Top 3 Best Universities in Nigeria

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The best universities in Nigeria in 2020 have been announced!

Wondering about the best universities in Nigeria in 2020?

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings has released the list of the best universities in Nigeria in 2020. These universities are the few universities among other universities in Nigeria that have made their way to the list of the best universities in the world, ranking at different positions.

The most recognised universities ranking platform in the world – The Times Higher Education World Rankings, has ranked a private university as the best university in Nigeria in 2020.

Below is the full list of the top 3 best universities in Nigeria in 2020 according to THE world rankings:

Top 3 Best Universities in Nigeria in 2020

1. Covenant University

Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State has emerged the best university in Nigeria in 2020! This is according to the Times Higher Education World Universities rankings. Covenant University is a private university which opened on 21 October 2002. The school is reputable for its excellent performance among other private universities in Nigeria. In 2020, Covenant University has overtaken top public universities in Nigeria like the University of Ibadan, thereby becoming the best university in Nigeria.

Globally, however, Covenant University ranks no 401 while the University of Oxford tops the chart ranking number 1 University in the world.

Covenant University, Ota, at inception vows to transform her products, that is, her graduates, into expert thinkers, unusual managers, and hyper-resourceful technocrats in all fields of human endeavour. The University is bound by an oath to achieve the highest standards of educational service in the world.

The outstanding performance and achievement of Covenant growing alumni is a testimony to this oath. Little wonder Covenant University is the best university in Nigeria in 2020/

Their commitment to creating the Total Man is a direct result of the vow and agreement between students and the proprietors of Covenant University.


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2. University of Ibadan

The University of Ibadan has emerged the Second best University in Nigeria in 2020. The Premier University occupies number 501 position among the best universities in the world and the second-best university in Nigeria.

The University of Ibadan was established in 1947 as the first University in Nigeria and a federal University as that. Since its establishment, the school has been known for its outstanding academic performance. One is not surprised, then, that the University of Ibadan is one of the best universities in Nigeria in 2020.

Below is a few interesting facts about University of Ibadan:

At its establishment in 1947, the University of Ibadan, the Second Best University in Nigeria as of 2020, had only 104 students. Today, the school has over 35,000 students.

Until 69 years after its establishment, the University of Ibadan did not produce a first-class student in the History department.

UI is the first University to make it on the Times Higher Education World Universities Ranking.

The University of Ibadan’s first indigenous Vice-Chancellor was Keneth Dike, hence the University’s first library was named after him.

Top 3 best universities in Nigeria in 2020


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3. University of Lagos

The University of Lagos came third among the best universities in Nigeria in 2020 while placing 801 globally. The University of Lagos always ranks among the top universities in Nigeria in previous ranking. The school is reputed for producing some of the most successful Nigerians in different spheres of life. Some of the notable Unilag Alumni are:

  • Genevieve Nnaji
  • Vice President Yemi Osinbajo
  • Funke Akindele
  • Tony Elumelu
  • Pastor Tunde Bakare, etc.

Here are some facts about the University of Lagos, one of the best universities in Nigeria in 2020.

The University of Lagos was founded in 1962. It presently has three Campuses in Yaba and Surulere. Whereas two of its Campuses are located in Yaba (the main campus in Akoka and the recently created campus at the former School of Radiography), its College of Medicine is located in Idi-Araba, Surulere. It is remarkable that all the three campuses are located in the Mainland of Lagos. Its main campus is largely surrounded by the scenic view of the Lagos lagoon on 802 acres of land in Akoka, North Eastern part of Yaba.

From a modest intake of 131 students in 1962 when it was established, enrolment in the university has now grown to over 40,000. The University of Lagos’ staff strength is 3,365 made up as follows: 1,386 Administrative and Technical, 1,164 Junior and 813 Academic Staff.

The University of Lagos currently has twelve Faculties, namely, Arts, Basic Medical Sciences, Business Administration, Clinical Sciences, Dental Sciences, Education, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Law, Pharmacy, Science, and Social Sciences. UNILAG, as the university is fondly called, also offers Masters and Doctorate degrees in most of the aforementioned programmes.

In addition, it has two Centres, namely, the Centre for Human Rights and the Centre for African Regional Integration and Borderland Studies. The Distance Learning Institute (DLI) of the University also offers courses in Accounting, Business Administration, Science Education and Library / Information Sciences.

There you go. That’s the list of the best universities in Nigeria in 2020. We the only hope these Nigerian universities go ahead and rank top 100 among the world universities very soon.


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