Despite strike, LAUTECH emerges best state varsity in webometric’s ranking

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In spite of repeated workers strike that held

down academic and other activities at the

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Ladoke Akintola University of Technology

(LAUTECH), Ogbomoso in the last one year, the

institution has been ranked as the best state

university in Nigeria.

A statement by the institution’s Head of Public

Affairs, Mr Lekan Fadeji, said the latest ranking

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by Webometric, which puts the Institution as

14 overall in the country and 3680 in the World,

goes to confirm that despite the

debilitating effect of the industrial crisis,

LAUTECH’s leadership position among its peers

remains unchallenged.

Reacting to the news, the Vice-Chancellor of the

university, Prof. Adeniyi Gbadegesin, reiterated

the commitment of management to ensuring that

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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

Prof. Oladapo Afolabi, has assured that whatever

the university needs to stay on top would be

encouraged.

LAUTECH had in the past been named the

number one state university in Nigeria by various

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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 their

impacts.

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