EDUCATION OF NIGERIA - Country profile

The Federal Republic of Nigeria is located on the West Coast of Africa with 36 states and a recorded population of over 120 million people. Of this population, 30 million are students. The country is rich in petroleum and many other natural resources. The three dominant tribes are Yoruba in the southwest, Ibo in the eastern region and Hausa in the north. Although people speak their native languages, the official language is English. The dominant two religions are Christianity and Islam.

Nigeria gained it's independence from the British in 1960. For the past 15 years, it has been under military rule. During this period, the tertiary institutions were plagued with riots and strikes resulting in a decline in quality of the educational system. Educational institutions are still in the process of recuperating from the neglect of the former governments. A democratic government was voted for in February 1999. Retired General Olusegun Obasanjo was elected president.

The Federal Government of Nigeria regards education as an instrument for effecting national development. Her philosophy on education is based on the development of the individual into a sound and effective citizen and the provision of equal educational opportunities for all citizens of the nation at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels both inside and outside the formal school system. The language of instruction in Nigerian institutions is English. The Ministry of Education is the government body charged with the duty of regulating procedures and maintaining standards.

Primary School

Primary education begins at the age of six for majority of Nigerians. Students spend six years in primary school and graduate with a school-leaving certificate. Subjects taught at the primary level include mathematics, English language, bible knowledge, science and one of the three main native languages (Hausa, Yoruba and Ibo). Private schools would also offer computer science, French and art. Primary school students are required to take a Common Entrance Examination to qualify for admission into the Federal and State Government schools.

Secondary Education

Students spend six years in Secondary School. At the end of three years, they take the Junior Secondary School exam (JSS3 exam) which is a qualifying exam for Senior Secondary School. By Senior Secondary School Class 2 (SS2), students are taking the GCE O'Levels exam, which is not mandatory, but most students take it to prepare for the Senior Secondary School Exam. The Senior Secondary School Exam is taken in the last year of high school (SS3). Private organizations, the State government or the Federal government manages secondary schools in Nigeria.

Federal Government Schools

The Federal Republic of Nigeria is made up of thirty-six States and the Federal Capital Territory. There is about two Federal Government Colleges in each state. These schools are funded and managed directly by the Federal Government through the Ministry of Education. Teachers and staff are Federal Government employees. Teachers at the Federal Government schools possess a Bachelors degree in Education or in a particular subject area, such as, Mathematics, Physics etc. These schools are supposed to be model schools carrying and maintaining the ideals of secondary education for Nigerian students. Admission is based on merit, determined by the National Common Entrance Examination taken by all final year elementary school pupils. Tuition and fees are very low, approximately one hundred dollars ($100.00), because funding comes from the Federal Government.

State Owned Schools

State owned schools are funded by each state government and are not comparable to the Federal government colleges. Although education is supposed to be free in majority of the state owned institutions, students are required to purchase books and uniforms costing them an average of two hundred dollars ($200.00). Teachers in State owned institutions usually have a National Certificate of Education or a Bachelors Degree. Often times these schools are understaffed due to low state budgets, lack of incentives and irregularities in payment of staff salaries.

Private Secondary Schools

Private secondary schools in Nigeria tend to be quite expensive with average annual fees ranging from One to Two thousand dollars ($1000.00 - $2000.00). These schools have smaller classes (approximately ten to fifteen students per class), modern equipment and a better environment. Teachers in these institutions all posses at least a Bachelors in a specific course area and are sent for workshops or short term programs on a regular basis.

PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATIONS:

GCE, SSCE
General Certificate Of Education (GCE) And Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE)
With the introduction of 6-3-3-4 system of education in Nigeria, students are required to enter secondary school after spending a minimum of six years of Primary Education and passed a prescribed National Common Entrance Examination. The students must spend a minimum period of six years in Secondary School. During this period, students are expected to spend three years in Junior Secondary School and three year in Senior Secondary School. The General Certificate of Education Examination (GCE) was replaced by the Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE). The SSCE is conducted at the end of the Secondary School studies in May/June. The GCE is conducted in October/November as a supplement for those students who do not get the required credits from their SSCE results. The standards of the two examinations are basically the same. A body called West African Examination Council (WAEC) conducts both the SSCE and GCE. A maximum of nine and a minimum of seven subjects are registered for the examination by each student with Mathematics and English Language taking as compulsory.

