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
|1||Covenant University Ota||83.70%|
|2||University of Nigeria||68.18%|
|3||University of Ibadan||61.76%|
|4||Federal University of Technology, Minna||60.61%|
|5||University of Ilorin||60.22%|
|7||Obafemi Awolowo University||59.30%|
|8||University of Benin||58.51%|
|9||Lagos State University||58.49%|
|10||University of Lagos||58.13%|
|11||Federal University of Technology, Owerri||56.82%|
|13||Federal University of Technology, Akure||51.72%|
|14||Adekunle Ajasin University||51.22%|
|15||Olabisi Onabanjo University||50.00%|
|16||Nnamdi Azikiwe University||50.00%|
|17||University of Agriculture||48.08%|
|18||Ekiti State University||39.34%|
|19||University of Port-Harcourt||37.93%|
|20||Ahmadu 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.