When speaking of industries that has been hugely influenced by the private sector in Nigeria, the education industry is one of them.
Many years back, if anyone predicted that private individuals or organizations will be establishing and running their own universities in Nigeria, such person would have been seriously mocked because everyone was familiar with only public universities then.
As it is today, private universities are not just in existence alongside government-owned universities but some of these private universities are ranked higher than several public universities when it comes to research, student discipline, technology etc little wonder we now have many private universities situated in different states of the country.
It is safe to say that the private universities have earned their slots in the list of most preferred universities in Nigeria due to many obvious reasons.
Asides from the fact that private universities invest hugely in infrastructure thereby ensuring that students have a conducive learning environment, some of the private institutions are presently at the forefront when it comes to technology, student entrepreneurial education, and research.
Moreover, the fixed academic years of learning in private universities are more reliable than that of public universities, there are much external forces that affects public universities, unlike the private universities.
Do you know that a good number of these private universities have technology hub; some of them even have on campus incubation programs that enhances student business ideas.
List of Best private universities in Nigeria 2021
If you are a parent or guardian and you desire the best for your ward, you are on the right page as we will be sharing with you, the best private universities in Nigeria. This list will help you in making the right decision as regards your children education.
1. Covenant University, Ota
Occupying the first position on this list is the highly esteemed higher institution of learning, covenant University. It is reasonable to conclude that this university is the best private university in Nigeria and the second best university in Nigeria.
This is so because Covenant University is a fast-growing school established with great vision. The school stands out because it is excellence oriented.
Moreover, it was created with the sole aim of raising new generation of leaders not just for Nigeria, but for the African continent. So you see a school with such a high goal cannot be expected to operate below excellence.
2. Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti
(ABUAD), On the second position, we have ABUAD, a school that is highly regarded as a good model for other private universities in Nigeria for several reasons.
This is the first university in Nigeria who moved to its permanent site, built hostels, staff quarters, and ensured that the teaching facilities were well equipped even before it was given license to operate by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
The school currently has five colleges
College of medicine
College of law
College of sciences
College of social and management sciences
College Of Engineering
3. Landmark University Omu-Aran
This university was founded by the Living Faith Church popularly known as the Winners Chapel.
Land Mark University was established in order to nurture and train students who would become leaders and agents of economic development not just in Nigeria but in Africa.
In this school, all students are taken through high level of information technology training in arts, sciences and entrepreneurship regardless of their field of study or area of academic specialization.
Since its inauguration many years ago , the school has succeeded in impacting knowledge, skill and excellence into the students, and that is why it has earned a second position on the list of top private universities in Nigeria.
4. Babcock University Ilishan- Remo
Speaking of the best higher institutions of learning in Nigeria, Babcock occupies the front row position. Since its establishment in 1999, Babcock has upheld the good reputation of impacting excellence, skill and ensuring modesty in its students.
In the third quarter of 2010, Babcock inaugurated its postgraduate school and its medical school took off in January 2012.
Also, the school has upgraded its departments by adding new programmes in order to meet the present market demands an d to ensure that the school products (graduates from Babcock) are relevant in the market.
one of the recent additions is music.
5. Nile University of Nigeria, Abuja
Nile University was founded in the year 2009 and its presently situated in the Federal Capital Territory; Abuja.
The purpose of establishing this school is to make available high quality of tertiary education to the large number of secondary school leavers in the country.
Currently, Nile University has close to 4000 students 🙁 includes undergraduates and postgraduates). The school also has 5 faculties with 36 postgraduates programmes and 6 faculties with 26 undergraduate programme.