UniIlorin Crowned best in Naija

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of
Ilorin, Prof.
AbdulGaniyu Ambali, has said that
Unilorin has been ranked
as the best university in Nigeria by the
latest Webometric
ranking of world universities.
In a statement on Sunday by the
University’s Deputy
Director, Corporate Affairs, Mr. Kunle
Akogu, the VC also
said that Unilorin was also adjudged the
20th best university
in Africa and 1,842nd in the world in the
2014 University
Web Ranking which was conducted by
International Colleges
and Universities that was released last
Tuesday, July 29,
2014.
According to the statement, on the
ranking table include the
University of Ibadan, 4th in Nigeria and
38th in Africa; the
Landmark University, Omu-Aran, Kwara
State, 5th in Nigeria
and 59th in Africa; Covenant University,
Ota, Ogun State, 6th
in Nigeria and 63rd in Africa; the Federal
University, Minna,
7th in Nigeria and 71st in Africa; the
University of Benin, 8th
in Nigeria and 82nd in Africa; the
University of Agriculture,
Abeokuta, 9th in Nigeria and 87th in
Africa; and the
University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 10th in
Nigeria and 89th in
Africa.
The 4ICU is an international higher
education search engine
and directory that constantly reviews
accredited universities
and colleges across the world. For the
latest exercise, it
ranked about 11,307 colleges and
universities by web
popularity in over 200 countries.
Ambali described Unilorin’s feats as the
products of hard
work and dedication to service of every
member of the
University community.
He expressed delight over the new
ranking and described it
as “one of the best so far by any
university in Nigeria.”
The Vice-Chancellor then urged all
academic and non-
academic staff to continue to put in their
best in the service of
the University.”
He urged all academic and non-academic
staff to continue to
put in their best in the service of the
University.
Ambali said the latest university ranking
is a significant leap
for Unilorin, which has moved from its
last year’s fifth
position in Nigeria and 56th in Africa to
1st and 20th
positions respectively.
The VC stated that with the new ranking,
Unilorin’s status as
the nation’s number one university has
been given an
international confirmation.
According to him, statistics released
recently by the National
Universities Commission and the Joint
Admissions and
Matriculation Board after the last
Universities Matriculations
Examination showed that the University
of Ilorin was the
most subscribed university by admission
seekers in the
country with a total of over 105,000
candidates seeking
admission for the University in
2014/2015 academic session.
He added that the University of Benin,
Benin City came
second in this respect with about
76,000 admission seekers.
Ambali said, “Since 2011, the University
of Ilorin has
maintained a steady rise among most
preferred institutions by
admission seekers in the country. In
2011, it ranked 8th; it
ranked 5th in 2012; 2nd in 2013 and
1st this year.
“In the 2014 University Web Ranking,
the University of
Lagos came second in Nigeria and 21st
in Africa while the
third position goes to Obafemi Awolowo
University, which
also comes 26th in Africa.”

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