Ghana has lost its place to Nigeria as the best destination to study medicine in West Africa, the TIMES HIGHER EDUCATION (THE) reveals.
The decision to study medicine is a life-changing one and THE states that The University of Ibadan is West Africa’s best bet. According to the 2020 World University Rankings (WUR) the Nigeria-based University ranks between 301-400 on the clinical, pre-clinical and health ladder while University of Ghana is positioned at 501-600 out of selected 1,500 best universities worldwide.
Africa’s best medicine and dentistry studies destination is South Africa with Cape Town University claiming the first spot.
Though Nigeria is not the top destination for studying medicine on the African continent, its premier medical school, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan bagged the top spot for the West African region. It displaced Ghana’s premier tertiary institution, the University of Ghana which ranked second in West Africa.
The tertiary ranking is based on 13 carefully calibrated performance indicators that measure an institution’s performance across teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.