List of Cheap Private Universities In Nigeria – The private universities in Nigeria today now outnumber the number of state and federal universities combined. The private university has turned into a source of livelihood to whoever owns them hence making it more common. The private universities in Nigeria today now outnumber the number of state and federal universities combined. The private university has turned into a source of livelihood to whoever owns them hence making it more common.
A private university as the name implies is an institution that is owned by an individual, a company, or an association, in other words, it does not belong or controlled by the federal or state government.
The advantages of a private institution can not be exaggerated but despite the benefits, a lot of students still do not attend it. Some do not attend because they do not want to and some others do not attend not because they do not want to but because they cannot afford it.
Of course, because they are not owned by the government, they are generally expensive as the founderl tends to use his or her own money in contrast to the Federal or state institution built with government money, tokens from Alumni, e.t.c.
The cost might be quite much for the individual as he has to pay teaching and nonteaching staff amongst others which explains why the tuition fee is high after all, the owner of the institution has to make gains.
However, despite the high tuition fees, some private institutions are quite cheaper and are even about the same price as some state universities or are a little higher than it. If you are aspiring to attend a private institution that is cheaper in price and affordable, then this article is for you as it discusses the cheapest private universities present in Nigeria.
Note that the cost for each course differs from the other in a private institution, for instance, the tuition fee for Business Administration could be 300,000 naira in an institution, and the tuition fee for Nursing could be 900,000 naira still in that institution as the cost of equipment and setting up might be quite different for each course hence this list is compiled based on the cheapest tuition fee for a course in that institution.
With that being mentioned, listed below are the cheapest private universities in Nigeria.
5.Ajayi Crowther university
Obong University is a private institution that started as the African College of Management during its inception in 1997. In the succeeding year, it was transformed into the University of Africa. Obong University is located in Obong Ntak, Akwa Ibom state.
The institution has three faculties namely; the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences with courses like Computer science, Biochemistry, and Microbiology, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences with courses like Economics, Mass Communication, Public administration, political science, e.t.c.
The tuition fee is about 170,000 naira per academic year.
Al hikmah university is one of the Islamic private universities in Nigeria. Al-Hikmah university was founded in the year 2005 and it is owned by the Islamic foundation; AbdulRaheem Oladimeji Islamic Foundation also known as ROIF.
This foundation is based in Nigeria and in alliance with the World Assembly of Muslim Youths WAMY which on the other hand, is based in Jeddah, the institution was birthed.
Al-Hikmah university is located in Ilorin, the capital of Kwara state.
This institution has seven faculties namely; the faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Humanities and Social sciences, faculty of management sciences, as well as faculty of health sciences.
The tuition fee is between 180,000 to 350,000 naira.
Named after the ancestor of the Yorubas; Oduduwa, Oduduwa University is a private institution that was founded in 2009 in Ipetumodu, Ile Ife, Osun state.
Oduduwa University, also known as OUI has four colleges and the are College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CNAS) with six courses. The courses are but are not limited to Physics, Computer Science, and Microbiology amongst others.
Another college is the college of Engineering and Technology with three courses under them namely Computer engineering, mechanical engineering, and electrical or electronic engineering.
The third college is the College of Management and Social Sciences (CMSS) with eight courses which are but are not limited to Economics and Political Sciences amongst others lastly, the College of Environmental design and management sciences with three courses viz Estate management, Architecture, and Quantity surveying.
The tuition fee is about 170,000 naira.
Salem the university is another privately-owned university that is located in Lokoja. It could be described as a Christian educational institution as it was founded by an Archbishop; Archbishop Sam Amiga who is the president of Salem international church center.
Currently, Salem university offers a degree only to students who want to obtain their B.Sc in colleges like College of Sciences and Technology, College of Social and Management Sciences, and College of Agriculture in courses like computer sciences, information technology, Soil sciences, business administration, and actuarial sciences amongst others. Salem university popularly referred to as Sau was created in 2007.
The tuition fee is between 160,000 to 691,000 depending on your choice of course of study.
Ajayi Crowther university is an institution that started as a Christian missionary training institute in Abeokuta in 1853.
The institution was later changed to a private university and was created by the Supra Diocese Board of the Church of Nigeria. Ajayi Crowther university is based in Abeokuta, Ogun state.
The institution has seven faculties viz: Faculty of Law, Faculty of Natural sciences, faculty of social sciences, faculty of management sciences, faculty of education, faculty of engineering as well as faculty of humanities.
The tuition fees range between 200,000 and 300,000 naira.
Wellspring University is another private institution that was founded in 2009 as a Christian university by Pastor Itua Ighodalo in Benin City, the capital of Edo state.
In 2009, Wellspring University was acknowledged by NUC(National Universities Commission); a commissioning body as the third-best amongst the second generation universities in Nigeria.
The institution has four colleges namely the College of Natural and Applied Sciences with two courses namely, Biochemistry and Microbiology, the College of Health Sciences with courses like Nursing and Medical laboratory sciences, college of computing with four courses; computer science, information technology, software engineering, and cybersecurity and lastly, College of Social and Management sciences with its courses including but not limited to Public Administration, Business Administration, International relations Mass communication, Accounting, Taxation, Hotel management, Entrepreneurship, and Economics.
The tuition fee is about 213,000 naira per academic session.
Voila! Here are some of the cheapest private universities in Nigeria, at least for now. Later in the future, new cheaper universities might spring up. Despite their cheap and affordable prices, these universities still offer quality education to students and ensure to give out their best.
Note, the tuition fee for each course differs from the other hence this list is compiled based on the cost of the cheapest course the university offers I.e. the cost for the course with the least amount of money so do not be surprised when the cost of your choice, of course, is quite expensive in one of these institutions, it is therefore advisable for you to research for your choice of course of study when you want to apply.