The latest world University ranking released yesterday by 4icu, has seen major changes in power of Nigerian and African Universities in World rankings.
The listing which was headed by the University of cape town, south Africa was dominated by south african universities, although, Egypt is proving seriously to be a force to contend with. Two Egyptian Universities occupied the top ten, among eight south african institutions. Kenya, uganda, Namibia, tanzania, botswana and Ghana are other countries with Institutions in the top 20.
The highest and best ranking Nigerian University, the University of Ibadan lightly dominates Nigeria and made a huge progress from 45th position to 30th position, in Africa while surprisingly, University of Benin, crawled all the way from 5th in Nigeria to become the 2nd best institution in the country, while trailing Ibadan in 32nd spot in africa and in the nearest future could become the best University in Nigeria. University of Lagos(UNILAG) stays 3rd in Nigeria, and 38th in Africa, while University of Illorin comes 4th in Nigeria and 40th in the Continent, completing the "FOOL AT FOURTY CYCLE".
Most alarming rank from the Obafemi Awolowo University(OAU) as the institution crashed from 3rd best University in the Country to lie 5th in Nigeria and 43 in Africa and on the verge of losing out their position on the top 5 to the north as Ahmadu Bello University, (ABU) zaria trails in 6th and 46th in the Continent. It has been a National record that the Obafemi Awolowo University, popularly known as Oba Awon University(king of other uni.) Within the campus, have never fallen out of the top 4 university in the Country, but currently lie 5th now and Most of the students from blames their fall on the 3 months strike the institution suffered early last session and believes they will gain back their pedestal in the least possible time.
It has also been a common thing now for the two top south Eastern University, the University of Nigeria, Nsukka(UNN) and the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka(UNIZIK) to be found not worthy of occupying a top 100 spot in Africa.
The list in summary below(rank in africa);
1• University of Ibadan (30)
2• University of Benin (32)
3• University of Lagos (38)
4• University of Illorin (40)
5• Obafemi Awolowo University (43)
6• Ahmadu Bello University (46)
7• University of Jos (59)
8• University of Portharcourt (73)
9• Federal University, oye, Ekiti
10• Lagos state University.
Full list of ranking here: educationigeria.blogspot.com/2012/02/nigerias-university-ranking-in-abuja.html
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