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The Cheapest Private Universities In Nigeria



Many students in Nigeria prefer enrolling in private Universities due to the highly competitive nature in the public universities which in most cases delays students from gaining admission into the public universities. Most students would prefer going into private universities because the enrollment is less stressful and not too cumbersome like public universities. Also, we see that the academic calendar is very fast in private universities because of the absence of a strike, this makes students prefer enrolling in private universities than the public universities.

As a result of these, the private universities seem to be very important although it costs quite a lot to get into some of the private universities in Nigeria. Do you have the interest of going into a private university and you are thinking of the exorbitant cost, then this article is for you as we have taken time to list out the top 10 cheapest private universities in Nigeria. These cheapest universities are doing well like any other university that you can think of in Nigeria. This is a list of top 10 universities as ranked by the Nigeria University Commission (NUC). These universities are approved private universities and you need not to worry about the cost as they are cheap and affordable in Nigeria.

10. Fountain University

Address: Opp. Olomola Hospital, Along Agric Settlement Road, Oke-Osun, Osogbo

Founded: 2007

Motto: Faith, Knowledge and Service

Fountain University is located in Oke Osun after the Osun Osogbo sacred grove in Osogbo, Nigeria. It was established by the Nasrul-lahi-li fathi Society in 2007. It is a privately owned Islamic faith-based university in Osun State.

Fountain University School fees { Tuition fees } schedule is N341,500. [AdSense-A]

9. Babcock University, Ilishan Remo

Address: Ilishan-Remo

Founded: 1959

Affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Babcock University was established in the town of Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State. This private higher education institution is owned and managed by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Some of the colleges in the University include the College of Health and Medical Sciences, School of Education and Humanities, School of Computing and Engineering Sciences, School of Law and Security Studies, School of Nursing and a lot of others. Babcock University offers numerously accredited undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

School fees range from 288,000 – 560,000 ( other fees not included ) making Babcock University a most affordable school.

8. Adeleke University

Address: Ede-Osogbo Rd, Ede
Founder: Adedeji Adeleke
Founded: 2011
Motto: Education, Excellence And Character

Established in 2007 by Chief Deji Adeleke, Adeleke University is located in the town of Ede in Osun State. The school is a very affordable school with a tuition fee of 273,000 – 450,000 / All fees inclusive will be 636,800 – 867,300). Several accredited courses are available to students who are willing to enroll in the University.

7. Rhema University, Aba

Address: 153/155 Aba-Owerri Road, Abayi, Abayi, Aba, Abia
Founded: 2009
Motto: Equipping Humanity for Excellence

Rhema University is a Christian private university associated with the Living World Ministries International. The higher education institution is situated in Aba, Rivers State. With about 10 accredited undergraduate programmes available, Rhema University charges school fees { tuition fees } of around 452,000 – 464,000 which makes it one of the most affordable private universities in Nigeria. The University’s Vice-Chancellor is Professor O. C. Onwudike.

6. Crescent University, Abeokuta

Address: KM. 5, Lafenwa, Abeokuta-Idofa Road, Abeokuta
Founded: 2005
Motto: Knowledge and Faith

Founded in 2005, its located at KM. 5, Ayetoro Road, Lafenwa, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. Vice Chancellor is Professor I. Gbajabiamila.
Crescent University School fees { Tuition fees } schedule ranges from N283,000 – N1,000,000

5. Lead City University

Address: Off Oba Otudeko Avenue, Lagos – Ibadan Expy, Toll Gate Area, Ibadan
Founded: 2005
Motto: Knowledge for Self-reliance

Lead City University is owned and funded by the Eduserve Consult. The university is located in the ancient city of Ibadan in Oyo State. Their tuition is about 200,500 – 550,000 making Lead City University quite affordable when compared to other private universities.

4. Obong University, Obong Ntak

Address: Utu Etim Ekpo
Founded: 1997

Formerly referred to as the University of Africa, Obong University was established in 1997, Located in Obong Ntak, Etim Ekpo LGA, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. The private higher institution of learning which is formally affiliated with the Churches of Christ is located in the town of Obong Ntak, Akwa- Ibom. The Vice-Chancellor is Enefiok S. Udo. Obong University awards degrees in various accredited courses such as Microbiology, Computer Science, Sociology, Political Science, Biochemistry, Economics, Accounting, and others. Although Obong University is not so popular among private universities in Nigeria, it is still one of the cheapest universities in Nigeria, Obong University School fees { Tuition fees } schedule ranges from N180,000 – N200,000 ( Other fees not included).

3. Ajayi Crowther University

Address: Oke-Ebo, Oyo
Founded: 2005
Motto: Scentia Probitas ,Knowledge with Probity

Located in old Oyo town, Ajayi Crowther University is a private Christian University that was established in 2005. The tertiary institution has different faculties some of which includes the Faculty of Law, Faculty of Management Sciences, Faculty of Natural Science and Faculty of social sciences. Ajayi Crowther University’s tuition fee range around about Five hundred thousand Naira 162,000 – 782,000. Professor K.T. Jaiyeoba is the university’s current Vice- Chancellor.

2. Oduduwa University, Ile-Ife

Location: Ipetumodu, Osun State, Nigeria
Founded: 2009
Motto: Learning for human development

Oduduwa University named after the forefather of the Yoruba race, Oduduwa University was established in 2009 in the town of Ipetumodu, Ile-Ife in Osun State. The private tertiary education institution has four colleges which include College of Management and Social Sciences, College of Natural and Applied Sciences, College of Environmental Design and Management and College of Engineering and Technology. Each college offers various accredited undergraduate courses.  The Vice-Chancellor is Prof (Mrs.) Olajumoke A. Olayiwola.

Oduduwa University School fees { Tuition fees } schedule ranges around N170,000 – N197,000. Oduduwa University is the probably second cheapest private university in Nigeria.

1. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin

Address: Al Hikmah University, Adeta Rd, Ilorin
Founder: AbdulRaeem Oladimeji Islamic Foundation
Date founded: 2005

Al-Hikmah University is an Islamic university located in Ilorin, Kwara State

Al-Hikmah University School fees { Tuition fees } schedule ranges from N103,500 – N686,000.




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  2. Jeddy

    October 6, 2019 at 10:27 am

    This is 100% fake please.. do your research well. I have done the research last year when I was looking for admission and it was Hezekiah University Isiala Umudi, Nkwerre Imostate, it’s the only accredited and first University in Imo state. Though I later got admission at federal University Owerri but my cousin is there studying Economics.

  3. Seun

    October 4, 2019 at 1:30 pm

    Fake news.. Do your research well

  4. anonymous

    October 3, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    How much were you paid to publicise the false information.

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  6. Dwab

    October 3, 2019 at 1:23 pm

    Please get your facts right, babcock Uni is over a million.

    • anonymous

      October 3, 2019 at 8:22 pm

      how much were you paid to publicise this false information

      • Victor Fagoyinbo

        October 3, 2019 at 8:54 pm

        Crawford University school fees is about the lowest. It is N485,000 per session. This covers everything except feeding.
        Do proper homework before publications.

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