Webometrics, the body that does web ranking of world Universities has ranked Auchi Polytechnic as the best Polytechnic in Nigeria.
The web ranking began in 2004 as a study of the quantitative aspects of construction and use of information resources, structures and technologies on the web.
The Rector, Dr. (Mrs.) P.O Idogho has described the ranking as the beginning of world exposure and recognition of the institution.
She said the ranking though cheering news; it calls for rededication to the goals and objectives of the polytechnic. “Coming on top is not all the issue; remaining at the top is the real issue” she commented.
Auchi is one of the 19 Nigerian higher institutions that qualified to be ranked in the latest world ranking. It is the only polytechnic that came in the top best institutions in Nigeria.
Webometrics is an initiative on the ranking of 20,000 higher institutions worldwide based on web content to improve the presence of academic and research institutions on the web and to promote open access publication of research results. The top 19 institutions are as follows:-
1. University of Ibadan
2. University of Ilorin
3. Ahmadu Bello University
4. Obafemi Awolowo University
5. University of Lagos
6. University of Benin
7. University of Agriculture, Abeokuta
8. University of Jos
9. University of Nigeria, Nsukka
10. Covenant University
11. Auchi Polytechnic
12. National Open University of Nigeria
13. University of Port Harcourt
14. Federal University of Technology Akure
15. Backcok University
16. Pan African University
17. African University of Science and Technology, Abuja
18. Usman Danfodiyo University
19. Lagos State University