Covenant University tops varsity list in Nigeria


By Friday Obande

Covenant University has emerged top on the list of 39 universities as the best in Nigeria under the 2024 evaluation.

The University of Ibadan comes second while Federal University of Technology, Akure and University of Lagos takes third and fourth positions respectively.

Globally, the University of Oxford tops the ranking for the eighth year in a row but others in the top five have seen shifts in their ranks. Stanford University moves up to second place, pushing Harvard University down to fourth.

This year’s ranking analysed more than 134 million citations across 16.5 million research publications and included survey responses from 68,402 scholars globally. Overall, we collected 411,789 data points from more than 2,673 institutions that submitted data, The Times Higher Education stated.

Here is a list of best Nigerian universities; Covenant University, University of Ibadan, Federal University of Technology, Akure, University of Lagos, Bayero University, University of Ilorin, University of Nigeria, Afe Babalola University, University of Benin, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta; Ladoke Akintola University of Technology.

Others are; Lagos State University, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Obafemi Awolowo University, University of Port Harcourt, Abia State University, Akwa Ibom State University, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Babcock University,Baze University, Bells University of Technology, Benson Idahosa University
23. Delta State University, Abraka.

Furthermore, Edo State University, Edwin Clark University, Elizade University, Evangel University, Akaeze, Federal University of Kashere, Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Fountain University, Landmark University, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Niger Delta University

Plateau State University, Thomas Adewumi University, Veritas University, Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano; also ranked amongst best universities across the country.