Saturday, January 16, 2016

The Best University In Nigeria Goes To...


University of Jos (UNIJOS) has been named as one of the best among second generation Universities in the country in 2015 ranking of the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC). 

The University was ranked the best after Ilorin. A statement signed by Abdullahi Abdullahi, Principal Officer Assistant Registrar, Information and Publication of the university, noted that: “The second generation Universities are the 12 universities established between 1970 and 1985 to meet the increasing need for university education in Nigeria especially in the area of Science and Technology.” 


 Abduallhi said: “University of Jos was however ranked 7th in the overall ranking of all Federal, State and Private Universities in Nigeria.” NUC named the University of Ibadan in overall first position while Covenant University was rated as the best private University in Nigeria. Similarly, a student of 

UNIJOS bagged First Class among his peers in the November 2015 Bar Final Examination of Nigerian Law School, Bwari, Abuja. The student, Okwor Keneth Ononeze was among the 2013/2014 graduates of the university. Secretary to the Council and Director of Administration, Council of Legal Education, Mrs Max-Uba conveyed this through a letter of commendation to the university, addressed to the Vice-Chancellor, 

Prof Hayward Mafuyai. Mafuyai described the ranking as clear recognition of the enormous work being done in the university. “It was encouraging that the university was being appreciated for the impact it is creating towards human capital development in the country, noting that the ranking was consistent with the University’s global rating. “If not for some challenges, the University could have achieved greater success. I enjoin all stakeholders to rally round towards ensuring that the University achieves its full potential,” he said. 

While expressing his excitement at Ononeze’s performance at the Final Bar Exam of the Nigerian Law School, Mafuyai commended the efforts of Lecturers and other Staff in the University whom he said are sacrificing a lot to ensure that the Students get the best education. 

He assured that the University administration would not rest on its oars towards making the University the choice destination for all its academic programmes.

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