operate all courses and discipline, there are no major reasons why such courses can’t be offered if not for cost incurred in process and prospects of the discipline, either in purchase of apparatus, technical support, demanding instructors and number of required hands needed in such field. In lieu of these, efforts are made to alleviate the cost incurred in the process and to sustain the availability of such course in the universities, there is always a need for an increase in the tuition fee of such student in that particular depart. Some go excursion and other fact-finding trips just to increase and widen their scope of understanding that course, all this has a ripple effect on the school fee of that course. Take for example medicine and political scientists, geology, and mathematics, there are always differences in scope and approach.


Some courses are short of hands, they are short of instructors, which makes every university to place a high demand on them, and the few ones available are jostle for by different universities with an enticing price structure, all this has a vital role to play on the school fee for such students in that department. And some courses have no facilitators at all in the country, the facilitators are invited from a neighboring country who have the expertise and most time, students are sponsor to travel out of the country for a particular period to learn under the tutelage of that facilitators so as to bring about effective learning and certification of that course in that field. All this has an effect on school fee of the courses


Some courses are less competitive, they have enough people in that field cost the management less and invariably reduce the cost of that depart as the case may be.


Some departments are taken care of by sponsors from a particular firm just no train students who will be recruited into their system so as to reduce the cost and time of scouting for people who have a technical know-how in such discipline, this will place a reduction in the school fee of such department and shoulder most of the responsibilities on the sponsors.


There are some states who are deficient of students, the youths and potential student in such area have zero value for education, some of their religion even discourage formal education, more of their religious education is more emphasized and only reckon with in such area. So as to encourage more students and improve on the education sector of such community, a less demanding fee places on every course, in fact, some incentives are attached to some department that is able to produce graduates from such department.

Obviously, education is not cheap, but federal universities have as a matter of fact made it possible to access education as a token fee that is convenient for most students to pay, the highest federal universities with highest school fee is about 35,000 naira which is a very good price compare to other universities owned by states and other individuals.


In conclusion, we have been able to journey down the road and lane of education in Nigeria, also the school fee structure of federal universities in Nigeria, we have to see what causes differences in the school fee and many others in this write-up.

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Updated: August 6, 2018 — 7:25 pm

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