The top 5 most expensive private universities in Nigeria now are Babcock, ABTI, Afe Babalola, Igbinedion and Bowen. The fees charged at these institutions are between N3 million and N700,000 and children of the nouveax riche prefer these schools to the ones abroad.
Here are the 5 most expensive universities in Nigeria…
BABCOCK UNIVERSITY, ILISHAN
Babcock University is a private institution owned and operated by the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Nigeria. Established as the Adventist College of West Africa in 1957, the fees being paid by students ranges from N620,000 to N3 million. The fees cover feeding, accommodation and other necessary facilities needed for learning.
However, the fees charged differ according to faculties. Medical student pay N3 million, Law N2 million, Accounting N1.5 million, Nursing N1 million, while other faculties pay N860,000 to N620,000.
ABTI AMERICAN UNIVERSITY, YOLA
This university owned by former Nigeria’s Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and his foreign partners parade purely American structure and curriculum. It is located in Yola, Adamawa State, North east Nigeria. It is described as second most expensive university in Nigeria because of the high fees which is paid in foreign currencies. Student pay as much as N1,378,500 breakdown of which is tuition: $6,6000 (N990,000), feeding $1,900 (N285,000) and accommodation $1,700 (N285,000).
AFE BABALOLA UNIVERSITY, ADO-EKITI
This private university situated in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti was established in 2009 by legal luminary, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN). The high fees covers tuition, ICT, medical, sports, caution and accommodation. Students at the Faculty of Engineering pay between N1,075,000 and N925,000. Students who are in the Health Sciences pay between N875,000 and N725,000. Those in other sciences pay between N825,000 and N675,000.
In social sciences, the fees ranges between N825,000 and N675,000.
IGBINEDION UNIVERSITY, OKADA
The Esama of Benin Kingdom, Sir Gabriel Igbinedion set up a private university named after him in 1999 after he got the license.
After many years of existence, the university still ranks among the best and the most expensive in Nigeria
The fees charged here ranges between N820,000 and N540,000. Those studying Medicine, Pharmacy, Law and Engineering pay N610,000 as tuition and N100,000 for accommodation.
BOWEN UNIVERSITY, IWO
Bowen University in Iwo, Osun State is owned by the Nigerian Baptist Convention. It was established in 2002 to parade quality tertiary education to students who can afford it. Their tuition is between N750,000 and N500,000 per annum, excluding feeding.
– FOLUSO SAMUEL