ASUU Strike: Only One Nigerian University Among Top 20 in Africa

The new webometric ranking (January 2022 Edition), has ranked University of Ibadan, Oyo State, as number one in Nigeria, 19 in Africa and 1,231 in the world.

With the ranking, UI is the only Nigerian university in the top 20 ranking in Africa, while Covenant University, Ota ranked number two in Nigeria, 25th in Africa and 1370 worldwide; Followed by Obafemi Awolowo University ranking 3rd in Nigeria, 27th in Africa and 1477 worldwide.

In Africa, three South African universities made the top three; University of Cape Town, University of the Witwatersrand and Stellenbosch University and 240th, 390th and 437th worldwide.

All over the world, Harvard University, Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology remained the top three universities.

Nigeria’s University union is currently on strike over the failure by the Federal Government to honour the various agreements reached with them.

Some of ASUU’s demands include the release of revitalisation funds for universities, renegotiation of the 2009 FGN/ASUU agreement, release of earned allowances for university lecturers, and deployment of the UTAS payment platform for the payment of salaries and allowances of university lecturers.

Following the expiration of the initial four weeks of the warning strike, the union had gone ahead to declare another eight weeks saying that it was giving the government more time to attend to its needs.

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