Towards the ending of September 2018, Nigeria’s best private University, Covenant University, took a leap to become the highest ranked University in Nigeria. This ranking was by the Times Higher Education (THE), the body behind the world’s most influential University ranking, with almost five decades of experience in the field of insight and analysis into higher education.
According to the ranking released by the THE on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, Covenant University is not only the best in Nigeria. The Private University, established about 16 years ago, has also become the first Nigerian University to make it into the 601-800 bracket of the best Universities in the world. In fact, it could be the first African University to achieve this feat in such a short period of existence.
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Covenant University’s Vision 10:2022 involves becoming one of the top 10 Universities in the world by the year 2022. This new ranking by the THE shows that the University is actually working toward that goal. In fact, in a bid to rev up the University’s drive towards the fulfilment of the vision, the administration introduced the “ReCITe Agenda”, which will entail a research-intensive approach.
Apart from becoming the best University in Nigeria at the moment, Covenant University also recently set a new record of over 600 publications so far in 2018. The University also boasts of 40% of top 20 Authors in Nigeria.
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Covenant University was established in 20112 by Dr David Oyedepo, the Presiding Bishop of Living Faith Church Worldwide, one of the biggest Churches in Nigeria. Since inception, the University has lived up to the aspirations of its Founder. It has been known for quality teaching, cutting-edge research, amazing innovations, and impactful community development programmes. Over the years, it has been recognised as the best Private University in Nigeria. It was also recently recognised as the University with the Most Employable Graduates among Nigerian Universities.
This goes to show that Nigeria is not all that terrible a country. In fact, there are lots of amazing facts about Nigeria that you probably didn’t know. It’s a good thing that Covenant University has further placed Nigeria on a good spot in the eyes of the world.
Author: Vincent Abolarin
Vincent is a Nigerian blogger with special interest in the history and current happenings in the country. When he is not blogging, he enjoys reading and playing computer games.