In this post, we’ve arranged a rundown of the top 10 universities in the country in light of the most recent rankings from university positioning bodies like Academic Ranking of World Universities World Report Best Global University Ranking, Times Higher Education World University Ranking, World University Rankings, U.S. News & ,  and The Reuters Top 100.


1 university of Ibadan

The university of Ibadan was set up in 1947. At first, it was a School under the university of London. The school began with scholarly projects in Arts, Science and medicine.

In any case, it turned into an undeniable autonomous university in 1962 and the organization has developed from that point forward to incorporate scholastic projects in 13 resources which include:



Basic Medical Sciences,

Clinical Sciences,

Agriculture and Forestry,

Social Sciences,


Veterinary Medicine,




Public Health and


The Faculties of Clinical Sciences, Public Health and Dentistry, Basic Medical Sciences  aspects of the university’s College of Medicine.

Additionally, the university has scholastic institutes . Some of which include:

Institute of Child Health,

Institute of Education,units

Institute of African Studies,

center for Child Adolescent and

Mental Health,

center for Educational Media Resource Studies,

African Regional center for Information Science (ARCIS),

center for Peace and Conflict Studies (CEPACS),

center for Petroleum, Energy, Economics and Law (CPEEL),

center for Sustainable Development (CESDEV), and

center for Entrepreneurship and Technology (CEI),

Institute for Advanced Medical Research and Training (IAMRAT),

center for Drug Discovery, Development and Production (CDDDP),

center for Control and Prevention of Zoonosis (CCPZ).

At present, the UI houses Pan African university Life and Earth Sciences Institute for the benefit of the West African Sub-region. The program is in its second year and has 97 students from all finished Africa.


2 University of Nigeria, Nsukka

The university of Nigeria was established by Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe in 1955. In any case, the school was formally opened on the seventh of October 1960.

UNN as it is prominently called is comprised of four campus

Nsukka (university of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN),

Enugu (university of Nigeria Enugu Campus, UNEC),

Ituku-Ozalla (university of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH) and

Aba (university of Nigeria Aba campus, UNAC).

UNN is the principal self-ruling university in the country. As of now, the university has 15 Resources and 102 scholarly divisions. Additionally, the university offers 82 undergraduate and 211 postgraduate programmes.

The underlying enrolment at UNN was 220 students with 13 academic staff individuals. The classes started on the seventeenth of October, 1960.

The vice Chancellor of UNN wants to make a keen university and this prompted the Roar Nigeria Hub which is one of the undeniable universities installed ICT Center point in West Africa. The center point is a private part activity which is been directed by two building alumni of the university.

A portion of the striking graduated class from UNN include:

Godwin Emefiele

Okechukwu Enelamah

Charles Soludo (CBN Representative, 2004 – 2009)

Herbert Wigwe (CEO, Access Bank)

Dora Akunyili

Pat Utomi

Dwindle Odili

Dwindle Obi


3 university of Lagos

Built up in 1962, the university of Lagos is one of the best universities in the country.

Famously called UNILAG, the university has 3 campuses situated in Akoka, Yaba, and Surulere.

UNILAG began with 131 students and has developed to more than 40,000 students. The university staff strength is 3,365. There are 12 faculties:


Basic Medical Science

Business Administration

Clinical Sciences

Dental Sciences



Environmental Science




Social Science

The university of Lagos is known as UNILAG and it is known as the university of First Decision and the Country’s Pride.

Additionally, the university has 2 centers:

center for Human Rights

center for African Regional Integration and Borderland Studies

The university additionally has a Distance Learning Institute  which offers courses in Accounting, Business Administration, Science Education and Library Information Administrations.


4 Obafemi Awolowo University

Once in the past known as the university of Ife, Obafemi Awolowo university was set up in 1962.

The university is one of the biggest in the country as far as land mass. It covers a land spread of 11,862 hectares.

Because of this land region, the university has one focal campus alongside its students’ residential zone, staff quarters and in addition an instructing and research cultivate.

In the 1980s, the university was known as one of the premier universities in Africa.

The university has delivered a NobelLaureate and also a few National Legitimacy Honor champs.

OAU also has a few government parastatals which include:

The center for Energy Research and Development(CERD)

The National center for Technology Management (NACETEM)

The African Regional center for Space Science and Technology Education-English (Curve SSTE-E)

The United Nations Regional center for Training in Aerospace Survey(RECTAS)

The vision of the university is to be one of the top of the line universities in Africa, that is, the mechanical leader of the West African sub-region, as confirm by its use of present day Technology to instructing, research and network administration, and its arrangement of reasonable answers for social, cultural and economic issues.


5 Covenant University

Covenant university is considered as the best private institution in the country. The university was set up in 2000 with the vision to end up as the main world-class Christian Mission university.

Be that as it may, the university didn’t begin until March 2002 when the Government gave the organization the authorizing endorsement to work as a Private university.

The endorsement by the National universities Commission (NUC) was rumored to be the speediest in the historical backdrop of the 16 applications for the foundation of private universities documented with the NUC.

The university was established by the Bishop of the Living Faith Church as a piece of the Liberation Commission.

Pledge university is worked around the accompanying center qualities: Spirituality, Possibility Mentality, Capacity Building, Integrity, Responsibility, Diligence and Sacrifice.

The university plans to reform the instructive scene utilizing the stage of Christian ethos and life changing qualities

As per the originator, Dr David Oyedepo, the target of the university is to change her items, that is, her graduates as, into master scholars, uncommon supervisors, and hyper-ingenious technocrats in all fields of human undertaking.


