Unibadan Ranked As Nigeria’s Best University , 8 th In Africa


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Since establishment in 1948, the
University of Ibadan, UI, has again
recorded another achievement, emerging
the best in Nigeria. The enviable position
of the university arose from the latest
ranking of African universities and higher
institutions conducted by Journals
Consortium on 1,447 higher institutions.
National Mirror learnt the Journals
Consortium made use of research
publications and citations from the last
five years (2010 to 2014) as well as
visibility on the internet. On Africa point
of view, the University of Ibadan was 8th
best university in a ranking largely
dominated by South African institutions,
which occupied six of the first best 10
The results of the ranking which is
available on the web (http://
ranking.journals consortium. org/),
revealed that South African institutions
dominated the top ten, with University of
Cape Town topping the rank with Total
Influence factor (TIF) of 45.02, followed
by Cairo University (43.43) and the
University of Pretoria (43.35).
The top ten include six institutions from
South Africa, two from Egypt and one
each from Kenya and Nigeria (University
of Ibadan).
First generation universities were in top
positions in the latest ranking with
University of Ibadan coming 8th in Africa
and first in Nigeria, followed by
University of Nigeria, Nsuka (13th),
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (18th),
University of Lagos, UNILAG, (20th),
Obafemi Awolowo University,Ile -Ife
(24th), University of Ilorin (31st),
University of Portharcourt (36th),
Nnamdi Azikiwe University (42nd),
University of Calabar (43rd), Federal
University of Technology (FUTA-49)
while the only private university in the
top list is Covenant University which is
placed 53rd in the ranking.
Reacting to the ranking, the Vice
Chancellor, University of Ibadan,
Professor Isaac Adewole, said the vision
of the university is to be a world-class
institution for academic excellence
geared towards meeting societal needs.
He added that the university will not rest
on its oars until it ranks at par with
renowned universities and higher
institutions globally, saying his
administration was poised to expand the
frontiers of knowledge through provision
of excellent conditions of learning and
The Vice Chancellor, however, called for
special funding status for the university
from the Federal Government for its
vision and mission to be fully realised
towards transformation of the Nigerian
society through creativity and