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Nigerian Schools Rank Low Among Africa’s Top 50 Universities

Persistent crises in Nigeria’s institutions of higher learning may have affected the country’s position in the recent rankings of Africa’s top universities.
An online rating of Africa’s top 50 universities on 2015 University Web Rankings Africa, shows the highest ranking Nigerian university to be University of Lagos in 20th place.
Others are the Obafemi Awolowo University of Ile-ife in 23rd position, University of Ibadan in 38th, University of Ilorin 41st and Covenant University in 43rd place.
The list is dominated by universities from South Africa and Egypt.
The South Africans led the list with the top five universities while Egypt followed from 6th to ninth.
University of Dar es Salaam Tanzania in tenth breaks the sequence while South Africa and Egypt’s dominance continues from 11 to 15th.
Morocco’s Universite Mohammed V – Agdal is 16th while West African neighbours Burkina Faso and Kenya also place higher than Nigeria in 18th and 19th place respectively.
Nigeria’s universities calender has often been disrupted by frequent industrial actions.
Major stakeholders also accuse government of starving the institutions of funds resulting in the declining.
Below is the list of top 100 universities in Africa (2015).
1 University of Cape: Town South Africa
2 University of Pretoria: South Africa
3 Universiteit Stellenbosch: South Africa
4 University of the Witwatersrand: South Africa
5 University of South Africa: South Africa
6 The American University in Cairo: Egypt
7 Cairo University: Egypt
8 Mansoura University: Egypt
9 Alexandria University: Egypt
10 University of Dar es Salaam: Tanzania
11 University of KwaZulu-Natal: South Africa
12 Rhodes University: South Africa
13 Ain Shams University: Egypt
14 Assiut University: Egypt
15 University of the Western Cape: South Africa
16 Université Mohammed V – Agdal: Morocco
17 University of Johannesburg: South Africa
18 Université de Ouagadougou: Burkina Faso
19 University of Nairobi: Kenya
20 University of Lagos: Nigeria
21 Makerere University: Uganda
22 Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University: South Africa
23 Obafemi Awolowo University: Nigeria
24 University of Ghana: Ghana
25 Universidade Eduardo Mondlane: Mozambique
26 Misurata University: Libya
27 The German University in Cairo: Egypt
28 North-West University: South Africa
29 Benha University: Egypt
30 Zagazig University: Egypt
31 Université de la Reunion: Reunion
32 University of Botswana: Botswana
33 Al Akhawayn University: Morocco
34 University of Namibia: Namibia
35 Université Abou Bekr Belkaid Tlemcen: Algeria
36 Université Cheikh Anta Diop: Senegal
37 University of Khartoum: Sudan
38 University of Ibadan: Nigeria
39 Helwan University: Egypt
40 Sudan University of Science and Technology: Sudan
41 University of Ilorin: Nigeria
42 Université Mentouri de Constantine: Algeria
43 Covenant University: Nigeria
44 Université Mouloud Maameri de Tizi Ouzou: Algeria
45 University of Swaziland: Swaziland
46 Université de Batna: Algeria
47 Université d’Alger: Algeria
48 University of Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe
49 Université Mohammed V – Souissi: Morocco
50 South Valley University: Egypt
51 Tanta University: Egypt
52 Moi University: Kenya
53 Université Kasdi Merbah de Ouargla: Algeria
54 Université Abdelmalek Essadi: Morocco
55 Minoufiya University: Egypt
56 Université Cadi Ayyad: Morocco
57 Federal University of Technology, Minna: Nigeria
58 Minia University: Egypt
59 University of Zambia: Zambia
60 Université d’Oran: Algeria
61 Addis Ababa University: Ethiopia
62 Université Djillali Liabes: Algeria
63 Université Abdelhamid Ibn Badis Mostaganem: Algeria
64 Al-Azhar University: Egypt
65 Kenyatta University: Kenya
66 Université Hassan II – Casablanca: Morocco
67 Suez Canal University: Egypt
68 Kafr el-Sheikh University: Egypt
69 Universiteit van die Vrystaat: South Africa
70 Cape Peninsula University of Technology: South Africa
71 Université M’hamed Bouguerra de Boumerdes: Algeria
72 Université Ibn Tofail: Morocco
73 Université Hassan II Mohammedia – Casablanca: Morocco
74 University of Nigeria: Nigeria
75 Université d’Antananarivo: Madagascar
76 University of Malawi: Malawi
77 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology: Ghana
78 Universidade de Cabo Verde: Cape Verde
79 Polytechnic of Namibia: Namibia
80 Tshwane University of Technology: South Africa
81 University of Benin: Nigeria
82 Université des Sciences et de la Technologie Houari Boumediène: Algeria
83 Mbarara University of Science & Technology: Uganda
84 Strathmore University: Kenya
85 University of Port Harcourt: Nigeria
86 Ahmadu Bello University: Nigeria
87 Al Jabal Al Gharbi University: Libya
88 University of Agriculture, Abeokuta: Nigeria
89 Université Mohamed Khider de Biskra: Algeria
90 University of Shendi: Sudan
91 University of Mauritius: Mauritius
92 Durban University of Technology: South Africa
93 Université de Tunis El Manar: Tunisia
94 Université de la Manouba: Tunisia
95 Landmark University: Nigeria
96 Fayoum University: Egypt
97 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology: Kenya
98 Vaal University of Technology: South Africa
99 Université Ferhat Abbas Sétif: Algeria
100 Université Hassiba Ben Bouali de Chlef: Algeria

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