In a recent publication by the Center for World University Rankings (CWUR), the 2023 edition of the Global 2000 list has been unveiled. However, it was unfortunate to note that no university from Sierra Leone made it to the Global 2000 list.
The rankings, which were released on Monday, May 15th, evaluated institutions based on a variety of factors, including quality of education, research output, and global outlook.
Out of the 20,531 universities that were ranked, only the top institutions were able to secure a spot on the coveted list.
Sierra Leone has a long history of providing higher education opportunities for its citizens. The University of Sierra Leone, established in 1967, is the main institution of higher education in the country. However, the standard of education in Sierra Leone’s universities has faced numerous challenges in recent years.
One major challenge is inadequate funding, which has resulted in a lack of resources, including textbooks, equipment, and facilities. Additionally, there is a shortage of qualified and experienced faculty members, leading to overcrowded classrooms and limited student-teacher interactions. This lack of resources and personnel has contributed to a decline in the quality of education and a decrease in the number of graduates with relevant skills in the workforce.
You can view the complete rankings and learn more about the methodology used by visiting the CWUR website at: cwur.org/2023.php.
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