By Temitope Adedeji, Akure
Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State (AAUA), for the second successive year, has been rated Best State University in Nigeria in the latest Webometrics Ranking of Universities globally.
The Webometrics Ranking, which placed AAUA the Best State University in Nigeria in the last year’s edition, has again rated the university as the best state university and the 10th among universities in the country in the recently released 2020 ranking table.
Adekunle Ajasin University, which was rated 3048th globally in 2019, is now rated 2876th globally out of over 29,388 institutions ranked.
Webometrics is a ranking system for the world’s universities based on a composite indicator that takes into account both the volume of the Web contents (number of web pages and files) and the visibility and impact of these web publications according to the number of external inlinks (site citations) they received.
In a statement by the Principal Assistant Registrar, Information and Protocol, and Head of AAUA Radio 90.3 FM, Mr. Victor Akinpelumi, said he was not surprised by the rating, saying, “This is the fourth time in recent years that AAUA has achieved this feat. This year’s edition is more cheering because we have leaped globally.
“We are delighted that despite the obvious challenges being faced by the University, it has achieved this remarkable feat. This is proof to the commitment of every arm of the University and the resolve of Professor Olugbenga Ige-led Management to take the University to a greater height regardless of these challenges.
“We thank all stakeholders of the University, including staff and students, without whom this heartwarming feat wouldn’t have been possible.
“As a University, we will continue to put in place policies that would sustain this feat and encourage hard work and promote the University’s goals of teaching, research and community service.”