Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) has been ranked the best polytechnic in Nigeria for the second time in the Webometrics ranking published in July Felix Alade, the institution’s head of media relations said this in a statement Tuesday in Lagos.
The ranking was based on the impact of web content, the most cited researchers, and articles published on online publishing and research platforms He added that the main objective of the web ranking was to promote open access to knowledge generated by institutions.
“YABATECH has been able to implement strategies to improve its ranking by increasing the quantity and quality of web content,” he said The statement said that the web ranking that began in 2004 is currently in its eighteenth year of publication.
He added that the ranking was intended to offer comprehensive coverage of higher institutions in any country or discipline involved The statement noted that 31 institutions from more than 200 countries around the world were ranked in the Webometrics ranking released in July.
He said the editors of the ranking web were scientists working at a world-class public research institution, with long experience in metric-driven evaluation Commenting on the ranking, the institution’s Deputy Secretary, Mr. Joe Ejiofor, in an interview with the Nigerian News Agency (NAN), described the development as a wonderful achievement.
“The news came as a surprise and at the same time a welcome advance, the Rector and management are very happy with this latest web ranking “It is an indicator of growth and development recorded since the current leadership led by the visionary Rector, Mr. Femi Omokungbe, took office in 2018 Ejiofor said that YABATECH, known for its pacing role, will remain dedicated to its vision as a leading institution of higher education inside and outside Nigeria.