Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has been ranked as the best university in Nigeria and the eighth in Africa.
A statement by the university’s Public Relations Department, on Monday, said the latest “web-o-metric ranking was conducted by a world renowned research council, Cybermetrics Lab, which is based in Spain.”
Signed by the Head, PR Department, OAU, Mr Abiodun Olanrewaju, the statement said the university was ranked 14th best in Africa in the last rating done by the research council, adding that university has, however, moved six steps up the ladder.
Explaining that the latest ranking was done on Monday, August 5, 2013, Olanrewaju stressed that it underscored the premium placed on research, development, learning and teaching by the Prof Bamitale Omole-led administration.
According to Olanrewaju, the vice chancellor has commended staff and students of the institution for the cooperation enjoyed by his administration, saying peaceful environment aids learning.