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According to Webometrics world university ranking released this month, the best five universities in Africa are all in South Africa, while Cairo University of Egypt was ranked sixth.

Top 10 best Universities In Africa 2018

The University of Nairobi emerged the seventh best in Africa and 874 in the world.

Basically, the list is made up of 7 South African universities, 1 Nigerian, 1 Egyptian and 1 kenya University.


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Below is the full list of the Top 10 universities in Africa

University Rank in Africa Rank in World
University of Cape Town 1 290
University of the Witwatersrand 2 455
Stellenbosch University 3 480
University of Pretoria 4 516
University of Kwazulu Natal 5 641
Cairo University 6 764
University of Nairobi 7 874
University of Johannesburg 8 919
University of the Western Cape 9 938
University of Ibadan 10 1099

Webometrics world university ranking is a ranking system for the world’s universities whose rankings are derived from combined indicators that takes into account parameters such as; web presence, visibility, transparency (openness) and (Scholar) excellence. It provides web indicators for more than 12,000 universities worldwide making it the largest academic ranking of Higher Education Institutions.



Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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