Fifth in Africa: 636 in the world

*Ahead of University of Ibadan at 677

Akinbayo Wahab

Covenant University ranks 636 in the world and going by the ranking, it is now the best university in Nigeria.

Three Nigerian Universities have been rated by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings among the top tertiary institutions in the world in its 2019 ranking.
The institutions are; the University of Ibadan, Covenant University and the University of Nigeria.

The ranking was released on Wednesday, 26 September 2018 at Times Higher Education’s World Academic Summit at the National University of Singapore.

Covenant University rated 636 in the ranking while the first university in Nigeria, the University of Ibadan, ranked 677 on the list.

The University of Nigeria is the third Nigerian tertiary institution on the list in the bracket of 1000+ in the world.

Covenant university is one of the foremost faith-based schools in Nigeria.
The latest ranking is, however, an improvement for Nigerian tertiary institutions as the University of Ibadan was the only Nigerian institution that featured in the ranking in February 2018 edition. The premier university was ranked between 801–1000.

The two Nigerian Universities, (Covenant and UI) in the top 700 in the world also ranked fifth and sixth position in Africa. While the University of Nigeria occupies 23rd in the continent.

Covenant University is now the best university in Nigeria, as it is rated above the University of Ibadan in the global universities ranking.

Profiling the institution on its website, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings describes the school as one of the leading universities in Africa found on Christian Mission Ethos.

The ranking platform also says Covenant University has had a rapid rise in reputation in the decade and a half it has been operating.

The Nigerian Universities Commission named it the best private university in Nigeria in its 2018 rankings and the 6th best university overall.

Earlier in February 2018, Webometrics, another university ranking website rated Covenant University as the second best university in Nigeria.

Courtesy: The Pulse


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