University of Ibadan has been rated the best university in Nigeria and the 8th in Africa, according to a new ranking of 1,447 African universities and higher institutions, using research publications, citations from 2010 to 2014, as well as visibility on the Internet.
University of Cape Town is number one in Africa, followed by Cairo University, then the University of Pretoria comes third in the Top 10 Universities in Africa. The rest are 3 more from South Africa, two from Egypt, one from Kenya and one from Nigeria (university of Lagos).
Top Universities in Nigeria
1. University of Ibadan – (8th in Africa)
2. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (13th in Africa)
3. Ahmadu Bello University (18th in Africa)
4. University of Lagos (20th in Africa)
5. Obafemi Awolowo University (24th in Africa)
6. University of Ilorin (31st in Africa )
7. University of Port Harcourt (36th in Africa)
6. Nnamdi Azikiwe University (42nd in Africa)
7. University of Calabar (43rd in Africa)
8. Federal University of Technology, Akure (49th in Africa),
9. Covenant University (53rd in Africa) (only private university)