Encomium Gone are the days when university education was
free! It now costs a fortune to have your child
educated in a private university. Parents part with as
much as N3 million per year for their child to earn a
degree in a private university. The advent of
missionary schools has not even helped matters.
ENCOMIUM Weekly presents to you the second part of
the most expensive private universities in Nigeria.
1) BABCOCK UNIVERSITY
This is a private Christian co-educational university
owned and operated by the Seventh-Day Adventist
Church in Nigeria. The university was established as
the Adventist College of West Africa (ACWA) in 1957.
Their school fee ranges from N620,000 to N3 million. In Babcock University, your meal and hostel defines
your fee. It offers two and three daily meal services.
And for accommodation, there are three to seven
students in a room. When it comes to
accommodation, it depends on your choice. Either it is
regular (7 in a room), premium (4 in a room) or classic (3 or 2 in a room). Here is a breakdown of Babcock school fees: Medicine:
N3 million, Law: N2 million, Accounting: N1.5 million,
Nursing: N1 million, other faculties: N860,000 –
2) AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA (ABTI)
ABTI is the first Nigerian university with American
structure and curriculum. It is in north eastern Nigeria,
Yola, capital of Adamawa State. At ABTI, students pay
as much as N1,378,500 to receive quality education.
Parents, however, pay in dollars. For tuition: $6,600 (N990,000), meals: $1,900
(285,000), four in a room: $500 (N75,000), private
room: $1,900 – N285,000). In total, it amounts to
N1,378,500 per annum. Accommodation and feeding are taken care by the
3) AFE BABALOLA UNIVERSITY
Afe Babalola University is a private higher institution
in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State. It was established in 2009 by
Nigeria’s foremost lawyer and legal icon, Chief Afe
Babalola (SAN). The fee covers tuition, development
levy, ICT, ID card, medical, sports, PTCF levy, course
registration, caution fee and accommodation which is either four per room or two per room. Here is a breakdown of their school fees: For Engineering: N925,000 (4 beds) and N1,075,000 (2
beds). Health Science: N725,000 (4 beds) and N875,000 (2
beds) Sciences: N675,000 (4 beds) and N825,000 (2 beds) Social Management Science: N675,000 (4 beds) and
N825,000 (2 beds) The fee ranges from N675,000 to N1,075,000
annually. There is no provision for feeding.
4) IGBINEDION UNIVERSITY
The university came into existence following the
presentation of certificate of approval on May 16,
1999. Thus, it became the first licensed private
university in Nigeria. The tuition ranges from
N540,000 to N820,000 without feeding. For Medicine, Pharmacy, Law and Engineering, they
pay a tuition of N610,000, accommodation: N100,000
and other facilities: N110,000. BOWEN UNIVERSITY It is owned and operated by the Nigerian Baptist
Convention, at Iwo in Osun State and opened
November 4, 2002. The tuition fee ranges from
N500,000 to N750,000 per annum. The university is
only responsible for accommodation and tuition.
Students are made to buy their food from the cafeteria.
5) CRAWFORD UNIVERSITY
Crawford University is a private Christian institution in
Igbesa, Nigeria. It was established in 2005. The school
provides accommodation for students but does not
provide feeding. Parents only pay for tuition,
accommodation and some additional charges. The
school fee ranges from N400,000 to N600,000.
6) [size=30pt]REDEEMER’S UNIVERSITY[/SIZE]
Redeemer’s University is a Christian school located in
Redemption City, Ogun State, Nigeria. It was opened
in 2005. At Redeemers, Natural Science pays
N605,000, Management Sciences; N575,000 and
Humanities pays N545,000. All this fees are paid
without feeding but tuition and accommodation.
We can see that the fees range from N500,000 to
N650,000 per annum.