University of Jos ended the 2015 as number two best university amongst second generation universities in the country.
This was contained in a press statement signed by Abdullahi Abdullahi, the principal assistant registrar on Information and Publications of the university in Jos yesterday.
The statement read that “this came to light as the National Universities Commission, NUC, released its 2015 ranking of Nigerian universities. According to the ranking, the University of Jos came second only after the University of Ilorin among second generation universities in the country. The second generation universities are the 12 Universities established between 1970 and 1985 to meet the increasing need for university education in Nigeria, especially in the area of science and technology.
“University of Jos was however ranked seventh 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.”
He also said “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.
Meantime, a 2013/2014 Law graduate of the University of Jos, Okwor Kenneth Ononeze has earned First Class Honours in the November 2015 Bar Final Examination of Nigerian Law School, Bwari, Abuja.
The 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, the Professor 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 would have achieved greater success and enjoined all stakeholders to rally round towards ensuring that the university achieves its full potential.
Similarly, the vice chancellor has described the performance of graduates of the university as excellent and comparable to the best in the world.
While expressing his excitement at the performance of 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 were sacrificing a lot to ensure that the students get the best education.
He assured that the university administration would not rest on its oars towards making the university the choice destination for all its academic programmes.

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