A maximum of nine grades are assigned to each subject ranging from:

A1, A2, A3 or A1, B2, B3, B4, (Equivalent to Distinctions Grade)

C4, C5, C6, or B4, B5, B6, (Equivalent to Credit Grade)

P7, P8 or D7, D8, E (Just Pass Grade)

F9 (Fail Grade) Credit grades and above is considered academically adequate for entry into any University in Nigeria.

In some study programs, many of the universities may require higher grades to get admission.

The Federal Government policy on education is adhered to by all secondary schools in Nigeria. Six years of elementary school is followed by six years of secondary school, divided into the Junior Secondary and Senior Secondary School. Junior Secondary School consists of the JSS I, JSS 2 and JSS 3 which is equivalent to the 7th, 8th, and 9th Grade respectively. The Junior Secondary Certificate Examination (JSCE) is taken at the end of the junior school. Students who pass this exam may proceed to senior school at the same institution or may transfer to an institution of their choice. Senior Secondary school consists of the SS I, SS 2, and SS 3 which is equivalent to the 10th, 11th and 12th Grade. The Senior Secondary School Examination (SSCE) is taken at the end of the SS 3. The West African Examination Council (WAEC) administers both exams. Three - six months after a student has taken the SSCE examination, they are issued an Official transcript from their institution. This transcript is valid for one year, after which an Official transcript from the West African Examination Council is issued.

WAEC reserves the right to withhold Official transcripts of individuals or sometimes Institutions due to exam malpractice. Withholding of results could prevent the parties involved from ever getting an Official score report. Oftentimes students are forced to redo their SSCE.

Subjects Taught At Junior Secondary School

1. ENGLISH 2. MATHEMATICS 3. INTEGRATED SCIENCE 4. SOCIAL STUDIES 5. INTRODUCTORY TECHNOLOGY 6. BUSINESS STUDIES 7. HOME ECONOMICS 8. FINE ART 9. FRENCH 10. NIGERIAN LANGUAGES(IGBO, HAUSA AND YORUBA) 11. ARABIC 12. CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE 13. ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE 14. AGRICULTURAL SCIENCE 15. MUSIC 16. PHYSICAL EDUCATION 17. HEALTH EDUCATION

A student is expected to select a Nigerian language and to choose either Christian religious knowledge or Islamic religious knowledge, all other subjects are compulsory.

Subjects Offered At Senior Secondary School

1. ENGLISH LANGUAGE 2. MATHEMATICS 3. LITERATURE-IN ENGLISH 4. NIGERIAN LANGUAGES( IGBO, HAUSA AND YORUBA) 5. BIOLOGY 6. CHEMISTRY 7. PHYSICS 8. ECONOMICS 9. COMMERCE 10. FOOD AND NUTRITION 11. CLOTHING AND TEXTILE 12. HOME MANAGEMENT 13. COMPUTER SCIENCE\TYPING 14. FRENCH 15. MUSIC 16. APPLIED ELECTRICITY 17. AUTO MECHANICS 18. TECHNICAL DRAWING 19. HISTORY 20. GEOGRAPHY 21. CHRISTIAN RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE 22. ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS KNOWLEDGE 23. ACCOUNTING 24. GOVERNMENT 25. PHYSICAL EDUCATION 26. AGRICULTURE 27. ARABIC 28. WOOD WORK 29. METAL WORK 30. VISUAL

All Senior secondary students are required to study English, Mathematics, one science subject and one Nigerian language. All the other subjects are electives and are selected based on the students' interest be it in the Sciences, Social Sciences or the Arts.

The Senior Secondary Certificate Examination is one of the requirements for undergraduate admission into a Nigerian University. A student must get at least a C in English and four other courses relevant to his major. A student applying for admission to study Medicine, Computer Science or Accounting, for example, will be required to have a minimum of a C in Mathematics as well as in English whereas a student applying for a program in History will not necessarily require a C in Math.

