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University Ranking: UI, UNILAG, LASU Make Top 800 In The World

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Three Nigerian universities have made it to the top 800 in the latest ranking of universities across the world as released by the Times Higher Education World University Ranking.

The latest ranking released on Wednesday, 10th March, is the 2021 ranking of universities across the world.

The three universities were also listed as the top three in Nigeria.

According to the ranking, the University of Ibadan (UI), Lagos State University (LASU), and the University of Lagos (UNILAG) are listed as first, second, and third respectively in Nigeria.

On the global scene, UI ranked within 401-500 bracket; LASU, 501–600th; and UNILAG 601–800th.

Based on the ranking, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, was ranked fourth in Nigeria; with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, occupying the fifth position; and Obafemi Awolowo University, ranking sixth in Nigeria.

Internationally, the privately-owned Covenant University ranked within the band of 801–1000th; the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and Obafemi Awolowo University placed 1001+.

Naija News understands the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 include more than 1,500 universities across 93 countries and regions.

The rating is based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across four areas – teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook.

“This year’s ranking analysed more than 80 million citations across over 13 million research publications and included survey responses from 22,000 scholars globally.

“Trusted worldwide by students, teachers, governments and industry experts, this year’s league table provides great insight into the shifting balance of power in global higher education,” THE said in a statement.

The ranking showed that the University of Oxford tops the rankings for the fifth consecutive year, while mainland China’s Tsinghua University becomes the first Asian university to break into the top 20 under the current methodology (launched in 2011).

Meanwhile, human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore, on Wednesday called on students in Delta State to demand the £4.2m looted assets by a former Governor of the state, James Ibori.

The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, on Tuesday, disclosed that the two parties had reached a decision to return the looted assets worth £4.2 million to Nigeria recovered from Ibori’s friends and family members.

The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of Federation, Abubakar Malami, while speaking on the development said President Muhammadu Buhari has directed that the loots be used for the completion of the second Niger Bridge, the Lagos-Ibadan expressway and the Abuja to Kano expressway.

However, the former Presidential candidate of the African Action Congress, in a post on Twitter said the loot should be spent on schools in Delta State and not on federal government projects.

Source: Naija News

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