Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, (AAUA), Ondo State, has been named as the best state-owned university in the country for 2023.
It clinched the 13th position among Nigerian universities, 99th in Africa and 2,753rd globally out of 12,003 institutions ranked in the Webometrics Ranking.
Reacting, Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Olugbenga Ige, said the latest Webometrics ranking was as a result of dedication of staff, students and all stakeholders.
Ige stated that the relentless efforts of the stakeholders contributed to the retention of the global rating of the Institution as best state-owned University in Nigeria.
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The VC said the feat would not have been achieved but for the sacrifices of all stakeholders.
According to him: “That our University has consistently been ranked best State-owned University in Nigeria is a no mean achievement. This is the sixth time in the recent years that AAUA has been ranked best of all state-owned varsities in Nigeria. This has been made possible by our staff, students and alumni. It means an upshot from our investment in our ICT; it means we have impressive online presence with our online service delivery and publication of quality scholarly articles.
“Despite our funding challenges, we have proven that if we have more supports, we can attain greater heights. We are proud of this and we thank every stakeholder that has made it possible.”
Ranking of universities began in 2004 and published by the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group under Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), the largest public research organization located in Madrid, Spain.
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