The first University in Nigeria affirms its leading position as it ranks first in the ranking web ratings.
The world universities raking website, Webometrics has rated the University of Ibadan as the best university in Nigeria.
The ranking web in its January 2018 edition of institution ranking also rates the premier university 1099th in the world.
According to the site, the ranking is based on the web presence and impact of the institutions it ranks.
In terms of online presence and impact rank, the University of Ibadan scores 2654 and 627 respectively.
Covenant University, Ota occupies the second position in the ranking and it is the only private Nigerian university in the top 40 bracket.
Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, University of Nigeria and the University of Lagos take the 3rd, 4th and 5th positions respectively.
Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, LAUTECH is the first state university on the ranking, occupying 14th position, while Lagos State University, LASU takes the 16th position.
Polytechnics occupy the last three positions on the ranking list
The bottom three institutions are Polytechnic Ife, Polytechnic Imesi Ile and Tower Polytechnic taking 207th, 208th and 209th positions respectively.
Webometrics is the largest academic ranking of Higher Education Institutions. The ranking web has been rating education institutions in 2004 using institution's online presence as a major metric for ranking.