Universities In Nigeria & Their Vice Chancellors

Universities In Nigeria: Tertiary institutions are built to produce the best brains from different fields of profession. Each Country gears towards developing their educational sector, as it is the life wire of the country. That is why in the setting up of tertiary institutions, laid down rules as set by the National Universities Commission (NUC) must be followed before seeking for license and approval.Universities In Nigeria

NUC as a federal government agency is tasked with the responsibility to regulate the operation of universities in Nigeria. And in pursuant of this, from time to time they still go for inspections in schools to make sure the standard is being maintained. Before you apply for admission into any university, it is important to verify if the university has been approved by the NUC.

Presently, we have 46 licensed federal universities, 44 state universities, and 75 private universities in the country as approved by NUC. These universities and their vice-chancellors are listed below;

  1. List Of Federal Universities in Nigeria, Their Vice Chancellors, Official Websites and Year founded


1            Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi         Professor Saminu Ibrahim          http://www.atbu.edu.ng       1988

2            Adeyemi University of Education, Ondo      Professor Richard King                             2015

3            Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria        Professor Ibrahim Garba              http://www.abu.edu.ng         1962

4            Alvan Ikoku University of Education, Owerri          Professor Sadiq Abubakar                       2015

5            Bayero University,Kano         Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed, mni      http://www.buk.edu.ng        1975

6            Federal University Gashua   Prof. Shehu Abdulrahman              www.fugashua.edu.ng            2013

7            Federal University of Education, Kano         Professor Victor Awonusi                         2015

8            Federal University of Education, Zaria         Professor Ibrahim Kolo                             2015

9            Federal University of Health Sciences, Otukpo       Professor Martins Aghaji                            2015

10         Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun          Professor Akaehomen O.A Ibhadode    http://www.fupre.edu.ng     2007

11         Federal University of Technology, Akure    Prof. Adebiyi Gregory Daramola        http://www.futa.edu.ng        1981

12         Federal University of Technology, Minna.  Professor Musibau Adewunmi Akanji       http://www.futminna.edu.ng            1982

13         Federal University of Technology, Owerri Prof. Chigozie C. Asiabaka          http://www.futo.edu.ng        1980

14         Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State       Professor Jibril Dahiru Amin   http://www.fud.edu.ng/       2011

15         Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina       Professor James O. I. Ayatse http://www.fudutsinma.edu.ng       2011

16         Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State Professor Mohammed Kabiru Farouk             www.fukashere.edu.ng          2011

17         Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State  Professor (Mrs.) Ekanem Ikpi Braide  http://www.fulafia.edu.ng   2011

18         Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State         Professor Abdulmumini Rafindadi         http://www.fulokoja.edu.ng              2011

19         Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State        Professor Oye Ibidapo-Obe   http://www.funai.edu.ng      2011

20         Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa             Professor Mobolaji E. Aluko  http://www.fuotuoke.edu.ng/          2011

21         Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State    Prof. Isaac Asuzu              http://www.fuoye.edu.ng/  2011

22         Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State   Professor Geoffrey Okogbaa           http://www.fuwukari.edu.ng/         2011

23         Federal University,Birnin Kebbi.      Prof. Lawal Suleiman Bilbis              www.fubk.edu.ng       2013

24         Federal University,Gusau.     Prof. Ben Chuks Okeke              www.fugus.edu.ng     2013

25         Michael Okpara Uni. of Agric., Umudike      Professor Hillary Odo Edoga. http://www.moua.org           1992

26         Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola   Professor B. H. Usman               http://www.futy.edu.ng        1988

27         National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos.             Professor Vincent A. Tenebe      http://www.nou.edu.ng        2002

28         Nigeria Maritime University, Okerenkoko Prof. (Mrs) Ongoebi Maureen O. Etebu                     2015

29         Nigeria Police Academy Wudil          Prof. Munzali Jibril              www.npf.gov.ng          2012

30         Nigerian Defence Academy,Kaduna              Professor S.O Okeniyi              www.nda.edu.ng         1985

31         Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka  Professor Joseph E. Ehaneku              http://www.unizik.edu.ng   1992

32         Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile-Ife            Professor Bamitale Omole http://www.oauife.edu.ng   1962

33         University of Abuja, Gwagwalada    Professor Machael Umale Adikwu             http://www.uniabuja.edu.ng             1988

34         University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.             Professor O. B. Oyewole           http://www.unaab.edu.ng    1988

35         University of Agriculture, Makurdi. Prof. Emmanuel I. Kucha              http://www.uam.edu.ng       1988

36         University of Benin    Professor Faraday Orumwense              http://www.uniben.edu.ng  1970

37         University of Calabar              Professor James Epoke              http://www.unical.edu.ng    1975

38         University of Ibadan  Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole              http://www.ui.edu.ng            1948

