Saturday , September 30 2023

Top 10 Best Private Universities In Nigeria

Ranking of Universities is done by reputable University ranking organizations such as Times Higher Education World University Ranking, World University Rankings, U.S. News & World Report Best Global University Ranking, Academic Ranking of World Universities, and Reuters Top 100. This is premised on the ranking of Universities done by these recognized bodies. The ranking of universities by these bodies is based on a combination of factors such as academic standards, facilities, cost, visibility in research, ratio of students to lecturers, and Webometrics ranking, among others. Here’s a list of top 10 best private universities in Nigeria.

1. Covenant University

Covenant University was licensed by the Federal Government of Nigeria on 12th February 2002. The institution has grown to be the best private University in Nigeria.

Convenant University is built on solid moral foundations, yet it excels on an innovative blueprint set by Chancellor, Dr. David O. Oyedepo.

Convenant University is unarguably best private university in Nigeria.

2. Babcock University

Babcock University is located in Ilisan Remo, Ogun state. Babcock University has grown in popularity because of its innovative methods of management.

Many Nigerian Universities still hold on to the archaic beliefs of school management. Babcock University has continued to introduce effective policies which have continuously improved the standard of Institution and its students.

Babcock University is second on the list of Top 10 Private Universities In Nigeria.

3. Joseph Ayo Babalola University

Joseph Ayo Babalola University was established by the Christ Apostolic Church Worldwide in 2004. Joseph Ayo Babalola University officially started academic sessions in 2006 post-license.

This institution pioneered the trend for entrepreneurship education in Nigeria.

Following the success of JABU’s Entrepreneurial programme, The National Universities Commission after that made it mandatory for general studies that include entrepreneurship in the various degree programmes in Nigeria.

Joseph Ayo Babalola University is third on the list of Top 10 Private Universities In Nigeria

4. Bowen University

Bowen University, Iwo is the first church-owned private University in Nigeria. Bowen University is also the most “Federal” Private University in Nigeria.

Bowen University boasts of some of the most qualified lecturers in the country due to its proximity to Obafemi Awolowo University and the University of Ibadan.

Bowen University boasts of a school of medicine, faculty of law and a postgraduate school in addition to its already catalogue of undergraduate courses.

Bowen University, Iwo rightly earns the fourth spot on the list of Top 10 Private Universities In Nigeria


5. Redeemer’s University

Redeemer’s University is located far away in Ede, Osun State.

Redeemer’s University is home to several highly respected dons, who have taught or are still teaching at Redeemer’s university.

Redeemer’s University is another model of successful institutions built by the Redeemed Christian Church of God and it is the fifth best private university in Nigeria.

6. Igbinedion University Okada

Igbinedion University Okada is the first private university in Nigeria. Iginedion University is Located in Okada, Edo state.

For a private university, Igbinedion has an exceptional range of programmes. Igbinedion University has a fully accredited faculty of Law, Medicine, Pharmacy, Engineering, Natural and Applied Sciences, Business and Management Studies and the Arts and Social Sciences.

Igbinedion University apart from being the pioneer private university in Nigeria was also the first private university in the country to produce medical doctors. In 2006, Mr. Sunday Damilola Olawuyi obtained a First Class Honours degree in the Nigerian Bar examinations, thereby making Igbinedion University the only private university in Nigeria to have produced a first class student in the Nigerian Bar Examinations

The school was founded by Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, a philanthropist and a prominent political figure in Edo State.

7. Ajayi Crowther University

The Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo was established by the Supra Diocesan Board (West) of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) .

The University is named after the late Samuel Ajayi Crowther, first African bishop of the Anglican Church, who first translated the Bible into Yoruba.

Ajayi Crowther University boasts of a Full Accreditation status for all the courses offered across its three faculties: Faculties of Humanities, Social and Management Sciences and Natural Sciences.

Ajayi Crowther University has continued to grow at a remarkable pace and hoped to be the best university in Nigeria in the nearest future.

8. Pan African University

Pan African University had its origin as the Lagos Business School (LBS), established in 1991. The federal government approved the university as Pan-African University in 2002, and the LBS became its first school. Quality of academic programme in this school is impressively high.

9. Bells University of Technology

Bells University of Technology is Nigeria’s foremost private University of Technology.

Bells University of Technology prides itself on its ability to create new ways of thinking, making the university stand out from its competitors: the more traditional universities.

In less than ten years, it has become one of the Nigeria’s best private Universities and yet they strive for the international front.

10. Afe Babalola University

Afe Babalola University is the first and only University in Nigeria to commence academic activities on its permanent site with all the facilities in place within eight months.

The University has an entrepreneurship and language centers which all students are required to pass through during their period of study.

The Entrepreneurship Center develops high-quality entrepreneurial skills in students to enable them to become Job creators as opposed to job seekers.

The language center trains the students in at least one local and one foreign language apart from English language,  this is in response to the increasingly diverse and globalized workplace.

Afe Babalola University continues to hold dear the founder’s philosophy which inculcates Discipline, Industry, determination, service, integrity, sound education and quality leadership in its students.


(With reports from ranksng)

About Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a writer with passion for cutting-edge news

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