Well, the Obafemi Awolowo University of Ile-Ife (OAU) may soon displace the University of Ibadan (UI) as the best University in Nigeria, this is because the University has just defeated UI to win the Award for the best University at the just concluded South-West Nigeria Education Awards, the event was organized by Excellent Media Group.
It was not clear how Obafemi Awolowo University emerged the best University, because neither the metrics used nor how the voting was carried out were made public. But the organizers say OAU was the Most Outstanding Public University in the geo-political zone, beating UI to clinch the prize.
At the maiden South-West Nigeria Education Awards event recently held at the University of Ibadan, the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, was adjudged the Most Outstanding Public University in the geo-political zone, beating UI to clinch the prize.
The event, held at the University of Ibadan, also recognized outstanding lecturers, polytechnic, state and private universities were announced at the event. Among the winners of the outstanding lecturers award at the event, which was organised by Excellent Media Group, were the Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture, OAU, Prof Durotoluwa Oyedele; the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Federal University of Oye-Ekiti, Prof Abayomi Fasina; and Dr Tomi Alade of the University of Lagos.
Miss Arinola Olaiya, a graduate of Medicine at the OAU, won the Most Outstanding Student award for breaking a 30-year academic record at the institution.
EMG leader, Honey Olawale said, “The South-West Nigeria Education Award is all about honouring and appreciating those who have been working hard in the education sector. We have various categories of awards, in all 41 awardees were honoured for this year’s event. It is limited to the South-West.
“To choose the outstanding lecturers of the year was a huge task because we had to visit the schools and we talked to the students who voted for the winners. It took over four months to choose them.”
The University of Ibadan has been adjust the best University in Nigeria by both NUC and international University rating bodies including Reuters Top100, see the latest ranking and the best university in Nigeriahere.