July 16, 2024

Ogun Leads With Highest Number Of Higher Institutions



According to recent research by Statisense,Ogun State is said to be leading the country as the state with the highest number of higher institutions in Nigeria with 20 universities, with Yobe coming last with just two.


Nigeria currently has 262 universities. Out of these numbers, 147 are privately owned, 63 are state owned, while 52 belong to the Federal Government.


Ogun State is followed by Delta, Kano, and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, with 13 universities each. Lagos, Osun, and Oyo states, come next with 12 universities each.


Out of the 20 universities in the Gateway State, 16 are privately owned, according to the available data.


The zonal breakdown also shows that the South West with 69 universities takes the lead, followed by the North Central with 49. Others are: South South, 44; North West, 42; South East, 38, and North East, 20.


North West has the highest number of federally funded universities, with 13, followed by South South with Nine. Others are North East, eight); South West, eight; North Central, eight and South East, six.

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