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President Jonathan Concerned that No Nigerian University Is Ranked Among Best 100 Globally



The Nigerian President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has expressed regrets that no university in Nigeria had been ranked globally among the best 100 universities.
He made this known at the 40th Convocation ceremony of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife were he was represented by Prof. Viola Onwuliri, the Minister of State for Education.
President Jonathan commended the OAU for having the best distance learning centre, cloud computing and telepresence facilities in the entire Nigerian university system as adjudged by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
He expressed happiness over the institution’s outstanding performance for the third consecutive year, saying OAU had been adjudged as the best and number one university in Nigeria by the Webometric.
He however expressed regrets that no university in Nigeria had been ranked globally among the best 100 universities, adding that this must be addressed.
Jonathan called on Nigerian universities to brace up and ensure they were counted among the Ivy League universities in the world.


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