An international institute which ranks universities across the globe, Cybermetrics Lab of Spain, has rated Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, as the best university in Nigeria, for the fifth consecutive time, while the universities of Lagos and Ilorin came second and third respectively. The Punch report.
According to a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer, OAU, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, the university has attained this enviable position based on the fact that the curricular, research, academic and general administration of the university is the best in the country.
Speaking on this development, the Vice chancellor, OAU, Prof. Bamitale Omole said that this is the first time in the history of higher education in Nigeria a university will maintain such position for 5 consecutive times.
The VC who attributed this feat to the hard work and dedication to duty of the academic, administrative and technical members of staff also said that he would not rest until the university attains the best in Africa and one of the top ten in the world.
The statement read, “Prof. Omole emphasised his determination to make training and retraining of staff, on a regular basis, his topmost priority, adding that he would not rest on his oars until OAU becomes the best in Africa and one of the top ten in the world.”
He finally called on the Government and the Alumni of the institution to invest more funds and assist in the overall development of the institution.
Below is the list of the top 20 higher institutions in Nigeria according to Cybermetrics;
1- Obafemi Awolowo University
2- University of Lagos
3- University of Ilorin
4- Ahmadu Bello University
5- University of Port Harcourt
6- University of Agriculture Abeokuta
7- University of Nigeria
8- Federal University of Technology Akure
9- University of Benin
10- Federal University of Technology Owerri
11- Federal University of Technology Minna
12- Kogi State University
13- Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education
14- University of Jos
15- Landmark University
16- Petroleum Training Institute Effurun
17- Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
18- Kogi State Polytechnic Lokoja
19- University of Calabar
20- Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti.
Where is University of Ibadan?????