Which states are the Most Educated in Nigeria?

Which States Are The Most Educated In Nigeria?
Which States Are The Most Educated In Nigeria?
Which States Are The Most Educated In Nigeria?
Which States Are The Most Educated In Nigeria?

As the giant of Africa with a total of 36 states, Nigeria is known to produce some of the brightest and most educated people in the world. On today’s countdown, we will be looking at the 10 most educated states in Nigeria but before we start to remember we post interesting topics like this every week so be sure to share and subscribe for more interesting posts.


15 Most Educated States in Nigeria

Number 15: Ebonyi

Ebonyi State is in southeastern Nigeria. It is inhabited and populated mainly by the Igbo with the town of Abakaliki as its capital and biggest city. Some other major townships include Afikpo, Onueke, Effium, Aba Omege, Ezzamgbo, Edda, Amasiri, Unwana, Echara Ikwo, Egu-Ubia, Ụbụrụ, Onicha, etc. Ebonyi state is the 15th most educated states in Nigeria it is home to a few grass-roots universities some of the universities are:

1 Ebonyi State University Abakaliki
2 Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo

Number 14:Bayelsa state

Bayelsa is a state in southern Nigeria in the core Niger Delta location, between Delta State and Rivers State. Its capital is Yenagoa. The major language spoken is Ijaw with dialects like; Kolukuma, Mein, Bomu, Nembe, Epie-Atisa, and Ogbia. Just like the rest of Nigeria, English is the official language. Bayelsa is the 14th most educated states in Nigeria it is home to a few popular universities some of the universities are:

1 Federal University, Otuoke Otuoke
2 Niger Delta University Wilberforce Island
3 University of Africa Toru-Orua

Number 13: Kwara state

Kwara is a state inside Western Nigeria. It’s Capital Ilorin. Kwara is located in the North Key geopolitical zone, commonly referred to as the Middle Belt. The primary cultural group is Yoruba, together with important Nupe, Bariba, in addition to Fulani minorities. Kwara state is the 13th many educated states in Nigeria it is home to be able to more than five popular universities some of the universities are:

1 University of Ilorin Ilorin
2 Landmark University Omu-Aran
3 Kwara State University Ilorin
4 Al-Hikmah University Ilorin …
5 Summit University Offa Offa
6 Crown Hill University Ilorin

Number 12: Federal Capital Territory, Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory, commonly known as FCT, is a federal province in central Nigeria. Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria, is placed in this territory. FCT was formed in 1976 from parts of the states of old Kwara, Niger, Kaduna and Plateau States with the bulk of landmass cut out of Niger State. Abuja is the 12th most educated state in Nigeria it is home to more than five reputable universities some of the universities are :

1 University of Abuja Abuja
2 Nile University of Nigeria Abuja
3 African University of Science and Technology Abuja
4 Veritas University Abuja
5 Baze University Abuja

Number 11: Abia state

Abia is a state inside the southeastern portion of Nigeria. The administrative centre is Umuahia, and its commercial city is Aba, which was formerly a new British colonial government outpost in the region, and is particularly one of the many populated areas in Nigeria. Abia state was made inside 1991 from part regarding Imo State. Abia state is the 11th most educated state in Nigeria it is home to more than five reliable universities some of the universities are :

1 Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umuahia
2 Abia State University Uturu
3 Gregory University, Uturu Uturu
4 Rhema University Aba
5 Clifford University Ihie
6 Spiritan University, Nneochi Umunneochi

Number 10: Osun state

Located in southwestern Nigeria Its capital is Osogbo. It is bordered in the north by Kwara State, in the east partially by Ekiti State and partly by Ondo State, in the south by Ogun State and in the west by Oyo State.

Osun state is the 10th most educated state in Nigeria it is home to more than five reliable universities some of the universities are :

1 Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife
2 Osun State University Oshogbo
3 Redeemer’s University Ede
4 Bowen University Iwo
5 Adeleke University Ede
6 Joseph Ayo Babalola University Ikeji-Arakeji
7 Oduduwa University Ile Ife
8 Fountain University, Osogbo Oshogbo
9 Kings University Odeomu

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Number 9: Akwa Ibom state

Situated in the coastal southern part of the country and is bordered on the east by Cross River State on the west by rivers and Abia state and the south by the Atlantic Ocean and has a population of over 5 million people the state was created in 1987 by Ibrahim Babangida. Akwa Ibom is yet another educated state in Nigeria and is a rich oil and gas producing state with high advancements in educational disciplines.the state which is located in the coastal region has most of her earnings from petroleum Akwa Ibom state is known for investing heavily in education and ensuring quality education that meets the world standards some of the universities in the state include:

1 University of Uyo Uyo
2 Akwa Ibom State University Ikot Akpan
3 Ritman University Ikot Ekpene
4 Obong University Obong Teak

Number 8: Delta state

Delta State recognized on August 27, 1991, is an oil and agricultural producing state it is situated in the region known as theSouth South geopolitical zone with a population of over 4.5 million people the capital city is Asaba located at the northern end of the state DeltaState is the eighth-most educated state in Nigeria the state’s government sees education as a priority to solve the challenges of its soil rich economy the state has a film and broadcast Academy, three colleges of education a polytechnic and a university they include:

1 Delta State University, Abraka Abraka
2 Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun
3 Novena University Ogume
4 Western Delta University Oghara
5 Admiralty University of Nigeria Ibusa
6 Michael and Cecilia Ibru University Agbara-Otor
7 Edwin Clark University Kiagbodo
8 Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko Okerenghigho


Number 7: Enugu state

This a state in southeastern Nigeria created in 1991 from part of the old Anambra State. Enugu State is a seventh most educated of Nigeria’s 36 states. Nigeria’s Prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsuka is located in the state. Enugu state houses some of the best universities and polytechnics in the country the State University is well equipped with world-class facilities to facilitate quality education other notable educational schools in the state are Enugu State University of Technology Caritas University and the Institute of Management Technology Enugu has a high literacy level of 96% due to its high educational resources.

