By Temitope Adedeji, Akure.
Webometrics Ranking of Universities globally has rated Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, best state University in the country.
The Management of the State-owned University on Tuesday received the news of the 2019 Webometrics Ranking of Universities globally.
The Webometrics Ranking, which was released on July 31st, 2019, saw Adekunle Ajasin University clinched 9th position among Nigerian universities; 81st in African and 3048th globally out of over 28,000 institutions ranked.
In a statement made available to WESTERN POST by the Principal Assistant Registrar Information and protocol, of the university, Victor Akinpelumi, said the rating will make the university to work more assiduously in achieving more goals.
According to him, “The Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, which is also known as Ranking Web of Universities, is a globally-accepted ranking system for the world’s universities, using a multiple indicators that takes into account both the volume of the Web contents and the visibility and impact of these web publications.
“It is instructive to note that this will be third time in recent years that Adekunle Ajasin University would be adjudged best of all state-owned varsities in Nigeria.
“We are delighted that despite the palpable challenges, including paucity of funds, being faced by the University, it has achieved this remarkable feat. This a testament to the commitment of every arm of the University and the resolve of the University Management to place the institution on the global pedestal.
“We thank all stakeholders of the University, without whom this heartwarming feat wouldn’t have been possible. We acknowledge the Ondo State Governor and Visitor to the University; the University Governing Council; the University Management; staff and students; alumni, parents and guardians; host communities; friends of the University and the media.
“On its part, Management will continue to put in place policies that would sustain this feat and encourage hard work and promote the University’s goals – teaching, research and community service.”