Professor Emeritus Peter Okebukola, chairman of the Nigerian Universities Ranking Advisory Committee (NURAC), has revealed that 48 Nigerian universities are cumulatively ranked among the world’s best in 11 subjects/disciplines in 2023 ranking.
Okebukola who is also a member of the international advisory board of Times Higher Education World University rankings, said the superlative performance of these Nigerian universities was captured on Times Higher Education 2023 Subject Rankings released on Tuesday, October 25.
The Nigerian-born Professor said;
“In the 2022 rankings, only five Nigerian universities featured in four subject rankings
“Noteworthy is the impressive ranking of Covenant University, the only private university in the league tables, featuring prominently in business and economics, social sciences, computer science, engineering, and physical sciences.
“No state university is on the league tables. The federal universities with impressive rankings are University of Nigeria Nsukka, University of Ibadan, University of Lagos, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, University of Ilorin, Obafemi Awolowo University, Federal University of Technology Akure, Bayero University Kano, and University of Benin.”
Okebukola, who is the former Executive Secretary of National Universities Commission (NUC) added that with the ongoing implementation of the Blueprint for the Rapid Revitalisation of University Education in Nigeria, the days of consigning Nigerian universities to the group of non-performers will soon be over.
Here are some of the subjects some of the Nigerian universities have greater rankings in; Arts and Humanities (University of Nigeria Nsukka=601+); Business and Economics (Covenant University=401-500; University of Lagos=501-600; Obafemi Awolowo University=601-800; University of Nigeria Nsukka=801+); Education (University of Ibadan and University of Nigeria Nsukka=501-600); Law (University of Nigeria Nsukka=251+).