The Nigeria Higher Education Foundation’s initial effort is geared toward providing its programs to support five top universities in Nigeria:

Ahmadu Bello University is West Africa’s largest university with 81 academic departments, 35,000 students, and 500,000 alumni. The University is also identified as a first class Architecture School and innovator in Agriculture research.

Bayero University is Nigeria’s leading academic institution for Cultural Studies. In the last decade, the University has focused its efforts on developing science programs in engineering, medicine, and recently, agriculture.

University of Ibadan is Nigeria’s oldest university and has become internationally recognized for its strong Social Science faculty and College of Medicine. It is now designated a post-graduate university training thousands to meet the needs of the labor market.

University of Nigeria, Nsukka was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria, and is the first indigenous university in Nigeria. The University has a Space Research Center founded in 1972 remains one of the few institutions in Africa that researches and offers courses in astronomy both at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

University of Lagos is among the first generation of universities in Nigeria with enrolment strength of over 40,000 students and staff strength of 3,365 across Administrative, Technical and Academic positions. The University has built a legacy of excellence and is known as a Centre for academic research.

University of Port Harcourt is a second-generation Federal University located in the Niger Delta region. Initially, the academic disciplines of the University were organized in six schools of study; it is now a traditional academic structure of faculty and departmental system with a strong focus in petroleum engineering.