The 10 Best Universities In Nigeria According To NUC

This is the list of the best 10 universities in Nigeria according to the National Universities Commission (NUC) with their official websites.

The 10 Best Universities In Nigeria According To NUC
Education is no doubt one of the most important gifts a parent can give to his or her children. Nigeria alone has more than 500 universities but only a few good good, or rather best ones according to NUC.
We'll be listing the 10 best universities in Nigeria by NUC. Yes, these tertiary institutions are recognized by the National Universities Commission after passing some major tests which kept them above their competitors.
According to Prof. Adamu Abubakar Abdulrasheed, the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, the NUC have not provided any updated data for the list of the best Nigerian universities for several years, so kindly ignore any online media with any of the following headlines:
- Best university in Nigeria 2017
- Best university in Nigeria 2018
- Current Best University in Nigeria 2018
- Top Universities in Nigeria and The Best University -2018 Ranking
or any other related headline, it's still the same recycled list. Information Guide Africa will keep you updated whenever the NUC releases an updated list.
However, we'll be sharing the list of the best Universities In Nigeria according to the NUC last released list.

Best Universities In Nigeria By NUC

What are the best universities in Nigeria and how are they ranked?
The list of the best universities in Nigeria were gotten from the last list released by the National Universities Commission (NUC). The list will be helpful to you whether you're looking for the best high institution to send your wards without taking them outside the shores of Nigeria.

- University of Ibadan

The University of Ibadan, an institution established in 1962 was declared by the National Universities Commission (NUC) representatives as the best university in Nigeria. Local students mastered Arts, Science, and Medicine.
At the present moment, around 13 faculties are offered to the attention of applicants:
- Agriculture and Forestry
- Arts
- Basic Medical Sciences
- Clinical Sciences
- Education
- Law
- Рharmacy
- Public Health and Dentistry
- Science
- Social Sciences
- Technology
- Veterinary Medicine
 The Faculties of the Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Public Health and Dentistry refer to the University’s College of Medicine.
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Also, there are some academic units that can be found in the institution:
- Centre for Child Adolescent and Mental Health
- Centre for Control & Prevention of Zoonosis (CCPZ)
- Centre for Drug Discovery, Development & Production (CDDDP)
- Centre for Educational Media Resource Studies African Regional
- Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI)
- Centre for Information Science (ARCIS)
- Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CEPACS)
- Centre for Petroleum, Energy, Economics and Law (CPEEL)
- Centre for Sustainable Development (CESDEV)
- Institute for Advanced Medical Research and Training (IAMRAT)
- Institute of African Studies
- Institute of Child Health
- Institute of Education
Annually, more than 90 African students take part in the Pan African University Life & Earth Sciences Institute hosted by UI and you too can become a part of it.
Website: UI.Edu.NG

- University of Lagos

You should not be surprised to hear that this is one of the best universities in Nigeria, especially because of it's location. UNILAG is located in a very busy and bright city, Lagos. The University of Lagos was founded in 1962 so it has been around for over 5 decades. It has provided qualitative and research-oriented education to Nigerians and the world in general.
At it's early stage, the school had only 131 students but the number has increased to more than 40,000 and it's still boosting annually.
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So far, the University of Lagos has a working staff of 3365 people.
Faculties present in the institution include:
- Education
- Arts
- Science
- Business Administration
- Basic Medical Science
- Clinical Sciences
- Engineering
- Dental Sciences
- Law
- Environmental Science
- Social Science
- Pharmacy
Also, there are two centers in the institution:
- Centre for African Regional Integration and Borderland Studies
- Centre for Human Rights
For students not residing close to Lagos State, youcan consider studying Business, Library Information Services, Administration, Accounting and Science Education at the Distance Learning Institute.
Website: UNILAG.Edu.NG

- Obafemi Awolowo University

Also known as the University of Ife, the Obafemi Awolowo University is a federal government owned Nigerian university. It is located in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria and was established in 1962.
With its landmass of over 11,860 hectares, it has many provisions for the comfort of its students while ensuring adequate studying environment. Some of the structures in the school include:
- Students' residential area
- A training and research farm
- Adequate lecture rooms
- Laboratories
- Library
- Power house
- Senate building, and more.
The 10 Best Universities In Nigeria According To NUC
Several other parastatal institutions relating to the OAU include:
The Centre for Energy Research and Development(CERD)
The African Regional Centre for Space Science and Technology Education- English (ARC SSTE-E)
The National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM)
The United Nations Regional Centre for Training in Aerospace Survey(RECTAS)
Website: OAUIfe.Edu.NG

