In this article I will be sharing with you the top 10 most expensive universities in Nigeria. These universities charges so much money for school fees in an academic year and attending this kind of institutions are meant for only the rich and affluence. A poor man cannot afford to send their children to this kind of higher institution of learning to go and study. Because the school fees and expenses is above their means. So not to waste much of your time I present to you the top 10 most expensive universities in Nigeria.

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10. Lead City University Ibadan

Lead City University is a private university in Ibadan, located at Oba Otudeko Avenue, Lagos – Ibadan Express, Toll Gate Area, Ibadan, Oyo State in the south western part of Nigeria. The institution was founded in 2005 by Tunji Olaopa. The University was approved for immediate take off by the Board of National University Commission (NUC) in December 2003 as a prelude to the ratification by the Federal Executive Council, which was effected on the 16th of February, 2005 and led to the establishments of Lead City University. The name Lead City University, was approved by the Board of Trustees and Council of the University after their first executive meeting on 7th March, 2005, and resolved to modify the name of the institution to Lead City University, Ibadan. The change in name was subsequently communicated to the Federal Ministry of Education, the National Universities Commission, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and other stakeholders while all previous documents relating to Lead City University, Ibadan remain valid. Lead City University charges #625,000 naira as school fees and currently number 10 on our list of the top 10 most expensive universities in Nigeria.

9. Babcock University Ogun State

Babcock University is a private Christian co-educational Nigerian university owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nigeria. The university is located at Ilishan-Remo a little distant between Ibadan and Lagos. Enrolment into the institution was about 6,000 as of 2009. In 2017, the university had its first set of graduates from the Ben Carson School of Medicine. It is a part of the Seventh-day Adventist educational system. Babcock University was named after an American missionary by the name of David C. Babcock, who pioneered the work of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nigeria in 1914. He was based in Erunmu in Oyo State, Nigeria. The university was established as the Adventist College of West Africa in 1959, initially with seven students, who were hosted at the home of Chief Olufemi Okulaja. In 1975, it changed its name to Adventist Seminary of West Africa. The university was officially inaugurated as Babcock University on 20th April 1999. Babcock University charges #780,000 naira as school fees and currently number 9 on our list of the top 10 most expensive universities in Nigeria.

8. Bowen University Ogun State

Bowen University is a private Baptist Christian Nigerian University owned and operated by the Nigerian Baptist Convention. Bowen University is located at Iwo in Osun State in the south western part of Nigeria and is housed in the old 1,300-acre (6 km²) campus of the Baptist College, a teacher-training institution on a hill just outside the city. The institution is regarded as the first Baptist University in Africa. The University was founded on 17th July 2001 by the Nigerian Baptist Convention. It opened in 2002 with only 500 students. As of 2017, there were over 5,000 students in the university. The University has all its academic programs accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC). Its sports facilities are swimming pool, football pitch, lawn tennis, table tennis, basketball, volleyball courts, etc. Bowen University charges #950,000 naira as school fees and currently number 8 on our list of the top 10 most expensive universities in Nigeria.

7. Covenant University Ogun State

Covenant University is located in Ota, Ogun State in the south western part of Nigeria. It is a private Christian university, affiliated with Living Faith Church worldwide and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Association of African Universities and National Universities Commission. Over the years, Covenant University has grown to be one of the leading universities from Nigeria based on annual rankings from various organizations, scholarly citations from reputable journals and JAMB statistics. The University was founded in October 1999 by the Living Faith Church Worldwide with Bishop David Oyedepo as the proprietor and chancellor of the university and the chairman of the board of trustees of the World Mission Agency. Covenant University academic programmes run in four Colleges namely College of Business and Social Sciences, College of Leadership Development Studies, College of Engineering and College of Science and Technology. Covenant University charges #1.2 million naira as school fees and currently number 7 on our list of the top 10 most expensive universities in Nigeria.

6. Benson Idahosa University Benin

Benson Idahosa University is a private, Christian University in Benin City, Edo State in the south western part of Nigeria. Benson Idahosa University was previously named Christian Faith University and was later renamed in honor of Archbishop Benson Idahosa, a Charismatic Pentecostal minister from Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria and reflects his evangelical beliefs. He was the first president of the university. The current president of Benson Idahosa University is Rt. Rev. (Dr.) Faith Emmanuel Benson Idahosa, who is currently the son of Benson Idahosa and also the Bishop of CGMi Faith Arena and Co-ordinator, Next Generation Leadership of the Church of God Mission. Benson Idahosa University was accredited by Nigeria’s higher education accreditation body, the National Universities Commission. It is the only university in Africa with international membership with the United States National Academy of Inventors. Benson Idahosa University has maintained an enviable record in sports. It has also maintained the best performance by any private university in Nigeria in all editions of Nigerian Private Universities Games, Nigerian Universities Games and West African Universities Games. The university commenced its academic programmes as Christian Faith University-Institute of Continuous Learning in 1993 at the Ugbor Campus. Benson Idahosa University charges #1.5 million naira as school fees and currently number 6 on our list of the top 10 most expensive universities in Nigeria.

5. Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti

Afe Babalola University is a private university located in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State in the south western part of Nigeria. It was founded by a Nigerian lawyer and philanthropist, Afe Babalola in 2009. Afe Babalola University offers academic programmes in six Colleges namely Sciences, Law, Engineering, Social and Management Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences, and Postgraduate Studies. Afe Babalola University was established in 2009 by Afe Babalola, a prominent lawyer and fish farming entrepreneur from Ekiti State, Nigeria. The university graduated its first set of students in 2013. A total of 101 students graduated and 18 students were issued with first class honors. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti is a Federal Government-licensed Private University operating in Nigeria. It is located on 130 hectares of land at an altitude of over 1500 feet above sea level. The university has one main campus which is located in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. The campus is situated in the hilly part of the town directly opposite the Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti. Afe Babalola University charges #1.8 million naira as school fees and currently number 5 on our list of the top 10 most expensive universities in Nigeria.

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4. American University of Nigeria

American University of Nigeria is a private university in Yola, Adamawa State in the northeastern part of Nigeria that offers American style higher education programs at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels. The university was founded in 2004, it is the only American style university in Sub-Saharan Africa. American University of Nigeria is accredited by the Nigerian National Universities Commissions. The institution was founded in 2004 by Atiku Abubakar, Nigeria’s former vice president. The American University of Nigeria opened its doors to its first students in 2005. The university is located in Yola, the capital city of Adamawa State in the northeastern part of Nigeria. The university was originally named the ABTI American University of Nigeria before becoming the American University of Nigeria. American University of Nigeria is the only American style institution of higher learning in sub-Saharan Africa. American University of Nigeria is a member of the Association of American International Colleges and Universities and the Global Liberal Arts Alliance. American University of Nigeria charges #2 million naira as school fees and currently number 4 on our list of the top 10 most expensive universities in Nigeria.

3. Pan-Atlantic University Lagos

Pan-Atlantic University is a private educational institution in Lagos, Nigeria. The university had its origin as the Lagos Business School, established in 1991. The federal government approved the university as Pan-African University in 2002. The Ajah Campus was completed in 2003 and in 2010 work began on the Lekki Ibeju campus. In September 2011, the university launched the Virtual Museum of Modern Nigerian Art, a website created by Jess Castellote, a Spanish architect that includes over 400 works from 81 artists, including pioneering Nigerian artists such as Aina Onabolu and Bruce Onobrakpeya and emerging artists such as Richardson Ovbiebo and Babalola Lawson. In November and December 2011, the EDC, for the first time, marked the Global Entrepreneurship Week, with a series of events in Lagos. Many Nigerians have ambitions to start a business, and the conference was extremely well-attended. The University’s Enterprise Development Centre works with the Small and Medium Enterprise Department of the International Finance Corporation. This gives free business management information and training to small businesses. On 17th November 2014 the University launched its first ever undergraduate programmes in its new campus at Lekki Ibeju. Pan-Atlantic University charges #2.5 million naira as school fees and currently number 3 on our list of the top 10 most expensive universities in Nigeria.

2. Baze University Abuja

Baze University is private university located in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. It was established in 2011 by Yusuf Dattia Baba-Ahmed. The university is located at Plot 686, Jabi Airport Road Bypass, Cadastral Zone, Abuja, Nigeria. Baze University delivers quality by having experienced international staff, superb teaching equipment, overseas external examiners, and first-rate buildings to guarantee standards. Baze University aims to provide university education to British standards in Nigeria at about half the cost of sending a student to study abroad. Baze University is a distinctive quality-based educational institution making a difference in the Nation’s history through the positive impact of its service and graduates output. The university aims to establish and maintain a more suitable academic environment, synergizing world-class human capital and best technology for creating and impacting knowledge to develop and modernize the Nigerian society. It also strives to be a distinctive quality-based educational institution, making difference in the nation’s history through the positive impact of its services and its graduate output. Baze University delivers quality by having experienced international staff, superb teaching equipment, overseas external examiners, and first-rate buildings to guarantee standards. The university is considered as one of the most expensive universities in Africa. The main campus of the university is located at 6km from Abuja Central Area, on Jabi Airport Road Bypass Ring Road, Abuja, Nigeria. Baze University charges #3.1 million naira as school fees and currently number 2 on our list of the top 10 most expensive universities in Nigeria.

1. Nile University of Nigeria

Nile University of Nigeria is a private university in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria. The first of Nigerian Turkish International Colleges started functioning in September 1998. The school kicked off with 76 students on a rented site at Cairo Street, Wuse 2, Abuja, Nigeria. The Nigerian Turkish International Colleges has proliferated into a network of schools in Abuja, Kano, Kaduna, Lagos, Ogun and Yobe States respectively. Parents and students of the Nigerian Turkish International Colleges have mounted pressure on the management to establish a university that will carry on the tradition of the Nigerian Turkish International Colleges at the tertiary level. In response to this, the parent company of the Nigerian Turkish International Colleges which is SURAT Nigeria Ltd established Nile University of Nigeria in 2009. The university is located at Plot 681, Cadastral Zone C, Research & Institution Area, Airport Road, Jabi, Abuja, Nigeria. Nile University of Nigeria charges #5.7 million naira as school fees and currently number 1 on our list of the top 10 most expensive universities in Nigeria.

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