Cheapest Federal University in Southwest Nigeria(2024)

Which University is The Cheapest in Southwest, Nigeria

In this article, we will be discussing the federal university that pays the cheapest school fees southwest, Nigeria.

Cheapest federal universities in southwest

It is no longer debatable that university education in Nigeria is one of the cheapest in the world.

The school fees of universities in very cheap when compared with tuition fees of universities at Europe and North America.

All universities in Nigeria either belongs to federal government, state government or private entities.

However, federal universities in Nigeria are the cheapest and most enqipped universities in Nigeria.

These federal universities are funded and managed by federal government of Nigeria through ministry of education and Nigeria University Commission (NUC).

In this post, we will be talking about the cheapest federal university in Southwest.

This can also be referred as the cheapest federal university in Yoruba land. Southwest geo political zone of Nigeria consists of 6 states namely: Lagos, Osun, Oyo, Ogun, Ondo and Ekiti state.

All these Yoruba states or southwest states if you like have federal universities located in each of these states.

One of the major reason for high number of students seeking admission into federal universities in Nigeria is because cheap tuition.

Federal University pay the lowest school fees in Nigeria. To explain further, most federal universities in Nigeria school fees is less than $100 per section.

However, because of cheap tuition associated with these federal universities in Nigeria, there is influx and high demand for admission in these universities. Thus, admission into these federal universities are highly competitive.

Also, because of how cheap and equipped these federal universities is in Nigeria, students even pay or bribe their ways into these institutions.

After collating the tuition fees of all these federal universities in Yoruba land, we have come up with the cheapest federal university in Southwest region of Nigeria.

These are the university that their pay low and cheap school fees in Southwest, Nigeria.

The good news is that the cheap tuition paid as school fees in these universities, does not in any way affect the standards of academics and infrastructure in these higher institutions.

These federal universities are not just the cheapest but also best enqipped universities in southwest Nigeria.

So, in this article, federal universities that pays the cheapest school in Southwest Nigeria will be discussed.

Federal University With Cheapest School Fees in Yorubaland (Southwest)

The Cheapest federal university in Southwest Yoruba land is federal university of technology, Akure (FUTA).

FUTA school fees ranges from N13, 400 to N17,900 depending on level of study. However, fresh students pay as high as N51,000.

These tuition fees makes federal university of Akure the cheapest federal university in Southwest Yorubaland.

The university is a technology inclined university owned by federal government of Nigeria and situated in Ondo state capital, Akure.

Also following FUTA closely is University of Lagos (UNILAG) with school fees ranging between N14,500 to N19,400. However, fresh students of UNILAG pay tuition as high as N56,000 to N66,000.

Other Federal Universities in South-West & Their School Fees

Below is the school fees of other federal universities in Yorubaland. With recent increment in UNILAG school fees, not many federal universities in southwest is cheap.

Here are some of the cheapest federal universities in southwest geopolitical zone of Nigeria currently.

  • Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) – N19,700 to N33,700
  • Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNABB) – N32,000 to N42,000
  • University Of Ibadan (UI) – N34,300 to N36,800
  • Federal University of Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) – N35,000 to N43,000


The Author

Emmanuel Igwenagu

Igwenagu Emmanuel is the founder of Nigerian Informer. He holds B.A, M.Sc in Mass Communication. He is a Communication researcher and 112 emergency help line dispatcher.


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  1. Please which university will start giving admission after this year jamb

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