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List of Universities in Kaduna State

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There are quite a good number of universities in Kaduna State. In fact there are 6 of them, and interestingly public universities appear to have more.

Having a good number of universities in a populated country is great, as it will help increase admission quota. However, government and private institutions should put more effort into improving the quality of education.

No doubt, Kaduna has some of the best universities in the country. However, to make your decision as an applicant easier, we will be providing you detailed information about all these institutions in this article.

Federal Universities in Kaduna State

There are 3 federal universities in Kaduna State. Of these three, two happen to specialize in defence. They are all established and sponsored by the federal government of Nigeria. In the next few sections, we will consider each university closely.

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

Ahmadu Bello University is a federal university founded by the first premier of Northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello on the 4th of October 1962 as the University of Northern Nigeria.

The university is headquartered in Zaria and has another campus in Samaru. Ahmadu Bello University also has a pre degree school located in Funtua.

The University has a chancellor as a ceremonial head of the institution, and also a vice chancellor who manages the administrative and academic activities of the school. The current vice chancellor of the university is Professor Kabir Bala.

Ahmadu Bello University School Fees

Ahmadu Bello University school fees for undergraduate students are quite affordable. It is roughly N 45,000 per session.

Faculties and Departments of Ahmadu Bello University

Ahmadu Bello University operates a faculty system, with about 13 faculties. They include:

●     Faculty of Administration

●     Faculty of Agriculture

●     Faculty of Arts

●     Faculty of Education

●     Faculty of Engineering

●     Faculty of Environmental Design

●     Faculty of Law

●     Faculty of Life Science

●     Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science

●     Faculty of Physical Science

●     Faculty of Social Science

●     Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

The faculty of medicine was upgraded to college of medical sciences in 2018, with the following faculties:

●     Faculty of Clinical Sciences

●     Faculty of Dentistry

●     Faculty of Allied Health Sciences

●     Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences

●     Faculty of Basic Clinical Sciences

Programs Offered in Ahmadu Bello University

Ahmadu Bello University offers a wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. The school also offers associate degrees, vocational programs, and remedial programs.

Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna

Nigerian Defence Academy is a military base university established in February 1964 as a reformation of the British run Royal Military Forces Training College. The military academy is located in the city of Kaduna and has two campuses; Afaka and Ribadu. Nigerian Defence Academy is headed by a commandant, and the latest commandant of the university is Major General Ibrahim Manu Yusuf.

Nigerian Defence Academy School Fees Range

The school fees for undergraduates in Nigerian Defence Academy is quite affordable with an estimated amount of N 45,000. Freshers are expected to pay an acceptance fee of N 35,000.

Faculties and Departments in Nigerian Defence Academy

The academic faculties available in the Nigerian Defence Academy include the following:

●     Faculty of Science

●     Faculty of Engineering

●     Faculty of Art and Social Science

●     Faculty of Military Science

●     Faculty of Management Science

Programs Offered in Nigerian Defence Academy

Nigerian Defence Academy trains officer cadets for commissioning into any of the three arm forces; the Navy, the Air Force, and the Army.

The training is for a period of 5 years which include four years of academic program and one year of military training.

They also offer postgraduate programs.

Airforce Institute of Technology, Kaduna

Airforce Institute of Technology is also a military based school located in Nigeria Air Force Base, Kawo, Kaduna. The school is also known as Nigeria Air Force University and was approved by the National Universities Commission to offer academic programs in 2018. The institution is headed by a provost in the person of Professor Mohammed Dauda.

Airforce Institute of Technology School Fees Range

The total fees for fresh students of Airforce Institute of Technology ranges between N 180,000 to N 300,000. These fees include acceptance fee, accommodation fee, and other charges.

Faculties and Departments in Airforce Institute of Technology

Some of the faculties available in this institution include:

●     Faculty of Engineering

●     Faculty of Social and Management Science

●     Faculty of Computing

●     Faculty of Sciences

●     Faculty of Social and Management Science

●     Faculty of Ground and Communication Engineering

Programs Offered in Airforce Institute of Technology

Airforce Institute of Technology offers undergraduate and postgraduate programs in aerospace engineering and other related disciplines. These programs are approved by the National Board for Technical Education, Nigerian Society of Engineers, Council for the Regulation of Engineers in Nigeria, and National Universities Commission.

