Full List of Universities in Niger State

You might be wondering why prospective university students choose to study in one of the universities in Niger state, or generally any university in Northern Nigeria.

The wake of mass violence in that part of Nigeria contributed to this mindset. But does that mean there are good universities in Niger state? First, we must be careful not to equate popularity with excellence. 

Indeed, the schools in Niger state may not jump right at you when considering universities. Still, you need to understand that the famous universities many people struggle to get into were once in obscurity.

In fact, competition for admission spaces in universities in Niger state is low, and this can be good if you don’t have the best results that can earn you a place in those other universities in the country. 

Besides, the capital city, Minna, and other areas in Niger state are relatively peaceful. This silences those doubts you might have nursed about having an academic calendar punctuated with interruptions.

Let’s get started and reveal those universities in Niger state you should consider. But before we reel out these universities in Niger state, you must know that there are only three tertiary institutions in Niger state, with the private, state, and federal having one each.

List of Universities in Niger state

Federal Universities in Niger state

The Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA)

As part of efforts to foster technological education in the North, the federal government established FUTMINNA in 1983. This particular university is well-versed in biotechnology and genetic engineering.

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Since its inception, this university has stuck with its vision of transforming the plethora of resources the nation is laden with through the innovative use of science and technology.

State Universities in Niger state

Ibrahim Badamasi Babaginda University (IBBU), Lapai

Named after a former Nigerian head of state, Ibrahim Badamasi Babaginda University is a state-owned university established in 2005, even though its first-ever convocation ceremony was held in 2014. The school fees for indigenes range from N46,000 to N86,000.

Private Universities in Niger state

Edusoko University, Bida, Niger state

This particular university was recently accredited in 2021, making it a relatively new university. You can best call it a community-based private university, and at the moment, all the courses offered at Edusoko university are four-year programs with both an online or on-campus mode of learning.

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The cost of establishing a university and then pursuing its accreditation is enormous. So, for a state such as Niger state to attract this number of universities in her state considering their obscure location, it is quite commendable.

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