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Type: Public Institution
Motto: For Learning and Culture
Affiliated to: NUC, AAU, ACU
Established: June 1961
No of Students: 35,000
No of Staff: 5,000
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Eyitope Ogunmodede
Ranking: 5th in Nigeria & 7th in West Africa (Webometrics)
Website: https://oauife.edu.ng/
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Obafemi Awolowo University, also known as OAU, is a federal university located in Ile-Ife, Osun State, south-western Nigeria. This university was officially established in the year 1961, as the University of Ife. In April 1959 a committee headed by Sir Eric Ashby, Master of Clare College, Cambridge, surveyed the needs for post-secondary and higher education in Nigeria. To that effect, they submitted a report on their findings to the federal go.. more

Obafemi Awolowo University, also known as OAU, is a federal university located in Ile-Ife, Osun State, south-western Nigeria. This university was officially established in the year 1961, as the University of Ife. In April 1959 a committee headed by Sir Eric Ashby, Master of Clare College, Cambridge, surveyed the needs for post-secondary and higher education in Nigeria. To that effect, they submitted a report on their findings to the federal government on September 1960 that led to the founding of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, between 1961 and 1962. Later in 1987, the University of Ife has renamed Obafemi Awolowo University in honour of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, Nigeria’s Western region’s first Prime Minister.

Obafemi Awolowo University is well-known for being ranked the 5th best university in Nigeria according to Webometrics. The university decided the national electricity grid and now generates its electricity. A final year student of the department of English has brought back laurels from local and international organisations such as the winner of Alfred Opubor’s Award for Most Prolific Student Writer, Best Investigative Journalist and Overall Best Student Journalist in Nigeria. Obafemi Awolowo University maintains a student population of over 26,000 and a staff strength of over 5,000 persons.

Obafemi Awolowo University provides several academic and non-academic facilities for its students. Some of these facilities include; halls of residence, lecture theatres & halls, an auditorium, a sports centre, a library, an Information Technology and Communication Unit, a teaching hospital, laboratories and a bookshop. Obafemi Awolowo University has serious plans for building an airport. Some notable alumni of OAU include; Adebayo Adelabu (Deputy Governor Central Bank of Nigeria since 2014), Akinwumi Adesina (President of African Development Bank & former Nigerian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development), Kayode Fayemi (Governor of Ekiti State), Femi Otedola (Nigerian oil billionaire) and 2Baba (Nigerian artist).

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Obafemi Awolowo University 8 faculties, a college of medicine with 3 faculties and several departments.

Faculty of Arts

  • Department of Religion Studies
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of English
  • Department of History
  • Department of Foreign Languages
  • Departme.. more

Obafemi Awolowo University 8 faculties, a college of medicine with 3 faculties and several departments.

Faculty of Arts

  • Department of Religion Studies
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Department of English
  • Department of History
  • Department of Foreign Languages
  • Department of Fine Arts
  • Department of Dramatic Arts
  • Department of Music

Faculty of Clinical Sciences

  • Department of Anaesthesia
  • Department of Community Health
  • Department of Dermatology and Venereology
  • Department of Medicine
  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Obstetrics, Gynaecology, and Perinatology
  • Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology
  • Department of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Department of Radiology
  • Department of Surgery

Faculty of Dentistry

  • Department of Child Dental Health
  • Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Oral Pathology
  • Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry
  • Department of Restorative Dentistry

Faculty of Education

  • Department of Adult Education and Lifelong Learning
  • Department of Educational Management
  • Department of Educational Technology and Library Studies
  • Department of Physical and Health Education
  • Department of Arts and Social Science Education
  • Department of Science and Technology Education
  • Institute of Education

Faculty of Law

  • Department of Business Law
  • Department of Public Law
  • Department of International Law
  • Department of Jurisprudence and Private Law

Faculty of Pharmacy

  • Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Administration (CPPA)
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Department of Pharmacognosy
  • Department of Pharmacology
  • Department of Drug Research and Production Unit

Faculty of Science

  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Botany
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Department of Mathematics
  • Department of Microbiology
  • Department of Geology
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Zoology

Faculty of Agriculture

  • Department of Agricultural Economics
  • Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology
  • Department of Animal Science
  • Department of Crop Science
  • Department of Food Science and Technology
  • Department of Plant Science
  • Department of Soil Science
  • Department of Food Nutrition and Consumer Sciences
  • Department of Faculty of Technology
  • Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering
  • Department of Agricultural Environmental Engineering.

COLLEGES

College of Health Sciences

Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences

  • Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • Chemical Pathology
  • Haematology and Immunology
  • Medical Microbiology and Parasitology
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Medical Rehabilitation
  • Morbid Anatomy and Forensic Medicine
  • Nursing Science
  • Physiological Sciences

Faculty of Clinical Sciences

  • Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
  • Community Health
  • Dermatology and Venereology
  • Medicine
  • Mental Health
  • Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Perinatology
  • Opthalmology
  • Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Radiology
  • Surgery

Faculty of Dentistry

  • Department of Child Dental Health
  • Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Oral Pathology
  • Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry
  • Department of Restorative Dentistry
  • Institute of Public Health

INSTITUTES

Institute for Entrepreneurship and Development Studies (IFEDS)

National Centre for Technology Management (NACETEM)

Institute of Cultural Studies

Institute of Public Health (IPH)

Institute of Ecology and Environmental Studies (IEES)

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Obafemi Awolowo University accepts applications from local and international students for its Bachelors, Masters and PhD level programmes. Obafemi Awolowo University is among the top 5 out of over 150 universities in Nigeria, so getting admission there is quite competitive.

