As they say.. Education is power, This days parents go extra miles in doing anything possible to see that their children go to school and acquire knowledge.
In Nigeria today people with higher degrees from Universities & Polythecnics are more regarded in the society than those who are not educated.
So in today’s computer age world, everybody wants to be educated and stand out among their equals.
Today We Will be Listing Out Top 5 Largest universities in Nigeria.
1. University of Ilorin: The University of Ilorin, also known as Unilorin, is a university in Ilorin, Nigeria.
It was established by a decree of the Federal Military Government in 1975 and is a federal government owned tertiary institution of education located in Ilorin, Kwara State, western Nigeria.
The ancient city of Ilorin, capital of Kwara State, is about 300 km from Lagos and 500 km from Abuja, the country’s administrative capital. It is the institution with the largest land mass in Nigeria covering approximately 5000 hectares.2. Obafemi Awolowo University: Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) is a federal government owned and operated Nigerian university. The university is in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.
The university was founded in 1961 and classes commenced in October 1962 as the University of Ife by the regional government of Western Nigeria, led by late chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola, and was renamed Obafemi Awolowo University on 12 May 1987 in honour of Chief Obafemi Awolowo (1909–1987), first premier of the Western Region of Nigeria, whose brainchild the university was. It is the institution with the largest land mass in Nigeria covering approximately 13,000 hectares.3. University of Abuja: The University of Abuja in the Nigerian capital Abuja was established on January 1, 1988 as a dual-mode university with the mandate to run conventional and distance learning programmes. It is the institution with the largest land mass in Nigeria covering approximately 11,824 hectares.4. Federal University of Agriculture, abeokuta: The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, or FUNAAB, was established on 1 January 1988 by the Federal Government when four universities of technology, earlier merged in 1984, were demerged. It is the institution with the largest land mass in Nigeria covering approximately 10,000 hectares.5. Ahmadu Bello University: Ahmadu Bello University is a federal government research university located in Zaria, Kaduna State. ABU was founded on October 4, 1962, as the University of Northern Nigeria. The university operates two campuses: Samaru and Kongo in Zaria. It is the institution with the largest land mass in Nigeria covering approximately 7,000 hectares.