Oguz Kaan Kısa · March 11, 2021
Founded in 1932, the University of Ibadan (UI) is the first university in Nigeria to establish itself. Originally a college affiliated with the University of London, it achieved complete independence in 1962.
It started out as a small institution that quickly became one of the most prestigious higher education institutions in the country, with only three departments of science, medicine and arts. Today, UI has thirteen faculties: social sciences, agriculture and forestry, education, veterinary medicine, technology, law, public health, and dentistry.
The UI graduate school is the largest in Africa by its student population. Undergraduate and graduate students are split by 50%. About a third of the students live in university residences, modern facilities with gymnasiums, cafes and common rooms.
University graduates include many personalities who have made significant contributions to Nigeria's political, industrial, economic and cultural development, including Wole Soyinka, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986, and his novel Chinua Achebe. Things Fall Apart is the most widely read book in contemporary African literature.
Covenant University is a private Pentecostal Christian university in Ota, Nigeria, officially operating since 2002.
The University is one of Africa's leading universities listed in Christian Mission Ethos. Despite this, the University is determined to be at the forefront of all human enlightened learning. Also, the university was born and encouraged with the vision of creating a new generation of leaders and restoring the dignity of the land race.
The university has four faculties mainly devoted to professional studies: Faculty business and Social Sciences; College of Studies Leadership and development; Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science and Technology.
The Covenant University has quickly gained fame over the past 15 years. The Nigerian University Commission ranked the best private university in Nigeria and the sixth best university in total in the 2018 rankings.
The University of Nigeria Nsukka is a federal university located in the state of Enugu, Nigeria. It was founded by Nnamdi Azikiwe (Nigeria's Governor-General from 1960 to 1963), already known as UNN. It was the first president of Nigeria from 1966 to 1955 in 1963 and it was officially opened in 1960.
UNN manages 15 academic departments in 102 faculties and offers 211 undergraduate programs and 36,000 postgraduate programs for a student population of more than 82. This is the case on four campuses: Nsukka; Campus Enugu (UNEC); Nigeria University Hospital (UNTH) and Nigeria Aba University (UNAC) campus in Ituku-Ozalla. UNN also has a business school.
The Nsukka campus is home to the Agricultural Faculties. Biological Sciences, Education, Engineering, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences and Veterinary Medicine. The former Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology (UNEC) includes the Enugu, Business, Environmental Studies, Law and Medical Sciences faculties.
The University Hospital (UNTH) is home to the Health Sciences and Technology Faculty of Dentistry. Finally, the Aba campus (UNAC) is where the Nigerian Language Institute is located.
Research activities are carried out in African studies, education and development institutes. Postgraduate studies and research and development on phytotherapy and medicines. There are also centers created to study climate change, space science, and energy research.
UNN members include many politicians such as governors, senators and ministers of the Nigerian government, and other African governments, academics, businessmen, artists and actors.
Obafemi Awolowo University, formerly known as Ife University, was established in 1962. The university is one of the largest universities in the country in terms of land mass. It has an area of 11,862 hectares.
Because of this space, the university has a central campus, a residential area for students, a housing for staff, and an education and research farm.
Obafemi Awolowo University is another leading university ranked among the best academic institutions in Africa. OAU is located in Osun state and is one of the most sought after schools in the southwestern part of the country.
Accredited by the NUC, this school has several faculties and departments for the various courses listed by JAMB for Nigerian students. Additionally, they also offer diploma programs, master's programs, and undergraduate and doctoral programs.
Founded in 1982, the Federal University of Technology, Minna is a non-profit higher education institution located in the suburban setting of the small town of Minna in Nigeria. This institution also has a secondary campus in Bosso.
Federal Minna University of Technology (FUT Minna) is a large and mixed institution of higher education (combined enrollment rate: 15,000)
The university offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate degrees (certificates, diplomas, associate degrees or founders), bachelor's and master's degrees, and doctorates in various fields.
This 37-year institution of higher education has a selective admission policy based on student entrance exams, background and academic achievements. The admission rate ranges from 80% to 90%, which makes this higher education organization in Nigeria a less selective institution.