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The 10 most educated tribes in Nigeria



Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa and has one of the aggregation of ethnic groups in Africa. Nigeria has more than 300 tribes and among the largest are Hausa-Fulani, Yoruba, Igbo, Ijaw, Kanuri, Tiv, Ibibio, Efik and Urhobo. Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba make up 70% of the population of Nigeria.

We have carefully selected 10 tribes that are most educated in Nigeria. This list is not from any statistics carried out in Nigeria, it is from our personal survey and we  hope that our readers can offer their own views regarding the most educated states in Nigeria. The list does not have a specific order.

Top 10 most educated tribes in Nigeria


Top 10 most educated tribes in Nigeria

This tribe is also one of the biggest in the country. Many of its representatives get high job positions, become professors, and reach other educational heights. Yoruba people often become top managers and lead the companies.


This community is one of the biggest in Nigeria. There are many farmers and traders among Igbo people. It is believed that this tribe is very educated. By the way, many representatives of this tribe love to gain new knowledge, self-develop and implement creative business ideas into life.

Yes, Igbos have many businesspersons among them. There are even sayings that there is nothing good in places where you don’t meet Igbo businessmen.


This ethnic group is also one of the largest in Nigeria along with Yoruba and Igbo. This community prefers the life in villages and small towns as well as rural areas. Hausa who live in big cities are educated. They like to explore new spheres and they are good at planning. Many representatives of this tribe are good entrepreneurs.

Those members who live in rural territories get a lower level of education. Most of these people cannot read or write and have to work in agriculture or stay unemployed.


The tribe mostly lives in the Niger Delta area. Just like many other modern communities, Urhobo people follow the trend and gain their education. Many families have their own professors.


These people like to migrate. They often go overseas searching for better life. Being highly civilized, they also get a good level of education.


This Nigerian tribe has many educated people. This is why we have added it to our list of the citizens who are schooled and continue to get knowledge, self-improve, and develop throughout their lives.


Top 10 most educated tribes in Nigeria

The community lives in the same areas as Urhobo people. Representatives from Itsekiri tribe also do their best to get an education. If the family leader is not educated, he makes sure his kids would gain the knowledge in different spheres of life.


Top 10 most educated tribes in Nigeria

This tribe doesn’t have as many people as other majority communities from Nigeria. Still, it is known that the representatives of Isoko community do get an education and deserve their place on our list.


Top 10 most educated tribes in Nigeria

Many of us like the interesting intonation you can hear when a Calabar person speaks. This tribe is educated. You can watch Nollywood movies to understand this.


Top 10 most educated tribes in Nigeria

Is this tribe schooled? Like many other communities, Ibibios also get their education and many of the members know a lot. Many individuals of hundreds of Nigerian tribes do get an education too This includes the Nupe people, Ndoro, Igalla, Jaku, Kamo, and many other communities we haven’t listed



  1. Mabel

    October 16, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Idoma and tiv are excluded please go and carry out another research.

  2. Victory Odeh

    October 16, 2019 at 7:14 am

    it is true my writer!

  3. Ahenekaa Sunday

    October 16, 2019 at 1:04 am

    Empty head poster, how did you make your research? Guess you sat in your house and decided to make some assumptions right? God back to school and learn how to write a good research, and by the way I wonder which tribe you’re from

  4. elemoh

    October 15, 2019 at 6:49 pm

    nice article,but u need to give the audience more reference to back up ur article.

  5. Apev Tyough

    October 15, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    Mr writer, let me ask you what you really mean by education in this concept. If you mean the real education that I and others know, then you are very wrong in your research

  6. MusicMachine

    October 15, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Niger Delta is the only region in Nigeria people speak both pigeon and correct English even in remote locations both old and young, can you say the same for the northern region or the west even the east.

  7. Joshua

    October 15, 2019 at 12:21 am

    It’s obvious that mr.writer didn’t do the research very well for him to forget the Tiv people from Benue makes him sentimental.


    October 14, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    The excluding of Tiv people is a sign of marginalized

  9. ogbor Jonah

    October 14, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    The research is not properly conducted.please revisit your work.Do you know where barista kanu Agabi(San) hail from?

  10. emperor

    October 14, 2019 at 6:19 pm

    all Nigeria tribes are educationally developed only that some are more developed than others whence, I still believes all tribes are educated

  11. Muhammad Ibrahim Bello

    October 14, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    Mr. Writer wat did nupe people frm north did to u? d first first man on this planet 2 discover d cure 2 d sleeping sickness is from Bida, a nupe man, for reference pls brows abt prof. shehu marafa bida. and den update ur work leta.

