Covenant adjudged best university in Nigeria


Times Higher Education‘s 2024 rating has ranked Covenant University, Ota in Ogun State as the best university in Nigeria for the second time, beating the likes of the University of Ibadan and the Federal University of Technology, Akure.

The institution, which took the 801st position in the ranking, is among the top 1,000 universities in the world.

It first gained prominence in 2018 after it got the prize for the best university in Nigeria and the sixth-best university overall.

The University of Ibadan came second in Nigeria in the latest ranking; the Federal University of Technology, Akure took the third position while the University of Lagos and Bayero University occupied the fourth and fifth positions respectively.

The ranking web said the World University ranking includes 1,904 universities across 108 countries and regions.

“The Times Higher World University ranking includes 1,904 universities across 108 countries and regions.

“The table is based on our new WUR 3.0 methodology, which is carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across five areas; teaching, research environment, research quality, industry and international outlook,” it said.

Other universities that achieved the top ranking in Nigeria included the University of Ilorin, the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Afe Babalola University, the University of Benin, the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Lagos State University, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Obafemi Awolowo University, and the University of Port Harcourt.

Among the 15 top universities, nine are located in the southwest, two in the southeast, two in the south-south and one apiece in the northwest and north central.

They are as follows:

  1. Covenant University
  2. University of Ibadan
  3. Federal University of Technology, Akure
  4. University of Lagos
  5. Bayero University
  6. University of Ilorin
  7. University of Nigeria
  8. Afe Babalola University
  9. University of Benin
  10. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
  11. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
  12. Lagos State University
  13. Nnamdi Azikiwe University
  14. Obafemi Awolowo University
  15. University of Port Harcourt
  16. Abia State University
  17. Akwa Ibom State University
  18. Alex Ekwueme Federal University
  19. Babcock University
  20. Baze University
  21. Bells University of Technology
  22. Benson Idahosa University
  23. Delta State University, Abraka
  24. Edo State University
  25. Edwin Clark University
  26. Elizade University
  27. Evangel University, Akaeze
  28. Federal University of Kashere
  29. Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun
  30. Federal University of Technology, Minna
  31. Federal University of Technology, Owerri
  32. Fountain University
  33. Landmark University
  34. Nassarawa State University, Keffi
  35. Niger Delta University
  36. Plateau State University
  37. Thomas Adewumi University
  38. Veritas University
  39. Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano