2023: Covenant University Emerges Nigeria’s Best, 7th In Africa


By Adadareporters

Covenant University, affiliated to the Living Faith Church, is the best university in Nigeria and seventh in Africa, according to the inaugural Sub-Saharan Africa University Rankings for 2023. The rating comprises private and public universities.

Universities from South Africa and two from Tanzania made four of the top 10 universities according to the rating.

The ratings are anchored on five pillars of access and fairness, Africa impact, teaching skills, student engagement, and resources and finance.

The Sub-Saharan Africa University Rankings, produced in partnership with Mastercard Foundation, ranks 88 universities from 17 countries in the region.

Nigeria recorded the most universities in the ranking with 37, followed by South Africa with nine, Ghana and Kenya have seven each and Somalia and Uganda have five each.

The ranking provides a rich source of data on the differences between public and private universities. Out of the 88 ranked universities, 59 (67%) are public, 21 (24%) are private not-for-profit, and eight are private for-profit (9%) and seven of the top 10 universities are public.

Public universities received an average overall score in the rankings of 50 and charged students a median of £966 per year. By comparison, private institutions scored an average of 43, with not-for-profits charging £1,922 and for-profits charging £3,291 annually.

Covenant University (CU) is a private Christian university in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria. It is affiliated to Living Faith Church Worldwide and is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Association of African Universities , and National Universities Commission.

In 2019, Covenant University became the first Nigerian university to be ranked in the top 401-500 category of world universities by Times Higher Education.

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