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10 Study Hard Tips for Serious Students

How to study hard and smart is one of the behavioral character every serious student want to develop in school. As a college student, you always find it a challenge to study hard and pass your courses with good grades. Only if you know the secret to make things easier for you, you will never find it tasking to read, study and pass your papers easily. Serious students always have some study hard tips that help them a lot to read and understand especially when preparing for exams.

study hard tips serious students
Studying hard is one of the criteria every good student must develop to excel in school. Most student ask if they should study hard or study smart to pass their examinations but the truth is, if you want to take your studies very serious, then study hard work should be your only option. To achieve your career goals in life, you need to cultivate the habit of reading, studying hard and been serious with every bit of your academic activities.

Every serious student who wishes to make excellent results need to develop the habit of reading even before you enroll at the university. Many students make this great mistake and end up coming out of school with a very poor grade. You shouldn't be a victim. Take our advice very serious and develop a reading culture within you. It will take you a long way in your academic pursuit.

Here we shall discuss some study hard tips you can learn to keep making a good grade if you want to be a serious student. These 10 ways to study hard without realizing it will help you learn and condition yourself well for academic activities without knowing that you are putting much hard work.

10 Study Hard Tips for Serious Students


1. Study Hard with Extra Hours

Here we mean that you should use extra hours of your time to study and concentrate. Finding extra time out of your studying hours to read doesn’t mean you should dedicate all your time for study. You could use extra hours to study and still have time for other things to do too. What we want you to understand is the fact that, assuming you schedule five hours every day to study; you could take more than five hours of your study time to read especially when you don’t have any other pressing task ahead of you.

Instead of reading for five hours exactly and then retire to bed even when you are not tired will only make you lazy. You can keep going past your schedule time to build that hard work character in you.

2. Remove Irrelevant Task from your Reading Schedules

Most students who strive to work hard in school sometimes find it difficult to do well because of some irrelevant task they refused to cut loose in their schedule. I have a friend in school back then who love watching football matches and playing video games. He couldn’t let these hobbies go even when he had exams to write the next day, he always have time to watch his favorite football team play even against a rookie team.

He would spend hours playing games on his smartphone in the library instead of reading. These kinds of task are irrelevant and should be removed from your schedules if you want to be a hard working student.

3. Speed up Your Work

To develop a study hard character as a student, you need to learn how to speed up your work. The more task you can perform faster, the more time you will have to study your books. Take notes when in class and don’t mind your writing skills. Make sure your notes are up-to-date before leaving the class and don’t be the type of students that will want to borrow note after lectures to write down. When you want to study hard and get used to it, then don’t be a left behind student. Always speed up your task and be at the top of the class.

4. Find Conducive Time to Work

Work in conducive and healthy environment if you want to be effective in your studies. Don’t subject yourself to pressure and panic when attending classes. If given take home assignments, make sure you finish them on time and prepare for lecture instead of running aimlessly on the day of submission. This attitude makes hard work very difficult to achieve. Also learn to read and cover your syllabus on time before writing the test and examinations. Doing this makes you create conducive time to work either in the day or  at night. This study hard tips is great and works magic for some of us in college.

5. Use Accessories to Make your Work Easier

We are in the 21st century where we have so many accessories to ease our work. You can make use of apps, computer software, gadgets like alarm clock to manage your time, etc. we have a lot of study apps out there designed to help you focus more on your work. Some can be used to create flashcards, quizzes which can help you study hard on any task ahead of you. All you need to do is configure them to your taste and follow it.

Also Read: Why you need to develop a reading habit as a student.

6. Challenge Yourself with Reasonable Goals

Set reasonable goals and challenge yourself to reach and accomplish these goals. There are lots of study apps that have these features to directs you on how to achieve your set goals. If you set a goal to read a number of books every month, you must have to work hard to achieve that goal. It makes you a hard worker and a goal achiever. As a college student, you can easily achieve success through that habit.

7. Find Competition

Compete within your friends in class but don’t breed trouble or create enemy. Competition is healthy especially when it leads to development. When you compete, you work hard to beat your competitors. Set a mark and work hard to reach that mark before your competitors.

8. Organize and Complete Small Task

Another way to study well for your exams is to learn how to organize and complete small task at your leisure time. Your leisure time is your free time. You could set any task at all and work hard to complete them. If you are playing video games, doing some exercise or washing your clothes, you could still organize a small task and make sure you complete them in time. This attitude helps to build a good character in you.

9. Do What you Love Doing

Off course you can’t feel at ease doing what you don’t love doing no matter how hard you work. This has been the reason why most people give up. Your hobby is where you learn to develop hard work by doing what you love doing repeatedly. You easily lost motivation when you don't love what you are doing.

