The Vice-Chancellor, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti, Prof Smaranda Olarinde, has expressed optimism of considerable improvement of the university given the growth and exploits of its infrastructure in various fields.
Olarinde said that the achievements of the 12 years old institution and its recent ranking as the ‘Best Research University’ among the 99 private universities in Nigeria and number 10 out of the 197 universities in Nigeria, was due to the cooperation ABUAD had consistently received from stakeholders and regulatory bodies which strengthened it in all aspects.
Listing the stakeholders she mentioned, the National Universities Commission, the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, Council for Legal Education and the Nigerian Society of Engineers, parents, teachers and students of the university.
Olarinde spoke on Friday via a statement by ABUAD Director, Corporate Affairs, Tunde Olofintila, titled ‘ABUAD ranked best Nigerian private university in research,’ based on the ranking by Alper-Doger Scientific Index’.
The VC expressed optimism that “ABUAD will soon further improve considerably, particularly because of the quantum of infrastructural development in the University, its heart-warming achievements in Medicine, Law, Engineering, Sciences, and its Independent Power Project, IPP, which was inaugurated on Monday, June 21, 2021”.
Olarinde expressed happiness that “people and organizations outside Nigeria are noticing what the university (ABUAD) has been doing since it commenced academic work on Monday, January 4, 2010, to institutionalize qualitative and functional education, raise a new generation of Nigerians and ensure that Nigeria regains its lost glory in education”.
According to the statement, Alper-Doger Scientific Index, also known as AD Scientific Index Ranking, adjudged ABUAD as the best university in research among the 99 private universities in Nigeria and number 10 out of 197 public and private universities in Nigeria and as well ranked ABUAD scientists number five out of 3,570 scientists ranked throughout the country.
“The AD Scientific Index World Top Universities ranking is based on scholarly research output from Google Scholars. The AD Scientific Index is the first and only study that shows the total and the last five-year productivity coefficients of Scientists based on the h-index and i10 index scores and citations in Google Scholar.
“In other words, the AD Scientific Index provides both the Academic Ranking and Analysis Results. One of the unique differences of the AD Scientific Index is the provision of the last five years’ scores and the total scores of the h-index and the i10 index, and the total and last five years’ number of citations.
“Other unique differences of the AD Scientific Index include rankings in all fields and subjects of scientific interest and the emphasis on the scientific productivity of the Scientist. Thus, Scientists and Universities can obtain their Academic Rankings and monitor developments in the ranking over time,” the statement added.