The National Universities Commission, NUC, has ranked the University of Ibadan, UI, as first in its latest 2021 ranking released on Monday.
The lead presenter, Professor Peter Okebukola, disclosed this in Abuja on Monday during a capacity building workshop on improving the ranking of public universities in Nigeria, Organised by Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Okebukola who spoke on the overview of global university ranking and the place of Nigerian higher education system in the knowledge economy, said the full report will be made available to NUC and uploaded on a website.
The ranking which was carried out using twelve indicators involved one hundred and thirteen (113) universities across the country.
The institutions were ranked based on the total number of full-time students, number of international students, students and staff ratio, efficiency, google scholar index and contribution to the knowledge economy.
Other criteria include; percentage of international staff, percentage of Programmes with full-time accreditation, all citations per capital, amongst others.
“You cannot get any form of ranking system in the whole wide world that does what Nigeria has done. For this 2021 edition, based on the 12 indicators that will have been developed, University of Ibadan is the first followed by Federal University of Technology Akure.
“Next year we will look at the indicators that we used this year and see whether there are things to add or drop. So it is going to be an annual thing,” he said.
However, he lamented that some Universities did not show up for the ranking, while urging them to partake in the next ranking which has become an annual event.
The full report of the ranking which covers the best university in each region of the country with details of every statistics will be released soonest.
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