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Covenant University Emerges Best University in Nigeria



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Covenant University has beaten other Nigerian universities to emerge as the best in the country, according to the latest rankings of universities worldwide for the year 2024 published by The Times Higher Education.

News About Nigeria reports that the rankings cover 108 countries and regions.

In Nigeria, a total of 39 universities made it onto the list, with Covenant University claiming the top position. Following closely behind is the University of Ibadan in second place, while the Federal University of Technology, Akure, and the University of Lagos secured the third and fourth spots respectively.

On the global stage, the University of Oxford retains its position at the peak for the eighth consecutive year. However, there have been changes in the ranks of other top contenders. Stanford University has climbed to second place, displacing Harvard University to fourth.

This year’s ranking involved extensive analysis, including over 134 million citations from 16.5 million research publications and feedback from 68,402 scholars worldwide. The Times Higher Education gathered data from more than 2,673 institutions, amounting to 411,789 data points.

The updated methodology, known as WUR 3.0, incorporates 18 meticulously designed performance indicators, evaluating institutions across five key areas: teaching, research environment, research quality, industry connections, and international presence, it said.

Below is the list of the top universities in Nigeria for 2024:

1. Covenant University
2. University of Ibadan
3. Federal University of Technology, Akure
4. University of Lagos
5. Bayero University
6. University of Ilorin
7. University of Nigeria
8. Afe Babalola University
9. University of Benin
10. Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
11. Ladoke Akintola University of Technology
12. Lagos State University
13. Nnamdi Azikiwe University
14. Obafemi Awolowo University
15. University of Port Harcourt
16. Abia State University
17. Akwa Ibom State University
18. Alex Ekwueme Federal University
19. Babcock University
20. Baze University
21. Bells University of Technology
22. Benson Idahosa University
23. Delta State University, Abraka
24. Edo State University
25. Edwin Clark University
26. Elizade University
27. Evangel University, Akaeze
28. Federal University of Kashere
29. Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun
30. Federal University of Technology, Minna
31. Federal University of Technology, Owerri
32. Fountain University
33. Landmark University
34. Nasarawa State University, Keffi
35. Niger Delta University
36. Plateau State University
37. Thomas Adewumi University
38. Veritas University
39. Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano

Last year’s rankings also saw Covenant University leading the pack, beating the University of Ibadan and the University of Lagos. Covenant University was particularly noted for its research performance, ranking 562 globally among universities.

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