10. Never Give Up

Keep challenging yourself and never give up even when it seems all hope is gone, know that you are close to your break through. 'Never Give Up' should be one of your motivational quotes to study hard in school. One important thing with hard work is that, it last and becomes part of your life. You begin to apply that habit in anything you do and that makes you a success.

Must Read: How to develop a reading hard quickly.

Making good grades in school and coming out with straight A's in your subjects boils down to your hard work and dedication with your studies in school. If you want to be a brilliant student in school to appear in your school's Honor Roll List, then you must start taking your studies serious. I hope you find this article helpful. Please like and share to appreciate our efforts. Thanks.

List of Nigerian Universities, Official School Portals and Date of Establishment as approved by NUC


Nigeria presently has over 158 universities as approved by the National Universities Commission. A current list of all approved universities in 2018 was released by the commission (NUC) and among these valid universities, we have 40 Federal universities, 49 state universities and 68 private universities all arranged in geopolitical zones respectively. Although, the total number of universities presently in Nigeria is more than 158 because some are yet to be approved by the commission.
NUC approved university school portal

These lists of universities in Nigeria as approved by NUC are arranged in geopolitical zones alongside their official school portals and establishment date to help you locate them within the country easily. 

One of the duties of National Universities Commission is to regulate and make sure that, universities have the necessary facilities to provide quality education to students in Nigeria. This agency is task with the duty to approve or disapprove any institution that fails to meet the necessary requirements.

So as students seeking for university admission, it is your duty to verify that the university you want to patronize has already been given approval by the commission.

All Federal Universities in Nigeria approved by NUC

This is a list of Federal universities arranged according to geopolitical zones in Nigeria. 

North-Central Zone:
1. Federal University of Technology, Minna. Official website is http://www.futminna.edu.ng. Founded in 1982. 
2. Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa State, http://www.fulafia.edu.ng, founded in 2011. 
3. Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi State. http://www.fulokoja.edu.ng. founded in 2011.
4. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada. official school portal is http://www.uniabuja.edu.ng. founded in 1988. 
5. University of Agriculture, Makurdi. official school website is http://www.uam.edu.ng founded in 1988. 
6. University of Jos. official university portal is http://www.unijos.edu.ng. founded in 1975. 

North-East Zone: 
7. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. official webpage is http://www.atbu.edu.ng founded in 1988. 
8. Federal University Gashua, Yobe. official school portal is http://www.fugashua.edu.ng founded in 2013. 
9. Federal University, Kashere, Gombe State. school official portal is http://www.fukashere.edu.ng founded in 2011. 
10. Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State. school university portal is http://www.fuwukari.edu.ng founded in the year 2011. 
11. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola. Official website is http://www.mautech.edu.ng. founded in 1981. 
12. University of Maiduguri official website http://www.unimaid.edu.ng founded in 1975. 

North-West Zone:
13. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. official school portal is http://www.abu.edu.ng. founded 1962. 
14. Bayero University, Kano. school portal is http://www.buk.edu.ng founded in 1975. 15. Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State. school website is http://www.fud.edu.ng founded in 2011. 
16. Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina. university school portal is http://www.fudutsinma.edu.ng founded in 2011. 
17. Federal University, Birnin Kebbi. official school portal is http://www.fubk.edu.ng founded in 2013. 
18. Federal University, Gusau Zamfara. school portal is http://www.fugus.edu.ng founded in the year 2013. 
19. Nigeria Police Academy Wudil. Kano. school official website is http://www.npf.gov.ng founded in the year 2013.
20. Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna. school official portal is http://www.nda.edu.ng. founded in 1985. 
21. Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto. school portal for students is http://www.udusok.edu.ng. founded in 1975. 

South-East Zone: 
22. Federal University of Technology, Owerri. school portal is http://www.futo.edu.ng. Founded in the year 1980. 
23. Federal University, Ndifu-Alike, Ebonyi State. official school portal is http://www.funai.edu.ng founded in the year 2011. 
24. Michael Okpara University of Agricultural Umudike. official university portal is http://www.mouau.edu.ng established in the year 2013. 
25. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. school portal is http://www.unizik.edu.ng founded in 1992. 
26. University of Nigeria, Nsukka. official school website is http://www.unn.edu.ng. founded in 1960. 

South-South Zone:
27. Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun. official school website is http://www.fupre.edu.ng. founded in the year 2007. 
28. Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa. Official website is http://www.fuotuoke.edu.ng/. founded in the year 2011. 
29. University of Calabar. Official website is http://www.unical.edu.ng. founded in 1975. 
30. University of Port-Harcourt. official webpage for school is http://www.uniport.edu.ng founded in 1975. 

