The Top 10 Oldest University in Nigeria

  1. which is the oldest university in Nigeria?
  2. When was the oldest university in Nigeria established?
  3. first Nigeria’s autonomous and full-fledged Indigenous University?
  4. second oldest University in Western Nigeria?
  5. first university in the eastern part of Nigeria?

 


are you asking this questions sit back and relax as we reveal the top 10 Oldest University in Nigeria.

The Top 10 Oldest University in Nigeria, Location and Date Established


[table “8” not found /]
  1. UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN , OYO – 1948

    The University of Ibadan started off as the University College, Ibadan (UCI) with 144 students in 1948, with its first site at Eleyele. It is the is the oldest university in Nigeria. It is now located five miles (8 kilometres) from the centre of the major city of Ibadan in Western Nigeria. It is the only University founded before Nigeria’s Independence with the first Indigenous Vice chancellor of a University in Nigeria being Mr. Kenneth Dike.

  2. University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu – 1960

    University of Nigeria, Nsukka is the first university in the eastern part of Nigeria. It was official opened on the 7th of October, 1960 by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II represented By Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Kent during her Independence Day Celebration visit. It is also the first Nigeria’s autonomous and full-fledged Indigenous University, with three campuses at Nsukka, Enugu and Ituku Ozalla.

  3. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Efe – 1961

    This great citadel of learning also known as University of Ife was established in 1961 it was officially renamed in 1987 to Obafemi Awolowo University in 1987 due to the Innumerable efforts by the late icon, Chief Obafemi Awolowo. It is second oldest University in Western Nigeria.

 

Questions and Answers

  1. which is the oldest university in Nigeria? Ans: University of Ibadan, Oyo
  2. When was the oldest university in Nigeria established? Ans: 1948
  3. first Nigeria’s autonomous and full-fledged Indigenous University? Ans: University of Nigeria, Nsukka
  4. second oldest University in Western Nigeria? Ans: Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife
  5. first university in the eastern part of Nigeria? Ans: University of Nigeria, Nsukka

One thing worth of note, it that the top 10 Oldest Tertiary institution in Nigeria are federal owned universities

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.