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Top 10 Most Educated Tribes in Nigeria (2022)

You’re here because you want to know which tribes have the most educated people in Nigeria. Well, I hope you know this will come with controversies and a lot of disagreements to finally agree or keep arguing.

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While I want you to know that our list is not ultimate. You need to also know there’s no officially released statistics for we to base our argument. So take this list with a pinch of salt or better still let us know about yours using the comment box below the article.

Also, note that the list top 10 best educated tribes in the country is in no particular order.

TOP 10 MOST EDUCATED TRIBES IN NIGERIA

Below are the top 10 best educated tribes in the country today:

#1. YORUBA

Unarguably one of the most educated tribes in Nigeria and even thought to be the most learned by some people. The Yorubas are indeed educated and you will agree with me that they deserve a position among the top 3.

It had also been said that this ethnic group have the highest number of professors especially in Ekiti state which is a Yoruba state. Aside this, many of the top management position in companies are been headed by the Yorubas.

UNESCO has ranked Lagos as the most brilliant state in the country with a literacy level of 92% due to its stride in the educational sector. One would argue that this was as a result of them been the first to be open to western education. Well, whatever may be the case, the Yorubas are one of the most educated tribes in Nigeria.

#2. IGBO

This tribe is synonymous with one thing- Business! Doing business is their thing and they are found in all the crannies of the country and even in the world at large. The Igbos are the most intelligent tribe in Nigeria academically and commercially as they are blessed with a mind to make money with less resources at their disposal.

Nigeria’s former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, stated that the Igbo tribe has the most intelligent, technically gifted and smartest people in Nigeria today. It had been said that any place you come and can’t find an Igbo man then relocate, nothing good is there. However, aside business, this people also have a flare for education and are one of the most educated tribes in the country.

#3. HAUSA

Hausa’s are also among the learned tribe in Nigeria. You might be surprised as to why this tribe is on this list but they have a very high success rate when it comes to politics in the country.

However, because of their numbers, high population and culture, a lot of them are left out but for the ones into it, they have proven their tribe is not a back sitter in academic issue. I don’t want to start mentioning names just as I purposely didn’t mention in the ones above but I tell you this,

The Hausa speaking tribe is one of the most educated in the country.

#4. EDO

Talking of civilization, the Edo tribe is one of the most civilized tribes in the country due to the high rate of their illegal migration to overseas and other reasons.

However, someone can claim to be civilized but not educated. The Edo people are civilized and educated and can be said to be one of the most educated people in the country.

#5. URHOBO

This is the first tribe from the Niger Delta region that are among the best educated tribes in the country. You can’t away education from this people.

This tribe has a domineering nature in Delta state and this even includes in the area of education. Go there and see each family name their own professional.

#6. ITSEKIRI

The Itsekiri people are also from the Niger Delta Region just like the Urhobos. This tribe is also one of the most educated in the country.

If a man is not educated here and he has the means, his children will!

#7. IJAW

I have avoided calling names all this while, permit me to say your former president is an Ijaw man.

This people are schooled just as other Niger Deltans and are one of the top 10 most educated tribe in the country.

#8. CALABAR

While we do not see the Calabar people as educated, they actually are! Forget their funny intonation and how Nollywood portray them, they are educated.

#9. ISOKO

This is a minority tribe from the Niger Delta region that may not be well known but are actually educated and made it to our list of Nigeria’s most educated tribes.

#10. IBIBIO

This tribe also hail from the Niger Delta region and are also among the best educated tribes in the country.

CONCLUSION

Just like I stated earlier, this list is not in any particular order and also not based on any scientific approach. At its best, it can be termed subjective but then, there’s room for you to also have your say by letting us know your own top 10 most educated tribe in Nigeria using the comment box below.

26 COMMENTS

  1. Is Edo tribe not a Niger delta region. They produce about 33,000 barrels daily why say is the Urhobo.. mind you Urhobo are brothers and in the same family group with the Edo’s

  2. Edo is a state and we have many tribes in Edo State like bini, esan, owan, etsako etc.
    Urhobo, itsekiri, ijaw and isoko are tribes in delta State.

  3. I like the word is not “scientifically proved” for me the Yoruba’s are not the most educated in Nigeria now. You can check academic performance both in Nigeria and Diaspora.

    • Why the rest of Nigerian tribes disrespected hausa people?
      You’re not serious , overall nigeria there’s no comparable tribe with hausa people in term of everything, if you don’t
      know, go and ask the person who knows them very well,

  4. How can IMO state rate as the best educated state in Nigeria and Yoruba as the best educated tripe in nigeria. I think if IMO state is most the educated in Nigerian then Igbo should come first as the Nigeria’s most educated tribe this 2022

  5. That Hausa is good in politics doesn’t mean that they are educated, even if they are to be on that list, they should be the 10th not even the 3rd.

    • Lol see u
      U don’t know anything
      Those that u see selling suya ND all yet business are d one’s haven’t been to school
      Hausa have educated one’s

  6. Its only God knows what parameters you used in rating the most educated people in Nigeria. I can only agree with you on two tribes in ur rating. Which is Yoruba $ Igbo. U can rate educated people considering the numbers of professor they have and their contribution in academical field. I wonder why forgotten Tiv who has numbers of professors and so influencial when it comes to academical issues. Search well when next you want to do such.

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