Ever wondered what the top 10 universities in Nigeria or even the best universities in Nigeria are? We have too. So we decided to find out and here is what we discovered:
The ranking of all universities in the world (which includes Nigeria) is not done randomly but by careful examination of data by the Ranking Web of Universities (Webometrics) the largest academic ranking of Higher Education Institution since 2004, which releases university ranking twice a year (January and July) based on their web presence and impact.
It supports the Open Access Initiative, increase significantly the transfer of the knowledge generated by the universities to the whole society, starts and consolidate the process of change in the academia, increase scholars’ commitment and setting up badly needed strategies.
Ranking Indicators include:
- Visibility/Impact 50%
- Excellence 30%
- Presence 10%
- Openness 10%
Now you know why and how it’s done, here are the Top 10 Universities in Nigeria.
#1 University of Ibadan
This university is the first of the top 10 Universities in Nigeria. University of Ibadan also known as UI is ranked 1296 in the world. University of Ibadan was established in 1949 as a college of the University of London in a special relationship scheme. It became a full-fledged independent University in 1962. In line with its vision to be a world class institution for academic excellence geared towards meeting societal need, the University took off with academic programmes in Arts, Science and Medicine. University of Ibadan is now an all-inclusive fortress of learning with academic programmes in thirteen faculties.
#2 Covenant University
Covenant University is the second best university in Nigeria. Covenant University occupies an enviable position considering the fact that she’s only 14 years old. Covenant University was founded in 2002. The University ranked 2027 in the world is driven by the core values of Spirituality, Possibility Mentality, Capacity Building, Integrity, Responsibility, Diligence and Sacrifice on the platform of Christian ethos and life transforming values.
#3 Obafemi Awolowo University
Obafemi Awolowo is the third best university in Nigeria. Ranked 2119 in the world, Obafemi Awolowo also known as Ife or OAU was established in 1962. The university was known as The University of Ife before the change of name 1987 in honour of her former chancellor, Chief Jeremiah Obafemi Awolowo. The University has earned a global recognition including being one of Africa’s foremost Universities in the 70’s and 80’s. Obafemi Awolowo University is also known for her academic excellence and continued application of modern technology in educating the society.
#4 University of Agriculture Abeokuta
University of Agriculture Abeokuta is the fourth best university in Nigeria. One of the two first Universities of Agriculture established in 1988, this University is a plus to the Nation especially with its present diversification to agriculture. University of Agriculture Abeokuta is using its 9 colleges to better train and equip the society with the right knowledge in agricultural matters. She is ranked 2495 in the World.
#5 University of Lagos
University of Lagos, which is one of the most sought after university in Nigeria is the fifth best university in Nigeria. Established in 1962, University of Lagos also known as UNILAG continues to build a legacy of excellence by producing a top range of graduates and academia. UNILAG has a tremendous impact both directly and indirectly on the growth of the Nigerian society. University of Lagos is ranked 2496 in the world.
#6 University of Ilorin
University of Ilorin is the sixth best university in Nigeria. Since 1975, this world’s 2649th university has been making her mark on the sands of time. University of Ilorin, which is also known as UNILORIN, has a high standard of excellence and a continued improvement of the method of delivery to adapt with the ever growing use of technology in the modern day learning environment.
#7 Ahmadu Bello Univeristy
Ahmadu Bello Univeristy is the seventh best university in Nigeria. This university ranked 2751 in the world was established in 1962. Ahmadu Bello University is the pride of the nation, maintaining a high standard of excellence. This university also has great support for grass root education. Respected both in and out of the country, Ahmadu Bello University is always improving on her standards.
#8 University of Nigeria
University of Nigeria, popularly know as UNN, is the eighth best university in Nigeria. This University formerly known as the University of Biafra currently seats on the world 2820th rank. UNN was established in 1955 and up until now still provides excellent and quality results in educating the Nigerian society. UNN operates a system that is modeled upon the American educational system.
#9 Federal University of Technology Owerri
The Federal University of Technology Owerri aka FUTO is the ninth best university in Nigeria. One of the Federal Universities to make the top 10 list in Nigeria, FUTO occupies the 3082th position in the world. The Federal University of Technology Owerri was established in 1980 and has been a notable force in the education sector since then. FUTO maintains high standards in her delivery of knowledge.
#10 University of Port-Harcourt
University of Port-Harcourt is the tenth best university in Nigeria.The University of Port-Harcourt was established in 1975. Although University of Port-Harcourt is at the bottom of the top 10 universities list in Nigeria and occupies the 3200th position in the world, she is not at the bottom in the educational standards. University of Port-Harcourt is known for her quality of knowledge delivery and continues to enjoy a very reputable image in Nigeria and the world.
Although these are the top 10 universities are currently the best universities in Nigeria, this does not mean that other universities are in any way inferior. In fact, various universities are known to be very good at specific courses. So while choosing universities make sure they are good at your course of choice. Watch out for posts on the Top 10 Universities to Study Law, Medicine, Education, Engineering, Accountancy and many more courses!