Best 10 Top Private Universities in Nigeria-Official NUC rating


The List of Top Private universities in Nigeria is the main Focus of this article as we are going to provide you with the best 10 Private Universities in Nigeria.

Since the late 90’s private universities have been accredited in Nigeria with diverse training strategies for their students and idealogies. Nevertheless some emerged the best and this post focuses on the best private universities in Nigeria 2017.

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Over the years some have emerged better than the others and this post reflects the offiicial rating of private universities in Nigeria by the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) as at 2017.

What Are the Advantages of Studying in a Private University especially in Nigeria? On the key and importance is that Private Universities don’t go on strike especially ASUU Strike compared to Federal Universities and other State Universities in Nigeria.

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Best 10 Private Universities in Nigeria

Having known that, the list of the Top 10 Best Private Universities in Nigeria are as follows

  1. Covenant University-Best Private University

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    This university is not only presently rated as the best private university in Nigeria, it is also the sixth best in the country.

    She officially came into existence on 12th February, 2002 and since then has upheld a high academic and moral standard with the ultimate goal of being one of the best in the world.

    Moreover, it was recently rated as the University in Nigeria producing the most employable graduates.

    Covenant University has four colleges as well as one school of Postgraduate studies. These colleges are:

    a. College of Business and Social Sciences

    b. College of Engineering

    c. College of Leadership and Development Studies

    d. College of Science and Technology

  2. Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo

    Babcock University actually began on September 17, 1959 as Adventist College of West Africa (ACWA).

    Established by the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a senior college for training church workers from the West African sub-region.

    Since then it has continued to uphold high academic standards with a program tailored towards producing viable graduates capable of delivering in their various fields of study.

  3. Afe-Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti

    Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti (ABUAD) is  a Federal Government-licensed, Non-Profit Private University.

    It’s climate is one that is ideal for learning and sporting activities.

    It is the only university in Nigeria, which prior to the issuance of provisional license by the Federal Government of Nigeria, moved to its permanent site and constructed magnificent buildings within eight months.

    Consequently, National Universities Commission (NUC) was so impressed that it described the university as a “miracle, model reference point and benchmark” for other universities.

  4. Landmark University

    Landmark university shares the same founders as Covenant University. In other words, the Living Faith church is the sole owner of this university.

    It has the vision of producing employable as well as moral graduates who can stand anywhere to defend their certificates.

    The university was licensed on March 7, 2011 by National Universities Commission (NUC) to run undergraduate programs.

    These programs include Agricultural Sciences; Sciences and Engineering, Business and Social Sciences. Nevertheless, it began full operation on March 21st.

    The other universities include:

  5. Redeemer’s University, Mowe

  6. Veritas university, Abuja

  7. Tai Solarin University of  Education, Ijebu-Ode

  8. Nile University of Nigeria

  9. Bowen University, Iwo

  10. Benson Idahosa University

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