The latest webometric reports have rated Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife as the best university in Nigeria and the 8th best university in Africa.
This revelation was contained in the university's bulletin issued on Tuesday.
The news was in light of the new African Universities' Webometric rating by Cybermetric Lab of Spain.
The rating is a substantial rise from the university's former ranking of 14th best university in Africa.
Professor Bamitale Omole, the vice chancellor said in reaction that this accolades were due to excellent research, administration and technical competence of staff.
He has commended the staff of the university and urged the FG to continue providing funding for education.
This, he said would reduce students going abroad for funding and resulting brain drain.