In Nigeria, there are about 43 Federal Universities, 47 State Universities and 75 Private Universities totaling about 165 Universities in the country. However, based on what is being offered in universities and their standard of learning in compliance with the NUC ( Nigerian University Commission ) and other web intelligent sources, here are the top five best universities in Nigeria :
1. University of Ibadan :
This is the best university on our list. Established in 1948, the University of Ibadan is the first university in Nigeria. Formerly known as College of the University of London, it however became a fully independent university in 1962. At its budding stage, the UI as it is popularly called, offered academic programmes in Arts, Science and Medicine. Presently, academic programmes are offered in sixteen Faculties in the University. The UI is a Federal University.
2. University of Nigeria, Nsukka:
This is the second best university in Nigeria. It is also a Federal owned university located in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. Formerly known as the University of Biafra, it was founded in 1955 by Nnamdi Azikiwe. Presently, it has about 15 Faculties and about a 120 Academic departments.
3. University of Lagos :
Popularly known as Unilag, the University of Lagos is the third best university in Nigeria. It was established in 1962 and is also a Federal owned university. Presently, the University of Lagos has twelve Faculties.
4. Obafemi Awolowo University :
Located at Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria, the OAU is the fourth best university on our list. This Federal owned university was founded in 1961. It was formerly known as the University of Ife and was renamed Obafemi Awolowo University on May 12th 1987. This was done in honour of Chief Obafemi Awolowo who was the first Premier of the Western region of Nigeria. The University has about 10 Faculties.
5. Covenant University :
Among the top best universities in Nigeria, Covenant University is the only private university to make it to our list. The university is located in Ota, Ogun State in Nigeria. It was established in 2002.