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List of Universities in Nigeria and Their Catchment Areas and ELDS

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Do you want to know the list of Universities in Nigeria and their catchment areas?

Knowing your school catchment areas before applying for admission is crucial to your admission success.

In this article, we’ll show you catchment areas for universities and all you need to know about the list of Universities in Nigeria and their catchment areas before applying for admission.


What are University Catchment Areas?

In Nigeria, catchment areas are the geographical areas from which institutions give preference to students for admission. To break it down a bit, we can also say the geographical areas in which an institution is located.

Every Federal university in Nigeria has its catchment area they primarily serve, This does not mean they won’t admit students outside this catchment area. However, there is a special consideration given to catchment areas.

Below are lists of Nigerian Universities and their catchment regions with ELDs.

List of Universities in Nigeria and their catchment areas

Federal Universities Catchment areas:

1.       ABU 
2.       ATBU
3.       BUK
4.       FUTA
5.       FUTMINNA
6.       FUTO
7.       FUOYE
8.       OAU 
9.       UDUSOK
10.    UI 
11.    UNIABUJA 
12.    UNIBEN 
13.    UNICAL
14.    UNIJOS
15.    UNILAG
16.    UNILORIN 
17.    UNIMAID
18.    UNIPORT 
19.    UNIUYO 
20.    UNIZIK 
21.    UNN 

To discover the admission catchment area for your preferred university, select any of the options provided above.

Federal Universities Without Catchment Areas: 

  1. University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT)
  2. Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB)
  3. Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun (FUPRE)
  4. Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike (MOUAU)
  5. Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi (FUAM).

We hope that you found our article on the list of schools in Nigeria and their catchment areas to be helpful.

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