2023 World University Rankings: Covenant Remains Nigeria’s Best Private University

Covenant University is ranked among the top three (3) universities out of a total of 12 Nigerian universities ranked in the 2023 edition of the World Universities Ranking by Times Higher Education (THE).

Covenant earned a spot in the 601–800 bracket out of 1799 universities ranked by THE in the 2023 edition of the World University Rankings, thereby maintaining its status as the only private university ranked in the country.

In this ranking, Covenant University posted an improved performance on virtually all the ranking metrics and parameters as it relates to the year-on-year assessment of teaching, research, citation, international outlook and industry income.

A cursory look at the various ranking metrics shows that in teaching, Covenant posted a 20% improvement, while the research profile of the University went up by 16% in the current classification.

Under the citation parameter, Covenant University posted a 5% performance increase, whereas the international outlook of the University recorded a 45% progression when compared to the 2022 ranking.

The overall year-by-year assessment shows Covenant made a significant improvement in the 2023 ranking in her twentieth year since opening her gates to the first set of students, thus ranked 15th best university in the African continent.

The Vice-Chancellor of Covenant, Professor Abiodun H. Adebayo said the feat could only be the hand of God at work in the University, and all the glory must be ascribed to Him alone.

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