Top 10 Most Educated Tribes In Nigeria
|Top 10 Most Educated Tribes In Nigeria|
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Nigeria has one of the most culturally diverse
people in the world,this is expected as the
country is home to over 200 million black people est.
In this post we are on a quest to find out the top 10 most educated tribes in Nigeria.
We all know that education is one of the most powerful tools needed for excellence in the 21st century,and it's most likely that any tribe that is most educated will naturally be the most advanced,civilized and richest tribe in Nigeria.
-There are actually over 371 ethnic tribes in Nigeria,out of this 371,listed below are the top 10 most educated and brilliant tribes in Nigeria.
Top 10 Most Educated Tribes In Nigeria
1. The Igbo Tribe
The Igbo tribe is one of the top 3 largest and biggest tribes in Nigeria. The tribe is rated as the most educated tribe in Nigeria.
Not only are the Igbo's well educated,they also have a natural flair for entrepreneurship and business also they are known to be hard working.
Igbo people are chart topers in business and academics,and they also show their talent and skills even when living in different cities in the world. In Nigeria,eastern states which is inhabited by the Igbo's are ranked among the top 10 most educated states in Nigeria.
Some notable academic persons of Igbo lineage include Prof. Chinua Achebe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie the novelist.
2. The Yoruba Tribe
The Yoruba tribe is rated as the 2nd most educated tribe in Nigeria. The Yoruba's are well educated and live mainly in the southern part of Nigeria.
The Yoruba's have a lot of top flight managers,CEO's and industrialists that head top companies in Nigeria and around the world.
--Yoruba states are also among the most educated states in Nigeria,some notable academic persons of Yoruba lineage include Wole Soyinka who is a recipient of the prestigious Nobel Prize award for literature.
3. The Urhobo Tribe
The Urhobo trib is a minority tribe in Nigeria,this tribe can be found in the oil rich Niger Delta region of Nigeria.
The Urhobo's like education and earnestly seek for proper education,most Urhobo's follow the trend of training their children to acquire professional degrees such as law,medicine etc.
They encourage their folks to study up to PhD level,perhaps the Urhobo's might be one of the tribes in Nigeria with the highest number of professors in Nigeria.
4. The Edo Tribe
The Edo tribe are known to be one of the most migratory tribes in Nigeria,just like the Igbo's they like to travel.
The Edo's have been known to always travel to Europe especially Italy,this feat has made a lot of people from the Edo tribe to be exposed to education.
--Edo state is also one of the most educated states in Nigeria.
5. The Itsekiri Tribe
The Itsekiri Tribe can also be found in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria. This tribe is also among the most educated tribes in Nigeria.
Itsekiri parents usually try as much as possible to make sure that children are educated even if they could not afford to be educated. The itsekiri's also occupy strategic positions in different oil companies.
6. The Ijaw Tribe
The Ijaw Tribe is also ranked as one of the top 10 most educated tribes in Nigeria.
The ijaws are also educated and most of them secure jobs in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria.
Although they are one of the minority groups in Nigeria,they are well educated and hold strategic positions in different Nigerian companies.
7. The Efik Tribe
The Efik tribe is one of the tribes in Nigeria that is educated,the percentage of literacy in Efik dominated states is quite impressive. The Efik tribe is ranked as the 7th most educated tribe in Nigeria.
Most people from the efik ethnic tribe can be found in Calabar.
8. The Ibibio Tribe
The Ibibio tribe is the 8th most educated ethnic tribe in Nigeria,most often people say that the Efik and Ibibio tribes are the same,but an Ibibio man will argue that he is not an Efik
--man,also there is a slight difference between the two languages,nevertheless the Ibibio tribe is also ranked among the top 10 most educated tribes in Nigeria.
9. The Isoko Tribe
A lot of people do not know about the Isoko tribe because they are a minority tribe in Nigeria,nevertheless the Isoko tribe which are predominant in Delta state are well educated and literate.
The 9th most educated tribe in Nigeria is the Isoko tribe.
10. The Hausa/Fulani Tribe
The 10th most educated tribe in Nigeria is the Hausa/Fulani.
The fulani tribe has produced more Nigerian presidents than any other tribe in Nigeria.
The Hausa/Fulani tribe is actually made up of other smaller hausa speaking tribes and also the fulani tribe.
--This ethnic group is among the top 3 largest ethnic groups in Nigeria,actually the hausa tribe is the largest ethnic group in Nigeria.
However when it comes to education,majority of the hausa / fulani tribe are illiterate and cannot read or right,most of them also live in rural undeveloped areas.