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Obafemi Awolowo university highly-rated

06 August 2013, 07:22Emeka Adebanji

Abuja - The Cybermetrics Lab of Spain, a world-renowned research council, has ranked the Obafemi Awolowo University, the best institution in Nigeria and eighth overall in the continent.

The university has risen from 14th in Africa, a development academic analysts and managements of universities in Africa hailed as a monumental leap for educational advancement in Nigeria.

Commenting on the latest ranking, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Bamitale Omole, attributed the development to the unparalleled research output, administrative acumen, and technical know-how of the academic, administrative and technical staff of the University.

"Only a focused leadership, which is the hallmark of the management team, can produce such a spectacular feat," he said.

Omole urged the Federal Government to intensify efforts to improve the funding of education.

"This will lessen the penchant for travelling abroad to undergo academic programmes that could be taught better by our lecturers here in Nigeria," he said.

Obafemi Awolowo University offers undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in fields of specialization spanning the humanities, the arts, the natural sciences, the social sciences, the medical sciences, engineering and technology.

The university has 13 faculties and two colleges — the Postgraduate College and the College of Health Sciences — administered in more than 60 departments.

- CAJ News


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