Covenant Remains 2nd on Webometrics Ranking
Nigeria’s best private higher education institution, Covenant University, has maintained her No. 2 position among Nigerian universities in the latest edition of Web Ranking of Universities, also known as Webometrics Ranking.
Though the nation’s premier university, the University of Ibadan, held on to the No. 1 position, Covenant beat a legion of first generation Nigerian institutions to emerge 2nd. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife; the University of Nigeria Nsukka; and the University of Lagos, were ranked 3rd, 4th and 5th respectively.
Covenant, oscillating between the 1st and 2nd in the last few years, is the only private university in the top 20 of the January 2018 rankings dominated by public-owned institutions. The other private university to be ranked after Covenant was the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, which occupied the 21st position.
Since 2004, and every six months, an independent, objective, free, and open scientific exercise is performed by Cybermetrics Lab – Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) – to provide reliable, multidimensional, updated and useful information about the performance of universities from all over the world, based on their web presence and impact.
The Web Ranking or Webometrics is released every January and July.