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THE LIST: Covenant, UNN, UI… top 20 universities with most employed graduates in Nigeria

THE LIST: Covenant, UNN, UI… top 20 universities with most employed graduates in Nigeria
November 10
10:26 2018
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Covenant University, Ota; University of Nigeria, Nsukka; and the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, produce the most employed graduates in Nigeria, a 2018 graduate report has found.

According to the recently released Stutern Nigerian Graduate Report, 2018, Lagos State University (LASU), is the state university with the most employed graduates in Nigeria.

The report shows that 83.70 percent of Covenant University graduates are employed, while UNN and UI boast of 68.18 percent and 61.76 percent respectively.

“For the second time in a row, Covenant University have the most employed graduates rate in Nigeria. 13 federal universities, 4 state universities and 3 private universities made the list,” the report read in part.

TOP 20 MOST EMPLOYABLE UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA

Rank University Percentage Employed
1Covenant University Ota 83.70%
2University of Nigeria68.18%
3University of Ibadan 61.76%
4Federal University of Technology, Minna 60.61%
5University of Ilorin60.22%
6Bowen University60.00%
7 Obafemi Awolowo University 59.30%
8University of Benin 58.51%
9Lagos State University 58.49%
10University of Lagos 58.13%
11Federal University of Technology, Owerri56.82%
12Babcock University 52.70%
13Federal University of Technology, Akure51.72%
14 Adekunle Ajasin University 51.22%
15Olabisi Onabanjo University50.00%
16Nnamdi Azikiwe University 50.00%
17University of Agriculture 48.08%
18Ekiti State University 39.34%
19University of Port-Harcourt 37.93%
20Ahmadu Bello University 37.50%

However, when it comes to returns on investment, TheCable found that University of Ilorin, University of Ibadan, and Federal University of Technology, Akure, led the pack.

“On our ranking of the best institutions for return on investment, University of Ilorin retained the first position from our previous edition,” the report read.

“A student from this school can earn their total tuition fee more than 13 times in their first year of full-time paid employment.”

SALARY: 60% EARN LESS THAN 50,000 ON FIRST JOB

According to the report put together by Stutern, Jobberman, and BudgIT, “3 out of 5 (about 60%) of Nigerian graduates earn less than 50,000 ($139) as their first job monthly salary”.

“Upon getting a later job, that number falls to 2 out of 5 (a little above 40%). Overall, most recent graduates earn between N20,000 to N49,999 ($56 to $139) in their first job after graduation while for their later job salary, most earn between N50,000 to N99,999 ($139 – $278).”

The report also found that the most employable graduate courses for 2018 are: Medicine, Library and Information science, Marketing, Quantity Surveying, Physiology, Management Information Science, and Law.

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