Ranking of Nigerian Universities – And The LASU Surprise!

Ranking of Nigerian Universities – And The LASU Surprise!

In this piece, Tekedia alum, John Mc Keown, pulls  three core elements into one:  the 2021 global university ranking by The Times, the development in Nigerian Current Affairs, where the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, announced the creation of twenty new Nigerian universities and my concerns on our education playbook where Harvard spends 3x our total education budget.

But the biggest surprise? LASU is now the second best university in Nigeria, behind University of Ibadan. Covenant falls to 4. The last I checked, University of Ilorin and University of Benin were #1 and #3, but just like that, they have fallen out of the top 6. Something is wrong somewhere with these rankings!

Technical universities always underperform as they have limited courses to get weighted scores across disciplines. So, the ranking is biased for conventional universities with courses in most areas.

Then he reminds me again that ASUU has not put a statement after a former VC of Kwara State University bought a bulletproof Toyota at N74M as an official car, even when the school borrows N400M monthly to pay salaries! If ASUU does not see it as a challenge, then everything fails!

I was surprised that no one noticed that more “foreign students” attend Tekedia Institute Mini-MBA than any Nigerian university. If I say it, you fit vex big time. We have many Growth Hours in countries.

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