Have you been searching for a comprehensive article that contains an updated list most educated states in Nigeria? Well, search no more as in this article we’ll be taking a look at the most educated states in the country now, their various literacy levels, and the well-known educational institutions in these States.
Education is one of the key necessities of every citizen in Nigeria and some states in Nigeria have taken it upon themselves to provide extra quality education for citizens who reside in these States. For decades, states in the Southern parts of the country have performed really well in terms of educating their inhabitants and the Northern states have always been lacking behind. On this list, we might also see the same scenario play out as many states in Northern Nigeria are faced with many challenges that hinder the growth of their academic institutions and quality of education in general.
Below is an updated list of Nigeria’s most educated states this year alongside their literacy levels.
Top 10 Most Educated States In Nigeria [Updated]
1) Imo State
- Literacy Level – 96.43%
In recent times, Imo state has become a well-known state in Nigeria because of the quality of students who school there or have their origins traced back to the state. It has also topped the list of the most educated Nigerian states for years so seeing the state at the top of this list is no surprise at all.
Owerri, the capital city of this state is also known for hosting some of the best secondary and tertiary institutions in Eastern Nigeria.
Some of these institutions include
- Federal University Of Technology, Owerri [FUTO]
- Federal Polytechnic, Nekede [FEDPOLYNEK]
- Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri
- Technological skills Acquisition Institute, Orlu.
Overall, Imo state is ranked as the most educated state in Nigeria with a very high literacy level of around 96.43%.
2) Lagos State
- Literacy Level – 96.30%
On the second place on this list of Nigerian States with the most educated citizens, we have the most developed Nigerian state – Lagos State.
As the most developed state in the country, you can be sure that Lagos state also has a very impressive system of education from primary to tertiary level hence earning the state a spot on this list.
Lagos State also plays host to some of the best privately owned and public secondary schools in Nigeria. Some of these highly-rated secondary schools in Lagos State include King college, Queen’s College, Corona, Atlantic hall, Chrisland schools, and more.
Some notable tertiary institutions in Lagos State are listed below
- University Of Lagos [UNILAG]
- Lagos State University [LASU]
- Federal College Of Technology, Yaba [YABATECH]
- Lagos State Polytechnic
- Lagos State Teaching Hospital [LUTH]
3) Enugu State
- Literacy Level – 96.00%
On the 3rd spot on this list, we have Enugu State. Enugu is a state located in South-Eastern Nigeria – a part of the country which is home to some of the best tertiary educational institutions in the country.
This state also plays host to the first indigenous Federal University in Nigeria – the University of Nigeria, Nsukka [UNN].
Some other notable educational institutions in Enugu State includes
- Enugu State University of Technology [ESUT]
- Caritas University
- Institute of Management Technology, Enugu[IMTENUGU]
The coal city is one of the States in South-Eastern Nigeria that has invested heavily in education and it remains the 3rd most educated state in Nigeria with a literacy level of 96%.
4) Rivers State
- Literacy Level – 95.76%
Rivers State also produces some of the most educated citizens in Nigeria. As one of the oil-producing states in the country, you can be sure that this state is well funded and this has also surfaced on this state’s educational system.
Some of the popular educational institutions in Rivers States include
- University of Port-Harcourt [UNIPORT]
- Rivers State University of Technology [RSUT]
- Port-Harcourt Polytechnic
- Rivers State College of Health Science and Technology
5) Abia State
- Literacy Level – 94.24%
Abia state is also one of South Eastern States with the highest literacy level in Nigeria.
This is also one of the states in Nigeria which is currently investing heavily in its educational system.
Some of the popular tertiary institutions in Abia State are listed below.
- Michael Okpara University of Agriculture[MOAU]
- Abia State University, Uturu [ABSU]
- Gregory University
- Rhema University
- Covenant Polytechnic, Aba
- Abia State Polytechnic
6) Akwa-Ibom State
- Literacy Level – 93.00%
Akwa-Ibom state is a state located in South Southern Nigeria which also one of the states with the highest literacy level in that part of Nigeria.
Like Rivers State which was mentioned earlier on this list, Akwa-Ibom state is also one of the oil-producing states in Nigeria. As one of the states where the country generates its highest revenue, you can be sure this Akwa-Ibom state receives slightly higher funding than other states in Nigeria and this has been helping in the state’s educational system.
Some of the well known tertiary institutions in Akwa-Ibom State include
- University of Uyo [UNIUYO]
- Akwa-Ibom State University of Technology
- Akwa-Ibom State Polytechnic
With a literacy Level of 93%, you can be sure that Akwa-Ibom is one of the most educated states in Nigeria and the 6th state on this list.
7) Anambra State
- Literacy Level – 92.11%
Occupying the 7th spot on our list of well-educated states in Nigeria is Anambra State. Located in South Southern Nigeria, this state is also known for producing some of the best entrepreneurs and well-educated citizens in the country.
Up till today, Anambra State is known for its heavy investments in education and state-owned educational institutions at all levels in the state.
Anambra also hosts some of the most popular tertiary Institutions in the country.
- Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Akwa [UNIZIK]
- Anambra State University
- Madonna University, Elele
- Federal Polytechnic, Oko
- Chukwuemeka Ojukwu University
- Legacy University
- Paul University
- Ekwenugo Okeke Polytechnic
8) Ogun State
- Literacy Level – 90.57%
This is also one of the states in Nigeria with the highest literacy level. With a literacy Level of 90%, you can be sure of this feat.
Ogun state also plays host to many public and private educational institutions in Nigeria (the highest in the country), one of such is Covenant University, Ota which is rated the third-best university in Nigeria this year.
Some of these educational institutions include
- Federal Government College, Odogbolu
- Federal Government Girls College, Sagamu
- Tai Solarin College of Education
- Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
- Moshood Abiola Polytechnic
- Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
- Covenant University
- Bell’s University
- Babcock University
- Mountain Top University
- Caleb University
9) Edo State
- Literacy Level – 90.53%
With a literacy Level of 90.53%, you can be sure that Edo State is also one of the most educated states in Nigeria now.
Edo State was the host to the first indigenous private University in Nigeria – Igbenedion University, Okada and it is also one of the Nigerian states with the highest number of private universities in the country.
Apart from being the host state of the first private University in Nigeria, Edo State also has some other popular educational institutions located in it.
These institutions include
- University of Benin [UNIBEN]
- Edo State University
- Igbenedion University, Okada e.t.c
10) Osun State
- Literacy Level – 90.00%
Osun State is also one of the most educated states in Nigeria with a high literacy level of 90.00%.
As one of the states in South Western Nigeria with a very high literacy level, you can be sure this state plays host to some of the best educational institutions in the country.
Some popular tertiary institutions in Osun State include
- Ladoke Akintola University Of Technology[LAUTECH]
- Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife[OAU]
- Osun State University
- Osun State Polytechnic
- Bowen University
Osun State is the 10th most Educated state in Nigeria and the last on this list of the top 10 most educated states in Nigeria now.
This post has been about the top 10 most educated States in Nigeria this year with Imo State as the first on the list.
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