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Current Best University in Nigeria ~ Top Ten (10) 2020

If you are looking for the best university in Nigeria or the list of top 10 best universities in Nigeria, you have come to the right place.best university in nigeria

Nigeria is the home of numerous universities. Some of them are manage by the federal government, some by the state government and some are private (manage by individual, organizations like church, mosque).

For years, federal universities in nigeria have been ranked ahead of state and private universities has the best in the country.

I know you must have came across numerous rankings of nigerian universities on the internet.

But earlier this year (January 2018), Executive Secretary of NUC (National Universities Commission), the only government body in Nigeria with enough statistics and right to rank universities in Nigeria said Nigerian universities have not been ranked for several years.

You will then began to wonder where all the list you keep seeing on Nigerian blogs, forums, websites and social media came from.

Best University in Nigeria

According to last NUC ranking, University of Ibadan is Nigeria’s best university out of over 150 universities in the country.

That list contains 9 (nine) other universities most of them being federal owned institutions.

University of Ibadan often called UI is the not just the best, it is the first university in Nigeria making the oldest in the country.

It was founded in 1948 as College of the University of London but became a full-fledged independent University in 1962.

During its early stage, UI offers academic programmes in Arts, Science and Medicine.

Today, it offers academic programmes in sixteen faculties listed below.

  • Arts.
  • Science.
  • Basic Medical Sciences.
  • Clinical Sciences.
  • Agriculture.
  • The Social Sciences.
  • Education.
  • Veterinary Medicine.
  • Pharmacy.
  • Technology.
  • Law.
  • Public Health.
  • Dentistry.
  • Economics.
  • Renewable Natural Resources and Environmental Design and Management.

University of Ibadan was ranked among the top 1000 best universities in world by Times Higher Education rankings in 2016.

Top 10 (Ten) Best Universities in Nigeria

  • University of Ibadan {UI}.
  • UniLag {University of Lagos}.
  • Obafemi Awolowo University {OAU}.
  • Ahmadu Bello University {ABU}.
  • University of Ilorin {UniLorin}.
  • Convenant University {CU}.
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka {UNN}.
  • UNIBEN {University of Benin}.
  • University of Abuja.
  • Uniport {University of Port-Harcourt}.

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