Universities and Colleges in Nigeria
By June 2012, the National Universities Commission had accredited 37 federal universities, 37 state universities, and 50 private universities, including 4 federal universities of technology, 3 federal universities of agriculture and the National Open University of Nigeria. The longest-established universities are University of Ibadan (1948); University of Nigeria, Nsukka (1960); Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1962); University of Lagos (1962); and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (1962). The first state university, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, was founded in 1979 and the first private universities, in 1999. Literacy among people aged 15–24 is 72% (2010).