Top Universities in Nigeria for Postgraduate Studies

Filed in Articles by on January 6, 2022

Looking for the Top Universities in Nigeria for Postgraduate Studies? Good news! Here, we have provided the top universities for postgraduate studies in Nigeria if you intend to pursue your academics further.

A lot has happened in the world in educational development. As we all know, almost all Nigerian graduates follow the academic path to postgraduate degrees. Graduates are trying to obtain postgraduate degrees such as PGD, M.A,, M.Agric, LL.M, Ph.D., etc.

These degrees are mainly obtained to increase and balance the chances of getting a good job. Having a Superior First Class or Second Class is no longer a guarantee to ensure a job of mouth-watering ever again.

Furthermore, PG degrees become useful in other to gain more experience, to pass the time of unemployment, and to progress in the educational state.

List of Top Universities in Nigeria for Postgraduate Studies

1. University of Ibadan

The University of Ibadan is more or less Nigeria’s most widely accepted and attended university for Postgraduate Studies.

Students from virtually all of West Africa have eyed this school for so long largely because of the name it has garnered for itself.

This institution is known for its quality and fast Postgraduate programs in Arts, Sciences, Law, Social Sciences, Agriculture, Pharmacy, Medical Sciences, and Business Management, among others.

The programs in this school are designed to be dexterous, fast-paced, and research-based. The cost of living is quite cheap for students and staff quantity and quality are excellent.

However, UI has its merits and demerits just like any other school but its merits are more and better. Anyone who can ride along with the classic Yoruba city of Ibadan will have no problem schooling in UI.

2. University of Ilorin

This University seems to find its way into virtually every listing and ranking of Nigerian Universities. The school is located in the Yoru-Fula City of Ilorin in Central Nigeria.

The school has adequate infrastructure in place and excellent administration. It has cultivated a good maintenance culture and the staff is up and doing.

Students look up to UNILORIN for various reasons and these include, above all, the fact that its academic calendar is fast, stringent, unbreakable, and unbeatable.

Most academic staff in Ilorin is domestically trained by the school itself because of its good retainment policy.

3. Ahmadu Bello University

This is another premier university in Nigeria for quality postgraduate programs. This school is located deep in the heart of Kaduna and it has produced about 70% of all Nigerian Northern Academics, Technocrats, and Politicians.

This school boasts of good infrastructure with an excellent maintenance culture. Research is consistent with excellent teaching and fast-paced programs.

4. University of Benin

UNIBEN is another great school for Postgraduate studies in some departments. The emphasis on the “SOME” here is that some departments are known to have minor glitches that unnecessarily delay programs.

These glitches mostly stem from the HOD of such a department. However, the PG programs in UNIBEN are superb, fast-paced, and solid.

Physical infrastructures are present but many are worn out and the maintenance culture is lacking in UNIBEN.

The alumni strength is commendable and the academic staff are mainly Ibadan trained with a few percentages from Lagos and others are internally trained in the school.

The impact factor of Journals is low but comparatively higher than most Federal Universities. This school is renowned for Law, Social Sciences, Arts, Medical, and Pure Sciences.

 5. University of Lagos

The University of Lagos is one of the nation’s premier universities. It is a first-generation school that has churned out tons of graduates.

The school is located in the buzzing city of Lagos, the commercial heart of Nigeria! It is reputed to have some of the best faculty members and programs in the country.

The University is not able to have a diverse range of lecturers that cross ethnic barriers hence in this school, one frequently encounters lecturers who are of Igbo, Igala, Nupe, Edo, Urhobo, Hausa, etc.

UNILAG has a strong alumni body like UI and it has carved a niche for itself in its PG programs.

Programs include M.A., MPA, MBA, M.Sc, M.Agric, M.Fishery, M.Tech, M.Ed, Ph.D., etc and the school is renowned for Law, Arts, Sciences, Engineering, and Social Sciences.

Although it may be subjective research, I have been as objective as possible and I would appreciate any comments and contributions. Learning is a continuous process.

CSN Team.

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