39         University of Ilorin    Professor Abdulganiyu Ambali              http://www.unilorin.edu.ng              1975

40         University of Jos          Prof. Hayward B. Mafuyai              http://www.unijos.edu.ng    1975

41         University of Lagos    Prof. Rahman A. Bello              http://www.unilag.edu.ng   1962

42         University of Maiduguri         Professor Ibrahim A. Njodi              http://www.unimaid.edu.ng              1975

43         University of Nigeria, Nsukka            Professor Benjamin C. Ozumba              http://www.unn.edu.ng        1960

44         University of Port-Harcourt Professor Joseph Ajienka              http://www.uniport.edu.ng 1975

45         University of Uyo        Professor Comfort M. Ekpo              http://www.uniuyo.edu.ng  1991

46         Usumanu Danfodiyo University        Professor Riskuwa A. Shehu              http://www.udusok.edu.ng 1975


  1. List Of Federal Universities in Nigeria, Their Vice Chancellors and Official Websites


1            Abia State University, Uturu Prof. E. Uche Ikonne              http://www.absu.edu.ng       1981

2            Adamawa State University Mubi      Professor Alkasum Abba              http://www.adsu.edu.ng       2002

3            Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba           Professor Mahzeem O. Mimiko             http://www.adekunleajasinuniversity.edu.ng        1999

4            Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo   Professor Eno James Ibanga  http://www.aksu.edu.ng       2010

5            Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma    Professor Ignatius A. Onimawo         http://www.aauekpoma.edu.ng       1980

6            Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli            Professor Fidelis Uzochukwu Okafor   http://coou.edu.ng/  2000

7            Bauchi State University, Gadau         Prof. Ezzildin M. Abdulrahman              http://www.basug.edu.ng    2011

8            Benue State University, Makurdi      Professor Charity A. Angya              http://www.bsum.edu.ng     1992

9            Yobe State University, Damaturu     Professor Musa Alabe              http://www.ysu.edu.ng         2006

10         Cross River State University of Science &Technology, Calabar              Professor Effiom Ene-Obong              http://www.crutech.edu.ng              2004

11         Delta State University Abraka           Professor Victor Peretomode              http://www.delsu.edu.ng     1992

12         Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki  Professor F. I. Idike, OON              http://www.ebsu.edu.ng       2000

13         Ekiti State University              Prof. Samuel Oye Bandele              http://www.eksu.edu.ng       1982

14         Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu              Professor Cyprian C. Onyeji  http://www.esut.edu.ng        1982

15         Gombe State Univeristy, Gombe       Professor Abdullahi Mahadi              http://www.gomsu.org         2004

16         Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai    Professor Muhammad N Maiturare       http://www.ibbu.edu.ng       2005

17         Ignatius Ajuru University of Education,Rumuolumeni       Prof. R. D.Green-Osahogulu(Ag)         http://www.iaue.edu.ng       2010

18         Imo State University, Owerri             Prof. B.E.B. Nwoke              http://www.imsu.edu.ng      1992

19         Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa           Prof. Abdullahi Yusuf Ribadu  http://www.slu.edu.ng          2013

20         Kaduna State University, Kaduna     Professor William Barnabas Qurix   http://www.kasu.edu.ng       2004

21         Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil  Professor Ibrahim Garba             http://www.kustportal.edu.ng         2000

22         Kebbi State University, Kebbi            Dr. Amina Abubakar              http://www.ksusta.edu.ng   2006

23         Kogi State University Anyigba           Professor Hassan S. Isah              http://www.ksu.edu.ng         1999

24         Kwara State University, Ilorin           Professor A. Na-Allah              http://www.kwasu.edu.ng   2009

25         Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso     Prof. Adeniyi S Gbadegesin              http://www.lautech.edu.ng 1990

26         Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa              Prof. Adegbite Adegoke Emmanuel http://www.osustech.edu.ng              2008

27         River State University of Science and Technology Prof. Blessing Chimezie Didia            http://www.ust.edu.ng          1979

28         Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye     Prof Saburi Adejimi Adesanya         http://www.oouagoiwoye.edu.ng   1982

29         Lagos State University, Ojo   Prof. John Oladapo Obafunwa              http://www.lasu.edu.ng        1983

30         Niger Delta University Yenagoa        Prof. Humphrey Ogoni              http://www.ndu.edu.ng        2000

31         Nasarawa State University Keffi       Prof. Muhammad Akaro Mainoma         http://www.nsuk.edu.ng      2002

32         Plateau State University Bokkos      Prof. Doknan Sheni              http://www.plasu.edu.ng     2005

33         Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode         Prof. Oluyemisi Obilade             http://www.tasued.edu.ng   2005

