2 Most Rated Best Private Universities in Nigeria

by - October 18, 2016

2 Most rated best private universities in Nigeria

It will sound really ridiculous if I start this post by asking you if you wish to acquire a university degree. Of course, you should be, but what I’m not sure is whether you wish to pass through any one of the best private universities in Nigeria – bearing in mind their astronomical fees.

 University education is one endeavour almost every average Nigerian clamour to have. This is due to the massive rise in educational awareness and empowerment programs across the country. We Nigerians are known for the many feats we have achieved in the academic field. There are many of our sons and daughters that are making us proud in the global affairs and good a thing most of them passed through the universities of this our noble country. We all (or rather most of us) wish to have one or more university degree(s), and I think, judging from our Nigeria context, the school attended also contributes to the quality of your degree. I believe you can agree with me. Some universities’ first class graduates are often times rated lower than some universities’ second class lower graduates. What could be the cause of that – of course, one of the causes stems from the fact that those with first class attended some low rated universities in the country. So, I think we have reached a level where we cannot just say “it’s alright, let me just enter any university first”, we are in the stage of ‘scrutiny’.  
But to be a little more specific, I want to talk about private universities. You will agree with me that private universities are becoming ‘hot cakes’ in the country. This may be as a result of many factors. I sometimes cannot comprehend why many Nigerians are flooding into private universities despite some obvious disadvantages – prominent among them is the exorbitant fees. But to some extent, I think private universities are feeding fat on the opportunities opened for them by the many failures and maladministration experienced in public universities – such as the never-ending striking wahalas experienced almost every semester. Nigerians don’t entertain dull moments, they are always on the move.

Attending private universities has its own pros and cons also, but aside that it pays. There are countless numbers of them scattered across the country for you to attend. But I don’t think you really want to do that – not with the huge amount of fees you’ll have to dip into it. I’m sure you really need something that is worth your time and money; something closest to the best (if not the best). And that is why you’re reading this post about best private Universities in Nigeria. Speaking your mind?

This post is meant to save you a lot of time and money, I’m going to list just two most rated best private universities in Nigeria. I don’t want to join the band of bloggers who will get you confused with 101 best universities in Nigeria. Best is always one and I’ve tried to see the best but have been coming across these two universities fighting alongside this title. I will enlist the best 2 private universities in Nigeria first and afterwards, go into deeper review. But before I do that, let me first start by explaining the few factors that are considered globally when ranking a university.

Major Factors Considered in Ranking Universities

Academic Reputation: The academic reputation of a university is one of the major factors that is considered when a university is being ranked. It is done using a global survey. Academics are asked to identify institutions where they believe the majority of the best research in their own field of expertise are currently taking place.

Student-Faculty Ratio: The ratio of students to employed academic staff are very crucial also. The number of staff employed in relation to the number of students enrolled. There will be a keen consideration of universities that are best equipped to provide small class sizes and a good level of individual supervision.

Citations per Faculty: This has to deal with the university’s research impact.  The amount of impact the university is making to the world in terms of research and publication. Talking about citation, it refers to a piece of research being referred to within another piece of research. The more a piece of research is cited, the more influential such piece of work will become. Hence, if a piece of work that is researched in a particular university gains massive citations from different research works, then the university will gain the credit. The more cited research papers a university publishes, the more the research output of the university is strongly considered.  

Meet Top 2 Most Rated Best Private Universities in Nigeria

#1 Covenant University in Ota, Ogun State
#2 Babcock University in Ilisha Remo, Ogun State.

Motto: Promoting Mental Productivity
The university was established and licensed by the Federal Government of Nigeria on the 12th of February 2002. Although the university is pretty young but it is tremendously making waves. The chancellor on whose novel blueprint the school was established is a renowned Bishop of the Living faith Church Dr David Oyedepo. The present Vice-chancellor is Prof Aderemi A. Atayero.
Covenant University is a developing, dynamic vision-birthed, vision driven University, established on a Christian mission ethos and focused on spearheading greatness at the front line of learning. They are driven by the convincing vision of raising another era of Leaders for the African Continent on the stage of a Holistic, Human Development and coordinated learning educational programs, with a specific goal to raise Total Men who will go out to build up their reality. Their Core-Values of Spirituality, Possibility Mentality, Capacity Building, Integrity, Responsibility, Diligence and Sacrifice are what characterises their dedication to perfection.

They have a mandate as a University to transform the educational phase of Africa. A kind of a rescue mission in learning, driven on the platform of Christian ethos and life reforming principles. The integration of the vital necessities stipulated by scholastic and expert quality assurance bodies, a worldwide viewpoint and impact-driven learning accentuation, gives an effective collaboration for enablement in facilitating the inculcation of academic and inventive capacities by means of a policy of a strong responsibility to self-knowledge.
As I alluded earlier, right from the inception, Covenant University has experienced a skyrocketing growth in academic excellence and this year has climbed so high to become #1 best private University in Nigeria, this year 2016. It is no doubt, graduates from this school have a higher marketing value, and they have a high chance of employment because of the high standard of graduates that are produced from the University on yearly basis.
Also, it will not be out of place to talk about morality. This University is built on a firm and also humane moral principles, giving the students not only the academic formation but a holistic and integral human formation.
The Covenant University currently has only one campus which is situated in Canaanland, Ota. Currently, this is where it holds all its academic activities.

The University has a massive and well-equipped library that is able to accommodate up to 3000 readers and about 500 research staff and postgraduates.

E-mail: vc@covenantuniversity.edu.ng     

The Nigeria Premier private citadel of learning. The Babcock University was named after an American Missionary, David C. Babcock, who was the pioneer missionary to bring the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Nigeria. The University is owned and run by the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Nigeria. It is a private Christian co-educational Nigerian university notable for its innovative methods of management.
It has outstanding and effective policies that aim at improving the academic excellence of both the students and the institute. Babcock was officially inaugurated as a University by the Federal Government of Nigeria on April 20, 1999.
Indeed, it is one of the greatest gifts to the Nigerian educational sector. It provides great learning facilities for its students and staff. A unique place of study, research and even worship, which made possible through its distinctive features, identities and cultures.
The university has a very committed staff, committed to serving the community, nation and mankind. It has a well-structure problem-based learning and integrated curriculum as a way of being part of the society in the quest to ameliorate the problems facing mankind and his society. Since the inception of Babcock University, it has continued to develop in leaps and bounds. And now they have attained the #2 in the best Private Universities in Nigeria, a position most Nigerian private Universities may never attain. The current Vice-Chancellor of the University, who doubles also as the President of the University is Prof Ademola Stephen TAYO.

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