Top 5 Most Educated Tribes In Nigeria

Oyekunle Idowu

Nigeria is made up of several ethnic groups, majority of which are the Igbo, Hausa and the Yoruba. Within these ethnic groups are several tribes numbering 371.

Meanwhile, I want you all to know that our list is not the final say, you need to also know that there’s no officially released statistics upon which our argument is based.

Here are the top five most educated tribes in Nigeria in no particular order.


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 overseas and other reasons.

However, an individual can 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.


Without any reasonable doubt, 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. Aside this, many of the top management position in companies are been headed by the Yorubas.

One would argue that this was as a result of them been the first to be open to western education.


It had been said that any place you come and can’t find an Igbo man, you should relocate because nothing good is there.

This tribe is well known with one thing, Business!!! Doing business is their thing and they are found in all the nooks and crannies of the country and even in the world at large.

However, aside business, this tribe also has a flare for education and are one of the most educated in the country.


Hausa’s are also among the learned tribe in Nigeria. You might be surprised as to why this tribe is on the 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 sitters when it comes to academics.


This is the first tribe from the Niger Delta region that made it to the list. You can’t take away education from this people.

This tribe has a domineering nature in Delta state and this includes the area of education.

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