Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has again be rank as the best university by the lastest Cybermetrics of Spain ranking.

In a release issued by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the university, Mr Abiodun Olarewaju, on Wednesday, he stated that the Cybermetrics of Spain, an internationally- acclaimed Institute reputed for accurate ranking of universities across the globe ranked the curricular, research, academic and general administration of the institution as the best in Nigeria for the fourth consecutive time.

Reacting over the development, the Vice Chancellor of OAU, Professor Bamitale Omole, described the rating as unprecedented, adding that “this is the first time in the history of university education in Africa where a Nigerian university would be adjudged, rated and ranked the first and the best for the fourth time running.”

He emphasised the need for all private sectors to urgently partner with the government in providing enough financial and material resources to meet the needs of the universities, particularly in the provision of structural and infrastructure facilities.

Professor Omole, who lauded the dedication to duty of all academic and administrative staff whose personal and group sacrifices had made the new ranking an inevitable possibility, assured that his administration would continue to provide the needed leadership to all and sundry, in terms of training and retraining of staff members both locally and internationally.

While contending that he would not rest on his oars until OAU becomes the first and the best university in Africa, he tasked all stakeholders in the nation’s education sector to ensure that policies that were appropriate for the socio-economic needs of the country were formulated for entrepreneurship agendum.

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