One would expect see only 36 State Universities in Nigeria , considering the fact that we have only 36 states (the FCT is not considered a state). However, I must tell you the we have more than 36 State-owned Universities because of the fact that some states have more than one Varsity established.
Ogun State for example, has the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU) and the Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED). The latter is the first State University in Nigeria that offers only programs in Education.
Names and Location of State Universities In Nigeria
Abia State University, Uturu.
Adamawa State University Mubi
Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba.
Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo
Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma,
Anambra State University of Science & Technology, Uli
Bauchi State University, Gadau
Benue State University, Makurdi.
Bukar Abba Ibrahim University, Damaturu.
Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar
Delta State University Abraka
Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
Ekiti State University
Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu
Gombe State Univeristy, Gombe
Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai
Ignatius Ajuru University of Educ., Rumuoumeni
Imo State University, Owerri
Kaduna State University, Kaduna
Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil
Kebbi State University, Kebbi
Kogi State University Anyigba
Kwara State University, Ilorin
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso
Lagos State University Ojo, Lagos.
Nasarawa State University, Keffi
Niger Delta Unversity, Yenagoa
Northwest University, Kano
Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye
Ondo State University of Science & Technology, Okitipupa
Osun State University, Oshogbo
Plateau State University, Bokkos
Rivers State University of Science & Technology
Sokoto State University, Sokoto
Tai Solarin Univ. of Education, Ijebu-Ode
Taraba State University, Jalingo
Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina
Many State Universities in Nigeria have relatively high school fees when you compared them with the Federal Government-owned ones. Many admission seekers do not like to choose them during JAMB UTME registration because of these facts and the fact that many are not well-managed. Many are also not widely respected.
I know of some students in their 200 and 300 Levels in some State Universities in Nigeria that have not see their first year results yet. They do not know if they have carry-overs or what their CGPAs are. This is really disturbing for a lot of students and it is one of the reasons many admission seekers like to steer away from these Varsities.
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