Unilorin Ranked Best University In Nigeria, 20th In Africa

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has said that Unilorin has been ranked as the
best university in Nigeria by the
latest Webometric ranking of world
universities.

In a statement on Sunday by the
University’s Deputy Director,
Corporate Affairs, Mr. Kunle Akogu,
the VC also said that Unilorin was also adjudged the 20th best university in Africa and 1,842nd in the world in the 2014 University Web Ranking which was conducted by International Colleges and
Universities that was released last
Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

According to the statement, on the ranking table include the University of Ibadan, 4th in Nigeria and 38th in Africa; the Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara State, 5th in Nigeria and 59th in Africa; Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, 6th in Nigeria and 63rd in Africa; the Federal University, Minna, 7th in
Nigeria and 71st in Africa; the University of Benin, 8th in Nigeria and 82nd in Africa; the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, 9th in Nigeria and 87th in Africa; and the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 10th in Nigeria and 89th in Africa.

The 4ICU is an international higher
education search engine and
directory that constantly reviews
accredited universities and colleges
across the world.

For the latest exercise, it ranked about 11,307 colleges and universities by web popularity in over 200 countries.

Ambali described Unilorin’s feats as
the products of hard work and dedication to service of every member of the University community.

He expressed delight over the new
ranking and described it as “one of
the best so far by any university in
Nigeria.”

The Vice-Chancellor then urged all
academic and non-academic staff to
continue to put in their best in the
service of the University.”

He urged all academic and non-
academic staff to continue to put in
their best in the service of the
University.

Ambali said the latest university
ranking is a significant leap for
Unilorin, which has moved from its
last year’s fifth position in Nigeria
and 56th in Africa to 1st and 20th
positions respectively.

The VC stated that with the new
ranking, Unilorin’s status as the
nation’s number one university has
been given an international
confirmation.

According to him, statistics released
recently by the National
Universities Commission and the
Joint Admissions and Matriculation
Board after the last Universities
Matriculations Examination showed
that the University of Ilorin was the
most subscribed university by admission seekers in the country with a total of over 105,000 candidates seeking
admission for the University in
2014/2015 academic session.

He added that the University of
Benin, Benin City came second in
this respect with about 76,000
admission seekers.

Ambali said, “Since 2011, the
University of Ilorin has maintained
a steady rise among most preferred
institutions by admission seekers in
the country. In 2011, it ranked 8th;
it ranked 5th in 2012; 2nd in 2013
and 1st this year.

“In the 2014 University Web
Ranking, the University of Lagos
came second in Nigeria and 21st in
Africa while the third position goes
to Obafemi Awolowo University,
which also comes 26th in Africa.”

SOURCE: PunchNg.com

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