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Which state in Nigeria is the most educated? You've probably been searching all over the Internet for answer to this. Here you have it. To be honest, I see no reason why this is needed though. Looking through Nigeria we can see that Nigeria is one of if not the most educated black country and we have so many intelligent brains making wave in and out of the country.



Below are the most educated states in Nigeria as of 2020.

1) Imo State

Literacy Level – 96.43%

In recent times, Imo state has become a well-known state in Nigeria because of the quality of students who school there or have their origins traced back to the state.

Owerri, the capital city of this state is also known for hosting some of the best secondary and tertiary institutions in Eastern Nigeria.

Some of these institutions include

Federal University Of Technology, Owerri [FUTO]
Federal Polytechnic, Nekede [FEDPOLYNEK]
Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri
Technological skills Acquisition Institute, Orlu.
Overall, Imo state is ranked as the most educated state in Nigeria for 2019 with a very high literacy level of 96.43%.

2) Lagos State

Literacy Level – 96.30%

On the second place on our list of Nigerian States with the most educated citizens, we have the most developed state in Nigeria – Lagos State.

As the most developed state in Nigeria, you can be sure that this includes educational development.

Lagos State also plays host to some of the best privately owned and public secondary schools in Nigeria. Some of these highly-rated secondary schools in Lagos State include King college, Queen’s College, Corona, Atlantic hall, Chrisland schools e.t.c.

Some notable tertiary institutions in Lagos State are listed below

University Of Lagos [UNILAG]
Lagos State University [LASU]
Federal College Of Technology, Yaba [YABATECH]
Lagos State Polytechnic
Lagos State Teaching Hospital [LUTH]
3) Enugu State

Literacy Level – 96.00%

On the 3rd spot on our list, we have Enugu State. Enugu is a state located in South-Eastern Nigeria which has some of the best educational institutions in that part of the country.

This state also plays host to the first indigenous Federal University in Nigeria – University of Nigeria, Nsukka [UNN].

Some other notable educational institutions in Enugu State includes

Enugu State University of Technology [ESUT]
Caritas University
Institute of Management Technology, Enugu[IMTENUGU]
The coal city is one of the States in South-Eastern Nigeria that has invested heavily in education and it remains the 3rd most educated state in Nigeria with a literacy level of 96%.

4) Rivers State

Literacy Level – 95.76%

Rivers State also produces some of the most educated citizens in Nigeria. As one of the oil-producing states in Nigeria, you can be sure that this state is well funded and this has also surfaced on this state’s educational system.

Some of the popular educational institutions in Rivers States include

University of Port-Harcourt [UNIPORT]
Rivers State University of Technology [RSUT]
Port-Harcourt Polytechnic
Rivers State College of Health Science and Technology
5) Abia State

Literacy Level – 94.24%

Abia state is also one of South Eastern States with the highest literacy level in Nigeria.

This is also one of the states in Nigeria which is currently investing heavily in its educational system.

Some of the popular tertiary institutions in Abia State are listed below.

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture[MOAU]
Abia State University, Uturu [ABSU]
Gregory University
Rhema University
Covenant Polytechnic, Aba
Abia State Polytechnic
6) Akwa-Ibom State

Literacy Level – 93.00%

Akwa-Ibom state is a state located in South Southern Nigeria which also one of the states with the highest literacy level in that part of Nigeria.

As one of the oil-producing states in Nigeria where the country gets some of her major funding from, you can be sure this state receives slightly higher funding than other states in Nigeria and this has been helping in the state’s educational system.

Some of the well known tertiary institutions in Akwa-Ibom State include

University of Uyo [UNIUYO]
Akwa-Ibom State University of Technology
Akwa-Ibom State Polytechnic
With a literacy Level of 93%, you can be sure that Akwa-Ibom is one of the most educated states in Nigeria and the 6th state on this list.

7) Anambra State

Literacy Level – 92.11%

Occupying the 7th spot on our list of well-educated states in Nigeria is Anambra State. Located in South Southern Nigeria, this state is also known for producing some of the best entrepreneurs and well-educated citizens in the country.

Up till today, Anambra State is known for its heavy investments in education and educational institutions in the state.

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Anambra also hosts some of the most popular tertiary Institutions in the country.

Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Akwa [UNIZIK]
Anambra State University
Madonna University, Elele
Federal Polytechnic, Oko
Chukwuemeka Ojukwu University
Legacy University
Paul University
Ekwenugo Okeke Polytechnic
8) Ogun State

Literacy Level – 90.57%

This is also one of the states in Nigeria with the highest literacy level. With a literacy Level of 90%, you can be sure of this feat and of course most influential people back in the days who were Yorubas where From Ogun State e.g Olusegun Obasanjo, Olufumilayo Ransome Kuti, Ernest Shonekan to mention but a few.

Ogun state also plays host to many public and private educational institutions in Nigeria (the highest in the country), one of such is Covenant University, Ota which is rated the third-best university in Nigeria for 2020.

Some of these educational institutions include

Federal Government College, Odogbolu
Federal Government Girls College, Sagamu
Tai Solarin College of Education
Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
Moshood Abiola Polytechnic
Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye
Covenant University
Bell’s University
Babcock University
Mountain Top University
Caleb University
9) Edo State

Literacy Level – 90.53%

With a literacy Level of 90.53%,you can be sure that Edo State is one of the most educated states in Nigeria now.

Edo State is also host to the first indigenous private University in Nigeria – Igbenedion University, Okada.

Apart from being the host state of the first private University in Nigeria, Edo State also has some other popular educational institutions located in it.

These institutions include

University of Benin [UNIBEN]
Edo State University
Igbenedion University, Okada e.t.c
10) Osun State

Literacy Level – 90.00%

Osun State is also one of the most educated states in Nigeria with a high literacy level of 90.00%.

As one of the states in South Western Nigeria with a very high literacy level, you can be sure this state plays host to some of the best educational institutions in the country.


Some popular tertiary institutions in Osun State include

Ladoke Akintola University Of Technology[​LAUTECH​]
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife[OAU]
Osun State University
Osun State Polytechnic
Bowen University
Osun State is the 10th most Educated state in Nigeria and the last on our list of the top 10 most educated states in Nigeria now and Osun State is probably the state with the highest number of tertiary institutions.. Still doing research on that though.

Too bad a state like Ekiti didn't make the list even though it's known as "the fountain of knowledge"... Ekiti state has the highest number of professors in Nigeria. 

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