The management of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology has lauded itself for being ranked the best state-owned university in the country.

According to a statement by the institution’s Head of Public and Alumni Relations Unit, Lekan Fadeyi, the latest ranking by Webometric, which puts the institution as 14th overall in the country and 3,680th in the world, confirms that despite the debilitating effect of the industrial crisis experienced last year, the university’s leadership position remained unchallenged.

He said the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adeniyi Gbadegesin, has reiterated the commitment of the management to ensuring the institution’s current financial position does not affect its determination to train eggheads to man various technological spaces of the future.

According to Fadeyi, the Governing Council, led by Professor Oladapo Afolabi, has assured that whatever the university needs to stay on top would be encouraged.

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The University of Ibadan was ranked at 1099 in the world and number one in Nigeria, with Covenant University and Obafemi Awolowo University rounding out the top 3 Nigerian schools.

The University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), University of Lagos (UNILAG), Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) and the Federal University of Technology, Minna rank fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh positions respectively.

Nigeria’s most subscribed university, University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) ranks eighth in Nigeria and 3,118th globally; followed by the Federal University of Technology Akure (ninth Nigeria, 3176 worlds) and the University of Benin (10th Nigeria, 3512).