Cheap federal Universities

5 Cheapest Federal Universities In Nigeria

Cheap Federal Universities

“If You Think Education Is Expensive, Try Ignorance” Have you ever heard this saying?

It is true that some Universities are expensive but the fact is that, acquiring knowledge is not that cheap.

In Nigeria, universities are placed into three categories. The private universities, the state universities and the federal universities.

The private Universities are the most expensive, Check this list here

Some state universities have a reasonable fee range but the federal Universities are the most cheapest.


So Here is a list of 5 Cheap Federal Universities


Federal University Of Agriculture (FUNAAB)

Cheap Federal Nigerian Universities

The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, or FUNAAB, (FUNAAB) was established on 1 January 1988.

The university is one of the three universities of agriculture in Nigeria, the other being in Makurdi (Benue State) and Umudike (Abia State).

Faculties in this University pay as low as 18,250 – 33,000


University Of Benin (UNIBEN)

Cheap Federal Universities

The Great University of Benin also known as UNIBEN is one of Nigeria’s first generation federal universities.

Founded in 1970, It started as an Institute of Technology and was accorded the status of a full-fledged University by National Universities Commission (NUC) on 1 July 1971.

The University houses many  faculties, with fees ranging from 12,000 – 50,000


University of Lagos (UNILAG)

Cheap Federal Universities

The University of Lagos is a federal government research university in Lagos State.  The university has remained one of the most competitive in the country in terms of admissions.

Notwithstanding, with approximately 57,000 students as of 2013. The University of Lagos has one of the largest student populations of any university in the country.

The main campus is located at Akoka, Yaba, while the Medical Campus of the College of Medicine is located a few kilometers from the main campus.

The University of Lagos has fourteen academic units comprising a broad range of professional faculties and schools.

Fees ranges from 14,000 – ₦64,000


Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)

Cheap Federal Universities

This is a federal government research university located in Zaria, Kaduna State. And is one of the best northern University in the country. Founded on the 4th of October 1962.

ABU operates a two campus system, with one being the housing administrative offices and major faculties.

ABU has fees ranging from 14,000 – 45,000


National Open University (NOUN)

Cheap Federal Universities

The National Open University of Nigeria is a Federal Open and Distance Learning (ODL) institution, the first of its kind in the West African sub-region. NOUN is the largest university with a high number of students.

The study centre in Lagos for instance provides lectures to all its Law undergraduates and supplies necessary course materials to all students after the payment of tuition fees.

It typically costs  18,000 – 36,000


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