Best agricultural universities in Nigeria

Top 10 Best Agricultural Universities In Nigeria

You probably like the things of the farm like myself and want a career in agriculture in Nigeria. You’re just at the right place as we have decided to make a list of the best agricultural universities in Nigeria.

There are lots of universities in Nigeria that are into agriculture and most of these universities also admit students into other faculties. The icing here is that these universities are known for their excellent methods of disseminating agricultural knowledge to students.



Agriculture is a five year course in Nigeria  and it’s got different departments such as;

  • Agricultural Economics and Extension services
  • Animal Science
  • Crop science
  • Fisheries
  • Forestry and Wildlife
  • Soil science

So you can pick any of the departments you want. I’m currently studying Agricultural economics and extension services in the University of Benin. Unfortunately my school isn’t among the list of the best agricultural universities in Nigeria.

These educational institutions are ranked by webometrics so you have nothing to worry about. The following universities are the best agricultural universities in Nigeria.

  1. Convenant University in Ota, Ogun state.
  2. Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-ife, Osun state.
  3. University of Ibadan in Ibadan, Oyo state.
  4. University of Lagos in Yaba, Lagos state.
  5. University of Illorin in Illorin, Kwara state.
  6. University of Agriculture Abeokuta in Abeokuta, Ogun state.
  7. Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria, Kaduna state.
  8. Federal University of Technology in Akure, Ondo state.
  9. Landmark University in Omu-Aran, Kwara state.
  10. University of Nigeria in Nsukka, Enugu State.



COVENANT UNIVERSITY

It is a private Christian Institution which was founded in 2002. It is situated in Center Cir, Ota in Nigeria. Bishop David Oyedepo is the founder of this prestigious institution, with it’s motto as “Raising a New Generation of Leaders.

Bishop David Oyedepo is the chancellor of this private institute. The official website is covenantuniversity.edu.ng. This institution has also been ranked by Webometrics. In the world, they have ranked it in 1401.

While it has also given it the 3072 presence rank, 1154 impact rank. Besides it was also given an openness rank of 925 and Excellence rank of 2983.

 

OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY

It is the prestigious Institution of Nigeria which was founded in 1962. It is situated in Ile-ife, Osun state. The noteworthy alumni of the institutions are Jimoh Ibrahim, Ola Rotimi, and many others.



It is the public institute and For Learning and Culture is the Motto of this well-reputed institute. oauife.edu.ng is its official website. This institute has also facilitated its students with library and many other facilities.

This institute has also been ranked by Webometrics. In the world, they have ranked it in 1791. While it has also given it the 963 presence rank, 2406 impact rank. Besides, it was also given an openness rank of 3825 and an Excellence rank of 2333.

 

UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN

This oldest Nigerian Institution was founded in 1948. This prestigious institute is situated in Ibadan, Oyo state. The noteworthy alumni of this well-reputed institute are Wole Soyinka, Bola Ige, and many other personalities.

The noteworthy faculty of the institutes include Wole Soyinka, Niyi Osundare and many more. It is the public institution that enrolled 33481 students. ui.edu.ng is its official website. This institution has also been ranked by webometrics.

In the world, they have ranked it in 2310. While it has also given it the 5659 presence rank, 4795 impact rank. Besides, it was also given an openness rank of 3294 and Excellence rank of 1487.

 

UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS

This institution was founded in 1952. It is situated in University road, Yaba, Lagos state. It is also known as Unilag. The noteworthy alumni of this Federal Government-University are Tunde Bakare, Gbenga Daniel, and many others.



In 2010, this public institute enrolled 45000 students. Its campus is in the urban area. It is affiliated with NUC, AAU, and ACU. unilag.edu.ng is the official website of the institution. This institution has also been ranked by Webometrics.

In the world, they have ranked it in 2597. While it has also given it the 6137 presence rank, 4448 impact rank. Besides, it was also given an openness rank of 3273 and an Excellence rank of 2252.

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UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN

Unilorin was founded in 1975. This institute is situated in Ilorin, Kwara state. In 2010, the institute enrolled 20084 students. The noteworthy alumni of Unilorin are Sarah Alade, Nkem Owoh, and many others.

