Obafemi Awolowo University is known to be the most beautiful campus as well as one of the greatest Universities in Nigeria, known for academic excellence, sport and culture. But even with all these qualities, we have few universities that can be compared to OAU . In this article, I will be mentioning six schools that can be compared to Obafemi Awolowo University.
- COVENANT UNIVERSITY
Covenant University built by Winners Chapel, is a private University, founded in 2002, located in Ota, Ogun state. It is known to be one of the best private Universities no only in Nigeria but in Africa at large. The University has diverse Alumni networks with over 10,000 members in more than 50 countries. The achievements and accomplishments by this school made by this school has earned it a top spot in this list. Moreso, you’ll need to decide if this University can adequately be compared to OAU.
2. UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN
The second on this list is University of Ibadan, located in Ibadan, Oyo State. This is a federal University founded in 1948. It is the oldest degree awarding institution in Nigeria. The University of Ibadan has contributed to the political, industrial, economic and cultural development of Nigeria.
3. UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN
University of Ilorin is allso a federal University and was found in 1975. It is know to be the largest University in Nigeria. It is also known for having a very large and diverse student body as well as a staff population. The University has well laid out infrastructure in terms of, an ultra-modern library, good hostels, good roads, electricity etc. It is located in the capital of Kwara state, North Central Nigeria.
4. UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA
University of Nigeria, Nsukka is a federal University founded in 1955. It is located in Nsukka, Enugu State. The University of Nigeria is the first full-fledged indigenous and first autonomous University in Nigeria, modelled upon the American educational system. It is the first land-grant University in Africa and one of the five most reputed universities in Nigeria.
5. UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS
The University of Lagos, popularly known as UNILAG, founded in 1962 is a public & research University located in Akoka Lagos State, Nigeria. It is one of the five first generation universities in Nigeria. It is ranked among the top universities in the world in major education publications.
6. AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY
Ahmadu Bello University known as ABU Zaria, was founded in 1962. It is named after the Sardauna of Sokoto, Alhaji Sir Ahmadu Bello, the first premier of Northern Nigeria. The University is widely recognized as one of the best Universities in Nigeria. It would also be important to note that the University also has many amazing structures it competes with OAU.
All the above named schools are being compared to Obafemi Awolowo University, people think some are in the same level with OAU while some feel they are higher than OAU. But let us know what you think in the comment section. Nevertheless stay updated, because of more is coming.
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