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NUC names UI best university, FUTA 2nd in its 2021 ranking

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has ranked the University of Ibadan, UI, as first and Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), as second in its latest 2021 ranking released on Monday.

NUC used 12 criteria to rank 113 universities across Nigeria.

Prof. Peter Okebukola, former Executive Secretary of NUC, who heads the ranking committee set up by NUC, stated this at a two-day capacity building workshop organised by the Tertiary Education Trust Fund(TETFund) on Monday in Abuja.

The Pro-chancellor and governing council chairman of the National Open University (NOUN) was one of the lead presenters at the workshop

He said that UI met the criteria for the year’s ranking, adding that the ranking was carried out using twelve indicators involving 113 universities across Nigeria.

The don explained that the institutions were ranked based on total number of full-time students, number of international students, students and staff ratio, efficiency, google scholar index and contribution to knowledge economy.

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Other criteria according to him are percentage of international staff, percentage of programmes with full time accreditation, all citation per capital, among others.

He said the full report on the ranking would be made available to NUC and uploaded on its
Website.

“For this 2021 edition, based on the 12 indicators that we have developed, University of Ibadan is the first followed by Federal University of Technology Akure.

“Next year we will look at the indicators that we used this year and see whether there are things to add or drop.

“So it is going to be an annual thing.

“The full report of the ranking which covers the best university in each region of the country with details of every statistics will be released soonest,” he said.

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