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|Largest Universities In Nigeria By Land Mass- Check Unilag, Oou,unilorin E.t.c by Ablyz(m): 11:38am On Sep 26, 2018|
1. University of Ilorin
Unilorin was established according to the decree of the Federal Military Government in 1975. It is owned by the federal government. Ilorin is an ancient city, the capital of Kwara State situated approximately 300 km from Lagos and 500 km from Abuja. This location makes Unilorin an extremely popular an place.
The landmass of the University of Ilorin is about 15,000 hectares and this makes it the largest university in Nigeria in terms of land mass.
2. Obafemi Awolowo University
This institution is owned by the federal government. OAU is located in Ile-Ife, the ancient center of the Yorubaland.
The foundation of the university was held in 1961. The first classes were performed in October 1962. At that time this place was called the University of Ife and was managed by the regional government of Western Nigeria under the leadership of the late Samuel Ladoke Akintola.
On the 2nd of May, 1987, the university received a new name Obafemi Awolowo University which has survived to our days. The educational institution was named after Chief Obafemi Awolowo who was the first premier of the Western Region of Nigeria and invested much effort in the development of this place.
Now it is the second largest university in Nigeria in terms of landmass with an area of about 13,000 hectares.
3. University of Abuja
It would be strange if the residents of the capital did not have an impressive educational institution nearby. The third largest university in Nigeria was founded in Abuja on January 1, 1988. Two modes of teaching were immediately established: remote and ordinary. Any student can find suitable conditions in this prestigious place which landmass is about 11,824 hectares.
4. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
This university was opened on 1 January 1988 after the federal authorities eliminated four technological universities previously united in 1984.
The landmass of FUNAAB is about 10,000 hectares.
5. Ahmadu Bello University
This research university operates under the supervision of the federal government and is located in the Kaduna State. The ABU was founded on October 4, 1962. Initially, the institution was called the University of Northern Nigeria.
There are 2 campuses: Samaru and Kongo in Zaria. ABU has a landmass of about 7,000 hectares.
6. Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO)
As the name suggests, you can find this school in Owerri, Imo State. The school sits on 4,048 hectares of land. It is for this reason that FUTO sits on number 6 of our Top 10. It is the highest tech university in the Southeast and South-south.
7. University of Benin
This institution follows FUTO closely in landmass and has extensive farmland that is over 200,000 hectares which some chieftains in the community around it are wrestling in court to take. You can find the school in Edo State. The federal government owns this school, and they created it in the year 1970.
8. University of Ibadan
This school made it to our list of top 10 largest Nigerian Universities by their landmass through the ownership of 1,032 hectares of land. This school is the oldest in the country. It started little like most of the federal educational establishment and now holds over 33,000 students in its walls. As its name suggests, you can find UI in Ibadan, Oyo State.
9. The American University of Nigeria
AUN is the first on our list for the private sector. This institution is unique. It is the first of its kind in the entire Sub-Saharan, Africa. Being styled to be an American school in all ramification of an education system, as a student, you get to experience magnificent edifices, environment, facilities, and staffs.
AUN made it our list of Top 10 schools based on landmass because it has succeeded in owning over 2,400 acres of land. According to the stipulation of some researchers, this is more than twice the size of one of the famous Academic grounds in Nigeria: University of Lagos (UNILAG)
10. Redeemers University Nigeria
This institution is of Christian background. RCCG, a rapidly growing church is the one behind the establishment and management of this institute. The school has been making exploit and is among the top private universities in the country. Recently, it won an accolade among 15 prestigious higher institutions in Africa.
The current land it occupies is 2,006 acres which make it the 10th largest university in Nigeria by Landmass.
|Re: Largest Universities In Nigeria By Land Mass- Check Unilag, Oou,unilorin E.t.c by Nobody: 12:10pm On Sep 26, 2018|
Lol op dats not correct. Have u heard of futminna b4.. Am suprised its nt in top 5
|Re: Largest Universities In Nigeria By Land Mass- Check Unilag, Oou,unilorin E.t.c by striker07(m): 12:32pm On Sep 26, 2018|
|Re: Largest Universities In Nigeria By Land Mass- Check Unilag, Oou,unilorin E.t.c by CodeTemplar: 1:52pm On Sep 26, 2018|
Land mass isn't a thing to boast about. The profs in those universities didn't create the lands and aren't utilizing them to great effect so what's there to celebrate about something you didn't create or improve upon?
We need to stop celebrating quantity and start celebrating quality.
|Re: Largest Universities In Nigeria By Land Mass- Check Unilag, Oou,unilorin E.t.c by Ablyz(m): 1:23pm On Sep 29, 2018|
Ray97:how many is it
|Re: Largest Universities In Nigeria By Land Mass- Check Unilag, Oou,unilorin E.t.c by Nobody: 2:19pm On Sep 29, 2018|
|Re: Largest Universities In Nigeria By Land Mass- Check Unilag, Oou,unilorin E.t.c by Nobody: 2:38pm On Sep 29, 2018|
op futminna has 10,650 hectares of land
|Re: Largest Universities In Nigeria By Land Mass- Check Unilag, Oou,unilorin E.t.c by Ablyz(m): 6:33pm On Sep 29, 2018|
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