Covenant: Number 1 Nigerian Varsity by Publication Volume in 2018!
Covenant University has emerged the topmost Nigerian Institution by publication volume for the year 2018.
According to Scival – Elsevier’s data analytic tool, Covenant, with 816 scholarly outputs as at Thursday, November 22, 2018, stood tall above many first-generation universities with decades of years behind them.
While disseminating the good news to the University community through emails, the highly elated Vice-Chancellor, Professor Atayero said, “This is an outstanding feat, considering the fact that the institution just turned 16 last month, taking the lead from the University of Ibadan which clocked 70 this month. This is the first time any Nigerian Institution has surpassed UI by publication volume in recent years. To God be all the Glory!”
It would be recalled that Covenant recently made the top 10 among 173 institutions with 3,100 publications, a feat described as ‘significant milestone’ by the Vice-Chancellor.
It would also be remembered that the University had been making significant milestones since the beginning of the last quarter of the year 2018. Of particular interest was the breaking of the University into the 601-800 position of the World Ranking of Universities by Times Higher Education, thereby making her the number one university in Nigeria and West Africa.