South-West Zone: 
31. Federal University of Technology, Akure. Official website is http://www.futa.edu.ng. founded in the year 1981. 
32. Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State. school official portal is http://www.fuoye.edu.ng/. founded in 2011. 
33. National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos. Official website http://www.nou.edu.ng. founded in 2002. 
34. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Official website http://www.oauife.edu.ng founded in 1962. 
35. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. Website is http://www.unaab.edu.ng. founded in 1988. 
36. University of Benin. Website is http://www.uniben.edu.ng founded in 1970. 
37. University of Ibadan. Website is http://www.ui.edu.ng. founded in 1948. 
38. University of Ilorin. Website is http://www.unilorin.edu.ng. founded in the year 1975. 
39. University of Lagos. website is http://www.unilag.edu.ng. founded in the year 1962. 
40. University of Uyo. Website is http://www.uniuyo.edu.ng . founded in 1991. 

All State Universities in Nigeria approved by NUC

Below are the lists of State universities according to geo political zones in Nigeria. Their year of establishment and official school portal website as approved by the National Universities Commission. 

North-Central Zone:
1. Benue State University, Makurdi. Official website is http://www.bsum.edu.ng. established in the year 1992.
2. Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai. Website is http://www.ibbu.edu.ng. founded in 2005.
3. Kogi State University Anyigba. Website is http://www.ksu.edu.ng. founded in 1999.
4. Nasarawa State University Keffi. Website is http://www.nsuk.edu.ng. founded in the year 2002.
5. Plateau State University Bokkos. Website is http://www.plasu.edu.ng. founded in the year 2005.
6. Veritas University, Abuja. Website is http://www.veritas.edu.ng. founded in the year 2007.
7. Crown Hill University Eiyenkorin, Kwara State. Website is http://www.crownhilluniversity.edu.ng. founded in 2016.

North-East Zone:
 8. Bornu State University, Maiduguri. Established in the year 2016.
9. Adamawa State University Mubi. Website is http://www.adsu.edu.ng. founded in 2002.
10. Bauchi State University, Gadau. Official website is http://www.basug.edu.ng. founded in the year 2011.
11. Yobe State University, Damaturu. Website is http://www.ysu.edu.ng. established in the year 2006.
12. Gombe State Univeristy, Gombe. Official website is http://www.gomsu.org and founded in the year 2004.
13. Taraba State University, Jalingo. Official website is http://www.tsuniversity.edu.ng while it is founded in the year 2008.

North-West Zone:
14. Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa. Official website is http://www.slu.edu.ng establishee in the year 2013.
15. Kaduna State University, Kaduna. Official website is http://www.kasu.edu.ng while it is founded in the year 2004.
16. Kano University of Science & Technology, Wudil. Official website is http://www.kustportal.edu.ng and founded in 2000.
17. Kebbi State University, Kebbi. Official website is http://www.ksusta.edu.ng and founded in 2006.
18. Umar Musa Yar' Adua University Katsina. Official website is http://www.umyu.edu.ng and it is founded in the year 2006.
19. Sokoto State University. Website is http://www.ssu.edu.ng. founded in 2009.
20. Northwest University Kano. School website is http://www.nwu.edu.ng and founded in 2012.

South-East Zone:
21. Abia State University, Uturu. Official school website is http://www.absu.edu.ng and founded in 1981.
22. Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, Uli. Official school portal is http://coou.edu.ng/ founded in the year 2000.
23. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki. Official school portal is http://www.ebsu.edu.ng. founded in 2000.
24. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu. Official university portal is http://www.esut.edu.ng. founded in 1982.
25. Imo State University, Owerri. Official school portal is https://www.imsu.edu.ng and founded in 1992.
26. Eastern Palm University Ogboko, Imo State. University portal is https://www.epu.edu.ng founded in 2016.
27. Coal City University Enugu State. Official university portal is https://www.coalcityuniversity.edu.ng Founded in the year 2016.
28. Clifford University Owerrinta Abia State. Official school portal is https://www.clifforduni.edu.ng Founded in 2016.
29. Spiritan University, Nneochi Abia State. Official university portal is https://www.spiritanuniversity.edu.ng. founded in the year 2017.

