TOP STATE UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA

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TOP STATE UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA

 

The following are the top state universities in Nigeria, according to the National University Commission (NUC). This body, established with the aim of promoting quality higher education in Nigeria, assessed these schools based on academic excellence, infrastructural development and the quality of professionals in the school.

The top state universities in Nigeria:

 

10.KOGI STATE UNIVERSITY

 

 

Kogi State University, or KSU, was established in 1999 by the then governor of the state Prince Abubakar Audu. Although not very popular, this school has been ranked as one of the best in Africa, producing competent and educationally sound graduates. The school offers a range of courses, and has most of them accredited. Its faculty of law stands as the best in Nigeria, and its department of Geology, rated as one of the best in Africa. Its student population is about 50000 and the current vice chancellor is Professor M. Abdulkadir.

 

9.EBONYI STATE UNIVERSITY

 

 

‘EBSU’ was established firstly as a university college in 1999 and later achieved its university status in the year 2000. With a vision to rank among the best citadels in the world of learning, research and community service, it isn’t a surprise the University is one of the top state universities in the country. Professor Fidelis Ogah is the current vice chancellor.

 

8.EKITI STATE UNIVERSITY

 

 

 

This state university was established in the year 1982, and is located at Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state. Its student population is about 25000, 23000 being undergraduates. It has changed its name four times and adopted the current ‘EKSU’ in 2011.

 

7.NASARAWA STATE UNIVERSITY

 

 

The school is located at Keffi, Nasarawa state. It has other campuses at Lafia, the state’s capital and Pyanku. The current vice chancellor of the school is Muhammad Akaro Mainoma.

 

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6.OSUN STATE UNIVERSITY

 

 

Located in Osogbo, Osun State, this university runs a multi campus, six in total, located respectively at Osogbo, Ikire, Okuku, Ipetu, Ijesha and Ejigbo. The current vice chancellor is Professor Bashir Adekunle Okesina.

 

5.KWARA STATE UNIVERSITY

 

 

Although established in 2009 with a student population of less than 10000, Kwara State University or ‘KWASU’ as it is fondly called, has risen to become one of the top state universities in Nigeria. A center for community service and entrepreneurship, the school has already achieved great academic excellence in its few years of existence.It is the first university in Nigeria to offer a (B.Eng) in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering.

 

4.BENUE STATE UNIVERSITY MAKURDI

 

 

Fourth on the list, Benue State University is located along Gboko road, Makurdi. It offers undergraduate and graduate courses and its current Vice Chancellor is Professor Msugh Moses Kembe.

 

3.RIVERS STATE UNIVERSITY (RSU)

 

 

Formerly known as Rivers State University of Science and Technology, the school is the first technological university in Nigeria. It has a population of about 22000 students, and in 2014 was ranked fifteenth on the list of The Best Universities in Nigeria.

 

2.ENUGU STATE UNIVERSITY

 

 

Ranked second on the list of top state universities in Nigeria, Enugu State University has the motto ‘Technology for Service’, announcing its drive for the technological advancement of the people.This state university has over 50000 students and its Vice Chancellor is Professor Luke Okechukwu Anike.

 

1.LAGOS STATE UNIVERSITY

 

 

The state university, with a population of over 35000 students, is located at Ojo, Lagos State. It offers degree, diploma and post graduate programs, and has been ranked first by the NUC. The current chancellor of the state university is George Oguntade, and the vice chancellor, Olarenwaju Fagbohon.

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