Higher Education in Nigeria

The Federal Ministry of Education oversees higher education in Nigeria. The country uses the traditional three-tier degree system of bachelor, master and PhD degrees and there are three types of institutions of higher education – universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education. In addition to Master of Art and Master of Science degrees, institutions also award specialized master degrees such as Master of Architecture, Master of Engineering, Master of Business Administration, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Library Science, Master of Education, Master of Laws and Master of Public Administration.