South-South Zone:
30. Cross River State University of Science & Technology, Calabar. Official school portal is http://www.crutech.edu.ng while the institution was founded in the year 2004.
31. Akwa Ibom State University of Technology, Uyo. School official portal is http://www.aksu.edu.ng. school was founded in 2010.
32. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma. Official website is  http://www.aauekpoma.edu.ng, founded in 1980.
33. Delta State University Abraka. Official website is http://www.delsu.edu.ng, school was founded in 1992.
34. Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Rumuolumeni. University official portal is http://www.iaue.edu.ng, and founded in 2010.
35. River State University of Science and Technology. School official website is http://www.ust.edu.ng while school was founded in 1979.
36. Niger Delta University Yenagoa. Official website is http://www.ndu.edu.ng, school founded in 2000.
37. Edo University Iyamo. School founded in 2016. Official website is https://www.edouniversity.edu.ng. established in 2016.
38. University of Africa Toru Orua, Bayelsa State. University official portal is https://www.uat.edu.ng. founded in the year 2016.
39. Admiralty University, Ibusa Delta State. Official university portal is https://www.adun.edu.ng Founded in the year 2017.

South-West Zone:
40. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba. Official university website is http://www.adekunleajasinuniversity.edu.ng founded in 1999.
41. Ekiti State University. School official portal is http://www.eksu.edu.ng. founded in 1982.
42. Kwara State University, Ilorin. School portal is http://www.kwasu.edu.ng founded in 2009.
43. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso. University portal is http://www.lautech.edu.ng founded in 1990.
44. Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa. University official portal is http://www.osustech.edu.ng founded in 2008.
45. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye. School portal is http://www.oouagoiwoye.edu.ng founded in 1982.
46. Lagos State University, Ojo. School portal is http://www.lasu.edu.ng founded in the year 1983.
47. Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu Ode. School portal is http://www.tasued.edu.ng established in the year 2005.
48. Osun State University Osogbo. Official school website is http://www.uniosun.edu.ng founded in the year 2006.
49. Oyo State Technical University Ibadan. University portal is http://www.tech-u.edu.ng founded in 2012.
50. Ondo State University of Medical Sciences. Official school portal is https://www.unimed.edu.ng founded in the year 2015.

All Private Universities in Nigeria approved by NUC

These are the current list of private universities approve by NUC as arranged according to geo political zones in Nigeria. 

North-Central Zone:
1. African University of Science & Technology, Abuja. Official school website is http://aust.edu.ng founded in 2007. 
2. Baze University Abuja. Official school website is http://www.bazeuniversity.edu.ng founded in 2011. 3. Bingham University, New Karu. Official school portal is http://www.binghamuni.edu.ng and founded in 2005. 4. Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja. Official university portal is http://www.ntnu.edu.ng. founded in the year 2009.
5. Salem University, Lokoja. Official university portal is http://www.salemuniversity.org founded in the year 2007. 6. Landmark University, Omu-Aran. Kwara. Official website is http://www.lmu.edu.ng founded in 2011. 7. Summit University. Kwara. Official website is https://www.summituniversity.edu.ng founded in the year 2015. 8. University of Mkar, Mkar. Official school portal is http://www.unimkar.edu.ng founded in the year 2005. 

North-East Zone:
9. American University of Nigeria, Yola. Official website is http://www.aun.edu.ng founded in 2003. 10. Kwararafa University, Wukari. Official website is http://www.kwararafauniversity.edu.ng founded in 2005. 

North-West Zone: 
non found as at the time of publishing this article.

South-East Zone:
11. Caritas University, Enugu. Official school portal is http://www.caritasuni.edu.ng founded in 2005.
12. Evangel University, Akaeze. Ebonyi. Official school portal is http://www.evangeluniv.edu.ng founded in 2012.
13. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike - Enugu State. School portal is http://www.gouni.edu.ng founded in 2009.
14. Gregory University, Uturu. Abia. University portal is http://www.gregoryuniversity.com founded in 2012.
15. Hezekiah University, Umudi. Imo. School portal is http://hezekiah.edu.ng/ founded in 2015.
16. Paul University, Awka - Anambra State. University portal is http://www.pauluniversity.edu.ng founded in 2009.
17. Renaissance University, Enugu. School portal is http://www.rnu.edu.ng founded in 2005.
18. Tansian University, Umunya. Anambra. Official school portal is http://tansianuniversity.edu.ng founded in 2007.
19. Legacy University, Okija Anambra State. Official website is https://www.legacyuniversity.edu.ng founded in 2016.
20. Madonna University, Okija. Anambra. Official school portal is http://www.madonnauniversity.edu.ng founded in 1999.

