Choosing a postgraduate school sometimes can be a daunting task and the increase in the number of postgraduate schools in Nigeria which is quite alarming makes it even more difficult coming up with a decision. The approved postgraduate schools contained in this post offer programmes in PGD, Masters and Ph.D level.
Recently, the Nigerian University Commission came up with the list of fake universities in Nigeria, the universities are without license to operate and what is most shocking is the fact that the university tagged as fake operate have schools of postgraduate studies, the question now is what is the fate of those PG students currently furthering the education in those black listed universities.
As we speak, almost every university in Nigeria most especially the private institutions, are clamoring for the approval of their school of postgraduate studies from NUC, but due diligence is being taken in order to prevent half baked PG students in future as this would in turn have an adverse effect on economic growth and development in the long run.
The Nigerian University Commission, a body set up by the Federal Ministry of Education to checkmate the activities of all universities in Nigeria and making sure due compliance are strictly adhered to is responsible for the approval of postgraduate schools in Nigeria.
Some factors must be taken note off upon approval from the NUC, some of which are:
The learning facilities provided for Postgraduate programmes
Availability of hostel accommodation for fresh students
Number and experience level of lecturers of lecturers taking the various postgraduate programmes
Another factor taken into consideration is the number of years the school has been in existence.
So for postgraduate aspirants, this information would be highly needed as it would help in making an informed decision as regards the list of universities in Nigeria offering postgraduate programmes as approved by the NUC.
List of Approved Postgraduate Schools In Nigeria For 2020
With the information below, you can never be wrong in choosing an approved school of postgraduate studies because they are all accredited by the NUC.
At the end of this post,you should be aware of the following;
1) List of Federal universities In Nigeria with school of postgraduate studies.
2) List of state universities with postgraduate schools and programmes
3) List of private universities in Nigeria licensed to operate a postgraduate school.
Any university not found on this list operating a postgraduate school automatically is not approved by the NUC so studying there would be at students own risk.
Federal Universities With List of Approved Postgraduate Studies
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Bayero University, Kano
Federal University of Technology, Akure
Federal University of Technology, Minna
Federal University of Technology, Owerri
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike
Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola
National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos.
Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
University of Abuja, Gwagwalada
University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
University of Agriculture, Makurdi
University of Benin, Benin City
University of Calabar, Calabar
University of Ibadan, Ibadan
University of llorin, llorin
University of Jos, Jos
University of Lagos, Akoka
University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt
University of Uyo, Uyo
Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto
List of State Universities With Approved Postgraduate Schools And Programme
Abia State University, Uturu
Adamawa State University, Mubi
Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko
Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma
Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli
Benue State University, Makurdi
Cross River University of Technology, Calabar
Delta State University, Abraka
Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki
Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti,
Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu
Imo State University, Owerri
Kano State University of Science and Technology, Wudil
Kebbi State University of Science and Technology, Aliero
Kwara State University Malete
Kogi State University, Anyigba
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso
Lagos State University, Ojo.
Nasarawa State University, Keffi
Niger-Delta University, Wilberforce Island
Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye
Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt
Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Katsina
Gombe State University, Gombe
Ibrahim Babangida University, Lapai
List of Private Universities In Nigeria With Approved School of Postgraduate Studies
African University of Science and Technology, Abuja
Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin (MSc only)
American University of Nigeria, Yola
Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo
Benson Idahosa University, Benin City
Bowen University, Iwo
Covenant University, Ota
Igbinedion University, Okada
Madonna University, Okija (MSc only)
Pan-African University, Lekki
Redeemer’s University, Mowe, Ogun State
Caleb University, Lagos
Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State
Nigerian Turkish Nile University, Abuja
Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State
Lead City University, Ibadan (MSc only)
University of Mkar, Mkar (MSc only)
Choosing a postgraduate school using the above information can go a long way in helping PG aspirants in the coming years in selecting a PG school of their choice.
What is your opinion as regards the above? we entertain questions via the comment section therefore if you have any question as regards the list of approved postgraduate programmes and schools of postgraduate studies in Nigeria, kindly send down to us via the comment section below and we shall respond in no time