University of Ibadan ranks best in Nigeria; ...8th in Africa

The University of Ibadan has emerged best University in Nigeria and eight in Africa in the latest 2015 ranking of African Universities and Higher Institutions.

The latest ranking, which was conducted by Journals Consortium on 1,447 African universities and higher institutions, utilised research publications and citation from the last five years--2010 to 2014, as well as visibility on the internet.

The results of the ranking indicated that South African institutions dominate the top 10 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 10 included 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 eight and first in Nigeria followed by University of Nigeria (13th), Ahmadu Bello University (18th), University of Lagos (20th), Obafemi Awolowo University (24th), University of Ilorin (31st), University of Port Harcourt (36th), Nnamdi Azikiwe University (42nd), University of Calabar (43rd), Federal University of Technology, Akure (49th) while the only private university in the top list is Covenant University, Ota, which is placed 53rd in the ranking.

Credit: Nigerian Tribune