ABU Zaria emerges best University in Nigeria (See list)



The National University Commission has released its rankings for all Universities in Nigeria, both private and government owned, and the rankings show quite curious results.

According to the ranking, out of over hundred ranked university in Nigeria, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria came out top, beating University of Lagos, and Obafemi Awolowo University to second and third place respectively.

At the 4th position is University Ibadan. The only non-federal university in the top ten ranking, National Daily gathered is Covenant University, Ota which also emerged as the best private university in the ranking on the 6th position in the national ranking.

Lagos State University, (LASU), Ojo is the best ranked state university at 16th position. Other Universities at the top include: University of Ilorin at 5th, University of Nigeria, Nsukka at 7th, while University of Benin, University of Abuja and University of Port Harcourt occupy the 8th, 9th, and 10th position respectively.

Sitting at the bottom of the leader are: Crescent University, Abeokuta at 108th, Rhema University Aba at 109, Wesley University of science and Technology, Ondo State at 110th and lastly Samuel Adegboyega University, Ogwa ranked 111th.

Meanwhile three universities were unranked. They are: Pan African University Lagos, Adamawa State University Mubi and Plateau State University.

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Here is the full list of ranking:

1 Amadu Bello University, Zaria.
2  University of Lagos,  Lagos
3  Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
4  University of Ibadan
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
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  Malete
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
101  Novena University  Ogume
102  Western Delta University  Oghara
103  Gombe State University  Gombe
104  Kwararafa University Wukari  Wukari
105  Bauchi State University  Gadau …
106  Kebbi State University of Science and Technology  Aliero
107  Tansian University  Umunya …
108  Crescent University, Abeokuta  Abeokuta
109  Rhema University  Aba
110  Wesley University of Science and Technology  Ondo City
111  Samuel Adegboyega University  Ogwa
Unranked – Pan African University Lagos
Unranked – Adamawa State University Mubi
Unranked – Plateau State University


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