The first set of private universities in Nigeria emerged in 1999 and 19 years after, the country has got over 40 private tertiary institutions with more springing up. Most often public tertiary education in Nigeria is plagued with lack of funds, poor infrastructure, students unrest and incessant strike actions that often disrupt academic calendars. These and many other issues are the reasons parents who have the means choose to send their children to private universities, where the system is believed to be a lot better.
If you are considering any private university in Nigeria, here are the school fees of some of the most popular private tertiary institutions.
- Baze University: This higher institution was established in 2011 and it’s based in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The school was established former senator from Zaria, Sen. Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed. Baze University is one of the most expensive in Nigeria as its tuition for Arts, Social Sciences and Sciences is pegged at N2,500,000.
- Nile University of Nigeria: Founded in 2009 in Abuja, Nile University of Nigeria is a private university which is said to be the first of Nigerian-Turkish international Colleges. The 2017/2018 tuition fees of this university are between ₦1,700,000 and ₦5,750,000 depending on the course.
- Igbinedion University: Located in Okada, Edo state, Igbinedion University is the first private tertiary institution in Nigeria. The institution is owned by the Igbinedion royal family of Benin Kingdom and its tuition fees range from N715,000 to N3,000,000 for the 2018/2018 academic session.
- Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti: Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, (ABUAD) is one of the few private universities in Nigeria that is not owned or financed by a religious group. It was established in 2009 by a renowned lawyer and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Lagos, Afe Babalola. In the 2017/2018 academic session, the university has its tuition fees ranging from N872,000 to N1,747,000
- Covenant University: Established in February 2002, Covenant University was established by Bishop David Oyedepo, the founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide. The University is located in Otta, Ogun state and its 2017/2018 fees range from N817,500 to N882,500.
- Babcock University: This university was established by the Seventh Day Adventist Church in 1959 as Adventist College of West Africa (ACWA) but got accreditation in 1999. The school is located in Ilishan Remo, Ogun State. Depending on the course, the tuition fee is between N600,000 and N992,300.
- Bowen University: Bowen University is owned and operated by the Nigerian Baptist Convention. The institution is based in Iwo, Osun State and charges between N535,000 and N1,725,000.
- Crawford University: Founded in 2005 by Paul Akazue, Crawford University is a private Christian University owned by the Apostolic Faith Mission. Crawford’s tuition ranges between N400,000 to N6,000,000.