By Tony Nwanne
One of Nigeria’s tertiary institution, University of Ibadan, UI, has secured a spot in the world ranking among universities in the world.
The Times Higher Education, who released the list, ranked the Nigerian University 801 out of 978 in the world, making the university the only Nigerian
University of Ibadan was the only Nigerian University that made the list.
Earlier in 2016, Universities Ranking (CWUR) released a list of the top 500 and 1000 world universities respectively and no Nigerian university was on the list.
CWUR said that Nigerian universities were not considered for the ranking because of lack of quality research.
Academy Ranking of World Universities, who did not give a reason for Nigeria’s absence, made it clear that the criteria for ranking were the number of alumni and staff publishing journals in Nature and Science, number of alumni and staff winning Nobel prizes and Field medals.
South Africa and Egypt had the highest number of universities on the list from the continent.
63 universities from the United states made it to the top 200 while 32 from the United Kingdom also made the cut.
The United States had 63 universities among the hundreds of schools considered.