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Worst Private Universities in Nigeria (2023 Rankings Update)

When you’re thinking about attending university there are several factors you should take into consideration. Finding the best institution for yourself should depend upon your unique needs. The cost, the quality of the education, reputation of the college and percentage of graduates who find jobs are a few items to factor in. There are some universities that you should stay away from, even if they’re more affordable or nearer to where you live.

Just as there are some universities categorized as best, there are also some worst private and public universities and colleges in Nigeria that you should be aware of. The importance of this is to be informed in your decision-making process as you register for your next JAMB examination.

There is no point in attending a university that the commissioning body (NUC) has listed to be among the worst universities, especially where there are options of the best, highly-ranked universities to choose from.

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List of the worst private & public universities in Nigeria:

  1. Christopher University
  2. Dominican University
  3. Kwarafa University, Wukari
  4. Clifford University
  5. Eastern Palm University
  6. Dominican University
  7. Legacy University, Okija
  8. Hezekiah University
  9. Spiritan University, Nneochi
  10. Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences

10. Christopher University

Christopher University is among the worst universities in Nigeria. The university is not as popular as many other universities in the country, however, it has a certain level of academic excellence and offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.

9. Dominican University

Even in Ibadan the Oyo state capital where the University is located, many people are still not aware of Dominican University.

Its a private institution in Nigeria that provides a variety of undergraduate programs, but there are many courses that are either not accredited by the National Universities Commission or were not developed by the university.

Some of the courses offered in the University include Accounting, Economics, Business Administration, Criminology, Mass Communication, Geography, Biology, Computer Science, Statistics, Political Science and International Science, Public Administration, and Sociology.

If your dream is to pursue high-standard academic achievements and continue to master’s in your field of study, then you need to check out the list of the best universities in Nigeria.

8. Kwarafa University, Wukari

Kwarafa University makes it to the list of the worst ever universities in Nigeria because the majority of the top courses it claims to offer are not accredited thereby defeating the purpose of going to school to acquire quality education.

7. Clifford University

Clifford university occupies the 7th position in the list of the worst universities in Nigeria.

The institution is a newly chartered institution by the Ministry of Education. The majority of the courses available in the university are not accredited.

6. Eastern Palm University

Eastern palm university, located in Imo State, is a Nigerian institution with a public and private partnership. It also runs undergraduate degree courses of which some are not accredited.

4. Legacy University, Okija

The Legacy University is a Private University located in Okija. Although the school is accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC), most of the courses are yet to be accredited.

The legacy university has 19 Undergraduates programs with an unknown number of postgraduate courses.

Hence, It is the 4th worst university in Nigeria.

3. Hezekiah University

Hezekiah University is located in Umudi, Nkwerre in Imo State.

The university is considered one of the worst schools in Nigeria because of its low academic performance and low quality of education. 

2. Spiritan University, Nneochi

Spiritan University is regarded as 2nd worst university in Nigeria because of its low-quality education, poor teaching techniques, and lack of learning facilities. The courses offered are also not accredited.

1. Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences

The National University Commission NUC recognizes Eko University of Medical and Health Sciences as the worst university in the country.

NUC has accredited the institution but, the institution runs many degree programs. that is yet to be accredited by the NUC.

The school offers course degrees, which include Medicine, Human Anatomy, Medical Biochemistry, Pharmacology, etc.

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Other Worst Universities, and Colleges in Nigeria

rankingWorld RankUniversityDet.Presence Rank*Impact Rank*Openness Rank*Excellence Rank*
20123235College of Education Ikere Ekiti2456922550114016033
20223280(3) University of Maiduguri Centre for Distance Learning1411523554114016033
20323328College of Education Akwanga2725221971114016033
20423368Eastern Palm University2062823145114016033
20523395Federal School of Dental Technology and Therapy Enugu2264622986114016033
20623412Wavecrest College of Hospitality2702122203114016033
20723608Evangel University Akaeze2670924892103096033
20823647Lagos City Polytechnic611824556114016033
20923787Federal College of Education Zaria2692522747114016033
21024068National Mathematical Centre2697023075114016033
21124089Federal College of Education Akoka2475023556114016033
21224567Polytechnic Ife2715023535114016033
21324593Dominican Institute Samonda Ibadan2339324297114016033
21424897Dominican University Nigeria2564424406114016033
21524897Wellspring University2413324634114016033
21624971Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic2656624289114016033
21725038Ramat Polytechnic Maiduguri1669625352114016033
21825097Covenant Polytechnic Aba2448824806114016033
21925189Federal College of Education Technical Omoku2398124955114016033
22025350Federal College of Education Technical Bichi2700424635114016033
22125350College of Education Agbor2472225081114016033
22225725Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic Ikot Osurua2778224289114016033
22325851Federal College of Education Pankshin2682725358114016033
22425877Federal College of Education Kano2622325502114016033
22525932AllOver Central Polytechnic2648425525114016033
22626037Federal College of Education Yola2577325753114016033
22726069Federal College of Education Katsina2725225447114016033
22826151(3) Benue State University Centre of Excellence for Food Technology and Research CEFTER1962626333114016033
22926247Kings Polytechnic Ubiaja2753725429114016033
23026266Benue State Polytechnic Ugbokolo2622325966114016033
23126280Tower Polytechnic2570926078114016033
23226299Crown Hill University Ilorin2666025927114016033
23326419Obong University2614926152114016033
23426445Federal Polytechnic Mubi2717725905114016033
23526455College of Agriculture Jalingo Taraba State2567826233114016033
23626546Abdu Gusau Polytechnic Talata Mafara2708426078114016033
23726839College of Education Jalingo2674126531114016033
23826874Umar Suleiman College of Education2606726673114016033
23926929Akperan Orshi College of Agriculture Yandev2699426604114016033
24026982Eko University of Medicine and Health Sciences EKUMEDHS2690226697114016033
24126982Prime Polytechnic2630326812114016033
24227439State College of Basic & Remedial Studies Sokoto2549127432114016033
24327503Yusufu Bala Usman College of Legal and General Studies2691727403114016033
24427519Skyline University Nigeria233522813355646033
24527583Interlink Polytechnic2668727511114016033
24627734Gombe State College Health Sciences and Technology Kaltungo2622327713114016033
24727778College of Education Nsukka2805127403114016033
24827967Angel Crown College of Education2753727876114016033
24927991Emmanuel Alayande College of Education Oyo2638228004114016033
25028018Akwa Ibom State College of Science & Technology2753727972114016033
25128075Polytechnic Imesi Ile2749528011114016033
25228149Fidei Polytechnic Gboko

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