The University of Ilorin is the highest ranked university in Nigeria, according to the Webometrics Ranking of Top Colleges and Best Universities of Nigeria (July 2010), followed by Obafemi Awolowo University in second place nationally.
University of Ilorin was one of the seven institutions of higher learning established by a decree of the Federal Military Government in August, 1975. The University has the faculties of Agriculture; Arts; Basic Medical Sciences; Business & Social Sciences; Communication & Information Sciences; Clinical Sciences; Education; Engineering & Technology; Law; Sciences.
The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) is a leading comprehensive public institution established in 1962 as The University of Ife. In the 1970’s and the early 1980’s, the University attained a foremost position among educational institutions in Africa, with a vibrant academic and social atmosphere and a strong international reputation.
University of Lagos is rated No. 1 in Nigeria in the 4icu.org world university ranking 2010. The University offers a wide range of programmes in Arts, Social Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Pharmacy, Law, Engineering, Sciences, Business Administration and Education. The University of Lagos rewarded 19 of its researchers for their outstanding research efforts in the 2005 Research Conference and Fair.
The Top 5 Universities in Nigeria:
1 University of Ilorin
2 Obafemi Awolowo University
3 University of Jos
4 University of Lagos
5 University of Benin
Source: Webometrics (2010)
* Suggested Reading:
Medical Schools in Nigeria
List of Universities in South Africa
World of University Ranking and League Table
In UK there are some university league tables published every year by The Times, The Independent, The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Times and The Guardian. In Australia the Good Universities Guide rating is a very useful handbook for anyone choosing a tertiary institution. For more information please see University Ranking by Country.