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Law • Political Science
Lagos State University offers diploma, degree and post graduate programmes while its MBA programme is reputed to be highly revered in Nigeria. The citadel is also known for various staff union agitations especially from the Lecturers' ASUU,non teaching staff's SSANU,NASU amongst others. Various unrest has also been witnessed with the activities of the Lagos State University Students Union informally called LASUSU. The state university, which is known as the best state owned university in Nigeria, also boasts of a robust academic staff which include highly respected political science scholar-Professor Abubakar Momoh, thespian- Dr. Sola Fosudo, actor-Doyin Hassan amongst others.
Kano • Law • Management • Agriculture, Fisheries, Food • Medicine, General, Internal
The University of Nigeria(UNN) was the first full-fledged indigenous and first autonomous university in Nigeria, modeled upon the American educational system. It is the first land-grant university in Africa and one of the five elite universities in the country. The university has 15 Faculties and 102 academic departments. The University offers 82 undergraduate programs and 211 postgraduate programmes.
The university celebrated its 50th anniversary on October 2010.
It was established by a decree of the Federal Military Government in 1975 and is a federal government owned tertiary institution of education located in Ilorin, Kwara State, western Nigeria. The ancient city of Ilorin, capital of Kwara State, is about 300 km from Lagos and 500 km from Abuja, the country's administrative capital. In August 2014, the school was ranked as the best university in Nigeria by 4icu.
Ibadan • Law • Agriculture, Fisheries, Food • Forestry • Veterinary Sciences • Dentistry, Oral Surgery • Medicine, General, Internal
Besides the College of Medicine, there are now ten other faculties: Arts , Science, Agriculture and Forestry, Social Sciences, Education, Veterinary Medicine, Technology, Law, Public Health and Dentistry. The University has residential and sports facilities for staff and students on campus, as well as separate botanical and zoological gardens.
It is housed in campuses formerly belonging to the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) and the Anambra State University of Science and Technology (ASUTECH). These campuses provided a temporary accommodation before the new campus was completed along Enugu Road, Abakaliki.
The university's medical faculty was established in 1991 as ESUT's Faculty of Health Sciences. Many of its facilities were developed in response to a Guinea worm pandemic; the Abakaliki Specialist Hospital, created for this purpose, was remodelled to become Ebonyi State University's primary teaching hospital. It was subsequently granted accreditation by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) for the training of medical students and resident doctors. Since it became part of Ebonyi State University, the medical school has received considerable funding from the Ebonyi government.
Ebonyi state university is located at the capital of Ebonyi state, with five campuses(CAS,CHS, EBONYI STATE UNIVERSITY TEACHING HOSPITAL, ISHIEKE and the PERM SITE). What is today known as Ebonyi State University (EBSU), started on July 30, 1980 when the Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) was originally founded as Anambra State university of Technology (ASUTECH), by the then Anambra State House of Assembly Law No. 7 of 1980.
In 1985, the ASUTECH Edict No 20 of 1985, created a four campus structure and the Abakaliki Campus, housing Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine. Consequently, Abakaliki Campus took off with a pre-science programme and was later enabled to run courses in Agricultural and Basic Basic Medicine Sciences.
When Ebonyi state was carved out from Enugu state on 1 October 1996, the Abakaliki Campus of the then ESUT was upgraded to Ebonyi State University College by the Ebonyi State Edict No of 1998; though remained affiliated to its parent University, ESUT.
The major landmark that launched the University into its present status came in 1999 when Dr Sam O. Egwu, Governor of Ebonyi State announced the upgrading of the University College to a multidisciplinary university and establishing statute received executive consent of His Excellency on January 14, 2000. The university has relocated to the PERM SITE, where faculties like social science,management science and arts are found.
Since 1999 when Ebonyi State University was upgraded to a full-fledged multi-disciplinary University, the school became one of the few Universities fully committed to development of academic programmes in the areas of Law, Humanities, Sciences and Technology.
Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, as it is known today, was at inception in 1982 a pride to itself as a University sought after and as of today, the only university in Nigeria that has within a quarter of a century had its name changed four times. The name was changed to Ondo State University in 1985, University of Ado-Ekiti in November 1999, and to its present name Ekiti State University of Ado Ekiti in September 2011.
The inception of the university was in 1981 in the former Imo State under the name of Imo State University, Uturu, Okigwe. The university was established by Sam Mbakwe when he was Governor of old Imo State. Following the creation of Abia State in 1991, the Uturu campus of the University was ceded to Abia State; and is now known as Abia State University Uturu, Isuikwuato Local Government Area, Abia State, Nigeria. The university is organized in colleges and schools having been founded on the same collegiate system operated by University of Nebraska.
Abia State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctorate degree; and has two campuses with its main campus located in Uturu while its College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine is housed by the campus in Umuahia, Abia State capital.
