FUL fulfills her mission by emerging the best out of the newly established Federal Universities in Nigeria.
FUL fulfills her mission by emerging the best out of the newly established Federal Universities in Nigeria.
By Prof. Francisca Oladipo, Chair of Computing and Director, Quality Assurance

The National Universities Commission (NUC) today 13th December 2021 launched the 2021 edition of the Nigerian University Systems (NUS) Ranking. The event was held at the NAF Conference Centre, Kado, Abuja as part of the Capacity Building Workshop for Public Universities sponsored by TETFund and organized for Vice-Chancellors, Directors of Academic Planning, Directors of Research, Directors of ICT, Librarians, and other stakeholders from public universities in Nigeria. The theme of the event is “Requirements for Strengthening Nigerian Universities for Higher Global Ranking and Knowledge Economy”.

In the newly published NUS ranking, Federal University Lokoja ranked the best out of all the counterpart Federal Universities established in 2011 by President Goodluck Jonathan. Additionally, FUL ranked the second-best Federal University in the North-Central geo-political zone and 16th out of the total 113 universities ranked in this edition. The ranking result is available at

Also, in attendance at the launch of NUS ranking is the Chairman, Board of Trustees of TETFund, Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, the Executive Secretaries of NUC and TETFund, Professors Abubakar Rasheed and Elias Bogoro, chairman of the Committee of Vice – Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (CVCNU), Professor Samuel Gown Edoumiekumo, former Executive Secretary, NUC, Distinguished Prof. Peter Okebukola, and other stakeholders. The FUL delegation led by the Vice-Chancellor, comprises of the University Librarian, Dr. Sarah Yani, Director of Academic Planning, Prof. Hadi Suberu, Director of ICT, Prof. Sunday Eric Adewumi, Director of Research, Prof Mohammed Suleiman, Director Quality Assurance, Prof. Francisca Oladipo, Dr. David Lanlege and Mr. Benjamin Atabo Ocholi, the TETFund Desk Officers.

According to the University Orator, and Chairman, Committee of Deans and Director of the university, "Our latest superlative ranking is a testament to the value of the limitless power of qualitative and focused leadership. On assumption of office, the VC had committed to a vision that would make FUL the best among the 12 (or 13) newly established federal universities in Nigeria. Although we reposed absolute confidence in the capacity of the VC to achieve this lofty goal, we least expected that it would be this quick. Within ten short months of his administration, Professor Akinwumi has turned around the fortunes of FUL dramatically and positively. Check my site NUS

The ranking also shows unequivocally the power of teamwork and cooperation. It shows that if we agree on a thing and we work cooperatively, we will achieve it.

Having achieved the vision of being the best among the new universities, two more goals are in view: being among the top five in Nigeria and being among the top ten in Africa.

These goals are achievable under the visionary drive of our dynamic and purposeful VC.

To this end, I congratulate our VC and everyone who has worked tirelessly to make this feat happen. All the Heads of Departments, Deans, Directors, Professors and indeed the toiling academic and non-teaching staff deserve accolades.

This achievement, however, calls for more dedication and perseverance. In spite of the reality of the inadequacy of funds and materials, our collective determination will deliver to us a university of our dream, an FUL we shall be proud of.


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