List of Top Best Universities in Nigeria 2020 – Current Edition

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The National Universities Commission(NUC) in collaboration with 4ICU, an internationally recognized and respected website that annually ranks universities globally has once released the list of top 100 universities in Nigeria. Some time ago, the Federal Ministry of Education published lists of fake or discredited universities in Nigeria. The list was published due to the fact that many students, over the years have been falling victims of those fake universities.

List of Top 100 Universities In Nigeria

However, following thorough research, we have come up with list of top universities in Nigeria that have been accredited by the NUC. It is important to note that this list does not only contain government-owned universities, but Federal, State, and Private universities in Nigeria.

Please note that the universities listed here do not in any way have a permanent position, they can either drop in the ranking or go higher as this depends on a whole lot of factors.

4icu alongside the NUC ranking is based on various factors, lets take a look at some of the major factors for ranking these universities.

SIX (6) FACTORS FOR RANKING THE TOP 100 BEST UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA


A) SIZE AND QUALITY OF THE UNIVERSITY

Despite size not being a major ranking factor, it can be listed as one of the attributes when discussing top universities in Nigeria. There have been cases where people confuse the school with the biggest Landmass as the biggest University in Nigeria, it is a very wrong notion. Take Lagos state for instance, in terms of Landmass, Lagos is one of the smallest states but regarded as the biggest and most populous in terms of development.

So in this case we are referring to the developed areas within the school and not just the size of the land the university is built on.

B) AVAILABILITY OF ADEQUATE LEARNING FACILITIES

It is not enough to have a lecture hall as even villages have town halls, what distinguishes halls are the specific needs they are built for. University lecture halls must be equipped with adequate desks and tables, public address systems, written materials, and other facilities for carrying out practicals when it does not require going to the Laboratory.

The lecture halls usually ought to come with Air conditioners to cozen up the room temperature, though, in the Nigerian setting, this seems like too much to ask for, it is such a pity.

C) QUALIFICATIONS OF LECTURERS

We based our ranking too on this factor. A major and important raking attribute when listing the top 100 universities in Nigeria. The quality service imparted in the students can make or mar the quality of graduates the school produces yearly and this has a chain effect on the economy as well.

Sometimes, it is not wholly about the qualifications of these lecturers because there is a big difference between having a knowledge and the ability to pass it on to others, though that is not to override the importance of being qualified. Qualification and quality go hand in hand most times, the higher your qualifications, the better qualified you are for the job and that talks a lot about the quality of service you can render.

You can imagine an aging Professor in a lecture hall of about 400 students, truth be told, there will be no effective means of passing his messages across and managing such a crowd.

For a university to maintain its spot on the list of top universities in Nigeria, there should be an average increase in quality young and fresh lecturers at least every four (4) sessions. The number of Masters degree holders (a minimum qualification that must be strictly adhered to), Ph.D. holders, and Professors are also factors that were taken into account based on the ranking.

D) SPEED OF ACADEMIC CALENDAR (SESSION)

No student wants to spend more than the required number of years required for his or her course. By default, the university with the fastest academic calendar attracts the most candidates during UTME admission applications. So far, the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), ranks as the university with the fastest academic session in Nigeria, how is that possible? they broke out off ASUU and when it comes to disciplined lecturers, you can count on them.

Some of the under-listed schools can be counted on in terms of having a speedy academic calendar, which is the reason they possess the bragging rights of being among the top 100 best universities in Nigeria.

E) NUMBER OF FIRST CLASS AND SECOND CLASS UPPER GRADUATES

The number of Fist class is synonymous with the quality of lecturers in the university. To whom much is given, much is expected. Since lecturers spend valuable time with their students, it is normal when the students learn faster and gain more. Ranking the best universities in Nigeria based on the number of First class and Second class upper has never being overestimated as this talks a whole lot about the quality of education being impacted on the students and in turn has a positive effect on the image of the university because they take the credit and not the lecturers who did the job.

F) RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

This is where all Nigerian Universities which include Federal, state, and Private Universities have failed woefully. In other developed worlds, innovations and inventions come from the universities.

Aside from lecturing, lecturers take pride in carrying out researches of various kinds and have their names listed as a team of researchers that concluded or found the result to an age-long inquiry.

Here our university lecturers are best at selling hand-outs and forcing students to buy half baked plagiarized textbooks that practically hold no water, LOL! this is not to say there are none at all, in as much as they are careless about researches, a fair share of the blame goes to the Federal and state government too who totally lack any sense of commitment to this very important area.

A country cannot grow without a solid R&D Research and Development ministry if there is anything called that because It is the backbone of any nation. Just a few of the universities listed here carry out researches in their little ways, you can see them based on the ranking below.

