Top 10 Best Universities Of Technology In Nigeria (2021)

This post is a compilation of the full list of top 10 best universities of technology in Nigeria this 2021. These technology universities are renowned for producing majority of the country’s engineers and other professionals in related fields and we shall be looking at them in detail as we proceed in this article going forward.

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The leading universities of technology in Nigeria are a mix of federal, state and private universities that are very well known and respected for their standard of education as well as the quality of the graduates they produce every year, and the overall infrastructure that is in place to give the students a very conducive learning environment.

Quite a number of these schools have produced some of the country’s best professionals in their chosen technological fields and we shall be ranking them in no particular order as we shall see below.

TOP 10 BEST TECHNOLOGY UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA 2021

The following are the 10 best universities of technology in Nigeria this 2021:

FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OWERRI (FUTO) 

The Federal University Of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) is the oldest technology university in Nigeria, and it was established in 1980 by Executive fiat with the composition and appointment of the first provisional Council by Nigeria’s First Executive President, Shehu Shagari.

FUTO became the first of three such Universities set up by the Federal Government of Nigeria who sought to establish a University of Technology in each geopolitical zone and particularly in a State which did not have a conventional University.

On November 28, 1980, in the premises of the Old Government Technical College (GTC), the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) opened its doors to staff and students, and in January 1982, the Imo State Government approved a permanent site for the University.

Located 25 kilometers south of Owerri, the Imo State Capital Territory, the selection of the site was guided by the advice of the National Universities Commission that a minimum area of ten thousand (10,000) acres or 4,048 hectares should be obtained based on the location, relative absence of human settlements within the area and other relevant factors.

FUTO is surrounded by a number of autonomous communities and homesteads all of which had contributed land acquired for the development of the University. These communities are Ihiagwa, Obinze, Umuoma, Nekede, Eziobodo, Avu, Okolochi, Obibiezena, and Emeabiam. It is bisected by a new road between Obinze and Naze which connects the two mentioned major roads.

FUTO is made up of eleven (11) schools/colleges and one (1) directorate which are as follows:

  • School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (SAAT)
  • School of Basic Medical Science (SBMS)
  • School of Biological Science (SOBS)
  • School of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SEET)
  • School of Electrical Systems Engineering Technology (SESET)
  • School of Environmental Science (SOES)
  • School of Health Technology (SOHT)
  • School of Information and Communication Technology (SICT)
  • School of Management Technology (SMAT)
  • School of Physical Sciences (SOPS)
  • School of Postgraduate Studies (SPGS)
  • Directorate of General Studies (DGS)

FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, AKURE (FUTA) 

The Federal University of Technology Akure is another top ranking technology university in Nigeria that was established in the year 1981 by the Federal Government to create universities that specialised in producing graduates with practical as well as theoretical knowledge of technologies.

The Mission of FUTA is to promote technological advancement by providing a conducive environment for research, teaching and learning, and also to engender the development of products that are technologically oriented, self-reliant and relevant to society. The University is located in Akure, the Ondo State Capital.

FUTA is composed of nine (9) schools/colleges which are as follows:

  • School of Science (SOS)
  • School of Earth and Mineral Sciences (SEMS)
  • School of Environmental Technology (SET)
  • School of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SEET)
  • School of Agricultural and Agricultural Technology (SAAT)
  • School of Management Technology (SMAT)
  • School of Postgraduate Studies (SPGS)
  • School of Health and Health Technology (SHHT)
  • School of Computing (SOC)

FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, MINNA (FUTMINNA) 

The Federal University of Technology, Minna (FUTMINNA) is a Federal Government owned University in Nigeria. It was established on February 1, 1983. The objective for its establishment is to give effect to the Nation’s drive for the much needed self reliance in Science, Engineering and especially Technology. It is a specialized University of Technology.

FUTMINNA is committed to the training of a skilled and innovative workforce that will transform Nigeria’s natural resources into goods and services driven by entrepreneurship and Information and Communication Technology (ICT), to positively affect the economy and thus the quality of life of her people.

FUTMINNA is made up of the ten (10) schools/faculties:

  • School of Agriculture and Agriculture Technology
  • School of Electrical Engineering and Technology
  • School of Infrastructure, Process Engineering and Technology
  • School of Entrepreneurship and Management Technology
  • School of Environmental Technology
  • School of Life Sciences
  • School of Physical Sciences
  • School of Information and Communication Technology
  • School of Technology Education
  • School of Post Graduate Studies

LADOKE AKINTOLA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OGBOMOSO (LAUTECH) 

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) was established in 1990 and it is an autonomous public institution with the general function of providing liberal higher education and encouragement to the rapid advancement of learning throughout Nigeria.

The university runs three academic programmes: pre-degree science programme, undergraduate programmes and post graduate programmes. The university is jointly owned by two states in Nigeria: Oyo and Osun states. The entire student body population is presently about 20,000.

