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Nigeria has a number of national universities and public universities which are considered prestigious on an international level. However, there are many private universities which are not controlled the government. Currently there about 60 of the in Nigeria, all of them are approved by The National Universities Commission of Nigeria.
Here’s the list of the best private Nigerian universities!
The university was opened on October 21, 2002. It is situated in Canaan Land, Ota, Ogun State. CU is Private Christian University and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. In 2015 it was ranked as the best Nigeria’s university.
Covenant consists of 4 colleges; each of them has its programs. The colleges are: College of Business and Social Sciences, College of Leadership Development Studies, College of Engineering and College of Science and Technology.
Babcock University started its activity in 1959 under the name of the Adventist College of West Africa (ACWA). The university has its name after an American missionary David C. Babcock which was pioneering the work the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Nigeria in 1914.
Currently it has more than 10 000 students that study in Babcock’s academic divisions. The university has nine schools and one college.
Joseph Ayo Babalola University
The university is situated in Ikeji-Arakeji in Osun State. Joseph Ayo Babalola University is established by the Christ Apostolic Church. It has received its name from the first Spiritual leader of Christ Apostolic Church, Jooseph Ayo Babalola.
The majors that can be chosen by students: Agricultural Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Humanities, Law, Management Sciences, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences.
Bowen University is owned and ruled by Nigerian Baptist Convention. It is situated in Iwo, Osun State. It was opened on November 2, 2002.
The university has its own philosophy which teaches to combine academic sciences with love and humanity. It consists of five faculties and one college, which are: College of Health Sciences, Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Science and Science Education, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences.
The university is situated on Gbongan-Oshogbo Road, Osun State. It was established in 2005 by the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
The Redeemer’s University consists of three colleges, which are: the College of Natural Science, the College of Management Science, and the College of Humanities.
Igbinedion University Okara
The university is situated at Okada in Okada, a town near Benin City, Edo state. It was founded in 2002 by Sir Gabriel Osawaru Igbinedion, a local leader who is a billionaire and philanthropist.
This university with a remarkable reputation provides a higher education in: Law, Medicine, Natural and Applied Sciences, Business and Management Studies, Pharmacy, Engineering and the Arts and Social Sciences. There are 7 colleges and each of them has its own library.
It is the same university where the Nigerian musician 2 Face Idibia has received his degree in May of 2016.
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