There are other factors for ranking the best universities in Nigeria but for the sake of trying not to over bore you with too many words, let’s go straight to the list of top 100 universities in Nigeria

Below is the list of top 100 Universities in Nigeria for the year 2020, go through and see the number your university falls into

LIST OF TOP 100 UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA 2020 (PRIVATE STATES & FEDERAL)

University Location
1 University of Ibadan Ibadan
2 University of Lagos Lagos
3 Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife
4 Ahmadu Bello University Zaria
5 University of Ilorin Ilorin
6 Covenant University Ota
7 University of Nigeria Nsukka …
8 University of Benin Ugbowo …
9 University of Abuja Abuja
10 University of Port Harcourt Port Harcourt
11 Federal University of Technology, Minna Minna
12 Federal University of Technology, Owerri Owerri
13 University of Agriculture, Abeokuta Abeokuta …
14 Federal University, Oye-Ekiti Oye …
15 Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto
16 Lagos State University Ojo
17 Federal University of Technology, Akure Akure
18 Babcock University Ilishan-Remo …
19 Bayero University Kano Kano
20 American University of Nigeria Yola
21 Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomoso …
22 Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti
23 University of Jos Jos
24 Landmark University Omu-Aran
25 Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka …
26 University of Uyo Uyo
27 Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi
28 Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umuahia
29 Enugu State University of Science and Technology Enugu
30 Rivers State University of Science and Technology Port Harcourt
31 Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko …
32 Benue State University Makurdi
33 Redeemer’s University Mowe
34 Kwara State University Ilorin
35 Veritas University Abuja
36 Osun State University Oshogbo …
37 University of Agriculture, Makurdi Makurdi
38 Nasarawa State University Keffi
39 African University of Science and Technology Abuja
40 Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti Ado-Ekiti
41 University of Calabar Calabar
42 Kogi State University Anyigba
43 Tai Solarin University of Education Ijebu-Ode …
44 Federal University, Dutsin-Ma Dutsin-Ma
45 Ebonyi State University Abakaliki
46 Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ndufu-Alike
47 University of Maiduguri Maiduguri
48 Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University Katsina
49 Nile University of Nigeria Abuja
50 Bowen University Iwo
51 Al-Hikmah University Ilorin …
52 Delta State University, Abraka Abraka
53 Niger Delta University Wilberforce Island Yenagoa
54 Abia State University Uturu
55 Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma
56 Modibbo Adama University of Technology Yola
57 Federal University, Otuoke Otuoke
58 Imo State University Owerri
59 Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago Iwoye …
60 Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun
61 Kaduna State University Kaduna
62 Federal University, Lokoja Lokoja
63 Akwa Ibom State University Uyo
64 Benson Idahosa University Benin City
65 Paul University Awka
66 Federal University, Dutse Dutse
67 Ajayi Crowther University Oyo Town
68 Lead City University Ibadan
69 Bingham University Auta Balifi
70 Baze University Abuja
71 Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University Lapai
72 Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Uli
73 Joseph Ayo Babalola University Ikeji-Arakeji
74 Madonna University Okija …
75 Crawford University Faith City …
76 Cross River University of Technology Calabar …
77 Caritas University Enugu
78 Ondo State University of Science and Technology Okitipupa
79 Bells University of Technology Ota
80 Igbinedion University Okada Okada …
81 Elizade University Ilara-Mokin
82 Achievers University, Owo Owo
83 Caleb University Imota
84 Kano University of Science and Technology Wudil
85 Federal University, Lafia Lafia
86 Sokoto State University Sokoto
87 Fountain University Oshogbo
88 Adeleke University Ede
89 Federal University, Kashere Kashere
90 Federal University, Wukari Wukari
91 University of Mkar Mkar
92 Oduduwa University Ile Ife
93 Godfrey Okoye University Ugwuomu-Nike
94 Taraba State University Jalingo
95 Obong University Obong Ntak
96 Yobe State University Damaturu
97 Renaissance University Enugu
98 Salem University Lokoja
99 Wellspring University Benin City
100 Al-Qalam University, Katsina Katsina

As opined earlier, the ranking is not a permanent one, it changes based on the above factors, any university that either fails to maintain and upgrade drops on the list, however, a university can maintain her position should the management keep up to what is expected by the NUC.

What position does your university fall under the list of top 100 universities in Nigeria? Comment your school’s position in the comment section below. Please note that this ranking is not cast in stones as they are subject to change

If you have any questions as regards the list of top 100 universities in Nigeria for 2020, kindly get back to us via the comment section below and we shall respond accordingly.

 


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