For the umpteenth time, the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Oyo State, has been pronounced the best State University in Nigeria.
The latest ranking by Webometric, which puts the Institution as 14th overall in the country and 3680 in the World, goes to confirm that despite the debilitating effect of the industrial crisis experienced last year by the University, its leadership position among its peers remain unchallenged.
Reacting to the news, Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Adeniyi Gbadegesin, reiterated the commitment of Management to ensuring that the Institution’s present financial position is not allowed to affect its determination to train eggheads to man the various technological spaces of the future.
He added that the Governing Council, led by Professor Oladapo Afolabi, has assured that whatever the University needs to stay on top will be encouraged.
It would be recalled that LAUTECH has in the past, been consistently named the number one State University in Nigeria by various ranking organizations, including the National Universities Commission (NUC).
Webometrics Ranking of World Universities, also known as Ranking Web of Universities, is a ranking system for the world’s universities based on a composite indicator that takes into account both the volume of the Web contents (number of web pages and files) and the visibility and impact of these web publications.