2019 Webometrics Ranking thrills AAUA
By Bukola Olamona
The Management of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, has expressed joy over the 2019 Webometrics Ranking of Universities globally in which the institution was ranked best state-owned university in Nigeria.
This was contained in a statement issued and signed by the institution’s Principal Assistant Registrar, Information, Protocol and Public Relations, Mr. Victor Akinpelumi and made available to The Hope.
It stated that the Webometrics Ranking, which was released on July 31, 2019, saw Adekunle Ajasin university clinched 9th position among Nigerian universities; 81st in African and 3048th globally out of over 28,000 institutions ranked.
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 indicator that takes into account both the volume of the Web contents and the visibility and impact of these web publications.
It will be of 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.
It said: “We are delighted that despite the palpable challenges, including paucity of funds, being faced by the university, it has achieved this remarkable feat. This is 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.
The institution thanked all stakeholders of the university without whom the 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,” it said.