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Nigerian Private Colleges With The Greatest Landmass (with images)

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American University of Nigeria (2,400 Acres)
AUN is the first American styled University in Sub-Saharan Africa and second in Africa to the American university of Cairo in Egypt, Owned by Nigeria’s former Vice president Atiku Abubakar. AUN is one of the most underrated universities in Nigeria. AUN is also one of the most internationally visible universities in West Africa having been praised by former Acting Attorney General of the United States, Sally Yates. The new president of AUN Dr. Dawn Dekle describes AUN as Nigeria’s “best hidden secret”. Also worthy of note and largely went unreported in the media is that the son to Uganda’s president graduated from AUN some months ago. Secondly According to NUC records AUN has never in its history had its accreditation for any course denied or given an ‘’interim’’ status. A true pointer to the quality of facility and Academia in AUN. AUN at 2,400 acres is almost thrice the size of Unilag’s main campus(800 acres).

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Reedemers University (2,006 acres)
RUN is a faith based university owned by Nigeria’s fastest growing church RCCG. Situated at Ede Osun state. RUN is one of Nigeria’s growing private university. The university recently won a competition amongst 15 prestigious African University to host a centre of excellence on Infectious disease control. RUN, Ede campus is more than twice the size of Unilag’s main campus.

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Landmark University (1,400 acres)
Landmark University is an Agrarian university in an Agrarian community. The university is situated in Dr. David Oyedepo’s hometown of Omu-Aran, Kwara and poised to herald a revolution in Agriculture through intense Research and Teaching. And it is clearly paying off as a researcher in the university was given prominence and celebrated by the American society of chemist for an outstanding research fuel which converted chicken poop into biofuel. According to Oyedepo “food would forever be relevant as no advancement in science would ever render food useless”. In addition to the 1,400 acres of land Landmark also owns a farm of about 320 hectares(746 acres). The farm was established in year 2010 as a Commercial Farm unit of the University.
The farm currently operates with 82.3 hectares cultivated with maize, 50 hectares with soya beans, 10 hectares for variety of vegetables in the year 2016, others include 5 hectares occupied by the fish ponds, while about 30 hectares in divided places contain the poultry pens, 3 hectares for the tractor shed, etc.
Poultry production involves both broiler birds and layers production. A fortnight cycle of minimum 7000 day old broiler chick reared to table size within six weeks is practiced and eggs of average daily production of 270 crates. The farm operates an automated cage system, housing over twelve thousand five hundred (12,500) laying birds. The farm is also into fish farming in earthen ponds which occupies about 5 hectares, with plans for expansion within the year. The ponds are stocked with over 55,000 pieces of fish, mainly Clarias spp. and about 5000 of Tilapia spps.

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Bowen University (1,300 acres)
Bowen is a private Nigerian university owned and operated by the Nigerian Baptist Convention. Bowen University is located at Iwo in Osun State, Nigeria, and is housed in the old 1,300-acre (6 km²) campus of the Baptist College, a teacher-training institution on a hill just outside the city.

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Bingham University (641 acres)
Bingham University is owned by the Evangelical Church Winning All (ECWA). Its founding fathers were visionaries of ECWA extraction who looked back to the golden age of Christian mission education in Nigeria, which was noted for its moral and spiritual content, high quality, purposefulness, service oriented values that was much cherished by all. In recent years.

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Covenant University (560 acres)
Covenant university is Nigeria’s best private university and Africa’s second best private university. Covenant university, though young is currently the fourth Nigerian university with the highest cumulative research output(SCOPUS) in the whole of Nigeria and is the only Nigerian private university amongst a list of three to be profiled by Times Higher Education. CU is expected to be Nigeria’s first private university to be accessed for Times Higher top 1000 universities on September 5, 2017. Covenant university alongside AUN has never had its accreditation for any course it offers denied in her 15 years history. In 2012 the Living faith church instructed CU to transform into a reseach based university. This birthed the creation of Center for Research and discovery(with a 5 billion naira grant from Living faith) modelled after the university of Wisconsin-madison Center for discovery. The CU research center has about 24 labs which is fitted with offices for research professors. The center has about 21 research clusters which include reverse engineering & kaizen, software development, built environment, public health , biotechnology, eGovernance, Internet of things, bioinformatics. In addition to her 560 acres CU, has a 400 acre farm which serves the entire university and church community.

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Afe babalola university (321 acres) 
The university has one main campus which is located in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. The campus is situated in the hilly part of the town directly opposite the Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti. The campuses houses 5 undergraduate colleges, a post graduate school,conference halls, a teaching hospital for medical students which is currently under construction, student and staff accommodation, sporting facility and other auxiliary services such as cafeteria for staff and students, a laundry, a bakery and a water processing plant. The Afe Babalola University holds a reputation for being one of the few Nigerian universities to begin academic works in the campus permanent site. ABUAD is one of Nigeria’s fastest growing universities in Nigeria with and additional farmland size of 2,400 acres.

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