34         Umar Musa Yar’ Adua University Katsina   Prof. Idris Isa Funtua              http://www.umyu.edu.ng     2006

35         Osun State University Osogbo           Prof Oguntola Jelil Alamu (Ag)              http://www.uniosun.edu.ng              2006

36         Taraba State University, Jalingo       Prof. Mohammed S Yahaya              http://www.tsuniversity.edu.ng      2008

37         Sokoto State University         Prof. Nuhu Yaqub              http://www.ssu.edu.ng          2009

38         Northwest University Kano  Prof. Razali Agus              http://www.nwu.edu.ng       2012

39         Oyo State Technical University Ibadan                                     2012

40         Ondo State University of Medical Sciences Prof. Friday Okonofua                             2015

41         Edo University Iyamo             Prof. Emmanuel Aluyor (Ag)                            2016

42         Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State            Prof. Chima Iwuchukwu                   2016

43         University of Africa Toru Orua, Bayelsa State                                      2016

44         Bornu State University, Maiduguri                               2016


  1. List Of All Private Universities In Nigeria, Vice Chancellor, Website & Year Established


S/N      University      Vice Chancellor         Website           Year Est.

1            Achievers University, Owo   Professor Tunji Samuel Ibiyemi              http://www.achievers.edu.ng           2007

2            Adeleke University, Ede         Prof. Samuel E Alao              http://www.adelekeuniversity.edu.ng        2011

3            Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti – Ekiti State     Professor M.O Ajisafe http://www.abuad.edu.ng    2009

4            African University of Science & Technology, Abuja             Professor Charles Chidume (Ag)             http://aust.edu.ng      2007

5            Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan  Prof. K.T. Jaiyeoba              http://www.acu.edu.ng         2005

6            Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin              Professor S. A. Abdulkareem              https://www.alhikmah.edu.ng         2005

7            Al-Qalam University, Katsina             Prof. Shehu G. Ado              http://www.auk.edu.ng         2005

8            American University of Nigeria, Yola            Dr. Margee Ensign              http://www.aun.edu.ng         2003

9            Augustine University               Prof. Steve OlaOluwa Afolami              http://www.augustineuniversity.edu.ng/  2015

10         Babcock University,Ilishan-Remo   Professor Kayode J. Makinde              http://www.babcock.edu.ng             1999

11         Baze University           Prof. Michael Hodd              http://www.bazeuniversity.edu.ng               2011

12         Bells University of Technology, Otta             Professor A. I. Adeyemi              http://www.bellsuniversity.org       2005

13         Benson Idahosa University, Benin City        Prof. Ernest B. Izevbigie          http://www.idahosauniversity.com             2002

14         Bingham University, New Karu         Professor Samuel K Leonard              http://www.binghamuni.edu.ng      2005

15         Bowen University, Iwo           Professor. Matthews Akintunde Ojo              http://www.bowenuniversity-edu.org        2001

16         Caleb University, Lagos          Professor Ayandiji D Aina              http://www.calebuniversity.edu.ng             2007

17         Caritas University, Enugu      Professor L. C. Onukwube              http://www.caritasuni.edu.ng/        2005

18         CETEP City University, Lagos            Professor Akin Aju              http://www.cetepuniversity.com   2005

19         Chrisland University Prof Olusola Odeyemi              http://www.chrislanduniversity.edu.ng     2015

20         Covenant University Ota        Prof. Aderemi A Atayero              http://www.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/   2002

21         Crawford University Igbesa Prof. Samuel A. Ayanlaja              http://www.crawforduniversity.edu.ng     2005

22         Crescent University   Professor Sherifdeen A. Tella                           2005

23         Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo   Prof. Timothy O Olagbemiro              http://www.edwinclarkuniversity.edu.ng/             2015

24         Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin        Prof. Adekunle Oloyede              http://www.elizadeuniversity.edu.ng         2012

25         Evangel University, Akaeze  Prof. C. Ike Umechuruba                      2012

26         Fountain Unveristy, Oshogbo             Prof. Bashir A.Raji                    2007

27         Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike – Enugu State              Prof. (Revd.) Chikelu. Anieke             http://www.gouni.edu.ng              2009

28         Gregory University, Uturu    Prof. Juliet Elu              http://www.gregoryuniversity.com             2012

29         Hallmark University Prof. Segun Odunola              http://www.hallmark.edu.ng            2015

30         Hezekiah University, Umudi              Prof. Chukwuemeka Ezeonu              http://hezekiah.edu.ng/        2015

31         Igbinedion University Okada             Professor (Revd.) Eghosa E. Osaghae           http://www.iuokada.edu.ng              1999

