Top universities where you can learn coding in Nigeria

Top universities where you can learn coding in Nigeria

Have you been searching for a post like this? Do you want to know the Top universities where you can learn coding in Nigeria? If yes, this has article has more information and guidance for you.

Most computer science students in Nigeria will tell you that in Nigerian universities you can’t learn coding even their lecturers can’t write a line of code, Obviously, that’s not true and I will tell why.

Coding is daunting especially if you don’t have a good foundation, students have the mindset that computer languages are only written by the most intelligent ones or should I say brilliant mathematicians, so once you are not good with your maths you can’t code.

In this article, I will be breaking down everything to you and by the end of this article, you know the Top universities where you can learn coding in Nigeria.

Must I Learn Coding as a computer science student?

No, not every computer student should learn to code, of course, computer science has so many branches, but if you are reading this article and you want to learn coding in school this article is for you. We will cover a lot of things that will help you.

You are not learning how to code here, but we will be giving you some interesting highlights on how you can start coding right away.

If you are already in the university and you are nervous because your school is not teaching you guys C++, KOTLIN, and other languages, and you are not sure if you should quit your coding pursue, please don’t. The fact that this post is about top universities where you can learn to code doesn’t mean you can’t be a pro coder wherever you are, all you need is the right guide.

How do i learn how to code in Nigeria universities

However, have it in mind that, Universities are there to set a path for you, when it comes to coding, generally everyone is self-taught in one language or the other.

If you are studying at UNILAG, UNN, ESUT, or ABSU, you can also learn how to code there, the institutions I mentioned prior offer the course to learn coding which is CS but there’re differences.

I will explain why I said so later in this article.

I should be frank there are few institutions in Nigeria where you can learn coding, but if you know what you want you can get it straight away.

When I visited my cousin in UNN, I was opportune to accompany him for night studying at different classes, then all I do is use their Wi-fi and also do other stuff, I noticed that in the class we were that night, most of the students there were coders, so with time I met a guy called martins ( a full-stack developer) we talked and I learned that there’s a computer hub in the school where programmers with idea gather and create innovative things.

If you have to learn to code in Nigeria university it has to begin with you, you have to join a team.

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What are the differences between other institutions

You can be a developer in any school, even before entering school but there are differences. Some institution offers their students accessible Wi-fi in different faculties, by so doing they are helping their student and bringing them close to innovation.

Computer hubs, hackathons, exhibitions, and so many more fun programs in the university can encourage other CS students to pick up and start learning how to code. More especially in a school environment where 70% of people in your faculty are programmers, web/mobile dev, UI/UX, and not just regular CS students.

I know you are enjoying the article, but there’s a reason you are here, we will know these top universities where you can learn how to code.

Top universities where you can learn coding in Nigeria

This is the list of top universities where you can learn how to code, this includes private universities too.

  1. University of Ibadan
  2. The Federal University of Technology, Akure
  3. The Federal University of Technology,
  4. Minna Obafemi Awolowo University,
  5. Ife University of Calabar (UNICAL)
  6. The University of Benin, (UNIBEN
  7. The University of NIgeria Nsukka (UNN)
  8. Covenant University,
  9. Ota Lagos State University, Ojo (LASU)
  10. Kwara State University, (KWASU) Ladoke Akintola University,
  11. Ogbomosho Ekiti State University (EKSU)
  12. University of Lagos,
  13. Akoka Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

These Universities are the top universities in Nigeria where you can learn how to code, these institutes listed above won’t teach you everything but you can go enroll into some top tech programming schools that will teach you only coding, schools such as:

  1. GNT Nigeria.
  2. New Horizons Nigeria
  3. Aptech Computer Education
  4. Mamtech IT Consuntancy.
  5. SGL Technologies.
  6. Mikon Institute of Information Technology.
  7. Ami-tech Computer Training Institute.
  8. Firstlogic. Firstlogic seem to be one of the leading IT and programming school today in Nigeria.

So we did not talk about how you can market yourself as a web developer or an upcoming developer, as a programmer who knows what he/she is doing, and really consistent, coding pays off well.

I made an article on that for you: How do you market yourself as a web developer in Nigeria?


The Question is, Do want to be a computer programmer?

I know I have made you understand a few things and now you should have a road map of where to start, let me know your comments, updates, and questions in the comment section below

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