The University of Ibadan (UI), Covenant University and Obafemi Awolowo University(OAU) have emerged the best ranked Nigerian Universities according to webometric latest ranking in 2021.
Statistics of the latest ranking showed that no university in Nigeria was among the top 1,000 in the world, UI however was ranked 1,196 in the world.
Private-owned covenant University, which is second in Nigeria emerged 1,314 in the world; and OAU, third in Nigeria, but 1,503 in global ranking.
The University of Nigeria and the University of Lagos emerged fourth and fifth in Nigeria respectively.
Webometrics, is known as ranking web 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
Webometric in a statement on its website said;
“The original aim of the Ranking is to promote academic web presence, supporting the Open Access initiatives for increasing significantly the transfer of scientific and cultural knowledge generated by the universities to the whole Society.
“In order to achieve this objective, the publication of rankings is one of the most powerful and successful tools for starting and consolidating the processes of change in the academia, increasing the scholars’ commitment and setting up badly needed long term strategies,”