The Times Higher Education 2022 Subject Rankings were revealed on October 25, and the Chairman of the Nigerian Universities Ranking Advisory Committee (NURAC), Prof. Peter Okebukola, praised the performance of Nigerian universities in them.

This information can be found in a statement that Okebukola released on Wednesday in Abuja.

Only five Nigerian universities were included in four topics in the 2021 rankings, according to Okebukola, who is also a member of the international advisory board for the Times Higher Education World University rankings.

According to him, 48 Nigerian institutions were collectively ranked among the top in the world in 11 courses and disciplines in the 2022 rating.

Arts and humanities, business and economics, education, law, social sciences, computer science, engineering, clinical and health, biological sciences, physical sciences, and psychology were among the disciplines he named.

“Noteworthy is the impressive ranking of Covenant University, the only private university in the league tables, featuring prominently in business and economics, social sciences, computer science, engineering, and physical sciences.

“No state university is on the league tables. The federal universities with impressive rankings are University of Nigeria Nsukka, University of Ibadan, University of Lagos, Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta.

” Others are the University of Ilorin, Obafemi Awolowo University, Federal University of Technology Akure, Bayero University Kano, and University of Benin,” he said.

Economics and business (Covenant University: 401–500; University of Lagos: 501–600; Obafemi Awolowo University: 601–800; University of Nigeria Nsukka: 801+).

Some of the others are Covenant University (251-300), University of Lagos (401-500), University of Ibadan and University of Nigeria Nsukka (601-800), University of Ilorin and Obafemi Awolowo University (801+), and Law (University of Nigeria Nsukka=251+).

Engineering (Covenant University: 401-500; Federal University of Technology Akure and University of Ilorin: 601-800; University of Ibadan, University of Lagos, University of Nigeria Nsukka, and Obafemi Awolowo University: 1000+) and computer science are included on the list.

University of Lagos: 151–175; University of Ibadan: 201–250; University of Nigeria Nsukka: 501–600; Bayero University Kano, University of Benin, and Obafemi Awolowo University: 601–800; University of Ilorin and Nnamdi Azikiwe University: 801+; he said for Clinical and Health.

Life sciences (University of Ilorin=601-800; Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta; Federal University of Technology Akure; University of Ibadan; University of Lagos; University of Nigeria Nsukka; and Obafemi Awolowo University=801-1000) are also included in the list.

Okebukola listed Physical Sciences as being taught at Covenant University (401–500), Federal University of Technology Akure and University of Ilorin (501–600), Bayero University Kano (60–800), Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta and University of Lagos (80–1000), University of Ibadan, and University of Nigeria Nsukka.

Additionally, Psychology is taught at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (301–400); and Obafemi Awolowo University (1000+).

Speaking on the findings, Okebukola thanked Mallam Adamu Adamu, the minister of education, and Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, the executive secretary of the NUC, for establishing NURAC and for their ongoing dedication to raising the standard of education in Nigeria’s university system.

“Professor Rasheed is one individual who will not rest until the old glory of Nigerian universities is fully restored”, Okebukola noted.

“We assure Nigerians that with the ongoing implementation of the Blueprint for the Rapid Revitalisation of University Education in Nigeria, the days of consigning Nigerian universities to the group of non-performers will soon be over,” he said. (NAN)