- Three Nigerian institutions have made the Times Higher World University Rankings
- Covenant University topped the list with University of Ibadan, and University of Lagos taking different positions
- The ranking used the performance of the institutions in the areas of teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international reception as its criteria
Three Nigerian universities are among the top higher institutions ranked by the Times Higher World University Rankings 1000 list.
The yardstick for the ranking are based on the universities’ performance in teaching, research, knowledge transfer and how they are received on the internationally scene.
Among the highest ranked of the three Nigerian universities is Covenant University which was ranked at number 401.
University of Ibadan follows as the second best in the country, between 501-600, while University of Lagos (between 801-1000) is the third best in the nation.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the National Universities Commission on Wednesday, August 7, uncovered three illegal higher institutions operating in Nigeria.
In an advert signed by its director of public affairs of the commission, Ibrahim Yakassai, released the names of the universities as: Nobel International Business School (NIBS) in Lagos, Copperstone University, UPTA, USA in Bayelsa, and Pathfinder University, Jos (College of Theology and Development Studies).
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The commission said that certificates obtained from these universities will not be recognised or accepted in Nigeria for employment or further studies.
It should be noted that NUC gave the proprietors and promoters of the universities one-month ultimatum to close down their institutions and submit their notice of compliance or face the consequence of illegal operation.
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