1 University of Nigeria Nsukka
2 Enugu State University of Science and Technology Enugu
3 Godfrey Okoye University Ugwuomu-Nike
4 Caritas University Enugu
5 Evangel University, Akaeze Enugu
6 Renaissance University Enugu
7 Coal City University Enugu

Number 6: Ogun state

Ogun state in southwestern Nigeria created in 1976 it borders Lagos State to the south Oyo and Osun states to the north and the east and the Republic of Benin to the west. Abeokuta is the capital and largest city in the state Ogun is one of the states that has the highest educated personalities, former president Olusegun Obasanjo and many other literates are from this state. The top-notch covenant University is in the state not excluded is the federal University of Agriculture, bell’s University Babcock University, mountain top university and Caleb University with these fully facilitated schools we can conclude that Ogun state is indeed educationally advanced.

1 Covenant University Ota
2 Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Abeokuta
3 Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago Iwoye
4 Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu-Ode
5 Babcock University Ilishan-Remo
6 Bells University of Technology Ota
7 Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology, Abeokuta Abeokuta
8 Crawford University Faith City
9 Mcpherson University Seriki-Sotayo
10 Crescent University, Abeokuta Abeokuta
11 Mountain Top University Magoni Oba
12 Christopher University Mowe
13 Hallmark University, Ijebu-Itele Ijebu-Itele
14 Southwestern University, Nigeria Okun Owa
15 Chrisland University Abeokuta

Number 5: Rivers state

River State is the sixth most populous state in Nigeria its capital and largest city Port Harcourt is economically significant as the centre of Nigeria’s oil industry River State is bounded on the south by the Atlantic Ocean to the north by Imo Abia and Anambra States to the East by Akwa Ibom State and to the West by Bayelsa and Delta states River State takes the fifth spot on today’s countdown the state is well known for its educational spendings and housing some of the best higher institutions in Nigeria, The University of Port Harcourt, River State University of Technology Port Harcourt Polytechnic, and the River State College of Health Science, are some of the top higher institutions in the state.

1 Rivers State University Port Harcourt
2 University of Port Harcourt Port Harcourt
3 Ignatius Ajuru University of Education Port Harcourt
4 PAMO University of Medical Sciences Port-Harcourt

Number 4: Oyo state

Oyo state is an inland state in southwestern Nigeria with its capital at Ibadan it is bounded in the north by Kwara state in the East by Osun state in the south by Ogun state and in the west by the Republic of Benin. Although Ekiti was ranked as the state with the highest number of professors in Nigeria, Oyo state remains top when it comes to education the state hosts the first and best university in the country, the University of Ibadan, many top private and government schools in the locality of the state, especially in the state’s capital.

Number 3: Anambra state

Anambra state known for producing successful businessmen and entrepreneurs, Anambra is a state in southeastern Nigeria the capital and seat of government is Awka, the Nnamdi Azikiwe University is a state’s most prominent and qualitative school of learning the university is named after Nnamdi Azikiwe, who was the first most educated indigenous leader of Nigeria other universities located in Anambra state offer quality education and has made the state ranked high educationally.

1 Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka
2 Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Uli
3 Madonna University, Okija Okija
4 Paul University Awka
5 Tansian University Umunya
6 Legacy University, Okija Okija

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Number 2: Lagos state

Lagos is a state in the southwest and geopolitical zone of Nigeria the smallest land area of Nigeria’s 36 states. Although the state is arguably the most economically important state of the country it is a major financial centre and would be the fifth-largest economy in Africa if it were a country. Lagos State is bounded on the north and east by Ogun state, it’s West and south boundaries with the Republic of Benin, Lagos State is the second most educated state in Nigeria this state is Nigeria’s economic hub and it is one of the most developed with the highest literacy levels, the State has highly known secondary schools including King’s College Queens College and Chrisland schools the state also hosts the prestigious University of Lagos, Lagos State University. Federal College of Technology yaba and the state’s Polytechnic.

1 University of Lagos Lagos
2 Lagos State University Ojo
3 Pan-Atlantic University Lagos
4 Caleb University Imota
5 Anchor University, Lagos Ayobo-Ipaja
6 Augustine University Ilara
7 Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences Ijanikin

Number 1: Imo state

located in the southeast region of Nigeria Owerri is its capital and is among the largest towns in the state statistically Imo state has the highest percentage of bachelor’s degree holders, the highest percentage of graduate degree holders and its universities are often listed among some of the best in Nigeria when looking at educational advancement in most states, it is one of the most educated states in Nigeria it is home of prestigious schools like the technological skills acquisition Institute, Federal University of Technology and Federal Polytechnic, the state government plans to reach greater heights in the educational sector by proposing and commencing establishment of six new institutions which include; The University of Engineering University of Agriculture and a new College of Education. Others are:

1 Federal University of Technology, Owerri Owerri
2 Imo State University Owerri
3 Eastern Palm University Ogboko
4 Hezekiah University Umudi

That brings us to the end of today’s List. What do you think about this list? Do share your thoughts in the comments below and don’t forget to share.


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