Akure • Agriculture, Fisheries, Food
Other universities of technology established around the same time were the Federal University of Technology Owerri, the Federal University of Technology, Abeokuta (FUTAB), which later metamorphosed to the present University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB), the Federal University of Technology Minna, the Federal University of Technology Yola, and the Federal University of Technology Bauchi (now Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University).
Jos • Law • Ecology, Evolution, Environment • Medicine, General, Internal • Pharmacology, Pharmacy
What became University of Jos was established in November 1971 as a satellite campus of the University of Ibadan. The first students were admitted in January 1972 as pre-degree students with the first Bachelor of Arts degree program begun in October 1973. In October 1975, then military government under General Murtala Mohammed, established the Unijos as a separate institution. The first Vice-Chancellor of the Unijos was Professor Gilbert Onuaguluchi. Classes began at the newly reorganized University of Jos in October 1976 with 575 students spread over the existing four faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Education, Natural Sciences and Medical Sciences. Post-graduate programs were added in 1977. By 1978 Faculties of Law and Environmental Sciences were established and the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences were separated.
In 2003, the Carnegie Corporation of New York gave Unijos a US $2 million grant to form its own fundraising department.
The university is named after the first Spiritual leader of Christ Apostolic Church, Joseph Ayo Babalola (1904–1959); it is located at the place where he was called by God to slay the Ogobungo ogre in 1928. Joseph Ayo Babalola University is a fully residential institution.
The initiative to establish the Bauchi State University started as a result of the realisation of the need to cater for the increasing number of applicants of the State origin seeking admission into Universities. Bauchi State Government realised that the challenge of the State's future development is Inevitably linked to the development of Its human capital as a basis for the full exploitation of its vast natural resources. Thus, the Bauchi State University shall launch the State into a new path of rapid socio-cultural, economic and industrial growth in the context of the much desired rapid and even development of Nigeria as an important Imperative for social and political harmony in the nation.
Awka • Management
Osogbo • Management
Ibadan • Ecology, Evolution, Environment
By its establishment, The Polytechnic, Ibadan became a successor of the erstwhile Technical College, Ibadan which was founded in 1960, the year of Nigeria’s independence to provide for students’ training and development of techniques in applied science, environmental science, engineering and commerce as well as in other spheres of learning. The Polytechnic has been producing high level manpower that has been making valuable contributions to the social and economic development of the country.
The Institution also offer a wide range of specialized short courses not only for the purpose of improving the vocational competence of technical and commercial workers, but also to provide an opportunity for presenting the most recent advances in knowledge and in techniques to specialist groups. The polytechnic currently awards National Diploma (ND), Higher National Diploma (HND), Post Graduate Diploma ( PGD) and other professional certificates to its deserving graduates. It also provide opportunities for creative development and research related to the needs of teaching and industry and the business community, particularly in its service area.
In 1975/76 session, the polytechnic adopted the faculty system of structuring the academic departments hither to run, solely on department basis. The conception was to make for easier work co-ordination and management. At present, there are five faculties namely: Engineering, Science, Environmental Studies, Financial and Management Studies and Business and Communication Studies.
By the amendment to the principal Edict of The Polytechnic which came into effect on 17 March 1987, four Satellite Campuses of the Polytechnic were created. They took off during 1981/82 session and were sited at Eruwa, Saki, Iree and Esa-Oke. Each of the campuses is headed by a Director who is responsible to the Rector for the Administration and Discipline of the campus. However, with the creation of Osun State, the Campus at Iree and Esa-Oke have become the property of Osun State Government and are today known as Osun State Polytechnic Iree and Osun State College of Technology Esa-Oke.
The Student enrolment of the Institution has continued to grow. At present, there are about 15,000 students in the Polytechnic, both at the main and the two Satellite Campuses.
Port Harcourt • Law • Nursing
Ikeja • Mathematics, Statistics, Finance • Bank, Insurance • Business
The polytechnic was established in 1990 by Engineer Babatunde Odufuwa as the first private tertiary educational institution in Nigeria. It gained official recognition in 1995. In December 2002 the polytechnic held its second convocation ceremony, where about 300 students received Higher Diplomas or National Diplomas. The institution was criticized in 2006 by a Sunday Sun reporter who found lax admission procedures and inadequate staff.
The polytechnic was formally established in 1980 as Ogun State Polytechnic during the military administration of Harris Eghagha, but the first set of 220 students was admitted in January, 1979. The Polytechnic started on two temporary campuses, Oke-Egunya and Onikolobo, moving to the Ojere campus between April 1985 and March 1988. By the 2004/2005 session, the student population was 18,878, with about 520 academic and non-academic staff.
