By Victor A. AKINPELUMI, Akungba Akoko.
The Vice Chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria, Prof. Olugbenga Ige, has lauded stakeholders, especially staff, students and alumni, whose relentless efforts have, in no small measure, contributed to the retention of the global rating of the Institution as Best State-owned University in Nigeria.
Prof. Ige, in a chat with the Information Unit of the University on Thursday, May 11, 2023, following the release of this year’s Webometrics in the penultimate day, said the feat would not have been achieved but for their huge efforts.
The VC said, “That our University has consistently been ranked Best State-owned University in Nigeria is a no mean achievement. This is the sixth time in the recent years that AAUA has been ranked best of all state-owned varsities in Nigeria. This has been made possible by our staff, students and alumni. It means an upshot from our investment in our ICT; it means we have impressive online presence with our online service delivery and publication of quality scholarly articles.
“Despite our funding challenges, we have proven that if we have more supports, we can attain greater heights. We are proud of this and we thank every stakeholder that has made it possible.”
Adekunle Ajasin University, which came atop all state-owned universities in Nigeria, clinched 13th position among Nigerian universities; 99th in Africa and 2753rd globally out of 12,003 institutions ranked in the Webometrics Ranking.
The ranking, which started in 2004, is published by the Cybermetrics Lab, a research group under Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), the largest public research organization located in Madrid, Spain.
AKINPELUMI is the Head, Information, Protocol and Public Relations Unit (IPPRU) & Radio AAUA (90.3FM)