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Pulse List 2016 Our top 10 universities this year

It's been a bad year for Nigerian education, but this 10 managed to make it to the top of the pile.

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Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

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Nigerian education is a struggle. In most cases, the system is designed to work against you.

From the strikes, to poor amenities, to an outdated curriculum in most cases, it's an unfortunate disadvantage most of the time.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:

1. University of Ibadan.

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University of Ibadan


This is the only Nigerian University to make it into the top 1000 in the world.

2. University of Ilorin.

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University of Ilorin, Kwara State.


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.

3. University of Lagos.


University of Lagos



Despite the many controversies and drama this year, UNILAG still makes it to the list.

4. Covenant University.

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Covenant University



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.

5. Nnamdi Azikiwe University.

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Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka



Popularly known as UNIZIK, a lot of interesting things have happened in the Southeast school this year.

6. University of Port Harcourt.


Early this year, the World Economic Forum ranked Uniport as one of the top 30 universities in Africa.

7. University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

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UNN, Nsukka



The webometrics ranking on the other hand, ranked UNN as one to the top 30 universities in Africa

8. University of Calabar.




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.

9. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta.

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Besides their VC getting arraigned by the EFCC, UNAAB has had a pretty decent year.

10. Ahmadu Bello University.

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Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

(Premium Times)


 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.

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