Information reaching us From Aprokorepublic desk is that Some top Nigerian universities have been rated anong the best in the world.
This was contained in the 2021 Times Higher Education World University Ranking obtained on Wednesday.
The ranked UI, LASU, and UNILAG as first, second, and third respectively in Nigeria.
Privately-owned Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, was ranked fourth ahead of the Federal Government-owned University of Nigeria, Nsukka, which came fifth; and Obafemi Awolowo University, sixth in Nigeria.
A breakdown of the ranking further showed that UI ranked within 401-500th bracket; LASU, 501–600th; and UNILAG 601–800th.
Covenant University ranked within the band of 801–1000th; the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and Obafemi Awolowo University placed 1001+.
The ranking showed that of the six Nigerian universities listed in THE 2021 Emerging Economies University Rankings, UI and UNN scored one per cent in international students enrolment, while LASU, UNILAG, CU, and OAU had no record of student enrolment in this category.
The University of Oxford tops the rankings for the fifth consecutive year, while mainland China’s Tsinghua University becomes the first Asian university to break into the top 20 under the current methodology (launched in 2011).
Reacting, the acting Vice-Chancellor of LASU, Prof. Oyedamola Oke, expressed delight with the rating of LASU as the second-best university in Nigeria.
Oke said the new status of the university is heartwarming, and a further attestation to her quality teaching, research exploits, and robust service delivery.
Oke noted that without the unwavering support and commitment of all stakeholders to the “LASU Project”, the feat would have been unattainable.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 include more than 1,500 universities across 93 countries and regions.
The rating is based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across four areas – teaching, research, knowledge transfer, and international outlook.
This year’s ranking analysed more than 80 million citations across over 13 million research publications and included survey responses from 22,000 scholars globally.
“Trusted worldwide by students, teachers, governments, and industry experts, this year’s league table provides great insight into the shifting balance of power in global higher education,” THE added.
JAMB Set To Postpone 2021 UTME- Registrar
The registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Is-haq Oloyede, has hinted of the possibility of postponement of this year’s unified tertiary matriculation examination (UTME) which has been slated to hold between June 5 and 19.
He said the decision to either postpone the examination or to continue as scheduled would be taken later on Friday at a meeting billed to hold with concerned individuals and institutions.
Mr Oloyede, who disclosed this on Friday morning during an ongoing virtual meeting with relevant stakeholders ahead of the examination, blamed the development on the difficulties being experienced by the candidates in their efforts to register.
The registrar, however, confirmed that the mock examination that is slated for May 20, will go on as scheduled.
“We are here to commend you and also to apologise to you for putting you through some hardships, especially in your efforts to register. Most of these things are outside our purview. They have to do with government policies and we have little or no control over them.
“While the mock examination will go on as scheduled we cannot say the same of the main examination. This is primarily because of NIN. We have more than 600,000 candidates who have indicated interest in our examination but are yet to receive their details.”
POEM: If I tell you it doesn’t hurt – Kira White writes
If I tell you it doesn’t hurt I’d be lying
It was hurting the whole time
Acting like it doesn’t hurt
Keeps the pain away for just a moment
Staying true to yourself you know everything hurts.
And you’ve only been pretending
It really hurts
I’m only perfect in pictures
Because that’s where my best smiles stays
Behind closed doors and when you face your demons , you know everything is shitty
And you are drowning in pain
And you know only you could save your self.
Holding back the tears doesn’t mean you don’t cry
You do, you know your heart cries out for help only you can hear it
But you know what
Take another picture with a smiling face 🙂
Author: KIRA WHITE
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BREAKING: JAMB Gives New Directive To Candidates
The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) on Monday, said that mock examination slips for its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) can now be printed out in preparation for the exercise.
JAMB made this known in the Weekly Bulletin of the Office of the Registrar.
The board said that the slip contained candidates’ details such as registration number and the centre to which they are to sit for the examination within their chosen examination town.
“Candidates who had registered for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and indicated interest to sit for the optional mock examination are to print their mock notification slips from Sunday, May 9.
“This is in preparation for the mock examination scheduled for Thursday, May 20.
“The optional mock notification slips can be printed from anywhere candidates find to be convenient, provided they have access to the internet.
“Candidates are to visit https://www.jamb.gov.ng then click on e-facility and print their slips,”
The slip, it further said, also contained the expected time the candidates were to be at the centre.
It further urged candidates to study the contents of the slip after printing it out in order to know the location of their examination centres on time, to avoid confusion on the scheduled date of the exercise.
JAMB also said that a total of 845,517 candidates have so far registered for the 2021 UTME and that a total of 38,886 candidates have registered for Direct Entry (DE) as of Sunday, May 9.
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