BREAKING: Three Nigerian Institutions Shine In Global Varsity Ranking


The Centre for World University Rankings has placed Ahmadu Bello University, University of Nigeria, University of Lagos, and the University of Ibadan among the top universities in the world.

The list, which was posted on the international organization’s website on Monday, showed that 2,000 universities out of a total of 20,531 were ranked, with the global list comprising the other 1,008.

The University of Ibadan held the top spot in Nigeria and the 1,163rd spot worldwide.

Nigeria’s UNN was placed second, and it came in at 1,784 overall.

UNILAG was ranked third in Nigeria and 1,875th globally while ABU was ranked fourth nationally and was placed number 1,881 on the global list.

The top five universities in the world according to the ranking are; Havard University, United States; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States; Stanford University, United States; University of Cambridge, United Kingdom and University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.


Accordingly, the rankings were based on research, employability, faculty and education rank.

Commenting on the national picture, the President of the Center for World University Rankings, Dr Nadin Mahassen said: “While it is encouraging to see Nigeria making gains in the rankings, funding to further promote the development and reputation of Nigeria’s higher education system is vital if the country aspires to be more competitive on the global stage. Efforts must be made to ensure that Nigeria attracts top academics and students, that increasing enrollment numbers at universities come alongside increases in teaching capacity, and that tertiary education expenditure as a percentage of the national GDP steadily grows in the years to come


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