University of Ibadan, UNILAG ranked as top universities in Nigeria

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The University of Ibadan (UI) and the University of Lagos (UNILAG) have been ranked as Nigeria’s top universities in the latest World University Rankings.

According to the Times Higher Education (THE) ranking for 2023 published this week, both universities shared the top spot with 401-500 ranking globally and first spot in Nigeria.

While the UI claimed 11th in the world’s 401-500th category, the University of Lagos clinched 24th place out of the 25 universities in the category.

Covenant University, the only private university that made the top 10 list comes behind both federal universities, and ranked between 601 and 800 globally.

Five countries made the ranking for the first time, all of them in Africa: Zambia, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Mauritius.

The top five universities in the world according to the release are: University of Oxford, United Kingdom, 1st; Harvard University, United States, 2nd; University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 3rd; Stanford University, United States, 3rd; and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States, 5th.

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