Covenant University, Others Make Top 1000 World University Ranking

Covenant University, Others Make Top 1000 World University Ranking

In this year's edition of the World University Ranking, Covenant University is the only private university to make top 1000.

Three Nigerian higher institutions have just made the Times Higher World University Rankings. They are: Covenant University, The University Of Ibadan and The University Of Lagos, in that order. All three universities have taken different positions on the list, with Covenant University leading the trio.

The ranking observed the universities’ performance in teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international reception. These core areas were the criteria for judging.

Three Nigerian universities are among the top higher institutions ranked by the Highest University Ranking body. The yardstick for the ranking is based on the universities’ performance in teaching. Also in research, knowledge transfer and reception on the international scene. Among the highest ranked of the three Nigerian universities is Covenant University. The private university was ranked at number 401.

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Covenant University, Others Make Top 1000 World University Ranking

Covenant University ranked between 401 and 500 on the list. Photo source: The World University Rankings Source: UGC

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Covenant University, Others Make Top 1000 World University Ranking

University of Ibadan ranked between 501 and 600 on the list. Photo source: The World University Rankings Source: UGC

University of Ibadan follows as the second best in the country, between 501-600. While University of Lagos (between 801-1000) is the third best in the nation.

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Covenant University, Others Make Top 1000 World University Ranking

University of Lagos ranked between 801 and 1000 on the list. Photo source: The World University Rankings Source: UGC

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the National Universities Commission on Wednesday, August 7, uncovered three illegal higher institutions operating in Nigeria.

The NUC Director of Public Affairs, Ibrahim Yakassai revealed the list in an advert he signed. He released the names of the universities as: Nobel International Business School (NIBS) in Lagos. There is also Copperstone University, UPTA, USA in Bayelsa. FInally, there is Pathfinder University, Jos (College of Theology and Development Studies).

The Commission has said that it will not recognize the certificates obtained from these universities. Nor will the Commission accept its students in Nigeria for employment or further studies. It should be noted that the NUC gave the proprietors and promoters of the universities a one-month ultimatum. This was to close down their institutions and submit their notice of compliance. They could either do this or face the consequence of illegal operation.

Expensive University Now Justified?

The first university on the World University Rankings list is Covenant University, It also doubles as one of the most expensive universities in Nigeria. Does this mean that the high fees are justified? If so, why aren’t the other universities so highly ranked? How does a school justify its high fees without external recognition?

This list comes in spite of the dismal state of Nigeria’s educational sector, and the high rate of unemployment that plagues Nigerian graduates. We hope that this somehow boosts the quality of education in Nigeria. This is what Nigerians would really want.

Resource:  Legit NG

Also read: Nigeria’s Most Expensive Universities Revealed

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