Olabisi Onabanjo University

Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye is a state owned and operated university located in Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria. The university was founded on 7 July 1982 as Ogun State University (OSU) and was renamed Olabisi Onabanjo University on 29 May 2001, in honour of Chief (Dr.) Olabisi Onabanjo, whose efforts as the then civilian governor of Ogun State gave birth to the university. Meanwhile, many students still refer to the institution as OSU, an acronym for the former name.

Olabisi Onabanjo University
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Former names
Ogun State University
MottoExcellentia Humana et Patriae opus
TypeState-owned University
Vice-ChancellorProfessor Ayodeji Johnson Olayinka Agboola
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The university had a total output of 10,291 graduates and 1,697 postgraduates.[1]

Olabisi Onabanjo University has multiple campuses. The Main Campus in Ago-Iwoye is popularly called Permanent Site (PS) by the students and a Mini Campus which was the home of the Faculty of Science till it was moved to the permanent site in January 2013. Faculty of Agriculture is in Aiyetoro, faculty of Engineering is in Ibogun, College of Medicine, faculties of Basic Medical Sciences and Pharmacy are in Shagamu. Students and alumni of the Olabisi Onabanjo University are addressed as ‘Great OOUITES.’

Information and activities amidst Students are communicated through the school's portal as well as notable privately owned magazines/ Social media handles such as 'OOU Media' 'OOU Campus Mirror' 'OOU Press club', 'OOU Update', 'OOU Gazette', 'OOU Premium', 'OOU Parrot', 'Inside OOU magazine', 'OOU Vanguard', and a few others.

The mini campus OOU, Centre for Continuous Education (CCED) is now the pre degree studies unit, Diploma and Jupeb while the main campus is the heart of Undergraduates programs.

Faculties and departmentsEdit

The university has ten faculties including total number of fifty-six departments which are spread across its campuses in the state. They include:[2]

Faculty of Science

  • Department of Chemical Sciences
  • Department of Mathematical Sciences
  • Department of Microbiology
  • Department of Plant Science
  • Department of Zoology and Environmental Biology
  • Department of Physics
  • Department of Earth Sciences

Faculty of Education

  • Department of Educational Foundations and Counselling
  • Department of Educational Management and Business Studies
  • Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education
  • Department of Science and Technology Education
  • Department of Arts and Social Sciences Education

Faculty of Law

  • Department of Commercial Law
  • Department of International Jurisprudence
  • Department of Private Law
  • Department of Public Law

Faculty of Art

  • Department of English and Performing Arts
  • Department of Religious Studies
  • Department of History and Diplomatic Studies
  • Department of Nigerian and Foreign Languages
  • Department of Philosophy

Faculty of Social Sciences

  • Department of Mass communication
  • Department of Psychology
  • Department of Economics
  • Department of Geography and Regional Planning
  • Department of Political Sciences
  • Department of Banking and Finance

Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences

  • Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion
  • Department of Chemical Pathology
  • Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology
  • Department of Morbid Anatomy Histopathology
  • Department of Physiology
  • Department of Anatomy
  • Department of Biochemistry
  • Department of Pharmacology

Faculty of Clinical Sciences

  • Department of Community Medicine and Primary Care
  • Department of Medicine
  • Department of Anaesthesia
  • Department of Surgery
  • Department of Radiology
  • Department of Paediatrics
  • Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Faculty of Pharmacy

  • Department of Pharmacy/Biopharmacy
  • Department of Pharmaceutics/Pharmaceutical Technology
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Medicinal Chemistry
  • Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology

Faculty of Engineering and Environmental Sciences

  • Department of Computer Engineering
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Department of Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  • Department of Agricultural Engineering
  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Fine and Applied Arts
  • Department of Urban and Regional Planning
  • Department of Architecture

Faculty of Agricultural Sciences

  • Department of Crop Production
  • Department of Animal Production
  • Department of Home and Hotel Management
  • Department of Cooperative and Business management
  • Department of Agricultural Economics
  • Department of Agricultural extension

Vice chancellorsEdit

  • Professor John Olubi Sodipo, (November 1982-December 1990)
  • Professor T. O Bamkole, (January 1991-March 1995)
  • Professor O. Y Oyeneye, April 1995-November 1999
  • Professor Layi Ogunkoya, November 1999-March 2001
  • Professor Afolabi Soyode, April 2001-Jan 2006
  • Professor Odutola Osilesi 2006-2009
  • Professor Sofola Olusoga, 2009 [3]
  • Professor Wale Olaitan (2009-2013).
  • Professor Saburi Adejimi[4] August 2013 - May 2017
  • Professor Ganiyu Olatunji Olatunde May 2017 – October 2022
  • Professor Agboola Ayodeji Johnson, October 2022 - till date

Administrative and Principal OfficersEdit

The school is being governed by the administrative officers (which consist of the Visitor, Pro-Chancellor, Vice Chancellor and The Council) and the principal officers (which consist of Deputy Vice Chancellor, Registrar, Bursar and Acting University Librarian).
Names and position of administrative officers

Names Position
Prince DR Dapo Abiodun Visitor.[5]
Prof. Toyin Ashiru Pro-Chancellor[6]
Prof. Professor Agboola Ayodeji Johnson Vice Chancellor


Notable alumniEdit

Amongst the alumni of Olabisi Onabanjo University are:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Welcome message". www.oouagoiwoye.edu.ng. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  2. ^ "Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, teaching, learning, research".
  3. ^ "New Acting VC for OOU". Archived from the original on 14 July 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2010. "OOU gets acting vice chancellor," newsdiaryonline.com, April 23, 2009.
  4. ^ "Amosun Confirms Adesanya as VC of State University".
  5. ^ "The Visitor".
  6. ^ "Chancellor". www.oouagoiwoye.edu.ng. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  7. ^ "Chancellor". www.oouagoiwoye.edu.ng. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)