It's been a bad year for Nigerian education, but this 10 managed to make it to the top of the pile.
From the strikes, to poor amenities, to an outdated curriculum in most cases, it's an unfortunate disadvantage most of the time. We've made a list of the top 10 universities this year:
This is the only Nigerian University to make it into the top 1000 in the world.
Arguably the most stable government run university in Nigeria, Unilorin has been a consistent member of the elite top government universities for the past few years.
Despite the many controversies and drama this year, UNILAG still makes it to the list.
Covenant University is the only private-run university on the list, and despite the constant controversy from the chancellor, the school continues to flourish silently.
Popularly known as UNIZIK, a lot of interesting things have happened in the Southeast school this year.
Early this year, the World Economic Forum ranked Uniport as one of the top 30 universities in Africa.
The webometrics ranking on the other hand, ranked UNN as one to the top 30 universities in Africa
The new Vice Chancellor, Professor Zana Itiunbe Akpagu, hasn't done badly for the school since he resumed duties late 2015. Hopefully, he gets even better.
Besides their VC getting arraigned by the EFCC, UNAAB has had a pretty decent year.
From the free surgeries for people, to working towards an online MBA, to even graduating up to 49 first class students, despite all odds, it looks like the Zaria school didn't fare so badly this year.