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NUC 2021 Ranking: UI Emerges Best University In Nigeria.

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The National Universities Commission (NUC) has ranked the University of Ibadan (UI) first in its latest 2021 ranking . The ranking which was carried out using twelve indicators involved one hundred and thirteen (113) universities across the country. The institutions were ranked based on total number of full time students, number of international students, students and staff ratio, efficiency, google scholar index and contribution to knowledge economy. Other criteria include; percentage of international staff, percentage of Programmes with full time accreditation, all citation per capital, amongst others. The lead presenter, Professor Peter Okebukola, disclosed this in Abuja on Monday during a capacity building workshop on improving the ranking of public universities in Nigeria, Organised by Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Okebukola who spoke on the overview of global university ranking and the place of Nigerian higher education system in the knowledge economy, said the full report will be made available to NUC and uploaded on a website. Earlier, the executive secretary of TETFund, Prof Elias Bogoro said the workshop was part of the strategies to reposition the university system in Nigeria. Meanwhile, the executive secretary of National Universities Commission (NUC), Professor Abubakar Adamu, assured that the ranking in 2022 will be much more Impressive. The NUC boss commended the committee for coming up with a unique template for ranking of Nigerian universities a Policy that has come to stay.

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