South-South Zone:
21 Edwin Clark University, Kaigbodo. Delta. Official portal for school is http://www.edwinclarkuniversity.edu.ng/ founded in 2015.
22. Igbinedion University Okada. Edo. Official school portal is http://www.iuokada.edu.ng founded in 1999.
23. Micheal & Cecilia Ibru University. Delta. Official school portal is http://mciu.edu.ng/ founded in 2015.
24. Novena University, Ogume. Delta. School portal is http://www.novenauniversity.edu.ng founded in 2005.
25. Obong University, Obong Ntak. Akwa-ibom. Official school portal is http://www.obonguniversity.net founded in 2007.
26. Rhema University, Obeama-Asa - Rivers State. Official school website is http://www.rhemauniversity.edu.ng founded in 2009.
27. Ritman University, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom. Official school portal is http://www.ritmanuniversity.edu.ng. founded in the year 2015.
28. Wellspring University, Evbuobanosa - Edo State. Official website is http://www.wellspringuni.edu.ng founded in 2009.
29. Western Delta University, Oghara Delta State. Official school portal is http://wdu.edu.ng established in 2007.
30. Arthur Javis University Akpoyubo Cross River State. School portal is https://www.arthurjavisuniversity.edu.ng founded in 2016.
31. PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Portharcourt. Official school website is https://www.pums.edu.ng founded in 2017

South-West Zone:
32. Achievers University, Owo. Official website is http://www.achievers.edu.ng founded in 2007.
33. Adeleke University, Ede. Official webpage is http://www.adelekeuniversity.edu.ng school was established in 2011.
34. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti - Ekiti State. Official website is http://www.abuad.edu.ng founded in 2009.
35. Ajayi Crowther University, Ibadan. Official website is http://www.acu.edu.ng founded in 2005.
36. Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin. Official school portal is https://www.alhikmah.edu.ng with university established in 2005.
37. Al-Qalam University, Katsina. Official school portal is http://www.auk.edu.ng established in 2005.
38. Augustine University. Official university portal is http://www.augustineuniversity.edu.ng/ school established in 2015.
39. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo. Official school portal is http://www.babcock.edu.ng founded in 1999.
40. Bells University of Technology, Otta. Official school portal is http://www.bellsuniversity.org founded in the year 2005.
41. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City. School portal for students is http://www.idahosauniversity.com founded in the year 2002.
42. Bowen University, Iwo . Official school portal is http://www.bowenuniversity-edu.org established in 2001.

43. Caleb University, Lagos. Official school portal is http://www.calebuniversity.edu.ng founded in the year 2007.
44. Chrisland University Abeokuta. School portal is http://www.chrislanduniversity.edu.ng founded in 2015.
45. Covenant University Ota. Official school portal is http://www.covenantuniversity.edu.ng founded in 2002.
46. Crawford University Igbesa. Official school portal is http://www.crawforduniversity.edu.ng founded in the year 2005.
47. Crescent University, Abeokuta. Official school portal is http://www.crescent-university.edu.ng and established in the year 2005.
48. Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin. Ondo. School portal for students is http://www.elizadeuniversity.edu.ng school was founded in the year 2013.
49. Fountain University, Oshogbo. Student school portal is http://www.fountainuniversity.edu.ng founded in 2007.

Must Read: List of Universities approved by NUC to offer postgraduate studies.

50. Hallmark University, Ijebi Itele, Ogun. Student school portal is http://www.hallmark.edu.ng founded in the year 2015.
51. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji. Osun. School official portal is http://www.jabu.edu.ng founded in the year 2006.
52. Kings University, Ode Omu. School portal is http://www.kingsuniversity.edu.ng/ founded in the year 2015.
53. Lead City University, Ibadan. School student portal is http://www.lcu.edu.ng school was established in 2005.
54. Mcpherson University, Seriki Sotayo, Ajebo. School portal is http://www.mcu.edu.ng founded in the year 2012.
55. Mountain Top University. Ogun. School portal is http://www.mountaintopuniversity.org. founded in the year 2015.
56. Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu - Osun State. School portal for students is http://www.oduduwauniversity.edu.ng founded in 2009.
57. Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos. School university portal is http://www.pau.edu.ng founded in the year 2002.
58. Redeemer's University, Mowe. Osun. School portal is http://www.run.edu.ng established in 2005.
59. Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa. School official portal is http://www.sau.edu.ng founded in the year 2011.

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60. Southwestern University, Oku Owa. Official website is http://www.southwesternuniversity.edu.ng founded in 2012.
61. Wesley University. of Science & Technology, Ondo. Official website is http://www.wusto.edu.ng and founded in 2007.
62. Christopher University Mowe. Ibadan. School portal is http://www.christopheruniversity.edu.ng/ year of establishment is 2015.
63. Kola Daisi University Ibadan, Oyo State. School portal is https://www.koladaisiuniversity.edu.ng. Year of establishment is 2016.
64. Anchor University Ayobo Lagos State. Official website is https://www.aul.edu.ng Founded in 2016.
65. Dominican University Ibadan Oyo State. Official school portal is https://www.dui.edu.ng year of establishment is 2016.
66. Precious Cornerstone University, Oyo. Official school website is https://www.cornerstone.edu Year of establishment is 2017.
67. Atiba University Oyo. Official school portal is http://www.atibauniversity.com founded in 2017.
68. Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences Ijanikin, Lagos. Official school portal is http://www.ekounivmed.edu.ng established in the year 2017.

