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UI Is Journals Consortium’s Best University in Nigeria For 2015

The 2015 ranking of African universities and higher institutions has placed the University of Ibadan as the best in Nigeria and eighth in Africa. The Journals Consortium conducted the ranking, which involved 1,447 African universities and higher institutions.

University of Ibadan

The focus of the ranking was on research publications, citations from the last five years and visibility on the Internet.

South African institutions dominated the top 10 in the ranking, with the University of Cape Town coming first, garnering 45.02 points.

Cairo University, with 43.43 points, came second while the University of Pretoria, South Africa, came third.

In all, South Africa has six institutions in the top 10 while Egypt has two.

Nigeria and Kenya have one university each in the first top 10 positions.

The University of Nigeria, Nsukka was ranked second in Nigeria and 13th in Africa while the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, was ranked 18th in Africa.

The University of Lagos ranked 20th on the table, while the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, ranked 24th.

The only private institution from Nigeria on the table is Covenant University which ranked 53rd on the continent.

The UI Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Isaac Adewole, in his reaction to the ranking, said the vision of the university, was for it to be a centre for academic excellence.

He said the school would not relax in its contributions to research, teaching and other academic activities.

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