Webometrics has released the July 2021 edition of its ranking of the universities and other higher education institutions across the world.
The University of Ibadan, Covenant University, and Obafemi Awolowo University occupied the top three spots respectively.
While two of the top three, UI and OAU, are federal universities, the remaining one, Covenant University, is private-owned.
The University of Nigeria (UNN) and the University of Lagos (UNILAH) emerged fourth and fifth in Nigeria respectively.
Legit.ng gathers that the aim of the ranking is to promote academic web presence and support the Open Access initiatives.
Here is a full list of the top 20 Nigerian universities, according to Webometrics:
Meanwhile, the federal government has announced the approval for the establishment of four new universities to address the shortfall in technology, medicine and nutrition in Nigeria.
The minister of education, Adamu Adamu, who was represented by the ministry’s permanent secretary, Sonny Echono, disclosed this at a media briefing in Abuja on Monday, June 21.
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N18 billion for the establishment of the four specialized universities.