If you are pursuing a postgraduate degree and considering which university will be suitable. Then you should consider these 5 universities. The list below is in no particular order.
1. University of Lagos (UNILAG)
This is one of the most popular Federal Universities in Nigeria. Graduates from this citadel of learning carry themselves with a lot of pride. The Federal Government of Nigeria tried not too long ago to change the name of the school which was founded in 1962 to MAULAG – Moshood Abiola University of Lagos, and this move by the government was met with stiff opposition from both present and past students of the school. UNILAG is a good choice for Postgraduate students for several reasons. It runs one of the fastest academic calendars with relative stability.
2. University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)
UNILORIN, one of the nation’s federal universities, established in 1975. This school has been able to maintain a stable school calendar for about 7 years. If you are lucky to have an admission there, you will be through with your course of study within the stipulated time.
3. University of Nigeria, Nsuka (UNN)
This school that was established in 1955, remains one of the schools where you can obtain your masters quickly, in fact in less than a year, if time is a factor that you would consider in choosing a school, especially in the engineering and science studies, then you should consider this school as an option.
4. University of Ibadan (UI)
Some say this is the ‘Harvard’ of Nigeria. Looking at the pedigree of the school being the first university in Nigeria, established in 1948 initially known as University College, Ibadan (UCI) before it was changed to University of Ibadan in 1962. Getting admitted into the school for a postgraduate study is always a herculean task. This is due in part to the number of prospective applicants for postgraduate programmes. UI maintains a high standard in quality, therefore applicants must be prepared for hard work.
5. Covenant University (CU)
One of the most popular privately owned universities in Nigeria. The Chancellor being the very enigmatic Bishop David Oyedepo of the Winners Chapel church. Since the establishment in October 2002, the school has changed the dynamics of how schools at all levels are run in Nigeria, holding herself to the highest standards obtainable in developed countries in the Western world. Regarded as one of the most equipped universities in the country, the school has won University of the Year Award more than once.