- Ahmadu Bello University

The Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) is a federal government research university located in Zaria, Kaduna State. It was founded on the 4th of October, 1962 and currently operates two campuses: Kongo and Samaru which are both in Zaria.
The 10 Best Universities In Nigeria According To NUC
The Ahmadu Bello University was named in honor of Sir Ahmadu Bello, the late Sardauna of Sokoto and one time Premier of the Northern Nigeria.
The institution has 2 campuses, 12 faculties, 82 academic departments and 1 Post-Graduate School. They have an annual student enrollment of about 35,000 with around 7,500 employees.
Website: ABU.Edu.NG

- University of Ilorin

Also known as UNILORIN, the University of Ilorin is a Federal Government owned University and it's located in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. It is one of the best higher institutions in Nigeria with a world ranking of 1,824.
The 10 Best Universities In Nigeria According To NUC
According to JAMB stats, the University of Ilorin had the largest number of applicants in the years 2012 to 2016,meaning that it was the most popular Nigerian university as at then.
The university currently has 15 faculties.
Website: UNILORIN.Edu.NG

- Covenant University

Founded by Dr. David Oyedepo, the General Overseer of the Winners Chapel, the Covenant University is also considered one of the best universities in Nigeria and the only private institution to make the list.
Covenant University is located in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria and was founded in the year 2000. They started admitting student in 2002 after getting an approval from the National University Commission and have since then graduated so many students.
Their fees are a bit pricey for the average Nigerian but their graduates are actually made to pass through school. They are not just graduates, but also talented managers, scientists and expert thinkers.
Some of the notable alumni from Convenant University include:
- Simi
- Bez
- Ishaya Bako
- Gbubemi Fregene
- Dolapo Adeleke
- Nonso Amadi
- Ini Dima-Okojie
- Ric Hassani
Website: CovenantUniversity.Edu.NG

- University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Founded by Nnamdi Azikiwe, the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) is the 7th best Nigerian university according to the National Universities Commission latest university ranking.
UNN currently has four campuses:
- Enugu (University of Nigeria Enugu campus, UNEC)
- Aba (University of Nigeria Aba campus, UNAC)
- Ituku-Ozalla (University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, UNTH)
- Nsukka (University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN)
UNN provides quality education, offers almost all the subjects offered by other Nigerian universities and off course, it also attracts many JAMB applicants like the other top institutions.
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Some of their popular graduates include:
- Pat Utomi
- Peter Obi
- Herbert Wigwe
- Peter Odili 
- Charles Soludo
- Dora Akunyili
- Okechukwu Enelamah
- Godwin Emefiele
Website: UNN.Edu.NG

- University of Benin

The University of Benin - also known as UNIBEN - is one of Nigeria's first generation federal universities. One of the reasons UNIBEN is special is because of the fact that Grace Alele-Williams, Nigeria's first female vice-chancellor was a graduate of the institution.
The 10 Best Universities In Nigeria According To NUC
The university currently has over 40,000 students and cooperate with several other institutions like the Ford Foundation, RMRDC, United Negro College Fund (UNCF) and USAID.
Website: UNIBEN.Edu

- University of Abuja

Established in 1988 January, UniAbuja is also one of the best tertiary institutions in Nigeria as listed by the NUC. It runs distance learning and conventional programmes making it a dual-mode university.
The 10 Best Universities In Nigeria According To NUC
With a landmass of over 11,800 hectares, University of Abuja has a lot of structures for the academic comfort of the students such as:
- Faculty of Social Sciences
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Management Sciences
- Faculty of Education
- Institute of Education
- School of Remedial Studies
- Senate Chamber
- Science Laboratories
- Library
- University Medical Centre, and many others
Website: UNIABUJA.Edu.NG

- University of Port Harcourt

Established in 1975, UNIPORT was formerly a university college but became a full university in 1977. It was the 2015 6th best African university according to the Times Higher Education.
The 10 Best Universities In Nigeria According To NUC
The university has 12 faculties which include:
College of Health Sciences
- Faculty of Agriculture
- Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
- Faculty of Dentistry
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Engineering
- Faculty of Humanities
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Management Sciences
- Faculty of Natural and Applied Science
- Faculty of Рharmacy
- Faculty of Social Sciences
UniPort is also affiliated to other institutions like:
- Methodists Theological institute, Umuahia
- National Missionary Seminary of St. Paul, Gwagwalada, Abuja
- Baptist College of Theology, Obinze, Owerri
Some of their notable graduates include:
- Goodluck Ebele Jonathan
- Alex Otti
- Agbani Darego
- Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi
- M-Trill
- Emmanuel Agwoje
- Andre Blaze
- Muma Gee
- Rita Dominic
- Franklin Erepamo Osaisai
- Timipre Sylva
Website: UNIPORT.Edu.NG

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