The University of Ibadan has been placed #1 by the National Universities Commission in its newest ranking for 2021, which was revealed on Monday.
Prof. Peter Okebukola, the primary presenter, revealed this in Abuja at a capacity-building workshop hosted by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund on boosting the ranking of public universities in Nigeria.
According to him, the list included 113 universities from throughout the country and was based on 12 variables.
According to him, the schools were ranked based on the total number of full-time students, the number of international students, the student-to-faculty ratio, efficiency, Google Scholar index, and contribution to the knowledge economy.
Other criteria included the ratio of international employees, full-time accreditation programs, and all citations per capita.
“Nowhere in the world can you find a rating system that does what Nigeria has done?”
The University of Ibadan is top for the 2021 edition, based on the 12 indicators that we devised, followed by the Federal University of Technology Akure,” he stated.
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He stated that several universities did not participate in the ranking and encouraged them to do so in the future.
Earlier, TETFund’s Executive Secretary, Elias Bogoro, stated that Nigerian institutions were not performing well in global rankings, necessitating the need to reposition and promote them to the rest of the world.