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University Rankings: Nigeria

 

National Universities Commission

The National Universities Commission (NUC), Nigeria’s higher education funding and regulatory body, has been producing an annual ranking of Nigerian universities for a number of years. In its 2005 ranking, the NUC assessed research output at the country’s 65 universities as measured by the number of scholarly research articles published in prestigious international academic journals, and the number of citations in scholarly indexes.

Results

Nigeria’s top-20 universities as measured by research output

Rank
University
Score
1
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife
200
2
Federal University of Technology, Akure
186
3
University of Ibadan
154
4
University of Lagos
144
5
University of Agriculture Abeokuta
74
6
University of Ilorin
62
7
University of Benin
50
8
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
44
9
Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt
32
10
University of Calabar
30
11
Federal University of Technology, Owerri
22
12
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso
22
13
Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi
18
14
University of Ado-Ekiti
18
15
University of Uyo
14
16
University of Agriculture Makurdi
12
17
Delta State University, Abraka
12
18
Nasarawa State University, Keffi
12
19
Abia State University, Uturu
12
20
University of Maiduguri
10

Source: Thisday Newspaper, March 1, 2005

The same report outlined the faculties that excelled at the top-three-ranked universities:

Obafemi Awolowo: Science (68), Agriculture (360, Environmental Design and Management (36), Pharmacy (36), Technology (18), Social Sciences (4), and Law (2).

Federal University of Technology, Akure: Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (104), Sciences (74), Environmental Technology (4), Engineering and Engineering Technology (2), and Mines and Earth Science (2).

University of Ibadan: Agriculture and Forestry (42), Public Health (34), Science (26), Pharmacy (14), Clinical Sciences (12), Basic Medical Sciences (10), Education (8), Dentistry (4), and Veterinary Medicine (4).