The latest Webometric Ranking of world universities has re-affirmed the intellectual, academic, research and administrative supremacy of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, above the other universities in Nigeria.
By this new webometric ranking released on February 6, 2013, OAU was again rated as the first and the best university in Nigeria, as it moved from being number eight in Nigeria to number one and from 79 to number 14 in Africa.
A release by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the university, Mr Abiodun Olarewaju, said the latest ranking reflected the success of the current administration of the institution under Professor Bamitale Omole who, at his inauguration as vice chancellor, promised to reposition OAU as a leading university in Nigeria and Africa.
The statement congratulated the vice chancellor for putting in place the policies, ideals and goals that made it possible for the institution to attain the feat.
This is just as the vice chancellor promised to further reposition the institution to meet up with the standard expected of a world class university within the context of 21st century intellectual market.
Also, the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNNAB), has emerged the second best university in Nigeria.
The institution also moved from 35th to 29th position in Africa, according to the Webometric ranking of world universities.
In a statement made available to the Nigerian Tribune by the institution’s Head of Public Relations, Lasun Somoye, FUNNAB came out second out of 120 institutions in the country.
This is just as the institution moved to 29th in the league of 814 higher educational institutions in Africa.
Source: Nigeria Tribune