Danfodio University Has Highest Number of Professors in Nigeria – NUC Declares

By Shereefdeen Sawe

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has ranked Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto as the university with the highest number of Professors in Nigeria.

The Commission made this known in a data released on its official website while unveiling the Universities with the highest and lowest number of professors in Nigeria.

According to the data, UDUS having ranked 36.44 percent has the highest number of professors. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, came second with 35.80 percent.

The University of Ibadan came third with 29.04 percent, while the University of Lagos was placed in the bottom 16 with only 14.75 percent of professors.

NUC said the decision to rate the quality of the academic staff based on the professorial level is that professorship is considered the peak of academic quality.

“This is an assessment of the quality of academic staff in the university. The full professorial category is selected as it is the zenith of academic staff quality in a university,” the NUC said.

Other federal universities with an extremely low percentage of professors are the Federal University, Oye Ekiti; Federal University, Lafia; University of Agriculture, Makurdi; and the University of Uyo, among others.

Eleven state-owned universities, according to the NUC, have below 10 percent of full professors.

The institutions are the Cross Rivers University of Technology, Kwara State University, Bayelsa State Medical University, Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University, Adamawa State University, The Technical University, Maitama Sule University, Bauchi State University, Gombe State University, Kano State University of Science and Technology, and the Kebbi State University of Science and Technology.

For the category of private universities, NUC revealed that some institutions have less than six percent of full professors. The universities which fall into this category include: Bowen University, Baze University, Summit University, Crescent University, Hallmark University, Clifford University, Igbinedion University, Augustine University, Al-Qalam University, Landmark University, and Chrisland University, among others.

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