UME-JAMB The second requirement is the Universities Matriculation Examination (UME) which was first conducted in 1978 by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). *Decree No. 2 of 1978 (amended by Decree No. 3 of 1989) empowers the JAMB to conduct Matriculation Examinations for entry into all degree awarding institutions in Nigeria and place suitably qualified candidates in the available spaces in the institutions.

Students must register for English Language and any three subjects based on their particular major. A fifty- percent total score is considered a pass for the UME exam. However, different institutions have different minimum requirements based on the different majors.

Language of Instruction

The language of instruction in Nigerian institutions is English. Students who have graduated from the secondary schools with a credit in English Language often meet the required minimum of 173 points on the TOEFL.

NIGERIAN UNIVERSITY SYSTEM

The government mostly controls university education. The Federal Government of Nigeria has adopted education as an instrument for national development. Nigeria's philosophy of education is based on the integration of the individual into a sound and effective citizenry. There is an equal educational opportunities for all citizens of the nation at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels.

Nigerian Polytechnic Colleges

In addition to the number of universities, there are 13 Federal and 14 State owned Polytechnic Colleges respectively. These were established to train technical, middle-level manpower. Some of the colleges are beginning to award degrees. English Language is the medium of instruction. The Academic Year is from October to September. Entry Requirements include: Minimum of 3 credits or it's equivalent

Nigerian Universities

First year entry requirements into most universities in Nigeria include:

* Minimum of SSCE/GCE Ordinary Level Credits at maximum of two sittings * Minimum cut-off marks in Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Entrance Examination (JAMB) of 200 and above out of a maximum of 400 marks are required. * Candidates with minimum of Merit Pass in National Certificate of Education (NCE), National Diploma (ND) and other Advanced Level Certificates minimum qualifications with minimum of 5 O/L Credits are given direct entry admission into the appropriate undergraduate degree programs.

Duration of undergraduate programs in Nigerian Universities depends largely on the program of study. For example:

A Social Sciences /Humanity related courses 4 Years (two semester sessions per year)

B Engineering/Technology related courses 5 Years (two semester sessions per year)

C Pharmacy 5 Years (two semester sessions per year)

D Medicine (Vet/ Human) 6 Years (Have longer sessions)

E Law 5 Years (two semester sessions per year)

Nigeria Universities are generally grouped into:

First Generation Universities: *

Five of these Universities were established between 1948 and 1965, following the recommendation of Ashby Commission set up by the British Colonial Government to study the needs for university education for Nigeria. These universities are fully funded by the Federal Government. They were established primarily to meet the manpower needs of Nigeria and set basic standards for university education in the country. These universities have continued to play their roles for manpower developments and provisions of standards, which have helped to guide the subsequent establishments of other generations and states universities in Nigeria.

Second Generation Universities: **

With the increasing population of qualified students for university education in Nigeria and the growing needs for scientific and technological developments, setting up more universities became imperative. Between 1970 and 1985, 12 additional universities were established and located in various parts of the country.

Third Generation Universities: ***

The need to establish Universities to address special areas of Technological and Agricultural demand prompted the setting up of 10 additional Universities between 1985 and 1999.

State Universities: ****

Pressures from qualified students from each state who could not readily get admissions to any of the Federal Universities continue to mount on States Governments. It became imperative and urgent for some State Governments to invest in the establishments of Universities.

Private Universities: *****

In recognition of the need to encourage private participation in the provision of university education, the Federal Government established a law 1993, allowing private sectors to establish universities following guidelines prescribed by the Government.

* First Generation Universities
** Second Generation Universities
*** Third Generation Universities
**** States Universities
***** Private Universities

Medical Program

Entry Requirements. Minimum cut off marks for medical studies Minimum of 5 Credits in Relevant Subject areas, (Biology, Chemistry, English Language, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics.) Pre-medical studies (1 year).

Graduate Programs

The duration of Graduate Programs depends on the specific field of study.

MASTERS PROGRAM 12 - 36 Months

DOCTORAL PROGRAMS 48 - 84 Months

The classes of degrees required for acceptance to Graduate Programs include: - First Class - Second Class Upper

NIGERIAN UNIVERSITIES

ABIA STATE UNIVERSITY, UTURU, **** P.M.B. 704, OKIGWE, ABIA STATE.

