The University of Benin (UNIBEN) has emerged the No.1 university in Nigeria and the 22nd in Africa in the latest ranking of world universities.
The ranking web of world universities released this January also showed that the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (UNAAB) and the University of Ibadan (UI) came second and third respectively in Nigeria, but 35th and 38th positions respectively in Africa.
University of Nigeria (UNN), Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), University of Lagos (UNILAG), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), University of Jos (UNIJOS) and Auchi Polytechnic emerged 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th in that order, but 47th, 49th, 52nd, 55th, 63rd, 88th, and 95th positions respectively in Africa.
The ranking showed that in the topmost 10 positions were South Africa-based universities and two Cairo, Egypt- based universities.
The universities in the top 10 spots in their order of appearance were University of Cape Town, Stellenbosch University, University of Witwatersrand, University of Pretoria, Rhodes University, University of South Africa, Cairo University, University of Kwazulu Natal, University of Western Cape and American University , Cairo.