The most educated states in Nigeria

The most educated states in Nigeria

Education is a priority for any country! It provides the key to the development of its economy.

However, different Nigerian states have a different level of education! Which state is the most educated state in Nigeria? Take a look at Naija's Top 10 most educated states in Nigeria!

The most educated state in Nigeria

What is the most educated states ranking based on?

Most educated states ranking

Education is a vital element for every person. It requires a lot of effort, time and money. Education in a country is not only about schools but many other educational institutions. It helps people cope better with the outside world! The most educated people of the country can provide a real development to all branches of economy in this country.

Nigeria is one of the most populated countries in Africa! In addition, it's one of the most educated countries on the continent. It consists of 36 states, where hardworking people work towards the country`s development. Education is another tool to achieve this development. For a long time, the South-West states have been dominating the market of education in Nigeria.

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How about this year? Which are the most educated states in Nigeria? There are a lot of standards that have been considered while compiling the list of the most educated states, like:

  • Literacy level;
  • The number of educational institutions;
  • The number of scholars and professors;
  • The number of educated women.

It`s not the whole list but the most crucial points of education for any country. According to the above-mentioned criteria and data from the National University Commission Statistics, provides its top 10 most educated states in Nigeria. This does not mean you have to agree with this ranking, but you can`t ignore the statistics, can you?

The most educated state in Nigeria – Top 10

The most educated state in Nigeria – Top 10

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10. Ogun state

10. Ogun state

The most prominent education facilities of Ogun state are three schools of the federal level:

  • Odogbolu College;
  • Sagamu College;
  • Federal Government Girls` College.

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The State also has these higher institution:

  • Tai Solarin College of Education;
  • Federal University of Agriculture;
  • Moshood Abiola Polytechnic;
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago Iwoye.

It`s not the whole list of the institutions in the state, but you can get a general picture of education in this part of the country!

9. Ondo state

9. Ondo State

Ondo State has its ups and downs when it comes to education. This process of education can be traced from Baba Adekunle Ajasin to Dr. Olusegun Mimiko. According to Hope Newspapers, the state used to be in the top five most educated states. Today, it has lost its education position. The situation in the state shows that without good administration it’s impossible to develop the educational sector.

8. Bayelsa state

8. Bayelsa State

According to the Vanguard, about N40 billion has been invested into the education system of the state in recent years. This sum of money was invested in infrastructure that can provide a higher level of education. According to the State Education Commissioner, this pile of money was used in accordance with the Restoration Government. The funds helped the state to get on this top 10 most educated states ranking.

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7. Osun state

7. Osun State

The new vision of education from the present administration of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola is to improve the Universal Primary Education in the state. Mr. Aregbesola focuses on promoting functional education in the institutions of the state. It seems that this strategy is paying off.

6. Abia state

6. Abia State

This state in the South-East of Nigeria has four highly qualified universities as its representatives of the level of education:

  • Rhema University;
  • Gregory University Uturu;
  • Abia State University;
  • Michael Okpara University of Agriculture.

Abia is one of the most peaceful states in Nigeria! Therefore, it provides great opportunities for investors of the educational sector in the state!

5. Anambra state

5. Anambra State

This state is famous for its metalworking and carving industry. The most prominent university that presents specialists of metalworking in the state is the Nnamdi Azikiwe University. The education sector of the state is concentrated in the technical areas.

4. Enugu state

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4. Enugu State

The first indigenous Nigerian university, University of Nigeria Nsukka is located in this state. The state has a great variety of educational institutions that focuses on the sciences. Every community in the state has at least one state-governed school.

3. Lagos state

3. Lagos State

Lagos is known to be of the richest states in Nigeria. Consequently, the level of education in the state has shown an improved standard. Therefore, it`s not surprising to discover that Lagos is one of the vanguards of economic development in Nigeria!

2. Delta state

2. Delta State

It`s one of the most prominent states in Nigeria in terms of education. The most prominent institutions in the state are focused on the petroleum exploration.

1. Imo state

1. Imo State

The center of Imo state educational programme is concentrated in the capital of the state – Owerri. This city is a place for the most notable educational institutions in the whole of Nigeria!

The most educated state in northern Nigeria!

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The most educated state in Northern Nigeria!

According to updates from educational and research intsitutions, Northern Nigeria is lagging behind in terms of education. The most controversial situation can be found in Kaduna state. So, if you look at the statistics of education in Nigeria, then you will see that Plateau state is the most educated in the North.


Education is one of the three pillars of a country’s development. So it`s very important to provide the highest level of education to the citizens of the country.

Without proper education level, Nigeria will not be able to compete with other countries!

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