Founded: 1983 Ownership: State Government Faculty: 400 Enrollment: 15,389 (1999) Contact: Registrar Telephone: 088-220785
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics A prescribed minimum cut-off mark in JAMB Entrance Examination

ABUBAKAR TAFAWA BALEWA UNIVERSITY *** P.M.B 0248, BAUCHI - BAUCHI STATE, NIGERIA.

Founded: 1988 Ownership: Federal Government Faculty: 260 Enrolment: 4000 (1999) Contact: Registrar Telephone: 077-543500, 077-542065 Fax: 077-542065
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics A prescribed minimum cut-off mark in JAMB Entrance Examination

ADEKUNLE AJASIN UNIVERSITY
P.M.B. 34 Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State

AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, SAMARU, ZARIA * P.M.B.1013, KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA.

Founded: 1962 Ownership: Federal Government Faculty: 2064 Enrolment: 29,832 (1999) Contact: Registrar Telephone: 069-550581, 551292, 550691 Fax: 069-550022, 550891, 551575
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics A prescribed minimum cut-off mark in JAMB Entrance Examination

ANAMBRA STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
P.M.B 02, ULI ANAMBRA STATE

BAYERO UNIVERSITY, KANO ** P.M.B 3011, KANO STATE, NIGERIA.

Founded: 1977 Ownership: Federal Government Faculty: 454 Enrolment: 15,560 (1999) Contact: Registrar Telephone: 064-665023. Fax: 064-665904, 665904.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics Minimum cut - off mark in JAMB Entrance Examination

BENUE STATE UNIVERSITY, MAKURDI **** P.M.B. 102119 BENUE STATE, NIGERIA.

Founded: 1995 Ownership: State Government Contact: Registrar Telephone: 044-533811
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics A prescribed minimum cut - off mark in JAMB Entrance Examination

DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY ASABA.**** P.M.B 1, ABRAKA, DELTA STATE, NIGERIA.

Founded: 1990. Ownership: State Government. Contact: Registrar. Telephone: 054-66027, 66024.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics A prescribed minimum cut-off mark in JAMB Entrance Examination

AMBROSE ALI UNIVERSITY, EKPOMA **** P.M.B. 14, EKPOMA, EDO STATE, NIGERIA.

Founded: 1981 Ownership: State Government
Faculty: 437 Enrolment: 16,000 (1999) Contact: Registrar Telephone: 055-98446, 98448
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics A prescribed minimum cut-off mark In JAMB entrance examination

ENUGU STATE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, ENUGU **** P.M.B. 01660, ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA

Founded: 1980 Ownership: State Government Faculty: 287 Enrolment: 9,267 Telephone: 042-451244 Fax: 042-335705
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics A prescribed minimum cut-off mark in JAMB entrance examination

FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, AKURE ** P.M.B. 704, AKURE, ONDO STATE, NIGERIA

Founded: 1981 Ownership: Federal Government Faculty: 250 Enrolment: 4225 (1999) Contact: Registrar Telephone: 034-200090-99: 241039: 230190 Fax: 034-230450: 232190: 242190
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics A prescribed minimum cut-off mark in JAMB Entrance Examination

FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, MINNA ** P.M.B. 65, NIGER STATE, NIGERIA.

Founded: 1983 Ownership: Federal Government Faculty: 270 Enrolment: 4318 (1999) Contact: Registrar Telephone: 066-222887; Fax: 066-224482
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics A prescribed minimum mark in JAMB Entrance Examination

FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI ** P.M.B. 1526 OWERRI, IMO STATE, NIGERIA

Founded: 1980 Ownership: Federal Government Faculty: 235 Enrolment: 4050 Contact: Registrar Telephone: 083-233546; 230974 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics A prescribed minimum mark in JAMB entrance examination

FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, YOLA ** P.M.B. 2076, YOLA, ADAMAWA STATE, NIGERIA.

