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UI emerges best varsity in NUC’s 2021 ranking

By Kanayo Umeh (Abuja) and Rotimi Agboluaje (Ibadan)
14 December 2021   |   3:05 am
The National Universities Commission (NUC) ranked the University of Ibadan (UI) first in its latest 2021 ranking released yesterday

• Our vision is to be among first 100 in the world, says varsity
• LAUTECH becomes best state institution, number four overall

University of Ibadan


The National Universities Commission (NUC) ranked the University of Ibadan (UI) first in its latest 2021 ranking released yesterday.

The ranking, which was carried out using 12 indicators, involved 113 universities.

The institutions were ranked based on the number of full-time students, international students, students and staff ratio, efficiency, google scholar index and contribution to the knowledge economy.

Other criteria include a percentage of international staff, percentage of programmes with full-time accreditation, among others.

The lead presenter, Prof. Peter Okebukola, disclosed this in Abuja yesterday during a capacity-building workshop on improving the ranking of public universities organised by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND).

Okebukola, who spoke on the overview of global university ranking and the place of the Nigerian higher education system in the knowledge economy, said the full report would be made available to NUC and uploaded on a website.

However, he lamented that some universities did not show up for the ranking while urging them to partake in the next ranking, which has become a yearly event.

MEANWHILE, UI yesterday expressed happiness for being the best university.

Speaking with The Guardian in Ibadan, the Director of Public Communication of the university, Mr. Tunji Oladejo, said the vision of the university was to be among the first 100 in the world.

SIMILARLY, the ranking has confirmed Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State, as the best state university in the country.

It returned it as fourth-best overall.

The university’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Lekan Fadeyi, disclosed this to The Guardian in Ibadan yesterday.