Miva Open University – History, Tuition and Courses offered

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Miva Open University is a private university solely owned by the uLesson group.  uLesson is an educational technology business created for students of all kinds ranging from primary to tertiary and operating in over four countries of the world including Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Kenya, and a few other countries; drawing 3.5 million app downloads and 10.6 million lessons watched, per the company website. Miva Open University is an online university based physically in Abuja, Nigeria. It was founded as a probable solution to current, fast-paced problems of education in Nigeria.

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Nigeria is a booming country, with hundreds of thousands of students graduating high school every year, the Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) registers even more than that for the annual UTME exam. In detail, in 2020, 67% of males completed high school, whereas this number dropped to 53 percent among female students. According to the latest data from the 2021 Nigeria Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), the completion rate for senior secondary education in Nigeria is 53.6%. This means that slightly more than half of all students who start upper secondary school in Nigeria complete their education.

Now, not all of these students gain admission, and many a time only a select few get entrance into any of the conventional universities. This is notwithstanding the issue of teaching facilities and learning conditions amongst others, even after getting admission. As of 2022, out of the 1.8 million registered candidates for JAMB, only 600,000 candidates gained admission out of the 1.1 eligible candidates.

This is where Miva Open University steps in, in the bid to shoulder at least some of the burden instead of letting students carry them alone. Miva Open University is dedicated to removing the barriers that restrict access to university-level study and increasing educational opportunity for learners worldwide.


Miva Open University was founded by Sim Shagaya, as a subsidiary of uLesson. It was established on the 10th of March 2023 but did not become a registered entity under the National Universities Commission (NUC) until the 16th of May 2023. Admissions and other such activities began afterward on the 27th of May, offering eight disciplines from two faculties, to emphasize, The School of Computing and The School of Management and social sciences.


Courses list

Presently, the undergraduate programs offered include a variety of fields such as Computer science, Cyber security, Data Science, Software engineering, Public policy and administration, Economics, Accounting and Business management.


Their tuition fee structure is designed to be both flexible and transparent, making sure to deliver quality education for less.  The added advantages include:

-No Application Fee

They offer a cost-free application online.

-Admissions Made Easier

Since Miva offers a fairly simple admission process, requiring only a West African Examinations Council(WAEC) or a National Examinations Council(NECO) certificate, admissions are made easier and made available to all who are willing to learn.

-No Hidden Fees

All fees are added to the initial payment. There are no extra costs.

-Fixed Tuition Rate

They have a budget-friendly tuition rate that is fixed. There is no fluctuation or pop-up paqyment.

-Ease Of Learning

Miva Open University offers a full-on online learning environment, encouraging students to learn in the comfort of their homes, and at their own pace. This gives the free flow of learning to the students and allows for equal grounds with all involved.

– Flexible Payment Plans

Their payment is not always one-off and can be in installments. Their present fixed prices are,

Upfront Payment  (40% discount)                                                                      N350,000   now  N200,000

Installment Payment                                                                                                 N200,000  now N 150,000

( Pay a N 150,000 initial deposit and a N 50,000 installment)


And that is all on Miva Open University, a fast-rising learning institution in our present-day Nigeria, offering learning in its most palatable form for students of all shapes and sizes, all kinds and ages. Visit their website for more information, and stay tuned for any new updates.

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