Top Universities in Nigeria for Postgraduate Studies 2019
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. This has become a trend largely due to the lack of availability of jobs. Graduates are trying to obtain postgraduate degrees such as PGD, M.A, M.sc, M.Agric, LL.M, Ph.D, etc. Stay calm and read through…
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 else 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, Business Management, among others.
The programs in this school are designed to be dexterous, fast-paced and research-based. 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 are 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 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 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 staffs are mainly Ibadan trained with a few percentage 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 notable 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.
In summary, although it may be a subjective research, I have been as objective as possible and I would appreciate any comments and contributions. Learning is a continuous process.