Covenant University (CU) has secured the top spot in the 2024 Times Higher Education World University Ranking for Nigerian institutions.
The recognition places Covenant University at the forefront of academic excellence.
CU is owned and operated by the Living Faith Worldwide Incorporation, a Nigerian church known as Winners Chapel.
The founder of the church, Bishop David Olaniyi Oyedepo, is the chancellor of the university based in Ota, Ogun state.
The newly released rankings highlight the following universities as the top performers in Nigeria for 2024:
- Covenant University: Covenant University takes the prestigious first place, solidifying its academic excellence and innovation reputation.
- University of Ibadan: A renowned institution, the University of Ibadan, secures the second position, reflecting its longstanding contribution to Nigerian education.
- Federal University of Technology, Akure: This institution clinches the third position, emphasizing its commitment to technological advancement and education.
- University of Lagos: The University of Lagos, a recognized name in Nigerian academia, secures fourth in the rankings.
- Bayero University: Bayero University rounds out the top five, showcasing its dedication to providing quality education.
The complete list of the top 15 universities in Nigeria, according to the 2024 Times Higher Education World University Ranking, is as follows:
- University of Ilorin
- University of Nigeria, Nsukka
- Afe Babalola University
- University of Benin
- Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
- Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
- Lagos State University
- Nnamdi Azikiwe University
- Obafemi Awolowo University
- University of Port Harcourt
The Times Higher Education World University Ranking is a globally recognized benchmark for assessing the quality and impact of higher education institutions.
The rankings serve as an essential reference for prospective students, educators, researchers, and policymakers in evaluating the strengths and capabilities of universities in Nigeria and worldwide.
Experts say Covenant University’s top ranking is a testament to the dedication and hard work of its faculty, staff, and students in contributing to the development of Nigeria’s educational landscape.