The Most Educated Tribe in Rivers State

Nigeria is a vast land for the many tribes that we have in it. Speaking of tribes in relation to states, the most educated tribe in Rivers State will be the main focus of this content so much as focusing one why they are educated and how.

Although Africa is such a big continent that is known for her susceptibility for education and the aspiration that runs for it, among the many tribes and ethnic groups that abound in the mother continent are those few tribes that can be reckoned as the most educated.

Particularly, we are going to pick our very most educated tribe from Rivers State. Rivers State on its own is a state in the Niger Delta region of southern Nigeria. Formed in 1967, when it was split from the former Eastern Region, Rivers State borders include: Imo to the north, Abia and Akwa Ibom to the east, and Bayelsa and Delta to the west.

Rivers State is the 26th largest state by area, and its geography is dominated by the numerous rivers that flow through it, including the Bonny River.

The state alone is proud of at least 23 Local Government Areas in River State which are Port-Harcourt, Obio-Akpor, Okrika, Ogu-Bolo, Eleme, Tai, Gokana, Khana, Oyigbo, Opobo-Nkoro, Andoni, Bonny, Degema, Asari-Toru, Akuku-Toru, Abua-Odual, Ahoada West, Ahoada East, Ogba-Egbema-Ndoni, Emohua, Ikwerre, Etche and Omuma.

It is also a diverse place that is home to many ethnic groups: Ikwerre, Ogoni, Igbo, Ogba, Etche, Ekpeye and Ijaw. The state is particularly noted for its linguistic diversity, with 28 indigenous languages being said to be spoken in Rivers State, these include Ikwerre, Igbo, Ogba, Abua, the Etche, Ogoni and Ijaw languages.

List of Universities in Rivers State

The number of tertiary institutions across the state include:

  • Captain Elechi Amadi Polytechnic formerly Port Harcourt Polytechnic[50]
  • Eastern Polytechnic
  • Federal College of Education (Technical), Omoku.
  • Ignatius Ajuru University at Rumuolumeni, Nkpolu Oroworukwo and Ndele.
  • Kenule Beeson Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic
  • PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Elelenwo, Port Harcourt
  • Rivers State University.
  • University of Port Harcourt, Choba

Educated Tribe in Rivers State

Of all these many tribes or ethnic groups in the state, the most educated tribe in Rivers State shall be analyzed below for better understanding or grasp of the why such tribe is chosen as one of the most informed and educated.

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This is the tribe that can be identified as a well-educated tribe from the Niger Delta region. Therefore, we should call it the most educated tribe in Rivers State probably because it is larger on its own, even almost larger than a state in Nigeria.

Her people no doubt are in big places in the country and beyond. That’s because the people of Isoko love learning and understanding the world at large.

Isoko Culture

The Isoko is a Nigerian cultural or ethnic group that inhabits the states of Delta as well as Bayelsa. They are a people from southern Nigeria, in the northwestern section of the country, near the Niger delta.

Delta State and Bayelsa State are two of the 36 states that make up the Federal Republic of Nigeria. There are notable individuals in the field of education, and the tribe is one of Nigeria’s 10 leading most educated tribes.

The Isoko culture is related to several cultures in the Niger-Delta – namely, Urhobo, Ijaw and Anioma. Urhobo and Isoko are related in language and culture, leading to the invaders erroneously labelling the Urhobo and Isoko cultural groups as Sobo. But they are a peaceful people as there are no records or history of conflicts or wars between them and their neighbors in the past.

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