What are Federal Universities?

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Federal Universities are Tertiary Education institutions that run and managed by the Federal Government of Nigeria.There are 40 federal universities in Nigeria. Federal universities in Nigeria are not as expensive as Private Universities as they are funded by the Federal Government, In terms of Tuition most federal Universities School fees is Below N100, 000. Federal Universities are larger than private and State universities in terms of Space and student population. They also offer Diploma and More Bachelor Degree courses than Most Private and State Universities. Some Federal Universities are specialized in Agriculture, Science and Technology.

As earlier mentioned Federal Universities have large student bodies, Students from different parts of the country with different backgrounds and religious beliefs are enrolled. This allows intakes to learn the lifestyle, behavior and values of different people. More or less Students in Federal Universities become street smart and can adapt in almost any part of the country.

Why Should I Go to a State University?

Unlike most Private Universities students don’t have to live on campus in Federal universities. Most rent apartments close to the university and live off campus. Federal University students inevitably learn how to hustle. This is because there are so many students competing for limited resources such as Classroom space, water etc. The Campus is also pretty large so most times you could have a class ending by 10:00Am and another class by 10:00Am in a building that is far and you can’t afford to be late. You have to figure out how to get there in time.

You’d definitely adjust. 100 Level will be the time to observe and learn. From 200 level you can decide to get an apartment with your course mates. By then you’d know where to relax and where not relax. How to deal with difficult lecturers etc.

Are there Downsides to Federal Universities?

Some Federal Universities have Strikes often and you can’t categorically say when or If there would be strikes when you’re in school. You also can’t predict how long the strikes would last so there is a lot of uncertainty about when you will graduate. These reasons are why people go to private Universities despite the high Tuition.