Top 10 universities to study accounting in Nigeria
As an aspirant looking for information about Accounting in Nigeria, I really hope this post helps you find answers to the questions bothering you.

What is Accounting?
It is the development and use of a system for recording and analyzing the financial transactions and financial status of a business or other organization. It can also be defined as the process of classifying, interpreting, measuring, recording, selecting and communicating the financial data of an organization in order to enable users make informed decisions.
Accounting is divided into various branches such as financial accounting, government accounting, management accounting etc.
I know you have questions like, Is Accounting good in Nigeria? What is the duration of Accounting in Nigeria? Or What is the difference between Accounting and Accountancy?

Is Accounting good in Nigeria?
Yes of course, in fact Accounting is a hot cake in the labour market right now, cos no matter how bad the economy of a country is, people still have a reason to visit the bank. Accountants or Bankers as some may call it are the real deal.
What is the duration of Accounting in Nigeria?
Four (4) years depending on the university.
What is the difference between Accounting and Accountancy?
Accounting and Accounting has no difference i.e. Accounting is just the process of performing accounting.
Olevel/JAMB Requirements
Most universities offering Accounting in Nigeria require a minimum of 5 Credits in Mathematics, English, Economics and any other two social science subjects at not more than two sittings. The Jamb/Utme cutoff for Accounting is usually not below 200.
Mathematics and Economics are very compulsory subjects both in Jamb and Olevel.

Aleve/Jupeb/Ijmb Requirements
A-level schools adequately preparing their students to get direct admission into 200 level of their universities of choice are advised to prepare these students to pass at least three subjects in their exams, especially Economics. Accounting is no doubt one of the most esteemed courses to study in the country, and the profession is lucrative should you choose to pursue a career in that field.


Top 10 universities to study accounting in Nigeria
Finally, the list is out, I hope this helps in making you make the right choice.
Let me guess, you are probably angry with me …. Lol…. Forgive me, below is the list of the top 10 universities offering dentistry in Nigeria. Pls note that this list isn’t in a particular order

University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
University of Nigeria(UNN)
Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)
University of Lagos (UNILAG)
Obafemi Awolowo University(OAU)
University of Benin (UNIBEN)
University of Uyo (UNIUYO)
Ekiti State University (EKSU)
University of Calabar (UNICAL)
Abia State University{ABSU)
Ekiti State University (EKSU)


University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
University of Ilorin is the most sought-after University in Nigeria currently, with over a hundred thousand
students rushing to enter the school ever year. From research we realized students rush to the school
owing to its fast-academic calendar, apart from that Unilorin is one of the best schools to study accounting in Nigeria
University of Nigeria (UNN
Have you heard of this prestigious university that is located in the south-eastern geopolitical zone of the country? It has produced notable Nigerians in this field as well as other top fields in academics. UNN boasts of highly rated lecturers that are confident when it comes imparting academic knowledge to its students. With confidence, we can categorically say that this school is a top destination for the study of accounting in Nigeria.

Ahmadu Bello University (ABU)
Ahmadu Bello University is also a very good school when it comes to studying accounting in Nigeria. This university is popularly known for its excellent academic performance. ABU Zaria is located in Kaduna State, the northern part of Nigeria, and over the years, the university has proven to be one of the best through its academic performance and the highly cerebral graduates that they produce.

University of Lagos (UNILAG)
The University of Lagos, UNILAG, is generally regarded as one of the best universities in Nigeria when it comes to academics and the level which this school has attained over the years in academics is something to be admired. UNILAG is one of the pace setters in academics in Nigeria and it is little wonder that they make this list almost effortlessly. If you are a prospective student and you want to study accounting especially when you are based in the south-western part of the nation, one of the top schools you should consider is the University of Lagos, Akoka as you are very guaranteed of getting value for your money.

Obafemi Awolowo University(OAU)
The Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, was previously known as the University of Ife and it was founded in 1961. The students in this university have nicknamed the school “Oba Awon University”, which when translated from the Yoruba language, means “King of Universities”. Of a truth, Obafemi Awolowo University has distinguished itself as one of the best in the country for many years and it is ranked among the very best universities where accounting can be comfortably studied. They are a very good school and every serious thinking student should consider studying at this great citadel of knowledge.
University of Benin (UNIBEN)
The University of Benin, UNIBEN, is another popular university in Nigeria with high number of applicants each year. The school is one of the most competitive schools in the country and it is no doubt a very good university to study accounting/accounting. The University of Benin was established in and all courses offered in the school today are accredited by the National Universities Commission, NUC.


University of Uyo (UNIUYO)
The University of Uyo is also an ideal University for students who want to study accounting in Nigeria. Frankly speaking, UNIUYO is gradually becoming one of the top tertiary institutions in Nigeria where accounting can be studied conveniently. The school was founded in 1991 and was known as the University of Cross River State. Academic activities commenced during the 1991/92 academic session. UNIUYO has 12 faculties, the postgraduate school and the school of continuing Education and as the name implies, it is located in Uyo, the Akwa Ibom State capital. Anyone who wants to attend a cheap, yet worthy institution of higher learning for accounting should consider UNIUYO.

Ekiti State University (EKSU)
Ekiti State University, EKSU, is another top state university in Nigeria that offers various degree courses that are as well accredited by the NUC. It will interest you to know that EKSU is one of the most equipped state universities in the country with top lecturers in different disciplines that provide quality education to its students. This school is the last but not the least in this list when it comes to studying accounting in Nigeria.


University of Calabar (UNICAL)
The University of Calabar, UNICAL, is known as one of Nigeria’s second generation tertiary institutions. The school in recent years have also been a preferred destination for students looking forward to study accounting. If you are considering studying accounting in the country, UNICAL should feature on your list of universities to go to. The school is up there with the best and you will not regret your choice.

Abia State University (ABSU)
Abia State University, ABSU, Uturu, is a state-owned university in Nigeria with over 61 accredited courses. This university is also a good school for students based in the eastern part of the country who are interested in becoming accountants and they boast of the lecturing expertise as well as very good course outlines tailor made to make studying accounting really worth it.

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