Founded: 1980 Ownership: Federal Government Faculty: 204 Enrolment: 3515 (1999) Contact: Registrar Telephone: 075-625532, 624416 Fax: 075-625176, 625148
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics A prescribed minimum cut-off mark in JAMB entrance examination

IMO STATE UNIVERSITY OWERRI **** P.M.B. 2000, OWERRI, IMO STATE, NIGERIA

Founded: 1981 State Government Ownership: Faculty: No record Enrolment: No record Contact: Registrar Telephone: 083-231433; 233055; Fax: 083-232716
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 5 credits Including English and Mathematics A prescribed minimum mark In JAMB entrance examination

KANO STATE UNIVERSITY BAGAUDA, KANO ****

Founded: 1998 Ownership: State Government

KANO UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

c/o Kano State College of Arts, Science and remedial Studies
Sani Abacha way, Kado

LADOKE AKINTOLA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OGBOMOSHO P.M.B 4000, OYO STATE, NIGERIA.

Founded: 1988 Ownership: State Government Contact: Registrar Telephone: 038-720940; 720750.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics A prescribed minimum cut -off mark in JAMB entrance examination

LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY, LAGOS **** P.M.B 1087, APAPA LAGOS, NIGERIA.

Founded: 1983 Ownership: State Government. Faculty: 278 Enrolment: 7800 (1999) Contact: Registrar Telephone: 01-884043, 01-884048
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics A prescribed minimum mark in JAMB entrance examination

NASARAWA STATE UNIVERSITY, KEFFI

c/o Ministry of Education
P.M.B. 44, Lafia, Nasarawa State

NIGER DELTA UNIVERSITY
P.M.B. 071, Wilberforce Island
Bayelsa State

NIGERIAN DEFENCE ACADEMY ++ P.M.B. 2109, KADUNA.

Founded: 1985 Ownership: Federal Government. ++ This is the only Military Academy established initially to be the training academy for young army officers. This was upgraded to a degree awarding Military Academy 1982. Admission Requirements -Minimum of five Credits in relevant Subjects. - A pass in the Military Entrance Examination. - A pass in the Military Interview.

NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY, AWKA, **** P.M.B 5025 AWKA,

Founded: 1995 Ownership: State Government. Faculty: No record Enrolment: No record Contact: Registrar Telephone: 046-550180; Fax: 046-550082
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics A prescribed minimum cut-off mark in JAMB entrance examination

OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, ILE-IFE * ILE-IFE OSUN STATE, NIGERIA.

Founded: 1961. Ownership: Federal Government . Enrolment: Faculty: 1,327 Contact: Registrar. Telephone: 036-230290, 231822; Fax: 036-233128, 232401.231822. Entry Requirement: Minimum of five Credits in English and Mathematics. Minimum Cut off Point in JAMB National Entrance Examination

OLABISI ONABANJO UNIVERSITY, AGO-IWOYE.**** P.M.B 2002 IGO-IWOYE, OGUN STATE.

Founded: 1982 Ownership: State Government. Faculty: 269 Enrolment: 5800 Telephone: 037-390149; 390147. Entry Requirements: Minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics Minimum cut-off marks in JAMB Entrance Examination

UNIVERSITY OF ADO EKITI , ADO-EKITI.**** P.M.B 5363, ADO EKITI, ONDO STATE.

Founded: 1982 Ownership: State Government Faculty: 226 Enrolment: 4686- (1999). Telephone: 030-240711, 240370. Entry Requirements: Minimum of 5 Credits including English and Mathematics Minimum cut-off marks in JAMB Entrance Examination

PRINCE ABUBAKAR AUDU UNIVERSITY,AYIGBA, KOGI STATE

RIVER STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, **** P.M.B 5080, PORT HARCOURT.

Founded 1980 Ownership: State Government. Faculty: 456 Enrolment: 10465 Contact: Registrar Telephone: 084-335808; Fax: 084-230720. E-mail: rsust@alpha.linkserve.com Entry Requirements Minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics Minimum Cut-off marks in JAMB Entrance Examination

UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA *** P.M.B 117, FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY, ABUJA

Founded: 1988. Ownership: Federal Government Faculty: 150 Enrolment: 5400 Contact: Registrar. Telephone: 09-8821380; Fax: 09-8821605 Entry Requirements Minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics. Minimum cut off marks in JAMB Entrance Examination.

UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE, ABEOKUTA P.M.B 2240, ABEOKUTA, OGUN STATE, NIGERIA.

Founded: 1988 Ownership: Federal Government.
Faculty: 158 Enrolment: 3235 Contact: Registrar. Telephone: 039-245170; Fax: 039-243031. Entry Requirement: Minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics. Minimum cut-off marks in JAMB Entrance Examination.

UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE, MAKURDI, *** P.M.B 2373, MAKURDI, BENUE STATE, NIGERIA.

Founded: 1988. Ownership: Federal Government. Faculty: 224 Enrolment: 2684. Contact: Registrar Telephone: 044-333204; 533205, 533577; Fax: 044-531455. Entry Requirements: Minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics Minimum cut-off marks in JAMB Entrance Examination.

UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE, UMUDIKE **** UMUAHIA, ABIA STATE.

Founded: 1988. Ownership: Federal Government. Faculty Enrolment: Contact: Registrar. Telephone: 088-220066. Entry Requirement: Minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics Minimum cut-off marks in JAMB Entrance Examination

UNIVERSITY OF BENIN, ** P.M.B 1154, BENIN CITY, EDO STATE NIGERIA.

Founded: 1970. Ownership: Federal Government. Faculty: 694. Enrollment: 20660. Contact: Registrar. Telephone: 052-600553 Fax: 052-241156. Minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics Minimum cut-off marks in JAMB Entrance Examination

UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR, ** P.M.B 1115, CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA.

Founded: 1975 Ownership; Federal Government. Faculty: 527. Enrollment: 16,800. Contact: Registrar. Telephone: 087-222790, 224753; Fax: 087-230595, 221766. Minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics Minimum cut-off marks in JAMB Entrance Examination

UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, * IBADAN, OYO STATE, NIGERIA.

Founded: 1962 Ownership: Federal Government. Faculty: 1,077. Enrollment: 20,434. Contact: Registrar. Telephone: 02-8101100; Fax: 8103043, 8103118. Entry Requirements Minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics Minimum cut-off marks in JAMB Entrance Examination

UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN, ** P.M.B 1515, ILORIN KWARA STATE, NIGERIA.

Founded: 1975. Ownership: Federal Government. Faculty: 450 Enrollment: 13,200 Contact: Registrar Telephone: 031-221552, 221911, 221873, 221801 Fax: 031-22561, 221593
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics A prescribed minimum cut off mark in JAMB Entrance Examination

UNIVERSITY OF JOS, ** P.M.B. 2084, JOS, PLATEAU STATE, NIGERIA

Founded: 1975 Ownership: Federal Government Faculty: 711 Enrollment: 13,408 Contact: Registrar Telephone: 073-610514, 612513, 453724 Fax: 073-612513, 612514
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics Minimum cut-off mark in JAMB Entrance Examination

UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS * AKOKA, LAGOS, NIGERIA

Founded: 1962. Ownership: Federal Government. Faculty: 675 Enrollment: 23,309 Contact: Registrar Telephone: 01-82194, 7741875; Fax: 01-822644, 821086
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics Minimum cut-off mark in JAMB Entrance Examination

UNIVERSITY OF MAIDUGURI ** P.M.B. 1069, MAIDUGURI, BORNO STATE, NIGERIA.

Founded: 1975. Ownership: Federal Government. Faculty: 630 Enrolment: 10,000 Contact: Registrar Telephone: 076-231730, 233039; Fax: 076-231639, 232949, 236314 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics Minimum cut-off mark in JAMB Entrance Examination

UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA * NSUKKA, ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA.