Please make sure the university you wish to enrol for is listed under the current list of NUC approved universities in Nigeria otherwise, you waste your money getting a certificate that will never be recognized in the labour market. Make a wise decision now. Thank you.

All list of universities in Nigeria approved by NUC to offer Postgraduate Programmes


The National body responsible for overseeing the activities of all universities in Nigeria has recently released an approved list of Nigerian universities eligible to offer and also award postgraduate programmes to students in Nigeria. According to the National Universities Commission (NUC), a total of 69 universities are currently allowed to issue Masters and Ph.D degrees to students in Nigeria as such certificate will be considered valid and useful both within and outside the country.

nuc approved universities in nigeria

Among the universities which were given the approval by NUC are 26 Federal universities, 25 state universities and 18 private universities currently eligible to award postgraduate programme certificates. The commission passed the announcement to the public through the office of the Executive Secretary while listing Federal, State and Private universities allowed to award such certificates to students in the country. 

The National universities commission further said that they observed some institutions and parastatals are awarding postgraduate degrees, either on their own or through unapproved affiliation with Nigerian and foreign universities without official approval. In other to address this problem, the commission has come out with an approved official list of universities that are allowed to offer postgraduate studies at Masters and Ph.D levels and any certificates attained as from July 30, 2012, is valid. 

Below is the full current list of Nigerian universities approved by NUC to conduct postgraduate studies in Nigeria. 


List of Federal Universities Approved by NUC for Postgraduate Programmes

Only 26 universities out of a total of 41 federal universities were approved by NUC to offer postgraduate programmes in  Nigeria. The list of Federal universities approved are as follows:

1. Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi 
2. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria 
3. Bayero University, Kano 
4. Federal University of Technology, Akure 
5. Federal University of Technology, Minna 
6. Federal University of Technology, Owerri 
7. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike 
8. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola 
9. National Open University of Nigeria, Lagos 
10. Nigeria Defence Academy, Kaduna 
11. Nnamdi Azikwe University, Akwa 
12. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife 
13. University of Abuja, Gwagwalada 
14. University of Agriculture, Abeokuta 
15. University of Agriculture, Makurdi 
16. University of Benin, Benin City 
17. University of Calabar, Calabar 
18. University of Ibadan, Ibadan 
19. University of Ilorin, Ilorin 
20. University of Jos, Jos 
21. University of Lagos, Akoko 
22. University of Maiduguri,  Maiduguri 
23. University of Nigeria, Nsukka 
24. University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt 
25. University of Uyo, Uyo 
26. Usmanu DanFodiyo University, Sokoto. 

List of State Universities Approved by NUC for Postgraduate Programmes

Among the 47 state universities across the country, only 25 universities were approved by NUC to carry out postgraduate studies in Nigeria. The full list includes the following: 

1. Abia State University, Uturu 
2. Adamawa State University, Mubi 
3. Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko 
4. Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma 
5. Anambra University, Uli 
6. Benue State University, Makurdi 
7. Cross River University of Technology, Calabar 
8. Delta State University, Abraka 
9. Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki 
10. Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti 
11. Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu 
12. Imo State University, Owerri 
13. Kogi State University, Anyigba 
14. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso 
15. Lagos State University, Ojo 
16. Nasarawa State University, Keffi 
17. Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island 
18. Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye 
19. Rivers State University of Science and Technology 
20. Umar Musa Yar'Adua University, Katsina 
21. Gombe State University, Gombe 
22. Ibrahim Babangida University, Lapai 
23. Kano State University of Science and Technology 
24. Kebbi State University of Science and Technology 
25. Kwara State University, Malete.


List of Private Universities Approved by NUC for Postgraduate Programmes

A total of 74 official private universities exist in Nigeria currently. Out of this number of private universities, only 18 were given a positive go-ahead to carry out postgraduate programmes in Nigeria. Before you enroll for your masters and Ph.D. in any private university in Nigeria, make sure they are approved to offer such postgraduate programme by the National Universities Commission. 

Here is the list of Private universities as approved to award masters certificate by the NUC. 