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Obafemi Awolowo University accepts applications from local and international students for its Bachelors, Masters and PhD level programmes. Obafemi Awolowo University is among the top 5 out of over 150 universities in Nigeria, so getting admission there is quite competitive.

Bachelor’s Programmes: The two main ways to get admission into OAU are either through “JAMB UTME Exam” or “Direct Entry”.

  Admission Requirements for Direct Entry Candidates:
➤ Candidates should have one of the following qualifications; Cambridge A’Level, GCE A’Level, HND, ND, NCE, IJMB, JUPEB.
➤ You will need to be at least 16 years of age.
➤ Possess five O’Level credit passes (WAEC/WASSCE, NECO, GCE or NABTEB) including English language and Mathematics. It must be in not more than two sittings.
➤ Direct entry candidates do not need to write JAMB UTME. They just need to acquire and fill the JAMB Direct Entry Form.
*After a satisfactory admission screening or entrance test/interview, you will be directly admitted to the 200 Level (second year) course of your choice.

  Admission Requirements for JAMB UTME Candidates:
➨ Candidates seeking admission into 100 Level (first year) are required to write the JAMB UTME exam and score at least 180.
*Those who chose OAU as their first choice and scored 180 & above in the JAMB UTME will then write OAU’s Post UTME exam.
*Successful candidates will be given admission after consideration of their score at both the JAMB UTME and OAU’s Post UTME exam.
➨ You will need to be at least 16 years of age.
➨ Possess five O’Level credit passes (WAEC/WASSCE, NECO, GCE or NABTEB) in 3 relevant subjects plus English language and Mathematics. It must be in not more than two sittings.
➨ Candidates must choose the correct JAMB subject combination for their desired bachelor’s degree programme/course.
➨ Candidates must also meet the stipulated Post UTME cut-off mark for their desired/chosen bachelor’s programme.

Master’s Programmes: To qualify for Master’s Degree Programmes, candidates must:
■ Possess a Bachelor’s degree with a grade point average of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale)

PhD Programmes: To qualify for PhD Programmes, candidates must:
■ Possess a master’s degree with a research thesis in the appropriate field and at least a 60% (B+) weighted average in the Masters’ coursework.

HOW TO APPLY
Obafemi Awolowo University has set up an online portal to assist candidates seeking enrolment. Hence, prospective candidates should visit the website: www.eportal.oauife.edu.ng/ and follow all relevant information about the application process. OAU’s cut-off mark for Jamb is 180. The application period into OAU generally runs during the month of July.

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Ife is an ancient Yoruba city in south-western Nigeria. The city is located in the present-day Osun State, about 218 kilometres northeast of Lagos. Ife was founded 500 CE by the Yoruba people – a Kwa-speaking people of southwest Nigeria. The city flourished between the 11th and 15th century. By the 12th century, artists were specialized in sculpture through clay ceramic, stone, terracotta.. more

Ife is an ancient Yoruba city in south-western Nigeria. The city is located in the present-day Osun State, about 218 kilometres northeast of Lagos. Ife was founded 500 CE by the Yoruba people – a Kwa-speaking people of southwest Nigeria. The city flourished between the 11th and 15th century. By the 12th century, artists were specialized in sculpture through clay ceramic, stone, terracotta heads & bronze ornaments that they used to sculpt heads of rulers and deities. However, the artistic production of Ife began to wane in the 1500s due to a significant shift in political power and wealth to neighbouring empires such as the Benin and Oyo.
It acted as the capital and principal religious centre of the Yoruba kingdom that prospered thanks to trade connections with other West African kingdoms. The city of Ife features a tropical climate with an average annual temperature of 26.2 °C. Ife’s economy is highly dependent on trade, tourism and agriculture.

Ife is famous for its numerous magnificent arts and sculptures centres. Its artists throughout history and now produce art such as serene-looking human heads that Europeans once wrongly considered them the work of another civilization. The city maintains areas like shrines, forests and the Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove that serve as massive attractions and touristic sites.
Osun state possesses several other open attractions like Moremi Statue (Mother of Liberty), the Imesi Hills and the Erin Ijesha Waterfall, fascinating natural sights to behold in the state. The state possesses the Abiola International Airport that services flight for movement in and out of the city.
The city also possesses the Osogbo Stadium, a 10,000 person, a multipurpose stadium that is mostly used for football matches. Finally, the state has several medical centres that are staffed by professional personnel to cater for the health needs of the population. The choice to study at OAU may be facilitated by the available resources in the state.

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Type: Public Institution
Motto: For Learning and Culture
Affiliated to: NUC, AAU, ACU
Established: June 1961
No of Students: 35,000
No of Staff: 5,000
Vice-Chancellor: Prof. Eyitope Ogunmodede
Ranking: 5th in Nigeria & 7th in West Africa (Webometrics)
Website: https://oauife.edu.ng/
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