It is no big news that though Nigerian federal universities have been on strike, a number of them still have quite the ranks in recognised universities around the world. Nigerian universities are divided into private, state and then federal. These all play vital roles and are quite ok within the country, but now, we figure out which ones rank in the world and are globally recognised as universities that can be attended. A number of these universities are recommended for foreign students to study in Nigeria, as they don’t just rank as the best in the country but among those in the world at large. 

Without further ado, below are the top ten universities in Nigeria that are recognised among the 1600 universities in the world:

1. The University of Ibadan

University of Ibadan

The University of Ibadan, which is widely known as U.I or Uni-Ibadan, currently ranks at 436 in world count and is known as the first university in Nigeria. The university also ranks as one of the best universities in Africa as number 7. This Nigerian university is recognised in both home and abroad. U.I has earned its first place due to its prowess in educational standards.

2. The University of Lagos

University of Lagos

The second university, which is popularly called as UniLag, is the University of Lagos which ranks 449 in world count. It is also widely known in Africa as it ranks 9th place in the continent as well. 

3. Covenant University

Covenant University

Covenant University, also referred to as CU, is a private university that has managed to bring itself to lime light with a smooth educational background. The university ranks 642 in world count and is counted as one of the best in the country as well.

4. Bayero University Kano

Bayero University Kano

Bayero University, situated in Northern Nigeria holds 1,017 in world rank in universities. Apart from being considered as one of the good universities within the country, it also owns itself a spot among recognised Nigerian universities abroad.

5. Federal University of Technology Akure

Federal University of Technology Akure

The Federal University of Technology Akure, also known as FUTA, holds a position of 1,055 in world ranks.

6. University of Benin

University of Benin

The great University of Benin, also known as UniBen holds a spot of 1,231 in world ranks. Asides being among the first universities to be created in the country, it has also found its place in world recognition ranks.

7. University of Ilorin

University of Ilorin

The University of Ilorin, also known as UniIlorin holds a position of 1,309 in world rank and finds it place among the top recognised universities in the country..

8. University of Nigeria Nsukka

University of Nigeria Nsukka

The University of Nigeria, popularly known as university of Nsukka, currently ranks in a place of 1,376 in world count. This great university is considered to be one of the top universities in the country that is recommendable. 

9. Obafemi Awolowo University

Obafemi Awolowo University

Obafemi Awolowo University, popularly called O.A.U., currently ranks 1,381 in world rank counts. This university is great in infrastructure as well as good teaching and learning techniques.

10. Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta

Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta

The last, but not the list, is Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. This university currently ranks 1,571 in world count. It is considered to be among the considerable universities for foreigners in Nigeria. 

Nigerian universities have received a challenge as well as recognition. Though, a lot of the universities in the country have found global recognition, there is still need to rank well worldwide. With that being said, Nigerian universities have done greatly in world recognition and have earned the country a form of educational fame.  

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