32         Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji         Professor Sola Fajana http://www.jabu.edu.ng       2006

33         Kings University         Prof. Diran Famurewa              http://www.kingsuniversity.edu.ng/           2015

34         Kwararafa University, Wukari          Professor Godwin Akpa              http://www.wukarijubileeuniversity.org  2005

35         Landmark University, Omu-Aran.    Professor Mathew Ola-Rotimi Ajayi    http://www.lmu.edu.ng        2011

36         Lead City University, Ibadan              Prof. Olufemi Onabajo              http://www.lcu.edu.ng          2005

37         Madonna University, Okija   Prof. Chucks E.Ezedum              http://www.madonnauniversity.edu.ng     1999

38         Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo            Prof. Adeniyi Agunbiade       http://www.mcu.edu.ng       2012

39         Micheal & Cecilia University              Prof. (Mrs.) Ibiynka A. Fuwape              http://mciu.edu.ng/  2015

40         Mountain Top University      Prof Elijah Ayolabi              http://www.mountaintopuniversity.org/  2015

41         Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja      Professor Huseyin Sert              http://www.ntnu.edu.ng       2009

42         Novena University, Ogume   Professor J. M. O. Eze Ag.              http://www.novenauniversity.edu.ng         2005

43         Obong University, Obong Ntak          Professor Enefiok S. Udo              http://www.obonguniversity.net    2007

44         Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu – Osun State        Prof. (Mrs) Olajumoke A. Olayiwola (Ag)              http://www.oduduwauniversity.edu.ng     2009

45         Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos          Professor Juan Manuel Elegido              http://www.pau.edu.ng         2002

46         Paul University, Awka – Anambra State      Professor Uche Abanike            http://www.pauluniversity.edu.ng 2009

47         Redeemer’s University, Mowe          Professor Z. Debo Adeyewa               2005

48         Renaissance University, Enugu         Prof. Obiora S. Ejim              http://www.renaissanceuniversityng.com              2005

49         Rhema University, Obeama-Asa – Rivers State       Professor O. C. Onwudike        http://www.rhemauniversity.edu.ng           2009

50         Ritman University                    http://www.ritmanuniversity.edu.ng              2015

51         Salem University, Lokoja       Prof. Joseph Adeola Fuwape              http://www.salemuniversity.org    2007

52         Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa.        Prof. Benard E. Aigbokhan       http://www.sau.edu.ng         2011

53         Southwestern University, Oku Owa               Prof. Babatunde A Ikotun http://www.southwesternuniversity.edu.ng          2012

54         Summit University                                  2015

55         Tansian University, Umunya              Professor C.B Iwuchukwu                   2007

56         University of Mkar, Mkar      Prof. Emmanuel Hemen Agba              http://www.unimkar.edu.ng             2005

57         Veritas University      Prof. David Ker              http://www.veritas.edu.ng  2007

58         Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa – Edo State  Professor J. E. A. Osemeikhian                2009

59         Wesley University. of Science & Technology, Ondo             Professor ‘Tade Badejo                 2007

60         Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State         Prof. Austin Oviguhe Asagba          http://wdu.edu.ng     2007

61         Christopher University Mowe           Prof. Friday Ndubuisi              http://www.christopheruniversity.edu.ng/            2015

62         Kola Daisi University, Ibadan, Oyo State Professor Kolawole Timothy Jaiyeoba http://www.koladaisiuniversity.edu.ng/         2016

63         Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State Professor Afolayan Joseph Olasehinde https://aul.edu.ng           2016

64         Dominican University, Ibadan, Oyo State    Prof. (Fr.) Anthony Akinwale         www.dui.edu.ng          2016

65         Legacy University, Okija, Anambra State *legacyuniversityokija.com  2016

66         Arthur Javis University, Akpoyubo, Cross River State        Prof. Julian Osuji https://arthurjarvisuniversity.edu.ng               2016

67         Crown-Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State Prof. Adesiji Olorunmaiye http://www.crownhilluniversity.edu.ng     2016

68         Coal City University, Enugu State     Prof. Malachy Ikechukwue Okwueze http://www.coalcityuniversity.edu.ng  2016

69         Clifford University, Owerrinta, Abia State  Prof. Chimezie Omeonu              https://clifforduni.edu.ng     2016

70         Admiralty University, Ibusa, Delta State      2017

71         Spiritan University, Neochi, Abia State        2017

72         Precious Cornerstone University, Ibadan, Oyo State          2017

73         PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Port Harcourt, Rivers State              Prof. Michael Diejomaoh 2017

74         Atiba University, Idi Gedu, Oyo, Oyo State https://atibauniversity.com               2017

75         Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences, Ijanikin, Lagos State www.ekounivmed.edu.ng        2017