Adekunle Ajasin University

Adekunle Ajasin University (AAUA) is a state government owned and operated Nigerian university.[1] The university is in Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria.

Adekunle Ajasin University
AAUA senate's building
MottoFor Learning and Service
EstablishedDecember 1999
Vice-ChancellorOlugbenga E. Ige
Studentsover 20,000
Location, ,

7°28′45″N 5°44′54″E / 7.479234°N 5.748411°E / 7.479234; 5.748411Coordinates: 7°28′45″N 5°44′54″E / 7.479234°N 5.748411°E / 7.479234; 5.748411
Senate building, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko. Ondo State. 04


Adekunle Ajasin University was first established as Obafemi Awolowo University in March 1982 by the government of the old Ondo State, headed by the late Chief Michael Adekunle Ajasin.[2] The immediately succeeding military government of Navy Commodore Michael Bamidele Otiko changed its name to Ondo State University in 1985[citation needed]. Its relocation to Akungba Akoko in the new Ondo State became imperative in 1999, following the creation of a new state out of the old Ondo three years earlier in October 1996. The bill backing the relocation was signed into law by the then Governor of the State, Chief Adebayo Adefarati, in November 1999, and that prompted the movement of a crop of workers from the old site in Ado-Ekiti to Akungba Akoko on 1 December 1999. The bill for yet another name change, this time to Adekunle Ajasin University, in order to immortalise the late Governor Ajasin, was signed into law by Governor Adefarati in 2004 following the demise of the former. The amended and subsisting statute of the university was signed into law in November 2007 by yet another governor, the former Governor Olusegun Agagu[citation needed]. In these circumstances, it can rightly be said that while the history of AAUA started in 1982, its relocation on 5 November 1999 marked the beginning of the second phase of its history now in its present location, Akungba Akoko.[3]


Adekunle Ajasin University offers undergraduate and post-graduate as well as Pre-degree, JUPEB programmes in fields of specialization ranging from Science, Arts, Education, Law, Social and Management sciences, Agricultural science, Environmental Design and Management.

The university has seven (7) faculties [4]

Below is the list of departments:

Students' UnionEdit

The AAUA Students' Union (AAUASU) has a large population of over 20,000 students.

In October 2021, the 6th e-voting President of the union, Comrade Ogunsanmi Kolade known as Multiple was inaugurated for the 2020–2021 session after the election on September 28, 2021. He became the first AAUA Students' Union President to emerge from Mass Communication Department[5][6]


AAUA's Sports Complex, provides indoor and out-door sports such as taekwondo, table tennis, badminton, soccer, basketball, cricket, judo, track and field events that encourage staff and students to keep fit physically.[7] The centre is equipped with ultra-modern facilities which include a large gymnasium, Standard football pitch, Tennis court, and many other sports. AAUA students participate in competitive sports such as the Nigerian University Games Association and West African University's Games.[8]

AAUA also participated in the Higher Institutions Football League (HiFL) 2021 [9] AAUA played at the final of the HiFL against UNIMAID where they won the second-place position.[10]

Past and Present Vice ChancellorsEdit

The Vice Chancellors are assisted by two deputy Vice Chancellors, both Academic and Administration.

Names of Vice Chancellors Date
Prof. Akin Akindoyemi[11] January, 2000 to January, 2001
Prof. Olusola Ibukun (Acting)[11] January, 2001 to May 2002
Prof. Funso Akere [11] 4 May 2002 to 30 April 2006
Prof. N. Oluwafemi Mimiko (Acting) [11] May 2006 to October 2006
Prof. Dr. Med. Philip Abiodun [11] 1 October 2006 to 18 June 2009
Prof. O. Awobuluyi (Acting) [11] 19 June 2009 to 3 January 2010
Prof. N. Oluwafemi Mimiko[11] 4 January 2010 to 3 January 2015
Prof. Igbekele Amos Ajibefun[12] 6 January 2015 to 5 January 2020
Prof. Olugbenga E. Ige (Acting) [13] 6 January 2020 to 6 July 2021
Prof. Olugbenga E. Ige [14] 7 July 2021 till date

Principal OfficersEdit

Names Position
Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN Visitor
Dr. Tunji Abayomi[15] Pro-Chancellor/Chairman, Governing Council
Prof. Olugbenga E. Ige Vice Chancellor
Mr. Raphael Arajulu Registrar
Mr. Tobi Orina, FCA[16] Bursar


  • During the wave of the #COVID-19 Pandemic, Scientists in the university with partners from [17] National Biotechnology Development Agency and Afe Babalola University conducted a research titled "Aframomum melegueta secondary metabolites exhibit polypharmacology against SARS-CoV-2 drug targets: in vitro validation of furin inhibition" which resulted into the findings that Aframomum melegueta shows some potential for treating Covd-19.

The scientists out of which five are professors include: Olaposi Omotuyi, Oyekanmi Nash, Basiru O Ajiboye, Victor O Olumekun, Babatunji E Oyinloye, Oludare T Osuntokun, Adebisi Olonisakin, A Olajide Ajayi, Olasehinde Olusanya, Funmilola S Akomolafe, Niyi Adelakun.[18]


Affiliated collegesEdit

  • College Of Education, Lanlate[20]

Photo GalleryEdit


  1. ^ "Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba |". Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Adekunle Ajasin University – …21st Century University, properly called!". Retrieved 28 May 2020.
  3. ^ "AAUA HISTORY". 27 July 2010. Retrieved 29 December 2010.
  4. ^ "Admission Requirements | Adekunle Ajasin University". Adekunle Ajasin University. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  5. ^ "'Multiple' Makes History, Emerges as AAUASUA President, Dean and Others React". October 2021.
  6. ^ "New AAUASU Executives Resume Office". 8 October 2021.
  7. ^ "Details - The Nation Archive". Archived from the original on 6 April 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  8. ^ "Results - The Nation Archive". Archived from the original on 6 April 2016. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  9. ^ "AAUA LUMINARIES - Adekunle Ajasin University".
  10. ^ "HiFL 2021: UNIMAID Desert Warrior battle AAUA Luminaries in final". 25 September 2021.
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  13. ^ (Acting)/vcs-welcome-message.
  14. ^ "Akeredolu appoints Ige substantive AAUA VC". 8 July 2021.
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  17. ^ "Alligator pepper-based cure for COVID-19". 27 May 2021.
  18. ^ Omotuyi, I. O.; Nash, O.; Ajiboye, B. O.; Olumekun, V. O.; Oyinloye, B. E.; Osuntokun, O. T.; Olonisakin, A.; Ajayi, A. O.; Olusanya, O.; Akomolafe, F. S.; Adelakun, N. (2021). "Aframomum melegueta secondary metabolites exhibit polypharmacology against SARS-CoV-2 drug targets: In vitro validation of furin inhibition". Phytotherapy Research. 35 (2): 908–919. doi:10.1002/ptr.6843. PMID 32964551. S2CID 221861973.
  19. ^ "Nigerian student Akintewe named finalist for $100K Global Student Prize - P.M. News".
  20. ^ "Oyo College of Education set to award degrees, completes affiliation with Ajasin varsity". Tribune Online. 23 June 2021. Retrieved 21 August 2021.

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