The University of Ibadan(UI) has been ranked as the best university in Nigeria and 8th best in Africa.
The ranking is according to the latest 2015 ranking of African Universities and Higher Institutions by Journals Consortium on 1,447 African Universities and Higher Institutions.
The consortium utilized research publications and citations from the last five years (2010 to 2014) as well as visibility on the internet.
South African Institutions dominate the top 10 with University of Cape Town topping the rank with Total Influence factor (TIF) of 45.02, followed by Cairo University (43.43) and the University of Pretoria (43.35).
The top ten includes six institutions from South Africa, two from Egypt and one each from Kenya and Nigeria (University of Ibadan).
First generation universities were in top positions in the latest ranking with University of Ibadan coming 8th and first in Nigeria followed by University of Nigeria (13th), Ahmadu Bello University (18th), University of Lagos (UNILAG-20th), Obafemi Awolowo University (24th), University of Ilorin (31st), University of Port Harcourt (36th), Nnamdi Azikiwe University (42nd), University of Calabar (43rd), Federal University of Technology (FUTA-49th) while the only private university in the top list is Covenant University which is placed 53rd in the ranking.
Reacting to the ranking, the Vice chancellor, University of Ibadan, Professor Isaac Folorunso Adewole stated that the vision of the university is to be a world-class institution for academic excellence geared towards meeting societal needs.
The results of the ranking is available on the web: (http://ranking.journalsconsortium.org/)