10 Best Private Universities in Nigeria: With the inability of government owned universities to adequately cater for the thousands of secondary school leavers being produced each year, the establishment of private universities became a viable option.
Although, many initially labelled private universities as dumping ground for rejects by government owned universities, Up to date achievements by using many of those private universities appear to have grew to become the tide. For instance, many private institutions have been known to produce excellent graduates that can rival their counterparts in government universities.
We’ve compiled a record of the 10 best private universities in nigeria established on targeted parameters which comprise the best of their education, their research as good as the exceptional of their graduates.
Best Private Universities in Nigeria – 2017 Updated List
1. Covenant University
Located in Ota, Ogun State, Covenant University is arguably the best private university in the country. The school was established in 1999 and is a brainchild of the Living Faith Church Worldwide.
The university has a Nobel Laureate, Professor Eric Maskins in its department of Economics. He was the 2007 Nobel Laureate of Economics.
Other prominent faculty members include Professor Ezekiel Adebiyi, a professor of African Society for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and Professor Emmanuel Maduagwu, a notable professor of Biochemistry.
In 2017, a collaborative study by Stutern, BudGit and Jobberman revealed that Covenant University students are the most employable.
The largest ranking agency for higher education in the world has consistently named Covenant University as one of the top 5 Universities in the country since 2014. Although the university was ranked 10th in Nigeria in 2013, it had moved up the ladder to second by 2015.
In 2012, the leadership of Covenant University unveiled the vision 10:2022 which was aimed at putting Covenant University on the world map by 2022. The goal was for the university to be among the top 10 universities in the world by 2022.