By Seyifunmi Awobiyi
With the ongoing indefinite strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), which has closed the door of education to Nigerian students, there are still a few options for these young learners to take.
While some students are already learning trades as disclosed by Olusesi Samson, the Lagos state chairman of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), some have traveled out of the country.
Amid these, there are options for changing schools that come with affordable tuition fees for frustrated students and their parents or guardians.
Affordable Private universities
Below is a few private universities that are as affordable as some normal federal universities.
Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo, Oyo state
According to information obtained from the school’s website, the average fee is pegged at about N650,000. However, the least fee is clocked at around N200,000 for the faculty of education while the Faculty of Law is the highest course at the university.
Ajayi Crowther University (ACU) is located in Oyo state, on the Ibadan-Oyo-Ilorin road in Atiba local Government.
See more at Ajayi Crowther University website https://acu.edu.ng/revised-schedule-of-fees-for-the-2020-2021-academic-session-for-all-fresh-returning-students/
Leads City University, Ibadan, Oyo state
Leads City was founded in 2005, is accredited by the National University Commission, and has graduated more than 5,000 graduates located in Ibadan, Nigeria.
The school is currently in its 17th academic session and has an average fee of N850,000. The lowest fee at the school is clocked at around N200,000 in various courses while the course with the highest fees is medicine around N3.5 million.
See more at Leads City University website https://www.lcu.edu.ng/index.php/all-courses
Coal City University, Enugu, Enugu state
Coal City University is located at Km 3 Enugu/Abakaliki Expressway, Emene Enugu.
The University in the Enugu State of Nigeria was established in 2016. The school prides itself on up-to-date research and has a facilitated learning environment with multi-media classrooms and so on.
The school fees are based on school level/ year. From about N400,000 – 500,000 based on the desired program of the student.
See more at Coal City University website https://ccu.edu.ng/index.php/tuition-and-fees/
Oduduwa University, Ife, Osun state
Oduduwa University is licensed by the Federal Government of Nigeria on 3rd November 2009. The University was named after the progenitor of the Yoruba race (Oduduwa).
The University is located at Ipetumodu, a town in Osun State, six kilometers away from Ile-Ife. The school is on land of one hundred (100) hectares.
The university’s school fees go from N200,000 – N300,000 based on the desired program, meanwhile it provides accommodation for its students.
See more at Oduduwa University https://oduduwauniversity.edu.ng/fees.html
Fountain University, Oshogbo, Osun state
The Fountain University is located in Oshogbo the capital of the Living Spring state of knowledge and culture.
The school has an average N260,000 of tuition fee, however, the faculty with the least fees of about N225,000 for religious studies, and the highest cost at the University is N520,000 with numerous amount of faculties at this price.
See more at Fountain University’s website https://mtu.edu.ng/mtu-news/20222023-academic-session-schedule-of-fees