For another record time since its establishment in 1948, the University of Ibadan has emerged the best inNigeria.
Its enviable position arose from the latest ranking of African universities and higher institutions conducted by Journals Consortium on 1,447 higher institutions.
The Journals Consortium utilized research publications and citations from the last five years (2010 to 2014) as well as visibility on the internet.
In Africa, UI was the eight best university, in a ranking largely dominated by South African institutions which occupied six of the first best 10 institutions.
The results of the ranking which is available on their website indicated that South African institutions dominate the top 10 with University of Cape Town topping the rank with a Total Influence Factor (TIF) of 45.02, followed by Cairo University (43.43) and the University of Pretoria (43.35).african-university-ranking-jide-salu
The top 10 include six institutions from South Africa, two from Egypt and one each from Kenya and Nigeria (University of Ibadan).
First generation universities were in top positions in the latest ranking with University of Ibadan coming eighth and first in Nigeria followed by
University of Nigeria (13th),
Ahmadu Bello University (18th),
University of Lagos (UNILAG-20th),
Obafemi Awolowo University (24th),
University of Ilorin (31st),
University of Port Harcourt (36th),
Nnamdi Azikiwe University (42nd),
University of Calabar (43rd),
Federal University of Technology (FUTA, 49the) while the only private university in the top list is Covenant University which is placed 53rd in the ranking.