The University of Ibadan has emerged the best in Nigeria and the 8th in Africa. The ranking is a well-deserved one for these Universities on the list particularly Universities of Ibadan, it’s long overdue. And i feel so proud to be an alumnus of the great premier University of Ibadan. Being a student of University of Ibadan in the early 2000 has taught me a whole lot I know today about impacting lives and sense of patriotism.  Like its Motto says “Recte Sapere Fons” meaning “Knowledge is Power”!

These Universities on the list were ranked by Journals Consortium on 1,447 higher institutions. The Journals Consortium arrived at the ranking through research publications and citations from the last five years (2010 to 2014) as well as visibility on the internet. University of Cape Town topped the rank followed by Cairo University, and the University of Pretoria at 3rd place..

The top 10 include six institutions from South Africa, two from Egypt and one each from Kenya and Nigeria (University of Ibadan) Top Universities in Nigeria according to the ranking are:

  1. University of Ibadan – (8th in Africa)

  2. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (13th in Africa)

  3. Ahmadu Bello University (18th in Africa)

  4. University of Lagos (20th in Africa)

  5. Obafemi Awolowo University (24th in Africa)

  6. University of Ilorin (31st in Africa )

  7. University of Port Harcourt (36th in Africa)

  8. Nnamdi Azikiwe University (42nd in Africa)

  9. University of Calabar (43rd in Africa)

  10. Federal University of Technology, Akure (49th in Africa),

  11. Covenant University (53rd in Africa) (only private university)

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