The Webometrics also known as Ranking Web of Universities “is a ranking system for the world’s universities based on a composite indicator that takes into account both the volume of the Web content (number of web pages and files) and the visibility and impact of these web publications according to the number of external inlinks (site citations) they received.
The ranking is published by the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) located in Madrid.” (Wikipedia).
This institution provides publications for more than 30000 schools worldwide amongst which are Nigerian schools.
In this article, we’re going to be looking at its list of best Nigerian higher institutions for the year 2020 based on yardsticks aforementioned.
1) University of Ibadan. (U.I)
U.I ranks first in Nigeria and 1233 in the world. Who would expect less from the premier University that has its motto to be the first and the best? I guess the institution and its students deserve the bragging right.
Established in 1948 as a College of the University of London running three major faculties; Arts, Science and Medicine became a full fledged university in 1962 and currently runs academic programs in sixteen faculties. The University of Ibadan apparently leads the race and sets the pace on the academic track
2) University of Nigeria (UNN)
UNN ranks second in Nigeria and 1677 in the world. The University of Nigeria, commonly referred to as UNN, is a federal university located in Nsukka, Enugu State, Nigeria. It was founded by Nnamdi Azikiwe in 1955 and formally opened on 7 October 1960. The University of Nigeria has three campuses in Enugu State– Nsukka, Enugu, and Ituku-Ozalla – and the Aba campus in Abia State.
The university has 15 faculties and 102 academic departments. It is the first indigenous university hence less isn’t expected of it.
3) Covenant University, Ota (CU)
Covenant University ranks third in Nigeria and 1704 in the world. The institution popularly called CU is a private Christian university in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria. It is affiliated with Living Faith Church Worldwide and is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Association of African Universities and National Universities Commission.
Since it’s establishment in 2002, it has always been among the game shakers in the academical world. It is safe to say it is the best private university in Nigeria as it is one of the leading universities from Nigeria based on rankings from various organizations, scholarly citations from reputable journals and JAMB statistics.
4) Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU) Ife
Oau ranks fourth in Nigeria and 2077 in the world in the year 2020. OAU like UI and UNN is a federal government owned and operated university in the country. Established in 1962, then called university of Ife and renamed in 1987 in memory of late Chief Obafemi Awolowo who was the brain behind the establishment of the institution.
The school is sited in the ancient city of Ile-Ife in Osun State and has 13 faculties and 2 colleges; the Postgraduate College and the College of Health Sciences and is home to many architectural masterpieces
5) University of Lagos (Unilag)
The University of Lagos, popularly known as UNILAG, is a public research university in Lagos, Nigeria. It is one of the five first generation universities in Nigeria and was founded in 1962. It is ranked among one of the top universities in the world in major education publications” (Wikipedia).
It is the fifth ranked university in Nigeria and ranks 2094 in the world in 2020 although is it ranked high in research and entrepreneurship. Often referred to as the “startup powerhouse” college for Nigerian students