6 Ahmadu Bello University

Ahmadu Bello university otherwise called ABU was built up in 1962 and it is as of now extraordinary compared to other universities in the country.

The university commenced  full task in 1962 on the ground of the old Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology; the Clerical Training center, Kongo; the Samaru Agricultural Research Station and the Shika Livestock Farm.

ABU was named after the Sardauna of Sokoto and the Chief of Northern Nigeria, Sir Ahmadu Bello.

The university started with the accompanying resources:





There were 15 faculties and 426 debut students.

Right now, the university is comprised of 2 campuses with 12 Faculties, 1 Post-Graduate School and 82 academic divisions. The aggregate students enrollment in this university is 35,000 and they represent variety of ethnic foundation since they are drawn from separate regions of the country.

Likewise, ABU has 5 Establishments, 6 Special Centers, a Division of Agricultural Colleges, a School of Basic and Remedial Studies, a Demonstration Secondary School, a Primary School and a Consultancy Outfit giving an assortment of administrations to the university and the more extensive society.

The university has around 1,400 academic and research staff and more than 6000 non-educating, senior and junior managerial staff.

Furthermore, the university has supported 2 University Colleges which includes, the Abdullahi Bayero College (now Bayero university), Kano and the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa college (now Abubakar Tafawa Balewa university of Technology), Bauchi. Additionally, 27 institutions containing Colleges of Education, Polytechnics and Schools of Basic or Preliminary Studies are at present associated to it.


7 Government University of Technology, Minna

The birthplace of the Government university of Technology, Minna can be followed to 1983 when the university was built up with the goal of advancing the Country’s drive for confidence in Science, Building and Technology.

At the point when the university was set up, it procured the offices of the previous Government Teachers’ College Bosso which is right now the Bosso Campus of the university.

Likewise, the university obtained 10,650 hectares of land at Gidan-Kwano along the Minna – Kataeregi – Bida Street as its permanent site, to provide food for the important unavoidable development imagined.

The Faculties on this main campus include:

School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (SAAT),

School of Environmental Technology (SET),

School of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SEET) Structures,

Students Hostels,

Students Center,

university Library,

Senate Building,

Staff houses,

Computer center and also

Industrial Development center.

Throughout the years, the students of FUTMINNA have delivered innovative equipments, some of which incorporate Solar air heater, Engine auto crankshaft, Intending framework for crane lift drives, Rice de-stoning machine, Maize sheller, Multi-reason processor, Water system models, Poultry feeder and so on.

Likewise, one of the teachers from this esteemed university was involved in driving a group that created and delivered typhoid vaccines. This undertaking was supported by Unipetrol Nigeria Plc. The typhoid vaccines have been tried on people and would be made accessible to general society soon.


8 University of Ilorin

The university of Ilorin is outstanding amongst other universities in the country. UNILORIN as it is famously called, selected its first arrangement of 200 students on the 23rd of October, 1976 and scholarly work began on the 25th of October, 1976.

The university began on a part of the temporary campus of the Kwara State Polytechnic. It was on this site the academic programmes of the Faculties of Art, Science, Education, Engineering, Business, Social Science and Basic Clinic Sciences

Currently, UNILORIN has 15 resources which include:



Environmental Sciences,

Life Sciences,

Management Sciences,

Physical Sciences,

Social Sciences,

Communication and Information Sciences,


Engineering and Technology,

Pharmaceutical Science,

Veterinary Medicine, and Law;

College of Health Sciences (with 2 Faculties-Basic Medical and Clinical Sciences)

Institute of Education and Unilorin Sugar Research Institute); and

The Postgraduate School.

In 2014, UNILORIN turned into the principal university in Nigeria to be positioned among the main 20 universities in Africa. It was positioned twentieth in Africa and 1824th on the World.

That same year, the university set out on growing a 10,000 hectare oil palm farm which is relied upon to fill in as a wellspring of outside trade when finished.

Between of 2012 and 2016, Support (the body responsible for entrance into the university in Nigeria) uncovered that UNILORIN had the most noteworthy number of candidates which suggested that it was the most favoured university in the country at this period.


9 university of Benin

Prevalently called UNIBEN, the university of Benin is one of the top of the line universities in the country.

UNIBEN is known to have delivered the principal female Vice-Chancellor. This happened when Grace Alele-Williams was selected in 1985 until 1991.

Presently, the aggregate understudy enlistment at the university remains at more than 40,000 containing both full-time and low maintenance students.

The university of Benin is known to team up with a few universities over the world and with both nearby and international bodies, for example, USAID, Ford Foundation, UNCF (United Negro College Fund), RMRDC (Raw Materials Research and Development Council of Nigeria) among others in the areas of Agriculture, Public Health and Engineering.


10 university of Abuja

Our rundown isn’t finished without the university of Abuja. The university took off in 1990. Around then, the university utilized a temporary site, made up of three squares of building supposed for a primary school in Gwagwalada. It was labeled the “mini – campus”.

In any case, that same year, the university was allotted a span of land covering more than 11,800 hectares along the Abuja – Abuja street for the advancement of its main campus.

A portion of the imperative points of interest on the new university campus incorporate the Senate Chamber, the Science Laboratories, Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Management Sciences, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Remedial Studies and the Institute of Education. Likewise, the university has a Medical center which has been equipped with current medical offices. Also, the campus has various recreational facilities including an Olympic measure football field, a volleyball pitch and a long-tennis court.

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