The campus of this public institute is present in an urban area. unilorin.edu.ng is the official website of this prestigious Nigerian Institute. Abdul Ganiyu Ambali is the vice-chancellor of the Institute.



This institute has also been ranked by Webometrics. In the world, they have ranked it in 2742. While it has also given it the 3802 presence rank, 7486 impact rank. Besides, it was also given an openness rank of 986 and Excellence rank of 2586.

 

UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE ABEOKUTA

This Nigerian prestigious institute was founded in 1988. It is a Federal Institute of Agriculture and one of the top Agricultural Universities in Nigeria located in Alabata Road, Abeokuta, Ogun state. unaab.edu.ng is the official website of this public institute. Information regarding courses, subjects, faculties, departments can be seen online on its official website.

NUC has also awarded this Institute as the best university in Nigeria in 2002 and 2003. NUC is the Nigerian Universities Commission. This institute has also been ranked by Webometrics. In the world, they have ranked it in 3424.

While it has also given it the 5486 presence rank, 9213 impact rank. Besides, it was also given an openness rank of 1062 and an Excellence rank of 2983.

 

AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY

This largest university in Nigeria was founded in 1962. It is also known to be the 2nd largest institute in Africa and it is situated in Zaria, Kaduna state. Ahmadu Bello is the founder of this prestigious institute.



The noteworthy alumni of this institute are Nuhu Ribadu, Atiku Abubakar, and many others. The campus of this public institute is present in the urban area. abu.edu.ng is the official website of this well-reputed institute.

This institute has also been ranked by Webometrics. In the world, they have ranked it in 3599. While it has also given it the 5788 presence rank, 9029 impact rank. Besides, it was also given an openness rank of 3002 and Excellence rank of 2459.

 

FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY AKURE

This Nigerian Institution was founded in 1981. It is situated in Akure, Ondo state. Technology for self-Reliance is the Motto of the Institution. It is a public institute and it enrolled 15000 students.

Among them, 13000 were undergraduates while 2000 were, postgraduates. Prof. Biyi Daramola is the vice-chancellor of the Institute. futa.edu.ng is its official website. It provides all the relevant information about the subjects, courses.



This institute has also been ranked by Webometrics. In the world, they have ranked it in 3872. While it has also given it the 5111 presence rank, 10508 impact rank. Besides, it was also given an openness rank of 1679 and an Excellence rank of 2891. In 2014 by Web Visits, it was given the ranking of 14th best Nigerian Institute.

 

Landmark University

This institution was founded in 2011 and Bishop David Oyedepo is its founder. This private institution is situated in Omu-Aran, Kwara state. Breaking New Grounds is the Motto of this well-reputed institute. Imu.edu.ng is the official website of the institute.

This website is helpful for the students as they can have every type of information related to their area of interest. It is a Christian University in Nigeria. DR. David O. Oyedepo is the chancellor of the institute.

This institute has also been ranked by Webometrics. In the world, they have ranked it in 4022. While it has also given it the 6611 presence rank, 2293 impact rank. Besides, it was also given an openness rank of 6119 and an Excellence rank of 5414.

 

UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

This prestigious institution is situated in Nsukka, Enugu state. It was founded in 1955. The noteworthy alumni of the UNN are Peter Obi, Chris Ngige, and many others. To Restore, the Dignity of Man is the motto of this institute.



This public institute has an academic staff of 1519. In 2014, the institute enrolled 36000 students. The Campus is present in rural areas. Lion and Lionesses are their nicknames. unn.edu.ng is its official website.

Students interested in this institute can get any information about it here online. The University of Nigeria was ranked by Webometrics. In the world, Webometrics have ranked it in 4100. While it has also given it the 8506 presence rank, 6774 impact rank. Besides it was also given an openness rank of 6503 and Excellence rank of 2513.

 

Conclusion

The above mentioned universities are the best agricultural universities in Nigeria. So you pick any of your choice to study agriculture.

Getting into these school would be easy as their agricultural cut off marks are usually low.



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