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH) offers academic opportunities in technological oriented fields. Academic programmes offered by the university span different fields of specialization including Engineering, Pure and Applied sciences, health sciences and environmental sciences.

The university also has a modern library that is fully computerized. With these facilities LAUTECH is about the best choice for research-oriented individuals and even the industry-focused ones.

For two consecutive seasons, 2003 and 2004, the university was adjudged by the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) as the best state university in Nigeria. The university has two campuses: Ogbomoso and Osogbo campuses and is currently made up of nine (9) faculties include:

  • Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
  • Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Clinical Sciences
  • Faculty of Computing and Informatics
  • Faculty of Engineering and Technology
  • Faculty of Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty of Food and Consumer Sciences
  • Faculty of Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences

BELLS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, OTA

Bells University of Technology, Ota, is Nigeria’s First Private University of Technology. It was granted operational license on 9th June, 2005 and commenced operation on 1st July, of the same year.

The idea of Bells University of Technology was conceived following the desire of the Bells Educational Foundation to establish a unique University where the good foundation given to products of its Secondary School and other Secondary Schools could be built upon.

To ensure uniqueness, the Foundation decided to establish a University that would offer courses which would support relevant and sustainable technologies that were transferable, ICT-driven, and at the cutting edge of Science and Technology.

In order to realize its dream, the Bells Educational Foundation obtained an application form for the establishment of a Private University from the National Universities Commission (NUC) on 10th January, 2002 and submitted the application forms on 10th November, 2004.

Bells University is composed of the following four (4) colleges:

  • College Of Natural and Applied Sciences
  • College of Engineering
  • College of Management Sciences
  • College of Environmental Sciences

ENUGU STATE UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (ESUT)

The Enugu State University of Technology (ESUT) is a state university of technology located in Enugu State. The school was established as ASUTECH in 1980, but underwent several transformations to be what it is today under its current name ESUT.

ESUT is one of the best technology schools in the south east and Nigeria at large, and it has along with technology courses, other non-technical and non-science courses. It consists of nine (9) faculties which are:

  • Faculty of Agricultural & Natural Resources Management
  • Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Faculty of Social Sciences.

RIVERS STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (RSUST)

The Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) Port Harcourt was established in October, 1980 from the Rivers State College of Science and Technology which was itself established in 1972. It is located at Nkpolu-Oroworukwo in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State, Nigeria.

The University is a state owned university in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria and it rightfully takes its place as one of the leading technology universities in the country because of its high educational standards. RSUST has a staff strength of 1,870 and a student population of 29,939. It has seven (7) faculties which include the following:

  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Science and Technical Education
  • Faculty of Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Management Sciences
  • Faculty of Sciences

CROSS RIVER STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (CRUTECH)

The Cross River University of Technology was established in August 2002 by Cross River State Bill No. 9 recently amended as Bill No. 6 of 2004. The Cross River University of Technology is an outcome of a merger of three former tertiary institutions (The Polytechnic, Calabar, the College of Education, Akamkpa and the Ibrahim Babangida College of Agriculture, Ovonum, Obubra) owned by the Cross River State Government. The university is established primarily to provide basic training and research and to impart research skills to equip Nigerians of various backgrounds in all areas of technology.

It is composed of the following eight (8) faculties:

  • Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty of Sciences
  • Faculty of Environmental Sciences
  • Faculty of Communication Technology
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry
  • Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Management Sciences

MODIBBO ADAMA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, YOLA (MAUTECH) 

Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola, formally known as the Federal University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa state Nigeria was established in 1981 by the Federal Government of Nigeria to provide the much needed technologically skilled manpower for the nation. It is one of the Federal Universities recognized by National Universities Commission (NUC) to offer Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctorate degrees in different fields of Science and Technology.

Since its establishment, MAUTECH has continued to grow as a centre for teaching and research in Pure and Applied Sciences, Agriculture, Engineering, Management and Information Technology and related disciplines. Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola prides itself in providing a calm university environment that is rich in experience and has continued to attract a large number of applicants within Nigeria and neighbouring countries who annually seek admission into its academic programmes.

It is comprised of the following eight (8) schools/faculties, which are:

  • School of Agriculture
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Environmental Sciences
  • School of General Studies
  • School of Life Sciences
  • School of Management and Information Technology
  • School of Physical Sciences
  • School of Technology and Science Education

ONDO STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, OKITIPUPA (OSUSTECH) 

The Ondo State University of Science and Technology, also known as the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology (OAUSTECH) is owned by the Ondo State Government, and it is located in Okitipupa.

The university was established in September 2010, and since inception to date, it has firmly placed itself among the leading universities of technology in Nigeria today.

The university is composed of the following faculties:

  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Engineering and Engineering Technology
  • Faculty of Sciences.

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Maduawuchi Obialo

Maduawuchi Obialo is the founder of Nigerian Guide and an Editor at Nigerian Infopedia. He is a professional Web Content Developer and a Biochemist.

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