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OAU ranked best university in Nigeria

The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has been ranked the best university in Nigeria by Webometrics.

According to the latest web ranking of world universities conducted by the Cybermetrics Lab of Spain, a research group belonging to the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), OAU was rated as the best in the country

A statement by the insitution's spokesperson, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that in the newest ranking, which was released last Monday, "Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, was placed, ranked and rated as the best University in Nigeria, while the Universities of Lagos and Ilorin came a distant 2nd and 3rd in positions.

" This is the first time in the history of higher education in Nigeria where a particular university, like OAU, would maintain been the first and the best in the country for more than four consecutive times."

The statement quoted the institution's Vice- Chancellor, Prof. Bamitale Omole, as applauding the ranking and ascribing the first position which OAU has been maintaining for the past years to the hard work and dedication to duty of the academic, administrative and technical staff.

He said the midas touch of the staff has placed the university far and above more than one hundred (100) other universities in Nigeria.

Prof. Omole re-emphasized his determination to make training and retraining of staff, on constant basis, his topmost priority, adding that he would not rest on his oars until OAU becomes the best in Africa, and one of the top ten in the world.

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