10 Cheap Private Universities in Nigeria Accredited by NUC (2019)

Private Universities in Nigeria are always known for their exorbitant tuition fees but offer quality education in Nigeria. The reason why the government allowed such is because the number of secondary school leavers who seek to gain admission into Nigerian universities is on the rise and would not contain both the Federal universities and State universities in Nigeria.

It was due to this backdrop that the Federal Ministry of Education in Nigeria, gave rights to private individuals, churches and other legalized institution to own and run their own private universities. Gaining Admission into a private university in Nigeria is not as difficult as when compared to Federal and state universities in Nigeria.

Some of these private universities even admit candidates who have JAMB scores less than 180 because they need population to gain NUC (National University Commission) accreditation for new departments.

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If you are looking for cheap private Universities in Nigeria accredited by NUC, then this post is for you as these cheap private universities in Nigeria is affordable but still offer good and quality education.

Cheap Private Universities in Nigeria

As approved by the NUC, below are the 10 cheapest private Universities in Nigeria and their tuition fees.

Oduduwa University, Ile Ife: N164,000

Obong University, Obong Ntak : N170,000 to 190,000

Rhema University, Aba: N313,000 to N325,000

Babcock University, Ilishan: N340,000 to N620,000

Adeleke University, Ede: N350,000

Covenant University, Ota: N432,000 to N590,000

Crawford University, Igbesa: N450,000 to N480,000

Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji: N500,000

Ajayi Crowther University, Abeokuta: N500,000

Lead City University, Ibadan: N570,000

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Common Issues associated with Private Universities in Nigeria

Although, private universities have gone a long way in reducing the number of students seeking admission into Nigerian universities, below are common issues associated with these private Nigerian Universities.

1. They are mostly expensive as they charge from N100,000 and above.

2. They have approval issues with the NUC because of low population

3. Students churned out of these schools are hardly recognized by NYSC (National Youth Service Corps) and might not be mobilized for the compulsory national one year service.

Please note that these list of cheapest universities in Nigeria tuition fees can be subject to change due to the dwindling economy of the country.

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  1. EMMANUEL M BABAYO

    HELLO. FELLOW NIGERIA PLS I GO TO SCHOOL , BUT IAM FROM A POOR FAMILY WHICH NO ONE WENT TO SCHOOL OUT OF 2O PEOPLES IN THE FAMILY, I NEED HELP PLS, GOD WILL BLES THE HAND THAT WILL DO THAT HELP 4 ME AND D FAMILY,

  2. university of Mkar is far less than some of this universities u mentioned so I doubt your report

  3. Ritmam university @ Akwa Ibom is 200k

    1. Pls can you send the website of Ritman uni…..pls

  4. Alqalam University Katsina is cheaper than any of those u mentioned above @130k

  5. Liar obong university is more than what you mentioned here,annoying part after reading all day and night lecturer still demand for xtra money from you or risk having carryover and the amount of money is outrageous,one of the lecturers got fired last year.God help nigeria

    1. Is it an accredited University by the NUC?

  6. Hezekiah University Umudi imo State is far cheaper than most u mentioned above.

    HEZEKIAH UNIVERSITY UMUDI IMO STATE

  7. Babcock university is way costlier for most courses

  8. Tuition-Free University,

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