CHECK Out Top 100 Universities In Africa


The rankings of Africa’s top higher education institutions has been provided by the 4 International Colleges & Universities (4icu).


4icu is an international higher education search engine and directory reviewing accredited Universities and Colleges in the world. includes 11,160 Colleges and Universities, ranked by web popularity, in 200 countries.

The list shows that South African universities comes top, although South Africa ranks very low in the quality of education in the world.

Meanwhile the first Nigeria University on the list is at number 10.
See full list below

1 University of South Africa, South Africa

2 University of Cape Town, South Africa

3 Universiteit Stellenbosch, South Africa

4 University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

5 University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

6 University of Pretoria, South Africa

7 Cairo University, Egypt

8 University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

9 University of the Western Cape, South Africa

10 Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria

11 Makerere University, Uganda

12 University of Botswana, Botswana

13 Mansoura University, Egypt

14 Rhodes University, South Africa

15 Alexandria University, Egypt

16 The American University in Cairo, Egypt

17 Zagazig University, Egypt

18 University of Johannesburg, South Africa

19 Assiut University, Egypt

20 University of Nairobi, Kenya

21 Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal

22 University of Zambia, Zambia

23 North-West University, South Africa

24 University of Lagos, Nigeria

25 Tanta University, Egypt

26 University of Ghana, Ghana

27 Université de Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

28 Université Mohammed V – Agdal, Morocco

29 Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa

30 Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa

31 Université d’Antananarivo, Madagascar

32 Ain Shams University, Egypt

33 University of Ibadan, Nigeria

34 Kenyatta University, Kenya

35 University of Namibia, Namibia

36 Universiteit van die Vrystaat, South Africa

37 University of Nigeria, Nigeria

38 The German University in Cairo, Egypt

39 University of Limpopo, South Africa

40 Université de la Reunion, Reunion

41 University of Khartoum, Sudan

42 Benha University, Egypt

43 Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Mozambique

44 Helwan University, Egypt

45 École Nationale d’Architecture, Morocco

46 University of Fort Hare, South Africa

47 Université Nationale du Rwanda, Rwanda

48 Al Akhawayn University, Morocco

49 Université Catholique de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, Benin

50 Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa

51 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology, Kenya

52 Minia University, Egypt

53 Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

54 Fayoum University, Egypt

55 Moi University, Kenya

56 University of Ilorin, Nigeria

57 October 6 University, Egypt

58 South Valley University, Egypt

59 Sokoine University of Agriculture, Tanzania

60 Université Mouloud Maameri de Tizi Ouzou, Algeria

61 Université Mohammed V – Souissi, Morocco

62 Al-Azhar University, Egypt

63 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana

64 Misurata University, Libya

65 Minoufiya University, Egypt

66 Université d’Oran, Algeria

67 Université Hassan II Mohammedia – Casablanca, Morocco

68 Polytechnic of Namibia, Namibia

69 Université d’Alger, Algeria

70 University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe

71 University of Cape Coast, Ghana

72 The British University in Egypt, Egypt

73 Université de Tunis El Manar, Tunisia

74 University of Zululand, South Africa

75 University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria

76 University of Malawi, Malawi

77 Université Cadi Ayyad, Morocco

78 Université Mentouri de Constantine, Algeria

79 Suez Canal University, Egypt

80 Université de Yaoundé I, Cameroon

81 Egerton University, Kenya

82 University of Swaziland, Swaziland

83 Kafr el-Sheikh University, Egypt

84 Université Ibn Tofail, Morocco

85 Université de la Manouba, Tunisia

86 Université Hassan II – Casablanca, Morocco

87 Covenant University, Nigeria

88 University of Benin, Nigeria

89 École Nationale Supérieure en Informatique, Algeria

90 Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediène, Algeria

91 Durban University of Technology, South Africa

92 Strathmore University, Kenya

93 Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria

94 Université Ibnou Zohr, Morocco

95 Universidade de Cabo Verde, Cape Verde

96 Sudan University of Science and Technology, Sudan

97 University of Mauritius, Mauritius

98 Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences, Tanzania

99 Gulu University, Uganda

100 Vaal University of Technology, South Africa


What do you think of this list?



  1. I dont believe in this list! Bcos i can remember last 3years Nigeria was trying to collaborate with world bank in upgrading the educational standard to world limit! Which was said to be non of the Nigerian university is graded to world standard! With this i strongly believe this list is nothing but crap

  2. Whatever it is, the ranking is actually a signal and wake-up call to Nigerian Universities. No nation can grow above its levels of education. Thus, there is a corrolation between the ranking of Universities in South Africa and Egypt, and their level of development.

  3. Actually I disagree bt mayb wen naija opens a distant learning uni I will.uni of south africa deals with matured minds.dey make u do things u won’t imagine uorself doing.been a student of dat skul as tot m a lot.imagine asuu just called of strike daz rubbish.skuling in nigeria is rubbish waz d essence of going to skul ad still end up wit no job

  4. I can‘t imagine that the first University in Africa can ever be placed 10th position on the list (University of Alexandra in Egypt). I do not believe the authencity of this list. I rep University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria; the First & the Best amongst the equal in Naija.

  5. What are the criteria for such a ranking? Does it consider their ability and measures to sustain development? Does it consider the level of infrastructure these universities have not to talk of the quality of their Faculty? If it does, American University of Nigeria should not just be on the list but be close to the top.

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  7. Actually,this could be the fact but oau should be among top five,intimes of qualities and products i think they have higher rank.obviouslly,nigerian students are not to compare with other countries in africa infact,most brilliant i tell you but we suffer equipments.go to all this schools on d list most especially south~africa you will confess with their possesion.our government should do something if at all they are much concerned about the rankings. I rep 9ja