Nigerian Scholars – Nigerian University Commission (NUC) has ranked University of Jos (UNIJOS) as one of the topmost best among second generation Universities in the country in 2015.
According to a statement signed by Abdullahi Abdullahi, Principal Officer Assistant Regitrar, Information and Publication, the University was ranked second best after that of Ilorin.
“The second generation Universities are the twelve 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.
“The NUC is responsible for laying down minimum academic standards, accreditation of degree programmes and other academic awards as well as maintaining quality assurance among Nigerian Universities.”
The statement said, a student of University of Jos also bagged First Class Degree 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 of Jos and addressed to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Hayward Mafuyai.
Reacting to these developments, Vice-Chancellor University of Jos, Professor Hayward Mafuyai welcomed the news of the University’s current ranking describing it as clear recognition of the enormous work being done in the University.
Professor Mafuyai said, “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”
According to him, “if not for some challenges, the University could have achieved greater success and enjoined all stakeholders to rally round towards ensuring that the University achieves its full potential”
While expressing his excitement at the performance the University’s Law graduate, Okwor Kenneth Ononeze in earning First Class 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 will not rest on its oars towards making the University the choice destination for all its academic programmes.