Top 10 Cheapest Private Universities in Nigeria
The socio-economic climate of Nigerian education has forced many students to stay a year or 2 longer in school; this has caused many people to consider private universities as a better alternative. Private universities have stepped up their games academically, from the caliber of teaching and non-teaching staff to the general style of educating their students. However, these schools can be quite expensive. Here is a list of some of the cheapest options:
1. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin
Located in Ilorin, Kwara state. It was founded in 2005 and the current Vice-Chancellor is Professor Sulyman Age Abdulkareem. The university has several faculties which are spread across two campuses (Ilorin and Igbaja) in Kwara state. The institution’s school fees range from N103, 500 – N686, 000.
2. Ajayi Crowther University
Also known as ACU, it is located in Oyo State and was established in 2005. The institution has four faculties: Faculty of law, Faculty of Social science, Faculty of Natural Science, Faculty of Management Sciences. The Vice-Chancellor is Professor Dapo Folorunsho Asaju. The school fees ranges from N162, 000 – NN782, 000
3. Oduduwa University, Ile-Ife
Established in 2009, it is located at Ile-Ife in Osun State. This institution has four colleges which are: College of Management and Social Sciences, College of Environmental Design and Management, College of Engineering and Technology, and College of Natural and Applied Sciences. The current Vice-Chancellor is Professor Chibuzo Nnate Nnwoke. School fees range is about N170 000 – N197 000. This is quite affordable for a private school.
4. Obong University, Obong Ntak
Located in Obong-Ntak, Akwa Ibom State. It was founded in 1997 as the then African College of Management. The university has a faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences with degrees available in Computer Science, Microbiology, Biochemistry. In the faculty of Arts and Humanities, degree programmes are available in English Studies and Religious Studies. The Faculty of Management and Social Sciences offers degrees in Economics, Accounting, Mass Communication, Marketing, Sociology, Peace Studies and conflict Resolution, Public Administration, International Relations and Political Science. The school is under the direction of Dr. Moses Akpanudo while the Vice-Chancellor is Enefiok. S. Udo. Tuition fees range from about N180, 000 (without other school fees included).
5. Lead City University
Founded in 2005, this university is owned by the Eduserve Consult. The university is located in Ibadan, Oyo State. Tuition is about N200, 500 – N550, 000. The Vice-Chancellor is Kabiru Aderemi Adeyemo.
6. Adeleke University
The institution was established in 2011 by chief Deji Adeleke, it is located in Ede town, Osun state and has over six faculties; Faculty of arts, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Science. The current vice chancellor is Professor Samuel Ekundayo Alao. Tuition ranges from about N273, 000 – 450, 000 (excluding other charges).
7. Crescent University, Abeokuta
Located in Abeokuta, Ogun state. It was established in 2005,it has few colleges; Bola ajibola College of Law, College of Environmental Science, College of Information and Communication Technology, College of Natural and Applied Science, College of Social and Management Science. The Vice-Chancellor is Professor Akeem Gbajabiamila. School fees range from N283, 000 – N1, 000, 000.
8. Babcock University Ilishan, Remo
Babcock University was established in 1999 in the town of Ilishan-remo, Ogun state. It is managed by the Seventh-day Adventist church. It hosts about 9 schools and 1 college. They are; College of Health and medical sciences, School of Agriculture and Industrial Technology, Babcock Business School, School of Basic and Applied Science, School of Computing and Engineering Sciences, School of Education and Humanities , School of Law and Security Studies, School Of Nursing, School of Public and Applied Health. The current Vice-Chancellor is Professor Iheanyichukwu .O. Okoro. Tuition ranges from about N288, 000 – N560, 000 (other school charges are not included).
9. Fountain University
Located in Oke Osun, Oshogbo, Osun State. It was established in 2007. The university has two colleges; College of Natural and Applied Sciences and College of Management and Social Sciences, College of Art, Engineering and Education are being proposed. The current Vice-Chancellor is Professor Amidu Sanni. School fees ranges from about N341, 500.
10. Rhema University, Aba
Based in the city of Aba in Abia State, it was established in 2009 chancellor is Professor Ogbonnaya .C. Onwudike and tuition ranges from about N452, 000 – N464, 000.
These are the top ten cheapest universities in Nigeria that you could consider going for, it should however be noted that prices vary as regards departments and courses.