Obafemi Awolowo University OAU

Obafemi Awolowo University OAU

Obafemi Awolowo University OAU
Obafemi Awolowo University OAU

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) is a federally funded university in the ancient city of Ile-Ife in the Nigerian state of Osun. The University of Ife was founded in 1961 by the regional government of Western Nigeria, led by late chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola, and classes began in October 1962. On May 12, 1987, the university was renamed Obafemi Awolowo University in honour of Chief Obafemi Awolowo (1909–1987), the first premier of the Western Region of Nigeria, whose brainchild it was.

Obafemi Awolowo University

Former namesUniversity of Ife
MottoFor Learning and Culture
TypePublic
Established1961
ChancellorEtsu Yahaya Abubakar
Vice-ChancellorEyitope Ogunbodede
LocationIle-Ife, Osun, Nigeria
AffiliationsAdeyemi College of Education
Websitewww.oauife.edu.ng

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Obafemi Awolowo University past and present Vice-chancellors

  • Prof. Oladele Ajose (1962–66)
  • Prof. H. A. Oluwasanmi (1966–75)
  • Prof. Ojetunji Aboyade (1975–78)
  • Prof. Cyril Agodi Onwumechili (1979–82)
  • Prof. Wande Abimbola (1982–89)
  • Prof. C. Adeniyi Osuntogun (1990–91)
  • Prof. Wale Omole (1991–99)
  • Prof. Roger Makanjuola (1999–2006)
  • Prof. Micheal Oladimeji Faborede (2006–11)
  • Prof. Idowu Bamitale Omole (2011–16)
  • Prof. Anthony Elujoba (as Acting from 2016–17)
  • Prof. Eyitope Ogungbenro Ogunbodede (2017–present)

OAU  lists of faculties

Currently, Obafemi Awolowo University OAU has thirteen faculties;

  • Faculty of Administration
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Arts
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Environmental Design and Management
  • Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
  • Faculty of Clinical Sciences
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Dentistry
  • Faculty of Sciences
  • Faculty of Pharmacy
  • Faculty of Technology
  • Faculty of Social Sciences

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