Founded: 1960 Ownership: Federal Government. Faculty: 1,051 Enrollment: 22,328 Contact: Registrar Telephone: 042-771911, 770095; Fax: 042-042-771977, 771500, 522080
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics Minimum cut-off mark in JAMB Entrance Examination

UNIVERSITY OF PORT-HARCOURT ** P.M.B 5323, PORT-HARCOURT, RIVER STATE

Founded: 1975. Ownership: Federal Government. Faculty: 493 Enrollment: 11,294 Contact: Registrar Telephone: 084-230902 Fax: 084-230903
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics Minimum cut-off mark in JAMB Entrance Examination

UNIVERSITY OF UYO ** P.M.B. 1017 UYO, AKWA-IBOM STATE

Founded: 1983. Ownership: Federal Government. Faculty: 522 Enrollment: 15, 882 Contact: Registrar Telephone: 085-201111, 202694, 2022693 Fax: 085-202694 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics Minimum cut-off mark in JAMB Entrance Examination

USMAN DANFODIO UNIVERSITY ** P.M.B. 2346, SOKOTO, SOKOTO STATE

Founded: 1975. Ownership: Federal Government. Faculty: 371 Enrollment: 8,944 Contact: Registrar Telephone: 060-234039, 236688, 234042, 232366 Fax: 060-235519, 234042
E-mail: registrar@udusok.edu.ng ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Minimum of 5 credits including English and Mathematics Minimum cut-off mark in JAMB Entrance Examination

All Universities award first degree. First and second generation Universities award master and Ph.D. degrees. First and some generation Universities offer Post-doctoral programs. POLYTECHNIC COLLEGES

In addition to the number of universities, there are 13 Federal and 14 State owned Polytechnic Colleges respectively. These are established to train technical middle level manpower. Some of the colleges are beginning to award degrees. English Language is the medium of instruction. The Academic Year is from October to September. Entry Requirements include: Minimum of 3 credits or it's equivalent.

Entry Requirements For Polytechnic Colleges:

Ordinary National Diploma Minimum of 3 credits in relevant study area One year Basic studies Credit in English is not compulsory

Higher National Diploma Minimum of 5 credits in relevant study area Ordinary National Diploma qualification A minimum of credit in English One year Industrial Attachment (internship)

Certificates (Diploma) Awarded National Diploma (ND) Higher National Diploma (HND)

AKANU IBIAM FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, UNMANA P.M.B 1007, AFIKPO, ABIA STATE.

Founded: 1981 Ownership: Federal Government Faculty: 117 Enrollment: 2,137 Contact: Provost Tel: 088-521574

BENUE STATE UNIVERSITY, UGBOKOLO P.M.B. 2215, OTURKPO, BENUE STATE.

Founded: 1976 Ownership: State Government Faculty: 115 Enrollment: 1,505 Contact: Provost

FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, ADO- EKITI P.M.B 5351, ADO - EKITI, ONDO STATE.

Founded: 1977 Ownership: Federal Government Faculty: 237 Enrollment: 7,488 Contact: Provost

FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, AUCHI P.M.B 13, AUCHI, EDO STATE.

Founded: 1973 Ownership: Federal Government Faculty: 228 Enrollment: 5,647 Contact: Provost Tel: 057-200148

FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, BAUCHI P.M.B 0231, BAUCHI - BAUCHI STATE.

Founded: 1979 Ownership: Federal Government Faculty: 188 Enrollment: 2,316 Contact: Provost Tel: 077-43630

FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, BIDA P.M.B 55, BIDA, NIGER STATE.

Founded: 1977 Ownership: Federal Government Faculty: 278 Enrollment: 9,602 Contact: Provost Tel: 066-461707

FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, IDAH P.M.B 1037, IDAH, KOGI STATE.

Founded: 1977 Ownership: Federal Government Faculty: 153 Enrollment: 2,768 Contact: Rector Tel: 058-800128

FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, ILARO P.M.B 50, ILARO, OGUN STATE.

Founded: 1979 Ownership: Federal Government Faculty: - Enrollment: 3,000 Contact: Rector Tel: 039-40005

FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, KAURA NAMODA P.M.B 1012, KAURA NAMODA, SOKOTO STATE.

Founded: 1983 Ownership: Federal Government Faculty: 100 Enrolment: 1,350 Contact: Rector

FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, MUBI P.M.B 35, MUBI, ADAMAWA STATE.

