Top 10 best universities in Nigeria

With over 150 tertiary institutions in Nigeria, one may want to know which ranks the best as this sometimes, can give one an edge in the labour market upon graduation. In this article, you’ll find the list of the top best universities in Nigeria according to the National University Council (NUC). This ranking is based on the academic performances of these schools, learning environment and facilities. It is also important to note that these universities offer studies in various courses and different degrees including Bachelor degrees, Masters and Ph.D. Now let’s go on to list the top best universities in Nigeria for 2020.

10. University of Port Harcourt

University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) was established in 1975. UNIPORT is the tenth best university in Nigeria and the 3182nd university in the world. In 2015,UNIPORT was the 6th best university in Africa and best in Nigeria.

9. Adekunle Ajasin University

Adekunle Ajasin University(AAU) is a state owned university founded by the Ondo State government in 1999. AAU is ranked 3057th best university university in the world and 9th best university in Nigeria.

8. Federal University of Technology Akure

Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA) is a federal University of technology founded in 1981. FUTA is ranked the 8th best university in Nigeria

7. University of Ilorin:

Ranking number 7 on our list, Unilorin as it is called, was founded in October 1976 and in 2014 was the first Nigerian university to be among the best 20 universities in Africa. It is located in Ilorin, Kwara state.

6. Ahmadu Bello University:

ABU ranks number 6 on our list of best universities in Nigeria. It was founded in 1962 and it is one of the best scientific universities in Nigeria and therefore a good choice for those who want to read science related courses. It is located in Zaria, Kaduna state.

5. University of Lagos:

Unilag was founded in 1962 and according to NUC, is the sixth best university in Nigeria and has been accredited with producing key personalities that has shaped this country.

4. Obafemi Awolowo University:

OAU is the fourth best university in Nigeria on our list. It was formerly known as the University of Ife and was established in 1962 in Osun State.

3. Covenant University:

On our list, we have Covenant University, a private university as the second best university in Nigeria. It was founded in 2002 by Bishop Oyedepo of Winners’ Chapel International. However, it is also a very expensive university. It is located in Ota, Ogun State.

2. University of Nigeria, Nsukka:

UNN was founded by the then governor general of Nigeria, Nnamdi Azikiwe in 1955 but officially opened in 1960. It is the first autonomous university in Nigeria and till date, it has not failed in producing academically sound graduates. It is located in Enugu state. UNN is ranked 1677th university in the world and the second best university in Nigeria.

1. University of Ibadan:

Ranking the best on our list for year 2020, UI was the first university to be established in Nigeria and was originally an affiliated college of the University of London. It however, became free in 1962 and over the years, has excelled in producing excellent and qualified graduates. University of Ibadan is the best university in Nigeria


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