List of Cheapest Federal Universities in Southwest Nigeria (2024)

Many have mistaken the cheapest federal universities in southwest Nigeria to be subpar universities. How further from the truth can that be? In fact, as you would find out in this post, some of the cheapest federal universities in southwest Nigeria are among the best universities in Africa.

The southwest region of Nigeria is home to some of the cheapest federal universities in Nigeria. There are about six states that make up that region which include: Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Lagos, and Ondo State.

By implication, the school fees in these cheapest federal universities in southwest Nigeria have intensified the fight for admission spaces there. The stiffness of competition in these schools ensures that only the best students gain admission.

Generally, nearly all federal universities in Nigeria are cheap compared to universities in Europe and North America with their school fees all less than $100 per academic session. This explains why in these cheapest universities in southwest Nigeria, corruption is at its highest.

Before we get into the list, we need to understand that all federal universities, whether cheap or not, are funded and managed by the Federal government of Nigeria. Much more, they are all approved by the Federal Ministry of Education and have fulfilled the standards of the National Universities Council, NUC.

List of Cheapest Federal Universities in southwest Nigeria

Cheapest Federal Universities in Southwest Nigeria

The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)

Number one on this list of cheapest federal universities in southwest Nigeria, is the Federal University of Technology, Akure. For new students, the school fees are pegged at N51,000. For old and returning students, it is as low as N13,400 to N17,900 depending on the course of study.

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University of Lagos (UNILAG)

Closely following FUTA is the University of Lagos. Newly admitted students are expected to pay tuition of as high as N56,000 to N66,000 while the old students pay N14,500 to N19,400. This depends on the course of study. 

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

Formerly known as the University of Ife, Obafemi Awolowo University school fees range from N19,700 to N33,700 depending on the course of study.

The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)

Depending on the course of study, old and returning students are expected to pay from N32,000 to N42,000 as their tuition.

University of Ibadan (UI) 

The University of Ibadan which is Nigeria’s premier university makes it to the list of the cheapest federal universities in southwest Nigeria. Their old students, depending on the course, pay within the range of N34,300 to N36,800 as their school fees.

Federal University of Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE)

Located in Ekiti, the state famed to be full of intellectuals, FUOYE demands its returning students to pay as low as N35,000 to N43,000.

Conclusion

Interestingly, in this list of the cheapest federal universities in southwest Nigeria, each state in the southwest region has a representative.

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