List of Top 10 Universities in Nigeria According to Webometrics Ranking 2023

List of Top 10 Universities in Nigeria According to Webometrics Ranking 2023

The University of Ibadan (UI) has emerged as the best varsity in Nigeria, according to the latest Webometrics ranking released in January 2023.

Occupying the second spot is Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, while Covenant University, a private varsity, was ranked the third best.

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University of Ibadan, Obafemi Awolowo University top the list of the 10 best varsities in Nigeria according to Webometrics Ranking 2023. Photo credits: @eonsintelligenc, @__jayvisuals
Source: Twitter notes that the top two universities are federal government-owned.

Meanwhile, contrary to some beliefs, Webometrics ranking is not a ranking of the websites of universities. Rather "it is a Ranking of Universities."

"It uses both webometric (all missions) and bibliometric (research mission) indicators."

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Editors of the ranking are scientists working at one world-class public research institution with long experience in metrics-guided evaluation.

Webometrics Ranking 2023: 10 best universities in Nigeria

Below is a list of the top 10 universities in Nigeria, according to the Webometrics Ranking 2023:

Nigeria RankWorld RankUniversityImpact RankOpenness RankExcellence
11117University of Ibadan22287361212
21304Obafemi Awolowo University153310201906
31342Covenant University Ota286711051393
41376University of Port Harcourt57314022963
51423University of Nigeria37268231404
61543University of Lagos30659501793
71822Ladoke Akintola University of Technology177813022902
81985Ahmadu Bello University455111592154
92088Federal University of Technology Akure763711261614
102266Landmark University561519932166

2023 UTME: JAMB reveals another compulsory requirement for registration, takes effect January 31

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In another report, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said the use of email addresses is now compulsory for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) registration beginning from Tuesday, January 31, 2023.

The board announced the new development in a statement released by its head of public affairs and protocol, Fabian Benjamin, on Monday, January 30.

Benjamin added that no candidate will be registered henceforth, without an email address provided. According to him, the use of email will ensure that the process of capturing all relevant data pertaining to the candidates is more flexible and easy.


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