by: michael eli dokosi

The Centre for World University Rankings (CWUR) has released its 2016’s list of top ranked world universities with only 10 African universities getting the nod exposing the falling standards of higher education on the continent.

Interestingly the 10 African universities that made the top 1000 list were drawn from South Africa, Egypt and Uganda which provided 5, 4 and 1 school respectively.

According to CWUR, Africa’s best university is the University of Witwatersrand from South Africa, ranked 176.

South Africa further gets four more universities selected sequentially; University of Cape Town (264), Stellenbosch University (329), University Of KwaZulu-Natal (467) and University of Pretoria (697)

Egyptian universities which got the nod for the top 1000 are Cairo University (771), Ain Shams University (960), Mansoura University (985) and Alexandria University (995). Uganda’s Makerere University (846) also made it into the top 1000 rank.

Below is how the African universities fared:

University of Witwatersrand (176) – South Africa

University of Cape Town (264) – South Africa

Stellenbosch University (329) – South Africa

University of KwaZulu-Natal (467) – South Africa

University of Pretoria (697) – South Africa

Cairo University (771) – Egypt

Makerere University (846) – Uganda

Ain Shams University (960) – Egypt

Mansoura University (985) – Egypt

Alexandria University (995) – Egypt


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