Assessment of University of Ilorin (Unilorin) Website using Webometrics Ranking Parameters

International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT)          
© - April Issue 2013 by IJCTT Journal
Volume-4 Issue-4                           
Year of Publication : 2013
Authors :M.T. Bashorun


M.T. Bashorun"Assessment of University of Ilorin (Unilorin) Website using Webometrics Ranking Parameters "International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology (IJCTT),V4(4):933-941 April Issue 2013 .ISSN Published by Seventh Sense Research Group.

Abstract: -The advent of internet and web has changed the world to global village where activities of various organizations are open and accessible. The quantitative characteristics of the construction and application of information resources, structures and technologies on the web is essential for rapid and competitive development. The University of Ilorin (Unilorin) has been taken the leading position but slipped to the eight positions in the recent university webometrics. What Unilorin can do in order to regain and sustain the first position in Nigeria and among the best 20 university in Africa? This study evaluates Unilorin website based on benchmark of rich files, size, Google Scholar, openness and visibility. It also explores the challenges and prospect of university webometrics ranking. The results indicate that the webometrics ranking of the university displays the accurate status of the web site. Suggestions offer to all stakeholders (scholars and administrators) to be more innovative, more quality open access publications, increases bandwidth and adequate power. All will enhance amenities to sustain good ranking position. Our collective responsibility to sustain “better by far” in all activities especially webometrics ranking position among the best 20 university in Africa is not unfixed.


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Keywords — Web site,ranking, webometrics, university of Ilorin, Nigeria, Africa.