Lagos • Medicine, General, Internal
Law • History
The university, which started academic activities in the 2001/2002 session, had its pioneer set of graduating students in the 2004/2005 academic year. Although, the student population was only 1,039 at inception, this increased to 4,636 in 2003/2004 and later 10,294 in 2006/2007. Given the fact that the university maintains the quota provided by the National Universities Commission (NUC). There has also been a signification increase in the number of academic and non-teaching staffs.
The university is located in Wilberforce Island, about 32 km from the state capital Yenagoa and is made up of three campuses; the Gloryland campus (main campus), the College of Health Sciences campus and the temporary campus of the Faculty of Law. A new campus, which is really an extension of the Gloryland campus, is being developed.
The main source of revenue is the Bayelsa State Government. There is no doubt that the government of the state has always been committed to the development of the university. The administration of the university has been determined to diversify the sources of revenue. The university will continue to be grateful to its benefactors, such as Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company (SNEPCO), Chief Lulu-Briggs, Diamond Bank and Chevron. The university has no doubt made significant progress.
Zaria • Telecommunication, Multimedia • Bank, Insurance
A Nigerian domestic airline, Arik Air, started a scholarship plan in October 2006 for trainizng pilots and aircraft engineers. The first 15 students for the Standard Pilot Course were to graduate in November 2008. The World Bank tendered for a study on equipment, infrastructure and training needs for the college in November 2008, a preliminary step before allocating funding. As of 2009 although the college undertook initial training of commercial pilots, courses in learning to fly new aircraft types and refresher courses were mostly done outside Nigeria. In January 2010 the president of Aviation Round Table, Captain Dele Ore, called for increased funding for the college so it could meet its statutory obligations. In March 2014, Captain Samuel Akinyele Caulcrick was appointed rector of the college. In July 2008, a trainer jet missed the runway and crashed into the fence. The pilot was injured, and the jet slightly damaged. Another incident had occurred in 2005.
Aba • Business
Management • Earth Science
The Nigerian Turkish International College started in September 1998. The school opened with 76 students on a rented site at Cairo Street, Wuse 2, Abuja. The NTIC has proliferated into a network of schools located in Abuja, Kano, Kaduna, Lagos, Ogun and Yobe States. Parents and students of the NTIC have mounted pressure on the management to establish a university that will carry on the tradition of the NTIC at the tertiary level. In response to this, the parent company of the NTIC (SURAT Nigeria Ltd) founded Nigerian Turkish Nile University (NTNU).Tertiary level education forms the bedrock of high level manpower development in any nation. This highlights the need for a qualitative education at this level. There is a dearth of instructions and infrastructure to cater for the needs of our ever increasing number of secondary school leavers. This has made it imperative for the private sector to take initiatives in the areas of providing tertiary education, especially for an organization that has a track record in providing high quality education.
Bowen University opened on November 4, 2002 as a residential institution with fewer than 500 students. It has a current enrollment of about 5,000 students and a target capacity of at least 20,500 students. The idea of a Nigerian Baptist university was conceived in 1938 and endorsed in 1957 by the Nigerian Baptist Convention.
The university is named in honor of Rev. Thomas Jefferson Bowen, the first American Baptist missionary from the Southern Baptist Convention who arrived in Nigeria in 1850 and started work in the southwestern city of Abeokuta.
Bowen University is "conceived as a centre of learning and research of distinction, combining academic excellence with love of humanity, borne out of a God-fearing attitude, in accordance with the Baptist tradition of ethical behavior, social responsibility and democratic ethos".
Philosophy: The University is conceived as a centre of learning and research of distinction; combining academic excellence with love of humanity, borne out of a God-fearing attitude, in accordance with the Baptist tradition of ethical behaviour, social responsibility and democratic ethos. The guiding philosophy of the University is Excellence and Godliness.
The motto of the University is “Excellence and Godliness”. This emphasizes the importance the University attaches to the attainment of excellence imbued with Godliness in all its programmes and training. This motto is the principle underpinning all academic pursuits in the University.
Makurdi • Agriculture, Fisheries, Food
The university was established in 1988, following from the recommendations of a 1987 federal government White Paper on Higher Education curriculum and development in Nigeria. The vice-chancellor is Professor E. I. Kucha
The university was formerly known as the University of Cross River State (UNICROSS). On October 1, 1991 the federal government of Nigeria established it as a federal university and the name was changed to the University of Uyo. The university inherited students, staff, academic programmes and the entire facilities of the erstwhile University of Cross River State established by Cross River State in 1983. Academic activities commenced during the 1991/92 academic session. UNIUYO has about 13 faculties and is expanding.
The vice-chancellor is Professor Comfort Ekpo. In April 2010 the Emir of Fika, Dr. Muhammadu Abali Ibn Muhammadu Idrissa was appointed chancellor.