The Journals Consortium today released a ranking of some of the top universities in Africa. In a ranking of 1,447 Universities, the Journals Consortium explains that the reasons it undertook the task of ranking African Universities.
According to their Press release, “African universities are still not well represented in international rankings. The creation of the Journals Consortium African Universities and Higher Institutions Ranking will help reflect the situation in the sphere of higher education in African universities as accurately and fully as possible to compare comparable educational systems and increase the recognition of African universities among students, employers, researchers and policy makers.”
As expected, the ranking is dominated by South African Universities, with the University of Cape Town named Africa’s best University.
The press release further explains that “The ranking also looks at the performance of each institution at each regional level. With 5 out of the 10 top institutions in the region, Cameroon dominates Central Africa, with the University de Younde emerging as number one in the region. Similarly, in East Africa, five of the top 10 institutions are from Kenya, with University of Nairobi topping the institutions in the region.
Egyptian, Nigerian and South African institutions completely dominate their regions. In North Africa, 9 of the top 10 institutions in the region are from Egypt and in West Africa, 8 of the top 10 institutions in these regions are from Nigeria. All top 10 institutions in Southern Africa are from”
University of Ibadan tops the list in the West African subregion, followed closely by the University of Nigeria.