12 New Federal Universities in Nigeria You Can Apply for (2023-2024)

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the establishment of 12 new federal universities, which are expected to begin admitting students in the 2023-2024 academic year. 

These new universities will provide additional opportunities for students to access quality education and contribute to the development of the country’s human capital.

Here is a list of the 12 new federal universities in Nigeria:

  1. Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO)
  2. Federal University of Health Sciences, Otukpo (FUHSO)
  3. Federal University of Agriculture, Zuru (FUAZ)
  4. Federal University of Education, Oyo (FUEO)
  5. Federal University of Science and Technology, Delta State (FUST)
  6. Federal University of Science and Technology, Benue State (FUST)
  7. Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE)
  8. Federal University of Technology, Bayelsa State (FUTBAY)
  9. Federal University of Technology, Akwa Ibom State (FUTAKI)
  10. Federal University of Technology, Ebonyi State (FUTEB)
  11. Federal University of Technology, Imo State (FUTIMO)
  12. Federal University of Technology, Anambra State (FUTAN)

These new universities are expected to offer a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in various fields,including engineering, medicine, agriculture, education, and science.

The admission process for these universities is expected to begin in the coming months.

How to Apply

To apply for admission to any of the new federal universities, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • You must have a valid Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or National Examination Council (NECO) with at least five credits, including English and Mathematics.

  • You must have a valid Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) score.

  • You must meet the specific admission requirements for the program you are applying to.

Application Procedure

The application procedure for the new federal universities is expected to be similar to the procedure for other federal universities in Nigeria. You will be able to apply online through the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) portal.

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Application Deadline

The application deadline for the new federal universities is expected to be announced in the coming months.

Tips for Applying

Here are a few tips for applying to the new federal universities:

  • Start planning early and gather all the required documents.

  • Make sure you meet the admission requirements for the program you are applying to.

  • Write a strong personal statement.

  • Attend the post-UTME screening exercise if it is required.

  • Check your admission status regularly.

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