Only four of the world’s top 500 universities are in Africa

The annual ranking is compiled by the Time Higher Education(THE)

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The dearth of top quality tertiary institutions in Africa has been revealed in a new report which cited only three schools on the continent in its ranking of the best 500 universities in the world.

The annual ranking was compiled by the Time Higher Education(THE).

THE bases its ranking on a range of indicators, with quality of education, quality of faculty and alumni employment. They also takes into the account factors such as patent filings, publications and citations.

Based on this criteria, only four universities in Africa, spread across South Africa and Uganda, made it into the 2017 rankings.

Three universities in South Africa were named; University of the Cape Town, University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg and Stellenbosch while  Uganda' Makarere completed the list.

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