In a latest university ranking by the Center For World University Ranking Show, none of Nigeria numerous universities made at least the first 1000 best universities in the world.
The ranking was done by the Centre for World University Rankings show. The center uses eight objective indicators to rank the world’s top 1,000 universities which are quality of education, alumni employment, quality of faculty, publications, influence, citations, broad impact and patents.
The United States of America has eight universities in the top 10. Harvard University is ranked first while Stanford University ranked second, followed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology as third. University of Cambridge came forth while the University of Oxford was ranked fifth.
The University of Witwatersrand in South Africa was the highest ranked university in Africa which ranked 149th followed by Mansoura University in Egypt which emerged 988th.
In an earlier ranking done by Journals Consortium, only one Nigerian university made it to the list of top 10 African universities.
Nigeria’s University of Ibadan beaten by six South African schools was ranked eight on the list.
The Center for World University Rankings publishes the only global university ranking that measures the quality of education and training of students, as well as the prestige of the faculty members and the quality of their research without relying on surveys and university data submissions.