    • Gambo Usman

      October 14, 2019 at 6:02 pm

      Exactly that’s how it is… Mr writer you have to correct ur work yet before posting. Cux Nupe people have to be the second or third

  12. Alhassan marafa

    October 14, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    This is not a true.
    Where is fulani tribe they re majority not only in 9ja at whole africa. even the president of federal republic of nigeria he’s among fulani tribe and then they some nothern governors like Ganduje and the emir of kano sanusi lamido sunusi kano state, matawalle zamfara state, they have former fct minister dr.Aliyu modibbo from Gombe state etc.fulani they have alot of doctors and professors in the field of education in 9ja, don’t mine with those fulani that rearing animals in bush they re not only fulani.

    • Timmy

      October 15, 2019 at 8:21 am

      The problem with the Fulanis is that only few of them can present their certificate when they’re asked to do so. So, you can’t blame the writer on that. I like your grammatical construction by the way, it only shows the writer might be wrong after all.

  13. ochendo

    October 14, 2019 at 4:34 pm

    u have f9 in ur school days who ever put this nonsense together


    October 14, 2019 at 4:29 pm


  15. sule

    October 14, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    it’s wrong. the major tribe that you mation is not so, I can agree with you for yoruba own but hausa no na. go to benue State and ask of idoma people they’re well educated people when can speak English and you will find it difficult to identify their language unless they speak it out.for Igbo Biko let go. for hausa dualam i no go go. for yoruba you will identify them from their tough.

    • kperechi

      October 14, 2019 at 5:50 pm

      you will identify them for their tough or tongue.are you sure you are educated

    • Michael

      October 15, 2019 at 9:21 am

      I can hear Fulani ppl blabbing, we are talking of tribes who are creative, educated, industrus,highly improved in education and business oriented.

  16. Nura Garba

    October 14, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    Really hausa are educated why because they know how read and write Arabic text, this what make hausa to be educated.

  17. abdulwasiu

    October 14, 2019 at 2:55 pm

    it is true Mr writer

  18. Michael Simon Dung

    October 14, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Hey,Mr. Writer, you are just completely wrong in ur research.i can see that ur ideas is limited to ur own understanding but u haven’t gone far and near to observe for urself.please do more and more ur findings then will come to realize that u are wrong.

  19. Abdulkarim na kowa

    October 14, 2019 at 8:48 am

    you are correct my friend

  20. CEEZAA

    October 14, 2019 at 8:28 am

    Hausa 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

  21. Kefas I Chukkol

    October 14, 2019 at 5:57 am

    From all indications the writer of this piece is from Niger Delta region. When majority of ur people speak pigeon English and cannot write, it doesn’t mean they are educated.

  22. Nasir Usman

    October 14, 2019 at 3:07 am

    You’re only sharing your ideas, self knowledge not best on research, it seems like the tribe you know in North is HAUSA!! which is wrong, go through Babur-Bura Borno state and learn more Thanks

  23. Malu John Terungwa

    October 13, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    leaving the Tiv people of BENUE out of the list make it sentimental, I urge you to make a research about the Tiv people and update ur write-up.

  24. Abdullahi

    October 13, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    as far asthis list is concerned Igala tribe from kogi state is missing we have gone far in this nation both in other countries so please make a research again then you will find out what I am talking about

  25. Gabriel

    October 13, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    the igala people are actually missing in this rating. please go for more and transparent research.

    • Engr.Henry

      October 14, 2019 at 4:17 am

      Igala nor they go any better school…. there are many villages in Benue and Kogi state where nobody understands Come or go even in this 21st century….

  26. MacDonald

    October 13, 2019 at 7:36 pm

    When you started I thought you were going to be sincere in what you are doing. But I come to see that your findings are just limited to what you know. Without much consultation you decide on what you know. Please I encourage you to find out about the TIV people. Thanks

  27. igbokwe

    October 13, 2019 at 6:22 pm

    the rating is wrong

  28. Sylvester ojechema

    October 13, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    it’s not true Nigeria people you are sentimental

  29. Cyril Ezemah Ezemah

    October 13, 2019 at 5:10 pm

    my Igbos will win in Jesus name Amen..

  30. Maji Isah

    October 13, 2019 at 4:32 pm

    Where is the Igala people of Kogi State in the equation? this statistics is wrong in its entirety

  31. Yakubu Ayuba

    October 13, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    It is not true,

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