Afe Babalola University was founded by a renowned educationist.
Afe Babalola University, popularly known as ABUAD, is a Nigerian private university that has its location in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria. It was founded in 2009 by Afe Babalola, who is a lawyer, educationist, and philanthropist, and inaugurated by former President Goodluck Jonathan. Academic programs offered in ABUAD are in six college divisions, they are; Sciences, Law, Engineering, Social and Management Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences, and Postgraduate Studies. The Engineering College of the University is built on three and half acres of land and is considered as one of the largest in Africa.
Also, the University’s Motto is “Labor for service and integrity.” The current acting vice-chancellor is Elisabeta Smaranda Olarinde while the chancellor is Afe Babalola. The institution has about 1,255 administrative staff with over 8,500 students. In addition, the university has one main campus which accommodates five undergraduate colleges, a post graduate school, conference halls, a teaching hospital for medical students, student and staff accommodation, sporting facility, a cafeteria, a laundry, a bakery, and a water processing plant.
THEIR permits universities to explore excellence.
The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings (THEIR), one of the three main areas of university activity under the World University Rankings, founded in 2019, are the only global performance tables that does the assessment of universities in relation to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). With the aid of carefully calibrated indicators, they provide comprehensive and balanced comparison across four wide areas: research, stewardship, outreach, and teaching. The Impact Rankings, 2022, is the fourth edition and has its overall ranking comprising of 1,406 universities from 106 countries.
Furthermore, based on the table of the SDG 4 – quality education, the Impact Rankings measures the contribution of universities to early years and lifelong learning, their pedagogy research and their commitment to comprehensive education. The Impact Rankings grow rapidly yearly, as many universities seek to demonstrate their commitment to delivering the SDGs by joining their database. They give universities the chance to demonstrate their annual improvement through the introduction of new policies and the provision of evidence of progress.
ABUAD emerged 1st in Nigeria, 400th in the world.
Following the release of the 2022 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings, Afe Babalola University Ado-Ekiti, emerged the best of all universities in Nigeria, and one of the best 400 in the world. However, the global ranking for the university came 10 months after the Alper-Doger Scientific Index. The institution was ranked as the best research university among the 99 private universities in Nigeria and the 10th out of 197 public and private universities in Nigeria, in July 2021. The ranking analyzed over 108 million citations across more than 14.4 million research publications in arriving at ABUAD’s placement.
The acting Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof. E. Smaranda Olarinde, dedicated the great feat to the consistent cooperation of the stakeholders of the university; the National Universities Commission (NUC), the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), Council for Legal Education (CLE), and the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE). It was also attributed to the parents, the passionate teachers, and the teeming student population of the university. The Vice Chancellor affirmed that the Chancellor’s dream of seeing ABUAD becoming one of the best 100 universities is imminent.
The President celebrates with ABUAD and its management.
President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates and celebrates with ABUAD alongside its management and staff, for ranking as the best in Nigeria, and one of the best 400 universities out of 31,097 universities in the world. On behalf of the president, Femi Adesina applauded the guiding principles of the university, which includes discipline, industry, determination, sound education, integrity, service, and quality leadership. The president appreciated the honour ABUAD brought to Nigeria, and thereby encouraged the institution to put more effort into being among the top 50 in the world.
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Kudos to ABUAD alongside its management and staff, coming out as the best in Nigeria and one of the best 400 universities out of 31,097 universities in the world. Its a big challenge to other Nigeria university, I hope they all do well more and continue to deliver sound education.
Wow so proud of them and the management ofABUAD they can still do more to climb up there in order to continue to put Nigeria in limelight in terms of education…
This is a brilliant feat by ABUAD. It shows the lecturers are really working. They have instilled unwavering hardworking spirit into their undergraduates and that is paying dividends now. Although, we shouldn’t forget this university is a private university, so alot of investment has gone into their education system, unlike federal universities.
This is a crazy achievement by ABUAD, and it is well deserved because of the investment in infrastructure and dedication from the lecturers. More of this, please
If the government puts more support financially into our federal universities we should be able to achieve this
Yes, this is good news. I hope the University and other Universities in Nigeria go up to higher ranks to bring more success to us
It was a joint effort from everyone that made this colossal achievement come to pass, from lecturers to students to parents and the non-teaching staff. Kudos to them all
This just shows that our educational system can be superb if we invest more in it. I urge the government to do this
More of this, please, because it will bring more recognition in the global village towards our education. This is very good
This is the school that a friend of mine attemds; he told me of their ludicrous fees looks like it’s in every way worth it. That’s good
This is a great honour brought by ABUAD to our great nation; this shows that there is still hope for our educational system after all.
This kind of accomplishment will make our educational sector to be respected among the schools in the world, which is a perfect thing for us
We should gear harder towards receiving more successes on the educational level because it will seriously help our leaders of tomorrow become better people.
Yes yes, good things like this won’t make those foreign countries look down on our educational standard anymore, and if we keep increasing in the world rank, that nonsense IELTS might just be reformed.
For me this a nice improvement in Nigeria education section Because the last time I checked it was illorin and they were it think 1000 in the world or so the Abuad University’s Motto says it all “Labor for service and integrity.”
This is a good thing for our education system it show we can improve our education system if thing are done in the right way and necessary things are done. Let take our education level high so it can compete with other country education level
The private education sector is thriving indeed and it’s a good development.
However, the public sector also needs to be checked as this is a pointer that if it is properly invested in, it will be productive as well.
This shows if education is given adequate attention and funding, we can compete globally. Private universities are thriving. Public universities can too.
I’m not really surprised! The school was found by a good educationist in 2009 and has been improving well since then
Very good improvement on Nigeria University, More of that should be done.
That is impressive. If government can spend money on education and make our schools to standout in the world. Now it is over two months that the students are at home due lectures on strike.
Afe Babalola University of Ado-Ekiti was rated the best school in Africa and part of the 400 best schools in the world which was the result of the brilliant mind that structure the whole idea of the school. How I which other schools can come to sure standard and beyond.
This is a great target by the ABUAD. This shows that there is still hope for our educational system is advancing. Kudos to all parties involved!
Its really impressive seeing Nigeria university coming out in flying colour. I hope all other university too buckle up and be challenging in all area.
For ABUAD is it well deserve honour,they have full of art the equipment and environment for proper learning an lecture.. Congratulations to them.
Wow this is a good one we are
moving forward.this is a very good improvement for AbUAD