BY DAYO ADESULU
A private university, Covenant University, Ogun State has beaten the Obafemi Awolowo University OAU, University of Lagos, UNILAG, and the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, UNN to emerged second best universities in Nigeria, according to Webometrics latest rating.
Besides, the University of Ibadan which emerged first in the ranking, Covenant University, and Obafemi Awolowo University were ranked second and third respectively in Nigeria by Webometrics.
Private-owned covenant University, which is second in Nigeria emerged 1,314 in the world; and OAU, third in Nigeria, but 1,503 in the global ranking.
The University of Nigeria and the University of Lagos emerged fourth and fifth in Nigeria respectively.
For the record, Webometrics is the “largest academic ranking of Higher Education Institution” based on the assessment of Composite Indicators and Web Impact Factors”.
“The original aim of the Ranking is to promote academic web presence, supporting the Open Access initiatives for increasing significantly the transfer of scientific and cultural knowledge generated by the universities to the whole Society.
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“In order to achieve this objective, the publication of rankings is one of the most powerful and successful tools for starting and consolidating the processes of change in the academia, increasing the scholars’ commitment and setting up badly needed long term strategies.” See the full list of Nigerian universities Webometrics ranking.
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|Federal University Birnin Kebbi|
|Anchor University Lagos|
|Yobe State University (Bukar Abba Ibrahim University Damaturu)|
|Sule Lamido University|
|Augustine University Ilara Epe|