1. African University of Science and Technology, Abuja 
2. American University of Nigeria, Yola 
3. Babcock University, Ilishan Remo 
4. Benson Idahosa University, Benin City 
5. Bowen University, Iwo 
6. Covenant University, Ota 
7. Igbiniedo University, Okada 
8. Pan-African University, Lekki 
9. Redeemer's University, Mowe, Ogun State 
10. Caleb University, Lagos 
11. Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji 
12. Nigerian Turkish Nile University, Abuja 
13. Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State 
14. Lead City University, Ibadan (MSc. Only) 
15. University of Mkar, Mkar (MSc. Only) 
16. Madona University, Okija 
17. Al-hikmah University, Ilorin (MSc. Only) 
18. Godfrey Okoye University, Ugwuomu-Nike , Enugu state. 

So before you register for postgraduate studies in any university in Nigeria, make sure they are listed on the current list of universities approved by NUC to offer and also award such certificates.

Best courses for arts students in Nigerian universities


Most students choose to study Arts in elementary school days without knowing what particular field they want to major in at the university level. To some students, Arts may seem to be the simplest course to study in secondary school than pure science and social sciences. But the opposite is the case because the truth is that you need to study hard to make a good result no matter the course you are offering in school.

art student courses university

Some students don't seem to know what courses are under the Faculty of Arts and Humanities until they buy jamb form and start filling it. This has been a major reason why almost all art students offer to go to school and read Law during their Jamb registration because they come to realize that Law is the only course under Arts that is lucrative and have a wide job opportunity.

Today, myschoolbam have selected the best art courses you can choose to study in the university before preparing for your UTME examinations. There is a wide list or courses under faculty of Arts and Humanities offered in colleges and universities in Nigeria. All these courses are very useful to the society if studies and practiced well with the right mindset.

Most students decide to go to school and study professional courses because of the wrong mindset to make money even when the field is not their calling. This reason among others is responsible for the poor output of graduates who can't be productive in the labour market. They instead choose to go for the certificate rather than been a master in their field of study. We wish to encourage you in this write up that, you can also find best courses in Faculty of Arts you can be proud of.

Here the list goes. If you just graduated from High school and you need to choose which department under Faculty of Arts you want to study and obtain a degree, then consider the following list of fields you can choose from. Getting a degree from one of these courses can help you develop as an individual or in any other aspect of life.

Courses candidates can apply for as students of arts include:

1. Law - Law has a wide job expectancy. You can be employed in any kind of work as a legal adviser if you practice as a lawyer. Law is considered the best course to study as an art student.

2. English Language

3. Nigerian Languages - Like Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba

4. Arabic language & Islamic studies - one of the largest languages in African. With a degree in Arabic and Islamic studies, you can be useful any kind of venture that needs contact with the language Arabic or Islamic culture. JAIZ Bank can employ you.

5. Literature in English

6. Russian Language

7. French language

8. German language,

9. History & International Relation

10. Creative arts - You can be employed in graphics and video animation industries. Creating short cartoon videos used in advertisements and designing of company logos.

11. Theatre and Performing arts - With a B.A. in Theatre Arts, you can be employed to train people how to dance, perform drama etc.

12. Languages & Linguistics

13. Religions - You can train to become a pastor or priest.

14. International studies - You can be employed to work with UN, AU, ILO, World Bank or other international organizations.

15. Fine and applied arts

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16. History,

17. Studio art

18. Music - with a degree in music, you can become a record producer, work in radio and Television stations.

19. African languages

20. Philosophy

21. European studies

22. Film studies

23. Communication arts

24. Cultural studies

25. Modern languages,

26. Religious management

27. Mass Communication.

Please note that, students who wish to apply for art courses under faculty of arts need to check the subject requirement recommended by each Nigerian university and colleges before you go ahead.

Also note that, there are some courses under Faculty of Social Sciences and commercial courses students of art can apply for if you can meet up the right subject combination for the course. For example Psychology, Economics, Political science, Sociology, Anthropology.

Hope this information helps you? Please share it with your friends and drop a comment below if you have any question.

11 benefits for attending public universities or colleges


Public and private universities always have a poor understanding when it comes to academic studies. Public universities are sometimes regarded as universities for the poor, less privilege or those who don't have enough money to send their wards to better schools. Most of the public universities are cheap with a large number of applicants and some rigorous entry procedures.

cheap and affordable public university

While private universities on the other hand are believed to be universities for the rich people with quality educational standard and a lot of educational resource and facilities for students to learn quickly. But to be candid with you, this is not the reality because the aforementioned claims are far from the truth. 

There is a reason why a majority of students from Nigeria prefer to be admitted to a public university than the private university. The advantages of attending a public university far overweight than its disadvantages.


According to statistics from Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, over 95% of JAMB candidates seek for admission into public universities every year with Federal Universities carrying a large number of this percentage while just a few seek to be admitted into private universities with just a few numbers of them honouring their admission when given.

