The First Private University in Nigeria

Which is The First Private University in Nigeria?

The first private university in Nigeria is Igbinedion University, located at Okada town in Benin city, Edo State of Nigeria.


When was the First Private University in Nigeria established?

It was founded in 1999 by Sir Gabriel Igbinedion

Brief Information about Igbinedion University

Nigeria’s first private university is accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) with other professional bodies, including the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), Computer Professional Council of Nigeria (CPCN), Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), and Council of Legal Education.

Some of its faculties within the university which are all accredited by the NUC includes: Law Faculty, Medicine, Pharmacy, Engineering, Arts and Social Sciences, Natural and Applied Sciences, and Business and Management Studies. As with other universities in Nigeria, the university is supervised by the Vice Chancellor.


Igbinedion University is among the best private university in Nigeria and has both undergraduates and postgraduates students studying various courses within the school premises.

Annually, more than 60 percent of products of the university’s undergraduate programmes proceed for postgraduate studies abroad, with most eventually scoring impressive grades.

The answer to Nigeria’s first private university is Igbinedion University, Okada in Benin City of Edo state.

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