• The first indigenous and autonomous university in Nigeria is the University of Nigeria, Nsukka which was formally opened in 1960 and is located in Enugu State.

    Since the establishment of UNN, a total of one hundred and forty one (141) universities has been approved by the National Universities Commission. The University of Ibadan, formerly the University College of Ibadan (1948), became an independent university in 1963.

    Here is the list of 10 oldest universities in Nigeria with the years they were founded;

    Oldest Universities in Nigeria

    1) University of Nigeria, Nsukka – 1960.

    2) Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife – 1962.

    3) University of Lagos – 1962.

    4) Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria – 1962.

    5) University of Ibadan – 1963.

    6) University of Benin – 1970.

    7) University of Maiduguri – 1975.

    8) University of Calabar – 1975.

    9) University of Ilorin – 1975.

    10) University of Jos – 1975.

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    1. prosper 9 years ago

      university of ibadan is the oldest, found 1943, pls confirm before u post something.

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        CampusPortalNGStaff2 9 years ago

        UI was confirmed as a university in 1963. It used to be a College. Read the post well.

    2. prosper 9 years ago

      university of ibadan is the oldest, found 1948, pls confirm before u post something.

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