This will be good news for students, alumni and management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, as the latest Webometric Ranking of world universities has re-affirmed the intellectual, academic, research and administrative supremacy of the premier institution above other universities in Nigeria.
By this latest ranking released on February 7, 2013, OAU once more rated as the first and the best university in Nigeria, as it moved from being number eight in Nigeria to number one and from 79 to number 14 in Africa.
A release by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the university, Mr Abiodun Olarewaju, said the latest ranking reflected the success of the current administration of the institution under Professor Bamitale Omole who, at his inauguration as vice chancellor, promised to reposition OAU as a leading university in Nigeria and Africa.
The statement congratulated the vice chancellor for putting in place the policies, ideals and goals that made it possible for the institution to attain the feat.
This is just as the vice chancellor promised to further reposition the institution to meet up with the standard expected of a world class university within the context of 21st century intellectual market.
In the same vein, the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), has emerged the second best university in Nigeria after it jumped six places to 29th position in Africa, according to the Webometric ranking of world universities.
The top 10 Universities in Nigeria according to the Webometric Ranking are as follows:
- Obafemi Awolowo University (O.A.U) Ile-Ife
- Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)
- University of Lagos (UNILAG)
- University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
- University of Ilorin
- University of Ibadan (U.I)
- Ahmadu Bello University (A.B.U) Zaria
- Auchi Polytechnic
- University of Benin (UNIBEN)
- Covenant University, Ota