Covenant Bests Top African Varsities to Place 2nd in Management of Technology and Innovation
Nigeria’s best private institution, Covenant University, has continued to pull her weight among the best in Africa by emerging second in the ranking of universities in the continent in the field of Management of Technology and Innovation.
The ranking, a product of the latest computations made by the world-renowned Elsevier SciVal, saw Covenant - with 102 publications, 178 authors and 18 citations - placing 2nd behind the University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Queuing behind Covenant University, to complete the top 10 list of institutions in the field of Management of Technology and Innovation, was a pack of the ‘who is who’ in the comity of African universities. These institutions include the University of Cape Town, University of the Witwatersrand, and the University of Stellenbosch that are ranked 1, 2, 3 respectively in the league of best African universities, according to the 2018 rankings by Times Higher Education.
In the rankings for the field of Management of Technology and Innovation, the University of Cape Town was 4th, University of the Witwatersrand 6th, and University of Stellenbosch 10th.
Other Nigerian institutions in the rankings were the Obafemi Awolowo University, University of Lagos, and the University of Port Harcourt, occupying the 17th, 21st and the 26th positions respectively, among others.
Professor Charles Ayo, a faculty in the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at Covenant University, is ranked 2nd in Africa among the authors in the field of Management of Technology and Innovation, with 21 publications, 8 citations and 7 h-index. The former Covenant Vice-Chancellor is reputed nationally and internationally in the areas of application electronic and mobile technologies to governance, business, education and health among others.
The next ranked author from Covenant University is Professor Francis Iyoha of the Department of Accounting, whose haul of 13 publications, 2 citations and 2 h-index earned him the 6th position. The Professor of Accounting, with research interest in Financial Reporting, Ethics and Accounting Education, is the immediate past Dean, College of Business and Social Sciences at Covenant.
Professor Daniel Gberevbie of the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, had 10 publications, 3 citations and 1 h-index to rank 10th. The Professor of Public Administration has research interest in Personnel Administration/Human Resource Management, Governance and Democracy, E-Governance, Development, Leadership, Public Policy, and Ethical Issues and Accountability.
The roll call of Covenant faculty in the list also included Dr. Aderonke Oni of the Computer and information Sciences Department, with 8 publications, 3 citations and 2 h-index; Dr. Taiwo Joseph of the Department of Banking and Finance, with 8 publications; and Dr. Stephen Ojeka of the Department of Accounting, with 7 publications, 1 citation and 1 h-index, among others.