Sunday 30 September 2018

Covenant University Attains New World University Ranking [636] - Now Best Varsity in Nigeria

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The Times Higher Education World University Rankings has rated Covenant University as one of the top 700 universities in the world.
Ranked 636 in the world, Covenant University is rated based on Teachings, Research, Citations, Industry Income and International Outlook.
Profiling the institution on its website, the Times Higher Education World University Rankings describes the school as one of the leading universities in Africa found on Christian Mission Ethos.

The ranking platform also says Covenant University has had a rapid rise in reputation in the decade and a half it has been operating.
The top 1000 university ranking is a rank featuring the top 5% of universities in the world out of a total of 29,000 institutions globally.
Covenant University a 16-year-old university, which joined the University of Ibadan to emerge one of the few universities in Africa to ever feature in the rankings and the second university from Nigeria to ever appear in the rankings.
Covenant University hereby becomes the first private university in Nigeria, the second private university in Africa to feature in the top 1000 rankings. Covenant University (2002) and University of Johannesburg (2005) also become the youngest universities from Africa to feature in the ranking.
On the other hand, the University of Ibadan also improved from the previous year ranking of 800 – 1000th to 600 – 800th.
Finally, the University Of Nigeria, Nsukka was the third and last university from entire Nigeria. However, it did not make the top 1000 but was ranked 1000+.
In West Africa, Nigeria leads with three universities featured with Ghana coming second and last with only one university featured at 800 – 1000th; The University of Ghana.
The Nigerian Universities Commission named Covenant University as the best private university in Nigeria in its 2018 rankings and the 6th best university overall.
Covenant University was established in 2002 by Dr. David O. Oyedepo, the Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide, with a vision to be a leading World-Class Christian Mission University, committed to raising a new generation of leaders in all fields of human endeavour.
The university had since inception lived up to the aspirations of its Founder through unique curricula and quality teaching, cutting-edge research, life-changing innovations, and impactful community development programmes. Covenant had consistently been recognised as the Best Private University in Nigeria. A validation of the excellent teaching curricula and state-of-the-art teaching facilities that produce quality graduates at Covenant was exemplified by the recent ranking of the University as one with the Most Employable Graduates among all Nigerian universities, public and private.
Research, at Covenant, is an integral component of undergraduate teaching. Scholars conduct research in many fields and seek to expand human knowledge through analysis, innovation, and insight. In the last 15 years, the University’s research endeavour had been outstanding. The outputs from research had culminated in different patents and successful peer-reviews of knowledge (publications and books) beneficial to the present society and the future generations.

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