Founded: 1979 Ownership: Federal Government Faculty: 153 Enrollment: 2,006 Contact: Rector Tel: 075-82771

FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, NEKEDE P.M.B 1036, OWERRI, IMO STATE.

Founded: 1978 Ownership: Federal Government Faculty: 166 Enrollment: 4,763 Contact: Rector

FEDERAL POLYTECHNIC, OKO P.M.B 21, AGUATA, ANAMBRA STATE.

Founded: 1979 Ownership: Federal Government Faculty: Enrollment: 7,500 Contact: Rector Tel: 046-911144

HASSAN USMAN KATSINA POLYTECHNIC, P.M.B 2052, KATSINA STATE.

Founded: 1983 Ownership: State Government Faculty: 501 Enrollment: 3,506 Contact: Rector Tel: 065-32816

INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY P.M.B 01079, ENUGU, ENUGU STATE

Founded: 1973 Ownership: State Government Faculty: 333 Enrolment: 19,005 Contact: Rector Tel: 042-250416

KADUNA POLYTECHNIC, P.M.B 2021, KADUNA, KADUNA STATE.

Founded: 1968 Ownership: State Government Faculty: 700 Enrollment: 10,000 Contact: Rector Tel: 062-211551

KANO STATE POLYTECHNIC, P.M.B 3401, KANO STATE.

Founded: 1976 Ownership: State Government Faculty: 382 Enrollment: 3,786 Contact: Rector Tel: 064-625658

KWARA STATE POLYTECHNIC, P.M.B 1375, ILORIN, KWARA STATE.

Founded: 1972 Ownership: State Government Faculty: 650 Enrollment: 12,000 Contact: Rector Tel: 031-221441

LAGOS STATE POLYTECHNIC, P.M.B 21606, IKEJA, LAGOS STATE.

Founded: 1977 Ownership: State Government Faculty: 222 Enrollment: 4,287 Contact: Rector Tel: 065-32816

OGUN STATE POLYTECHNIC, P.M.B 2210, ABEAKUTA, OGUN STATE.

Founded: 1977 Ownership: State Government Faculty: 124 Enrollment: 7,899 Contact: Rector Tel: 039-241274

ONDO STATE POLYTECHNIC, P.M.B 2210, ABEOKUTA, OGUN STATE.

Founded: 1980 Ownership: State Government Faculty: 173 Enrollment: 9,710 Contact: Rector

PETROLEUM TRAINING INSTITUTE, P.M.B 20, EFFURUN, DELTA STATE.

Founded: 1972 Ownership: Federal Government Faculty: 87 Enrolment: 1,672 Contact: Principal Tel: 053-20010

PLATEAU STATE POLYTECHNIC, BARKIN LADI, P.M.B 02023, BUKURU, PLATEAU STATE.

Founded: 1978 Ownership: State Government Faculty: 121 Enrollment: 2,260 Contact: Rector

POLYTECHNIC CALABAR, P.M.B 1110, CALABAR, CROSS RIVER STATE.

Founded: 1973 Ownership: State Government Faculty: 213 Enrollment: 5,000 Contact: Rector Tel: 222303

POLYTECHNIC, IBADAN P.M.B 22, U. I. POST OFFICE, IBADAN.

Founded: 1961 Ownership: State Government Faculty: 342 Enrollment: 4,982 Contact: Rector

POLYTECHNIC OF KEBBI STATE, P.M.B 1034, BIRNIN KEBBI, KEBBI STATE

Founded: 1976 Ownership: State Government Faculty: 737 Enrollment: 1,556 Contact: Rector Tel: 065-32816

YABA COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY P.M.B 2011, YABA, LAGOS STATE.

Founded: 1948 Ownership: State Government Faculty: 391 Enrollment: 5,697 Full Contact: Rector Tel: 01-800160 6,781 Part Time

REFERENCE SOURCE

* Culled from the Universities Matriculation Examination Brochure, 2000-2001. + The World Book of Learning: Nigeria, Universities and Polytechnic Colleges 1999 + The National University Commission: List of Nigerian Universities. 1999. + 2000 A. D. National University Commission Calendar

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