1. Less than 10% of the universities have Video
2. Less than 20% of the universities use Interactive Boards
3.More than 50% don’t use Public Address System in their
lecture OVERCROWDED rooms/theatres.
4. Internet Services are non-existent,or epileptic and slow IN
99% of Nigerian Universities
5. Nigerian Universities Library resources are outdated and
manually operated. Book shelves are homes to rats/
6.No university library in Nigeria is fully automated. Less
than 35% are partially automated.
7. 701 Development projects in Nigerian universities 163
(23.3%) are abandoned 538 (76.7%) are PERPETUALLY on-
8. Some of the abandoned projects in Nigerian universities
are over 15 years old, some are over 40 years old.
9. 76% of Nigerian universities use well as source of water,
45% use pit latrine, 67% of students use bush as toilet
10. UNN and UDUS have the highest number of abandoned
projects (22 and 16 respectively).
11. All NDDC projects across universities in Niger Delta
States are abandoned. About 84.6% of them are students’
12. 77% of Nigerian universities can be classified as
"Glorified Primary Schools" Laboratories are non existing
13. There are 8 on-going projects at the Nasarawa State
University, Keffi. None of them is funded by the State
14. 80% of Nigerian Universities are grossly under-staffed
15. 78% of Nigerian Universities rely heavily on part-time
and visiting lecturers.
16. 88% of Nigerian Universities have under-qualified
17. 90% of Nigerian Universities are bottom-heavy (with
junior lecturers forming large chunk of the workforce)
18. Only 2% of Nigerian Universities attract expatriate
lecturers, over 80% of Ghanian Universities attract same
19. 89% of Nigerian Universities have
‘closed’ (homogeneous staff – in terms of ethno-cultural
20. Based on the available data, there are 37,504
Academics in Nigerian Public Universities
21. 83% of the lecturers in Nigerian universities are male
while 17% are female.
22. 23,030 (61.0%) of the lecturers are employed in Federal
universities while 14,474 (39.0%) teach in State Universities.
23. The teaching staff-students ratio is EMBARRASSINGLY
very high in many universities:
24. LECTURER STUDENT RATIO: National Open University
of Nigeria 1:363 University of Abuja 1:122 Lagos State
25. (Compare the above with Harvard 1:4; MIT 1:9; Yale 1:4,
Cambridge 1:3; NUS 1:12; KFUPM 1:9; Technion 1:15).
26. Nigerian Universities Instead of having 100% Academics
having PhDs, only about 43% do so. The remaining 57%
have no PhDs
27. Nigerian University medical students trained in the most
dangerous environment, some only see medical tools in
28. Only 7 Nigerian Universities have up to 60% of their
teaching staff with PhD qualifications
29. While majority of the universities in the country are
grossly understaffed, a few cases present a pathetic picture
30. There are universities in Nigeria which the total number
of Professors is not more than Five (5)
31. Kano University of Science and Technology Wudil,
established in 2001 (11 years old) only 1 Professor and 25
32. Kebbi State University of Science and Technology,
Aliero, established in 2006 has only 2 Professors and 5
33. Ondo State University of Sci & Tech Okitipupa,
established in 2008, has a total of 29 lecturers.
34. MAKE-SHIFT LECTURING SYSTEM: Out of a total of
37,504 lecturers, only 28,128 (75%) are engaged on full-time
35. 9,376 (25%) Nigerian Lecturers are recycled as Visiting,
Adjunct, Sabbatical and Contract lecturers.
36. In Gombe State University, only 4 out of 47 Profs are
full-time and all 25 Readers are visiting
37. In Plateau State University, Bokkos, 74% of the lecturers
38. In Kaduna State University, only 24 out of 174 PhD
holders are full-time staff.
39. 700 EX-MILLITANTS in Nigeria are receiving more funds
anualy than 20 Nigerian universities under 'Amnesty Scam'
40. 80% of published journals by Nigerian University
lectures have no visibility in the international knowledge
41. No Nigerian academic is in the league of Nobel
Laureates or a nominee of Nobel Prize.
42. There are only 2 registered patents owned by Nigerian
Academics in the last 3 years.
43. Numerically more support staff in the services of
Nigerian universities than the teaching staff they are meant
44. More expenditure is incurred in administration & routine
functions than in core academic matters in Nigerian
45. There are 77,511 full-time non-teaching staff in
Nigeria’s public universities 2 Times number of academic
46. University of Benin, there are more senior staff in the
Registrar cadre (Dep. Registrars, PARs, SARs) than
47. Almost all the universities are over-staffed with non-
48. There are 1,252,913 students in Nigerian Public
Universities. 43% Female 57%Male
49. There is no relationship between enrolment and the
tangible manpower needs of Nigeria.
50. Nigerian Uni Horrible hostel facilities, overcrowded,
overstretched lavatory and laundry facilities, poor
51. Except Nigerian Defence Acadamy Kaduna, no university
in Nigeria is able to accommodate more than 35% of its
52. Some universities (e.g. MOUAU),female students take
their bath in d open because d bathrooms are in very poor
53. Laundries and common rooms in many universities have
been converted into rooms where students live, in open
54. In most improvised cage called hostels in Nigerian
Universities, there is no limit to the number of occupants.
55. Most State universities charge commercial rates for
unfit and unsuitable hostel accommodation
56. In off-campus hostels, students are susceptible to
extraneous influences and violence prostitution, rape, gang
57. Nigerian University Students sitting on bare floor or
peeping through windows to attend lectures
58. Over 1000 students being packed in lecture halls meant
for less than 150 students
59. Over 400 Nigerian University students being packed in
laboratory meant for 75 students
60. University administrators Spend millions to erect super-
gates when their Libraries are still at foundation level;
Expend millions to purchase exotic vehicles for university
officers even though they lack basic classroom furnishings;
Spend hundreds of millions in wall-fencing and in-fencing
when students accommodation is inadequate and in tatters;
61. Govt interested in spending money on creation of new
uni instead of consolidating and expanding access to
existing ones; Keen to award new contracts rather than
completing the abandoned projects or standardizing existing
facilities; Expend hundreds of millions paying visiting and
part-time lecturers rather than recruiting full-time staff
62. Govt spending hundreds of millions in mundane
administration cost instead of providing boreholes and
power supplements; Govt hiring personal staff, including
Personal Assistants, Special Advisers, Bodyguards,
Personal Consultants, etc.