Best Nigerian Universities Offering Sociology And Anthropology

Recently updated on October 18th, 2023 at 09:13 am

This assessment by PositiveNaija aims to provide a reliable guide on the overall standard of Nigerian universities offering sociology and anthropology as academic courses and degrees.

This assessment aims to promote the culture of impactful scholarship and academic excellence in the Nigerian educational sector.

The study of sociology and anthropology and the respective application of both disciplines are important in understanding distinct cultures; evolution of peoples and societies; assessing the influence of human actions.

“A culture is a total way of life. It embraces what people ate and what they wore; the way they walked; the manner in which they treated death and greeted the newborn.”

– Walter Rodney

Best Nigerian Universities Offering Sociology And Anthropology

best Nigerian Universities Offering Sociology And Anthropology

This assessment on the quality of Nigerian universities offering sociology and anthropology as academic courses and degrees is hinged on certain parameters or factors.

  • Factor 1: Accreditation

Indicator: Accreditation report by the National Universities Commission of Nigeria (NUC).

Source: Latest NUC Undergraduate Accreditation Result

This factor takes into consideration the qualifying elements for the courses of sociology and anthropology: library strength; physical and technological infrastructure; number and quality of relevant staff; etc.

Thus, in this assessment of recommended universities (undergraduate), only universities with full accreditation have been provided.

  • Factor 2: Quality of Education


a) The Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

b) NUC Ranking Of Universities In Nigeria

This factor takes into consideration: Teaching (the learning environment); Research (volume, income and reputation); Citations (research influence); International outlook (staff, students and research); and Industry income (knowledge transfer), etc.

Thus, in this assessment of recommended universities, only the best universities in Nigeria according to the latest indicator/source rankings are featured (note: for NUC, universities with a total of 300 points and above).

The recommended Nigerian universities have also been listed in the order of their performance in the rankings.

  • Factor 3: Job employability

Indicator: Most employable Nigerian universities

Source: The Nigerian Graduate Report by Stutern.

This factor will be recorded in percent as stated in the report of the source relied on.

  • Factor 4: Accessible information relevant about the Faculty.

Indicator and source: Online – website of the respective university/faculty

This factor takes into consideration course information available on the following: curriculum; names and contact of the faculty (email and/or phone number); profile/CV and contact of staff and management; number of total students; seminars, conferences, research; tuition and other relevant fees; internet safety of the website; etc.

This factor will be recorded as “Available”, “Good” and “Excellent” accordingly.

PositiveNaija Report
Universities Job employability Accessible information
Covenant University (CU) 63.22% Good
University of Ibadan (UI) 66.67% Good
University of Lagos (UNILAG) 48.33% Good
Bayero University, Kano (BUK) Good
University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) 51.89% Good
University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) 54.02% Good
Afe Babalola University (ABUAD) Good
University of Benin (UNIBEN) Good
Lagos State University (LASU) 62.50% Good
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (NAU) 60.00% Good
Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) 62.70% Good
University of Port-Harcourt (UNIPORT) Good



Research Credits

*This compilation was first researched, written, poster designed and last updated by Toju Micheal Ogbe – without interference or sponsorship by the featured universities.

*This research is open for/to suggestion, donation, sponsorship, collaboration, partnership or advertisement (+2349064503292).


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