It costs quite a fortune to be able to study in some universities in Nigeria. However, just the way some people can’t afford it, there are a handful of others that can afford it.
Gone are the days when university education was free! It now costs a fortune to have your child educated in a private university. Parents part with as much as N3 million per year for their child to earn a degree in a private university. The advent of missionary schools has not even helped matters.
1. BABCOCK UNIVERSITY
This is a private Christian co-educational university owned and operated by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Nigeria. The university was established as the Adventist College of West Africa (ACWA) in 1957. Their school fee ranges from N620,000 to N3 million.
In Babcock University, your meal and hostel defines your fee. It offers two and three daily meal services. And for accommodation, there are three to seven students in a room. When it comes to accommodation, it depends on your choice. Either it is regular (7 in a room), premium (4 in a room) or classic (3 or 2 in a room).
Here is a breakdown of Babcock school fees: Medicine: N3 million, Law: N2 million, Accounting: N1.5 million, Nursing: N1 million, other faculties: N860,000 – N620,000.
2. AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA (ABTI)
ABTI is the first Nigerian university with American structure and curriculum. It is in north eastern Nigeria, Yola, capital of Adamawa State. At ABTI, students pay as much as N1,378,500 to receive quality education. Parents, however, pay in dollars.
For tuition: $6,600 (N990,000), meals: $1,900 (285,000), four in a room: $500 (N75,000), private room: $1,900 – N285,000). In total, it amounts to N1,378,500 per annum.
Accommodation and feeding are taken care by the school.
3. AFE BABALOLA UNIVERSITY
Afe Babalola University is a private higher institution in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State. It was established in 2009 by Nigeria’s foremost lawyer and legal icon, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN). The fee covers tuition, development levy, ICT, ID card, medical, sports, PTCF levy, course registration, caution fee and accommodation which is either four per room or two per room.
Here is a breakdown of their school fees:
For Engineering: N925,000 (4 beds) and N1,075,000 (2 beds).
Health Science: N725,000 (4 beds) and N875,000 (2 beds)
Sciences: N675,000 (4 beds) and N825,000 (2 beds)
Social Management Science: N675,000 (4 beds) and N825,000 (2 beds)
The fee ranges from N675,000 to N1,075,000 annually. There is no provision for feeding.
4. IGBINEDION UNIVERSITY
The university came into existence following the presentation of certificate of approval on May 16, 1999. Thus, it became the first licensed private university in Nigeria. The tuition ranges from N540,000 to N820,000 without feeding.
For Medicine, Pharmacy, Law and Engineering, they pay a tuition of N610,000, accommodation: N100,000 and other facilities: N110,000.
5. BOWEN UNIVERSITY
It is owned and operated by the Nigerian Baptist Convention, at Iwo in Osun State and opened November 4, 2002. The tuition fee ranges from N500,000 to N750,000 per annum. The university is only responsible for accommodation and tuition. Students are made to buy their food from the cafeteria.
6. CRAWFORD UNIVERSITY
Crawford University is a private Christian institution in Igbesa, Nigeria. It was established in 2005. The school provides accommodation for students but does not provide feeding. Parents only pay for tuition, accommodation and some additional charges. The school fee ranges from N400,000 to N600,000.
7. REDEEMER’S UNIVERSITY
Redeemer’s University is a Christian school located in Redemption City, Ogun State, Nigeria. It was opened in 2005. At Redeemers, Natural Science pays N605,000, Management Sciences; N575,000 and Humanities pays N545,000. All this fees are paid without feeding but tuition and accommodation. We can see that the fees range from N500,000 to N650,000 per annum.