The reason is that there are a lot of benefits for students who attend public universities than those who go to private universities. Some of these reasons include the followings. 

Brings out the Best in You: 

Attending public university brings the best out of you due to the rigorous training and activities you undergo. The rigorous entry processes you face, battle it and overcome when seeking admission into a public university build you into a strong character. You are faced with competitions when writing your JAMB, Post UTME exams and finally getting admitted until you graduate from the university.

These types of healthy competition make you strong and capable of handling any difficult task assign to you. Not like private universities which all you have to do is buy admission form and you gain admission. No struggling or competition so it makes it difficult to admit the best students.

Quality standard of education:

It is no doubt that public universities provide standard education to students than private universities. The academic standard of a public university is top-notch because they have the best educational facilities for teaching, doing research works, projects, practical and other educational activities. As a student, you stand to benefit a lot from this type of school because the better the standard of education from the school, the better educational knowledge you gain from the school.

Healthy competition:

Students from public universities tend to find themselves in a healthy competitive environment. With a large population in the class, every student competes to get the best result. This competitive desire makes student eager to read, do research and challenge each other in debates and quiz. When a student makes straight A's in their courses, others take that as a challenge and strive to make similar results too. This type of healthy competition also creates enabling ground for students to be business minded.

Less expensive:

Attending a public university is less expensive than attending a private university. You can spend less than a million naira throughout your degree programme in a public university and come out with a good grade. Public universities often offer low tuition fees for students within the state and they can be lucky to get scholarship grants at the same time. Although not all private universities are very expensive as popularly stated.

Large population and extracurricular activities:

Majority of public universities have a large population of students from different part of the country. This type of population is good because students come together to learn a different aspect of their lives. It creates opportunities and brings different personalities available on campus and some friends you meet can turn your life around.

Diversity is good for students because they have the opportunity to make new friends from different part of the country and also engage in some extracurricular activities on campus that improves their personal lifestyle. It enhances social development in students and prepares them for future career success.

On campus, I was able to meet some friends that taught me how to play the piano, read music and also play basketball. I also joined a reading group that tremendously improved my reading skills. 

Reputation in the certificate:

The quality standard of education attained from public universities reflects on the certificate they award their students after graduation. University certificates are awarded in character and learning which means a third class student from a reputable public university is favoured in the labour market than a first-class student from a private university with little or no reputation.

It is a trite knowledge that a graduate of public schools stand out in competition than a graduate from private schools due to the rigorous competition and work they go through their academic programs.


An extensive list of academic programs:

Public universities offer a larger list of academic programs to study than private universities. This is good for students because it makes it possible for some students to change their course to another program while in school. Students find it easy to search for the courses they are interested in and how they want to build their academic career.

Huge market environment:

Huge market opportunities are found in public universities than private universities due to their population. Students who want to make money while undergoing their university programs can easily do that in public university. With the population in public schools, you can run a computer centre close to the campus, a bookshop, recharge card printing and sell business, food vendor business etc. you will make a lot of money with less work to do.

Large networking opportunities:

Large public universities create a large networking opportunity for students to socialize and learn from one another. You get to know people that help bring out the best in you by socializing and interacting with people with intelligence. The idea of Facebook, Google and Amazon were discovered and initiated during their school days. You also find useful organizations that are very impactful to your life after school.

Student organizations sometimes bring industry leaders to campus to speak to students, professors also invite their colleagues to lecture students in the class. If you play your cards respectfully well, you may get to know dignitaries that will improve your lots in future.

Job opportunities:

With the reputation of some public universities due to the hardworking and industrious graduates they have been producing for some time, many companies come to campus seeking future interns and employee for the companies. Students can be introduced to these organizations and companies through introductions from their professors or by meeting their employers at career fairs.

Active Athletic programs:

Many public universities have active athletic programs and activities that keep the students energetic and healthy. Students who like sports like basketball, handball, football and other sports find their like minds in school and make friends. Some engage in NUGA games and get the opportunity to become world stars through sports.

Seyi Olofinjana a Nigerian former footballer who also plies his trade in Europe was a graduate of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) in Ogbomoso, Oyo State.


Meanwhile, these benefits are not exclusive to public universities because you can find few of these benefits even at some reputable private universities. But you can expect to see a majority of these opportunities coming from public universities due to the reputation they have built for some time.

Conclusion

Although we are not trying to say that public university is better than private universities, we urge you to weigh your options carefully and decide which type of university will offer you the best opportunity to succeed in your career. I you guys find this article very useful. Please feel free to like and share it with your friends. thanks.