State Universities in Kaduna State

Kaduna State University is the only state university in Kaduna. It is established by the state government of Kaduna State.

Kaduna State University, Kaduna

Kaduna State University is a state-owned university established in 2004. The university is located in the capital city of Kaduna, in the northern part of Nigeria. It has two campuses; Kafanchan and Kaduna Campus. Professor Muhammad Tanko is the current vice chancelor of he university.

Kaduna State University School Fees Range

The school fees paid by students of Kaduna State University is different for indigenes and non indigenes. Indigenes of Kaduna State pay an estimated amount of N 94,000 as tuition fee for the first year and N 56,000 for the second year. However, non indigenes pay N 125,000 for the first year and N 96,400 for the second year.

Faculties and Departments in Kaduna State University

The university has 39 departments, 7 faculties, and a college of medicine. The faculties include:

●     Faculty of Arts

●     Faculty of Science

●     Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

●     Faculty of Social Sciences

●     Faculty of Management Sciences

●     Faculty of Environmental Sciences

●     Faculty of Agriculture

Programs Offered in Kaduna State University

Kaduna State University offers interested applicants admission into any of their undergraduate programs. Students can enroll for their undergraduate programs through the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, and direct entry. The university also has a college of basic studies which offers programs like remedial, IJMB and basic programs.

Kaduna State University also offers various postgraduate programs.

Private Universities in Kaduna State

There are 2 private universities in Kaduna State. These universities are good alternatives for those that are unable to gain admission into any of the public universities already discussed.

Greenfield University, Kaduna

Greenfield University is a private university located in Kaduna City, in the North Western region of Nigeria. The university was established in January 2019, and commenced activities in May 2019. The current vice chancellor of the university is Prof. Seth Akutson.

Greenfield University School Fees Range

Greenfield University school fees range for all students between N 300,000 – N 400,000. This is inclusive of the accommodation fee and other charges.

Faculties and Departments in Greenfield University

Greenfield University operates a faculty system of education. The following faculties can be found in the university:

●     Faculty of Science and Technology

●     Faculty of Social and Management Sciences

●     Faculty of Engineering

Programs Offered in Greenfield University

Students can gain admission into any of Greenfield University undergraduate programs by applying through the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board.

NOK University, Kachia, Kaduna

NOK University is known to be the first indigenous private university in Kaduna. The private university is located in Kachia town, in Kachia Local Government Area of Kaduna State. The private university is approved by the National Universities Commission.

Faculties and Departments in NOK University

NOK University  has 3 faculties, which include:

●     Faculty of Basic Sciences

●     Faculty of Environmental Sciences

●     Faculty of Science and Computing

Programs Offered in NOK University

NOK University offers about 15 undergraduate programs. Interested students can enroll into any of the programs by meeting the required JAMB cut off mark.

Conclusion

So far we have seen that Kaduna is a great destination to further your education. They have two military schools, thus providing a good opportunity for those who want to build their defence career. They also have other institutions that offer purely academic programs. However, not all of these institutions might offer your desired program. Some who offer your desired program might not be affordable. Therefore, it is important to consider all these factors before applying for admission into any universities in Kaduna State.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Kaduna State have a federal university?

  • There are 3 federal universities in Kaduna State. They include the Nigeria Defence Academy, Ahmadu Bello University, and Airforce Institute of Technology.

 Who owns Greenfield University?

  • Greenfield University is a private university established by Chief Simon Nwakacha

How many universities are there in Kaduna State

  • There are about 6 federal universities in Kaduna State; 3 federal universities, one state university, and 2 private universities.

What is the cut off mark for Kaduna State University?

  • The minimum JAMB cut off mark for admission into Kaduna State University is 140. However, it differs with faculties.

Jigawa might be one of the state you want to consider schooling in, you can check out List of Universities in Jigawa state.

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