- KNUST has been ranked as the best university in West Africa and the 14th in Africa
- The rankings were done by US News & World Report
- Several indicators gave KNUST the edge over other competing institutions in the region
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The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has been ranked by the US News & World Report as the best university in West Africa.
The university that is located in the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi, also chalked the 14th position in Africa, beating Legon, University of Lagos and several others.
Ghanaweb reports that KNUST also placed 706th on the list in the whole world.
It is indicated that the overall reputation of the university as well as the academic research the university has undertaken contributed heavily to the great feat.
The world rankings organized every year include educational institutions from 81 countries around the world from a pool of 1,500.
The rankings are normally enlisted on usnews.com along with how they have faired in other to achieve their levels in the ranks.
It is indicated that the reason for the rankings is to provide proper information on the performance of the various institutions in the world.
This is to give prospective students and partners the opportunity to weigh the schools on a genuine scale and decide which would best suit their needs.
13 different indicators were used in ranking all the institutions.
In total, KNUST is reported to have had a score of 42.4 to become the 706th best university in the world.
Apart from research work and overall reputation, conferences held, citations received, books that were published and other formal publications gave KNUST the edge to become the best university in West Africa.
Meanwhile, the president of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, recently boosted thousands of Ghanaian startups with huge sums of money to help them scale-up, make more returns, and create more jobs.
Myjoyonline.com reports that the amount awarded to the 3,000 startups was a whopping GHC 30 million. Each startup has a period of 3 years to pay back the money with an interest rate of 10%.
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