Best Universities to Study Accountancy in Nigeria

Accounting is the process of classifying, recording, measuring, selecting, interpreting, communicating financial data of some organization. This can also be called bookkeeping, a way of communication between financial situation and the business.


An accountant is in charge of the administration and scrutiny of transactions and capital holdings. The sphere of a huge business rests on his shoulders. After getting accounting degree, you would be qualified for following privileged jobs.

  • Public Finance Consultant
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Stockbroker

 There are a lot of universities in Nigeria offering Accounting. But if you are looking at the best among them, then have a glance at below readings.

Here’s the list of 10 best universities in Nigeria offering accounting in Nigeria.


1. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)

 It was inaugurated in 1975. It is located in situated in the city of Ilorin in Kwara state. It has tenanted the area of over 5000 hectares. This is one if the best places in Nigeria to study accounting. The faculty of accounting has a severe fame among students.

It provides first degree, a Master of Science degree, and a Ph.D. degree in accounting. The Students population in the Accounting program is averaged about 500 per session in the last three academic years. The academic staff strength is currently eighteen (18) and Administrative staff is four.

During the four-year period of the degree programme, University of Ilorin offers the students to acquire in-depth understanding of auditing techniques, financial analysis, and laws governing these within organizations.

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2. University of Benin (UNIBEN)

Founded in 1970, University of Benin is a non-profit public higher-education institution located in the metropolis of Benin City and is one of the first generation federal institutions. The University of Benin (UNIBEN) is a research university. University of Benin (UNIBEN) is a very large (enrollment range: 40,000-44,999 students) coeducational Nigerian higher education institution.


University of Benin (UNIBEN) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees in several areas of study.

The university is one of the ancient universities of Nigeria. It has a large number of students and staff having the ratio of 10:1. It has a diverse figure of students from different parts of Nigeria and of different ages.

The University charges one of the lowest tuition fees in Nigeria. Most of the courses are fully offered by Nigerian University Council, and have an excellent staffing of professor.

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3. University of Calabar (UNICAL)

 It is extracted from the University of Nigeria; this institution is situated in Calabar, cross river state and founded in 1973.  It is one of Nigeria’s second generation federal universities. The University of Calabar was a campus of the University of Nigeria until 1975. The architecture was designed by John Elliott. It is following standings in international rankings.

This 45 years old Nigerian higher-education institution has a critical admission policy dependingupon entrance examinations. International applicants are also eligible to apply for enrollment.

UNICAL also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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4. Bayero University Kano (BUK)

Bayero University Kano is a university situated in Kano, Kano State, Nigeria. It was founded in 1975 when it was renamed from Bayero University College and upgraded from University College to university. It is the first university in Kano State. It is also a non-profit public higher education institution.

Officially documented by the National Universities Commission, Nigeria, Bayero University Kano (BUK) is a medium-sized (enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational Nigerian higher education institution.

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5. Afe Babalola University (ABU Zaria)

Along with all Public institutions, let’s discuss a private one among them. It deserves to be in the list of best universities in Nigeria offering accounting, because of its modernism and progress. It was founded by a Nigerian Lawyer Afe Babalola.

 The university which was founded to reform functional education in this clime by providing and leading others in quality education, service, industry and character as well as discipline operates the collegiate system and has five of such colleges.

 It is located on 130 hectares of land at an altitude of over 1500 feet above sea level which provides cool and ideal climate of learning and sports activities.

It is the only university in Nigeria, which prior to the issuance of provisional license by the Federal Government of Nigeria, moved to its permanent site and constructed magnificent College buildings and College Hostels, Staff Quarters and equipped with modern teaching facilities including E-learning platform and electronic boards within eight months.

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Now, as the list has been revealed to you. Hope you would be in a better position to decide for yourself, as to which institution meets your needs. The official addresses have been given. You can visit and get more information.

    Good Luck……

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