10 Oldest Universities In Nigeria With Photos

This is is the list of the top ten oldest universities in Nigeria as recorded in respect to their time of existence. These universities have been here for a very long time and are recognized as the schools that laid the foundation to the ever expanding tertiary education in Nigeria.

10 Oldest Universities In Nigeria With Photos

Here is the list of the top 10 oldest universities in Nigeria. Their names, year established and state located.


S/N University Year established State located
1 University of Ibadan 1948 Oyo
2 University of Nigeria, Nsukka 1960 Enugu
3 Obafemi Awolowo University,lle-lfe 1961 Osun
4 Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria 1962 Kaduna
5 University of Lagos 1962 Lagos
6 University of Maiduguri 1975 Borno
7 University of Benin 1970 Edo
8 University of Calabar 1975 Cross Rivers
9 University of Jos 1975 Plateau
10 University of llorin 1975 Kwara

This list shows that the first university ever established in Nigeria was in 1948 and that quite a long time from now but not as long as to be compared with the oldest universities in the world.

All the universities on this list are currently still in existance and they are among the top most sorted after universities in Nigeria, expecially University of Ibadan and University of Nigeria.

History holds it that these universities are among the top best universities in Nigeria currently and this leave us with the question why recently extablished schools cannot out rank these schools.