Covenant University CU has been declared the only private university in the league tables, featuring prominently in Business and Economics, Social Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering and Physical Sciences at the just released Times Higher Education 2023 Subject Rankings.
Analysis of the ranking showed that Covenant is leading all Nigerian universities on these five subject disciplines.
The Chairman of the Nigerian Universities Ranking Advisory Committee (NURAC), Professor Emeritus Peter Okebukola, announced this in a statement in Abuja..
He said it was a cheery news for varsities in Nigeria on the heels of the impressive ranking of 12 Nigerian universities in the World Universities Rankings published in October where Covenant University was ranked among the top three, by Times Higher Education (THE).
According to the former Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC): “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 also a member of the International Advisory Board of Times Higher Education World University Rankings, said: “In the 2022 Rankings, only five Nigerian Universities featured in four Subject Rankings.” He noted that in the 2023 Rankings, 48 Nigerian Universities are cumulatively listed among the World’s Best in 11 subjects/disciplines.
Details of Covenant’s Subjects and Ranks include Business and Economics (401-500); Social Sciences (251-300); Computer Science (401-500); Engineering (401-500) and Physical Sciences (401-500).
The general position of all ranked Universities in the 2023 Times Higher Education Subject Rankings as conveyed by Okebukola is: 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+); Social Sciences (Covenant University=251-300; University of Lagos=401-500; University of Ibadan and University of Nigeria Nsukka=601-800; University of Ilorin and Obafemi Awolowo University=801+); Computer Science (Covenant University=401-500); Engineering (Covenant University=401-500; Federal University of Technology Akure and University of Ilorin=601-800; University of Ibadan, University of Lagos, University of Nigeria Nsukka and Obafemi Awolowo University=1000+); Clinical and Health (University of Lagos=151-175; University of Ibadan=201-250; University of Nigeria Nsukka=501-600; Bayero University Kano, University of Benin and Obafemi Awolowo University=601-800; University of Ilorin and Nnamdi Azikiwe University=801+); Life Sciences (University of Ilorin=601-800; Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta, Federal University of Technology Akure, University of Ibadan, University of Lagos, University of Nigeria Nsukka and Obafemi Awolowo University=801-1000); Physical Sciences (Covenant University=401-500; Federal University of Technology Akure and University of Ilorin=501-600; Bayero University Kano=601-800; Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta and University of Lagos=801-1000; University of Ibadan, University of Nigeria Nsukka and Obafemi Awolowo University=1000+); and Psychology (University of Nigeria Nsukka=301-400).
Vice Chancellor Covenant University, Professor Abiodun Adebayo, attributed the feats to God’s covenant on the institution.
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