Latest World Web Ranking of Varsities … FUNAAB Ranks 1st in Scholar’s Chart

Director, ICTREC, Dr. Abayomi Oguntoye

More revelations have emerged on the January 2012 World Web Ranking of Universities, in which the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) is ranked 2nd in the country and 35th in Africa.

Unknown to many avid watchers of the global exercise, FUNAAB came first by leading other tertiary institutions in the country in the current category of the Google Scholar, as was also the case in the July 2011 edition.



According to the latest ranking, FUNAAB topped the Nigerian Scholar’s Chart by emerging 1,271st position in the world, but came fourth in Nigeria, followed by the University of Benin, which came a distant 1,797th; Obafemi Awolowo University, 1,714th; University of Nigeria, 1,752nd and the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria,1756th.

To achieve the feat, FUNAAB moved from 3,048th position in January 2011 ranking to Head, Webometrics, Dr. Segun Folorunso 1,177th in July 2011 and finally topped in the Scholar’s Chart in the latest ranking.

A comparative analysis of the Scholar’s Chart indicated that the University of Ilorin topped the table in Nigeria with its 907th position in the January 2011 ranking while FUNAAB led the chart in the July 2011 ranking, emerging 1,177th in the world.

Unilorin, which topped the January 2011 scholar’s table, as the 907th in the world, emerged 2,261st in the latest ranking.

Last Updated on February 15, 2012 by admin

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