WARRI_____More reactions have trailed the recent Webometrics ranking of Delta State University as the 11th best\n State Universities in the country against the claims of the 7th position by Prof. Andy O. Egwunyenga, the current vice-chancellor of the University.
The Ijaw People’s Development Initiative, IPDI, through its national president comrade Ozobo Austin said the new feats of Delta State University were achievements of the previous administration and that Prof. Andy O. Egwunyenga should avoid the temptation of stealing from his neighbour’s pot.
The group urged him to desist from further attempts of twisting facts and figures about the current Webometrics rating in the school, a move the group described as self-destructive if not checked, insisted that Delsu was rank 11th best state Universities and 38th best Nigerian Universities, and that the public should disregard every twisted reports making the round.
They added that Webometrics assessments were usually done two times a year but reports normally released in the next academic year and not immediate.
They maintained that at the time the new VC was appointed in 2020, Webometrics had completed its 2019 two times assessments in the school, and that there was no way such victory would be attributed to efforts of the new VC of the school.
The group further added “Our investigation shows that DELSU was placed at the 38th position among Nigerian Varsities in 2020 Webometrics rating. But it is not true that DELSU was placed at the 7th position among State Universities as claimed by the University spokesperson, but 11th position.
the benefit of doubt, the following are the ten state Universities placed above DELSU going by the 2020 Web rankings (1) Ladoke Akintola University of Technology 2) Lagos State University (3) Ebonyi State University (4) Olabisi Onabanjo University (5) Niger Delta University (6) Adekunle Ajasin University (7) Rivers State University, Port Harcourt (8) Benue State University (9) Kebbi State University (10) Cross River State University of Science and Technology, Calabar (11) Delta State University, Abraka”