NURAC has said that 48 Nigerian Universities have been ranked among the top world’s best In the 2022 Subject Rankings
Glamtush reports that the Chairman of the Nigerian Universities Ranking Advisory Committee (NURAC), Prof. Peter Okebukola has disclosed that 48 Nigerian universities were cumulatively listed among the world’s best in 11 subjects/disciplines, in the 2022 ranking.
Okebukola said only five Nigerian universities featured in four subjects, in the 2021 rankings.
This is contained in a statement issued by Okebukola in Abuja on Wednesday.
Okebukola, who is also a member of the international advisory board of Times Higher Education World University Rankings, commended the performance of Nigerian universities in the Times Higher Education 2022 Subject Rankings released on Oct. 25, in Abuja.
He listed the subjects/disciplines as arts and humanities; business and economics; education; law; social sciences; computer science; engineering; clinical and health; life sciences; physical sciences and psychology.
“Noteworthy is the impressive ranking of Covenant University, the only private university in the league tables, featuring prominently in business and economics, social sciences, computer science, engineering, and physical sciences.
“No state university is on the league tables. The federal universities with impressive rankings are the University of Nigeria Nsukka, the University of Ibadan, the University of Lagos, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta.
”Others are the University of Ilorin, Obafemi Awolowo University, Federal University of Technology Akure, Bayero University Kano, and the University of Benin,” he said.
Okebukola released details of the results as Arts and Humanities (University of Nigeria Nsukka=601+); Business and Economics (Covenant University=401-500; University of Lagos=501-600; Obafemi Awolowo University=601-800 and the University of Nigeria Nsukka=801+.
Others are Education (the University of Ibadan and the University of Nigeria Nsukka=501-600); Law (University of Nigeria Nsukka=251+); Social Sciences (Covenant University=251-300; University of Lagos=401-500; the University of Ibadan and the University of Nigeria Nsukka=601-800; and the University of Ilorin and Obafemi Awolowo University=801+).
Also on the list are Computer Science (Covenant University=401-500); Engineering (Covenant University=401-500; the Federal University of Technology Akure and the University of Ilorin=601-800; University of Ibadan, University of Lagos, University of Nigeria Nsukka and Obafemi Awolowo University=1000+).
He said for Clinical and Health (University of Lagos=151-175; University of Ibadan=201-250; University of Nigeria Nsukka=501-600; Bayero University Kano, University of Benin and Obafemi Awolowo University=601-800; the University of Ilorin and Nnamdi Azikiwe University=801+).
Also on the list are Life Sciences (the University of Ilorin=601-800; Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Federal University of Technology Akure, University of Ibadan, University of Lagos, University of Nigeria Nsukka and Obafemi Awolowo University=801-1000).
Okebukola listed Physical Sciences (Covenant University=401-500; the Federal University of Technology Akure and the University of Ilorin=501-600; Bayero University Kano=601-800; the Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta and the University of Lagos=801-1000; the University of Ibadan, University of Nigeria Nsukka.
Also Obafemi Awolowo University has1000+); and Psychology (University of Nigeria Nsukka=301-400).
Speaking on the results, Okebukola expressed appreciation to the Minister of Education Mallam Adamu Adamu, and the Executive Secretary of NUC, Prof. Abubakar Rasheed for setting up NURAC and for the commitment they continue to show to improving quality in the Nigerian university system.
“Professor Rasheed is one individual who will not rest until the old glory of Nigerian universities is fully restored”, Okebukola noted.
“We assure Nigerians that with the ongoing implementation of the Blueprint for the Rapid Revitalisation of University Education in Nigeria, the days of consigning Nigerian universities to the group of non-performers will soon be over,” he said.
This online media platform recalls that, on October 13, the University of Lagos (UNILAG) made the first position among Nigerian universities and 401-500th out of over 1,799 institutions across the world.
UNILAG shared the first spot with the University of Ibadan (UI), which is also ranked 401-500th in the world.
Covenant University is placed third in the 601 to 800 band while Bayero University in Kano (BUK) and Federal University in Akure are in the 1,001 to 1,200 band.
In the 1,201 to 1,500 band are the University of Ilorin; the University of Nigeria, Nsukka; and Obafemi Awolowo University.
The three universities in the 1500+ category are the Federal University of Agriculture in Abeokuta; the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology and Nnamdi Azikiwe University.
In total, Nigeria had 12 universities on the 2023 global rankings.