Volume 9, No 1, 2012

Webometric analysis of Nigerian university websites

Andrey A. Pechnikov and Anthony M. Nwohiri


This paper considers a web space built on a set of the university websites of Africa's most populous nation -- Nigeria. The investigation conducted reveals a weak connectivity in the set of official websites of Nigerian universities. However, the connectivity becomes stronger when all the university websites are taken into account. It increases significantly with the addition of the only found web communicator to the university websites -- National Universities Commission -- the sole body that approves the establishment of higher educational institutions in Nigeria and all academic programmes run by them.

Pages: 1-11

Keywords: University website; Nigeria; Hyperlinks; Webgraph; Webometrics; World Wide Web

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