Akoka, a suburb of Yaba is the hub of prominent tertiary institutions in Lagos including Federal College of Education (Technical) and University of Lagos. Majority of the residents in Akoka are students. As a result of the concentration of tertiary institutions in the area, many students live within the Akoka and its environs.
The major tourist site in Akoka is University of Lagos. Established in 1962, the institution has a tremendous impact on the commercial and social activities in Akoka.