- The University of Ghana has been ranked as West Africa's best university in July 2020
- It was also ranked as the best in Ghana and the 15th best in Africa
- The ranking was released by Africa Webometrics Rankings and 4 factors were used to determine the performance of the institutions
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The July 2020 edition of the Africa Webometrics Rankings has listed the University of Ghana as the best university in Ghana and West Africa.
In the rankings, the university also placed 15th with respect to the best African universities.
YEN.com.gh understands that the July edition of the rankings was determined with the help of indicators received during the month.
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A report by myjoyonline.com reveals this was premised on an intent to maintain the freshness of the data of the most current and updated ranking of universities.
Information available to YEN.com.gh shows that Webometrics is the largest academic ranking of higher education institutions.
Its objective is to promote web publication supporting open access initiatives and electronic access to scientific publications and other academic materials.
The factors taken into consideration in determining the best universities were presence (public knowledge shared), impact (web contents impact), openness (top-cited researchers), and excellence (top-cited papers).
The management body of the University of Ghana expressed its gratitude to stakeholders who contributed to the sustenance of the enviable feat.
In other news, students of the University of Ghana resumed classes online on March 30, 2020.
This followed an announcement by President Nana Akufo-Addo that all schools in the country, from nursery to tertiary level, are to close due to the novel COVID-19 pandemic.
Even though the premier university also closed its doors to students in a sharp response, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nana Aba Appiah Amfo, in a statement signed on Monday, March 23, 2020, announced arrangements for students to have online tuition from March 30.
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