- At least four universities in Nigeria have made it to the world ranking of universities as released by the Centre for World University Rankings
- Dina Elsayed, in a statement from the centre, said the Nigerian universities increased in ranking as a result of their increased research
- The centre noted that four factors were used in the rating of the universities, some of which were research and employability
On its website, four Nigerian universities made it to the global list of best varsities as published on Monday, May 15.
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In a statement by the centre signed by Dina Elsayed and sent to Legit.ng, Nigerian universities increased in ranking because of their improved research performance.
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While Harvard University remained the best in the world, 96% of Chinese universities rose in ranking due to continued investment in higher education.
The statement further disclosed that the ranking was based on research, education rank, employability and faculty.
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Dr Nadin Mahassen, the national president of the centre, in his comment, 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.”
Below is the list of the ranked Nigerian top universities according to the CWUR.
|Universities||Nigeria Ranking||World Ranking|
|University of Ibadan||1||Rose 9 spots to 1163rd|
|University of Nigeria, Nsukka||2||Falls from 9 places to 1784th|
|The University of Lagos||3||Climbs 49 spots to 1875th|
|Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria||4||At number 1881|
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