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Nigeria’s Covenant University In Ogun, Emerges 7Th Best In Africa 

The Times Higher Education (THE) has ranked Covenant University in Ota, Ogun State, among the best ten universities in Africa.
In its inaugural Sub-Saharan Africa University Rankings for 2023, THE placed Covenant University in the seventh position.
While the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, was listed as the best university on the continent, Covenant University is the only institution in Nigeria featured among the best ten universities in Africa.
Four of the best ten universities are from South Africa, while two institutions are from Tanzania were featured.
Coming in as the second-highest ranked institution is the University of Johannesburg, South Africa, while Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences in Tanzania clinched the third spot.
THE noted that the rankings were based on “access and fairness, Africa impact, teaching skills, student engagement, and resources and finance.”
According to the ranking, Nigeria has the highest number of universities, with 37 entries. South Africa follows closely behind with nine universities, while Ghana and Kenya each claim seven.
Somalia and Uganda, on the other hand, each have five institutions featured in the rankings.
Of the 88 ranked institutions, 59 (67 per cent) are publicly funded, while 21 (24 per cent) operate as private, not-for-profit entities.
Private for-profit universities constitute eight institutions (9 per cent), with seven of the best ten universities falling under the public category.
In terms of overall performance, public universities achieved an average score of 50 in the rankings, charging students a median annual fee of £966.
Private institutions, however, received an average score of 43, with not-for-profit establishments charging £1,922 per year and for-profit universities demanding £3,291 annually.
Source: The Conclaveng.com

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