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Times Higher Education Ranks UI As Best University In West Africa

 Main Entrance, University of Ibadan (UI). Photo: University of Ibadan
Main Entrance, University of Ibadan (UI). Photo: University of Ibadan

The University of Ibadan (UI) has been ranked as the best university in West Africa and 141st in the developing world. The ranking came after a list published but the Times Higher Education (THE).

According to THE, 442 universities in 43 emerging economies, Covenant University was ranked as the second best university in Nigeria with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, coming third.

China remains the most represented nation in the 2019 listing, with 72 institutions, which went up from 63 last year.

The University of Ibadan’s (UI) ranking was in Clinical, Pre-Clinical and Health Sciences while Covenant University’s strenght was in Technology and Engineering, Business and Economics.

The universities were ranked based on thirteen performance indicators, some of which were collated in the last quater of 2018, when Nigerian University lecturers embarked on an industrial action.

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