Finally, A Nigerian University Ranked Among World’s Best

The university of Ibadan has secured a spot in the top 978 ranked universities in the world.

In the ranking released by the Times Higher Education, Nigeria’s premier university was ranked 801 alongside several others.

UI was also the only Nigerian university to make the list.

Earlier in 2016, the Academic Ranking of World Universities (AWRU) and the Center for World Universities Ranking (CWUR) released a list of the top 500 and 1000 world universities respectively and no Nigerian university was on the list.

CWUR said that Nigerian universities were not considered for the ranking because of lack of quality research.

AWRU, who did not give a reason for Nigeria’s absence, made it clear that the criteria for ranking were the number of alumni and staff publishing journals in Nature and Science, number of alumni and staff winning Nobel prizes and Field medals.

South Africa and Egypt had the highest number of universities on the list from the continent.

63 universities from the United states made it to the top 200 while 32 from the United Kingdom also made the cut.

The United States had 63 universities among the hundreds of schools considered.

(Thecable.ng)

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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  1. Iloegbunem Emily Ebele

    Hmmm 801!! What an achievement!!
    Team Felix Boigny

    1. Iloegbunem Emily Ebele

      Team Wawrinka*

  2. Nwufo vivian chidimma, team: chidubem

    Wow, so good. We pray for more better recognitions at all sector. Amen

  3. Amene chidera doris

    Wow! That’s nice. COOU wake up
    Team wawrinka

  4. Anagboso Chimdimma joy

    wow… they deserve some accolade
    Team W

  5. Nwangene Blessing George

    (Team Bouke)
    Wow, that’s great

  6. that’s good
    team dum dum

  7. Chidozie chiazokam jennifer

    Nawa for nigeria o
    Group name: wawrinka

  8. Good news for Nigeria

    Team Paste from India

  9. Lazarus kelvin chidiebube

    Wow
    Congratulations
    Team Rosa park

  10. A very good achievement for our country but not good enough whilst they rank among the highest corrupt country.

  11. A very good achievement for our country but not good enough whilst they rank among the highest corrupt country.

    Team WAWRINKA

  12. Wow
    Our country is d best
    Team bouake

  13. That’s nice
    Team :Amazon Princess

  14. AT LEAST WE NIGERIA STILL HAVE SOMETHING TO BE PRAISED FOR, BLESS GOD O

  15. Simon Chiamaka Peace

    It’s a good thing we were remembered… #God bless Nigeria

    Team Wawrinka

  16. Ezike Onyeka Emmanuel

    This shows that Nigeria universities are moving forward .

  17. Arinzechi flourish

    (Team Bouke)
    So happy for my country.

  18. Omenuko Adaobi Promise

    We need more recognition
    Team Amazon Princess

  19. Congrats!UI is really making Niger proud

    Team Pastors grief

  20. Ezenwajiugo Somto Prosper

    should we call this on of Buharis achievement?

    Team: Wawrinka

  21. Nwakile Maureen Uzoma

    At least there is something good to write home about Nigerian Universities. Team Wawarinka

  22. Team:Pastor’s grief
    Wow! this is nicee.

  23. Nwankwo Chinaza Blessing

    And we call our self d giant of Africa what a shame,congrat to UI

  24. Egbuwalo Teniola Glory

    Team wawarinka
    Congrats to Nigeria. We are moving forward.

  25. thank God

    team Indian tooth paste

  26. Greatest achievement of the year

    Team Indian tooth paste

  27. chidozie chiazokam Jennifer

    what are all dis private universities doing na waooo so dia own na to collect millions as school fees.Nigeria z a big shame

  28. Nwankwo chinaza blessing

    After how many schools they have in dis country.
    Team name:wawrinka.

  29. wow!!! that’s good it we are improving in our education sector.

  30. Wao congrats to us its a gradual thing…pastor’s grief

  31. WOW
    MAKE SENSE

    BOUAKE

  32. CHUKWURAH CHINWIKE

    At least Nigeria tried

    BOUAKE

  33. Ezike Onyeka Emmanuel

    This means Nigeria Universities are going forward and its a good development.

  34. Wow!!! This is great
    Team wawarinka

  35. This is good
    INDIAN TOOTHPASTE

  36. ONUORAH ADAEZE CHIDIMMA

    Wow that’s awesome
    Team Wawrinka

  37. ONUORAH ADAEZE CHIDIMMA

    Wow that’s awesome
    Team Paste from India

  38. wow!! Nice one

    Team:Pastor’s grief

  39. Great to hear
    team paste from India

  40. Thumb up for UI and Nigeria at least for once

  41. Uyanwa Paulinus Tochukwu

    Nice one

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