By Charles Akinbode
The King’s University, Odeomu in Ayedaade Local Government Area of Osun State have been rated 31st overall best university in Nigeria.
The King’s University was also ranked 16th best among 99 private universities.
In the 2021 Nigerian University System Ranking by the National Universities Commission (NUC) in conjunction with the League of Directors of Academic Planning of All Nigerian Universities, the institution was rated 31st best out of 202 universities in Nigeria.
Responding to the feat achieved by the seven-year old institution, the university Vice Chancellor, Prof. Adenike Kuku, in a statement, said with the tenacious pursuit of excellence and provision of enabling environment for both students and the staff, the Kings University will attain a place of honor and preeminence globally in no distant future.
Kuku described the ranking as the recognition of Kings University’s giant strides in research, governance, quality of programs, faculty, service excellence and visionary leadership that is ever committed to the ideals of a world-class institution.
She said: “The ranking was not only an honor that crowned the social investment efforts of the proprietor of the university but an encouragement and a signal that the future of the university system depends on the noble intervention of spirited and well-meaning Nigerians in the private sector to bring back quality into Nigerian higher education system.”
Kuku commended the university’s proprietor and staff for their collective efforts in making it possible for the institution to rank the best among leading universities within a very short time of its existence.