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Top Universities In Sub-Saharan Africa 2023

Times Higher Education, the data provider underpinning university excellence in every continent, has released a new report ranking the top universities in Sub-Saharan Africa. The new ranking seeks to highlight African higher education institutions while also addressing local higher education concerns.

The 2023 rankings were formally released at the organization’s inaugural meeting in the region, which took place in June 2023 in collaboration with Ashesi University. The ranking is headed by South Africa’s University of the Witwatersrand, according to the survey. The University of Johannesburg and Tanzania’s Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences finished second and third, respectively.

Despite the fact that South Africa has the most universities in the top ten (four), Nigeria has the most institutions in the top 37, led by Covenant University in the seventh position.

The ranking includes 88 institutions from 20 countries, including Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Mauritius, Kenya and Mozambique.

The assessment was developed using an innovative method that included components of teaching, influence, and research. The technique is built on five pillars: resources and funding, access and equity, teaching skills, student involvement, and Africa effect.

A survey of over 20,000 students from 88 colleges was a critical component of data collecting. Students were given a variety of questions, including how challenged they felt by the university’s teaching, how much it encouraged critical thinking, and how many opportunities they had to connect with faculty and classmates.

Abu Bakarr Jalloh

Abu Bakarr Jalloh is a Sierra Leonean content writer, author, Neo Pan-African and founder of The African Dream, an online platform for inspiring, positive and compelling African stories. Contact: WhatsApp: +23276211583

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