University of Ibadan
The University of Ibadan (UI) is the oldest degree awarding institution in Nigeria, and is located five miles (8 kilometres) from the centre of the major city of Ibadan in Western Nigeria. It is popularly known as Unibadan or UI.
|University College Ibadan|
|Motto||"Recte Sapere Fons" (To think straight is the fount of knowledge).|
|Chairman||Nde Joshua Mutka Waklek|
|Chancellor||Saad Abubakar, Sultan of Sokoto|
|Vice-Chancellor||Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka|
Besides the College of Medicine, there are twelve other faculties: Arts, Science, Agriculture and Forestry, Renewable Natural Resources, Social Sciences, Education, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Technology, Law, Public Health, and Dentistry. A thirteenth, Economics, Environmental Design and Management, is proposed.
The university has residential and sports facilities for staff and students on campus, as well as separate botanical and zoological gardens. In September 2016, it became the first Nigerian university to make the top 1000 in Times Higher Education rankings. Prior to that, it had always made the top African 10 in Webometrics Rankings.
The origins of the university are in the University of London. It was established in 1948 as the University College Ibadan, as a College of the University of London which supervised its academic programmes and awarded degrees until 1967. The establishment came as a result of recommendation of the Asquith and the Elliot Commissions on Higher Education in the then British colonies, that two University Colleges of the University of London be set up in Ghana and Nigeria. Prior to 1948, Yaba College had been founded in 1932 in Yaba, Lagos, as the first tertiary educational institute in Nigeria, focused primarily on providing post-secondary vocational education and teacher training to Africans. In 1948, staff and students from Yaba Higher College were transferred to Ibadan to form the new University College Ibadan.
The university college started on 18 January 1948. The sod of its permanent site was cut on 17 November 1948 and became a full-fledged independent university in early 1963.
In late 1963, on the university playing-fields, with a celebration marked by talking drums, the Rt. Hon. Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, first Prime Minister of independent Nigeria, became the first Chancellor of its independent university. The first Nigerian vice-chancellor of the university was Kenneth Dike, after whom the university library is named.
First degree awarding institution in NigeriaEdit
At the time of its establishment as University College Ibadan, students were awarded degrees of the University of London. That makes it the first degree awarding institution in Nigeria. The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) was the first university in Nigeria when it was established as an autonomous and full-fledged university in 1960. UI became autonomous in 1963 and started awarding its own degrees in 1967. unlike the UNN, which started the same three years earlier.
The current principal members of the university administration are:
|Pro-Chancellor & Chairman||Nde Joshua Mutka Waklek|
|Chancellor||Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Saad Abubakar|
|Vice-Chancellor||Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka|
|Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)||Professor Kayode Oyebode Adebowale|
|Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)||Professor Adebola Babatunde Ekanola|
|Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Innovation and Strategic Partnerships)||Professor Olanike Kudirat Adeyemo|
|Registrar||Mrs. Olubunmi Faluyi|
|Bursar||Dr. Michael O. Alatise|
|Librarian||Dr Helen O. Komolafe-Opadeji|
- Agriculture and Forestry
- Basic Medical Sciences
- Clinical Sciences
- Public Health
- The Social Sciences
- Veterinary Medicine
- Renewable natural resources
- Environmental design and management (proposed)
In August 2011 Ruqayyah Ahmed Rufa'i, the then Nigerian Minister of Education, announced that the University of Ibadan would host the Nigerian node of the Pan-African University, the Institute of Earth and Life Sciences.
A major arm of the College of Medicine (which comprises the faculties of Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Dentistry and Public Health) is located about five kilometres from the main university, within the structure of The University College Hospital. The college has a dormitory for students who are in their clinical years of study. The college was created in August 1980. Some of the past provosts are Oluwole Akande, Isaac Folorunso Adewole, and Akinyinka Omigbodun.
- Institutes of African Studies
- Institute of Child Health
- Institute of Education
- Advanced Medical Research and Training
- Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies
- LES Institute of PAU
Below is a list of affiliate institutions of the University of Ibadan, approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
- Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu
- Archbishop Vining College of Theology, Akure
- St Augustine's College of Education Akoka, Lagos
- Osun State College of Education, Ilesa
- Federal College of Education, Osiele, Abeokuta, Ogun State
- SS Peter And Paul Seminary, Bodija, Ibadan
- Immanuel College of Theology and Christian Education, Samonda, Ibadan
- Dominican Institute, Samonda, Ibadan
- ECWA Theological Seminary, Igbaja
- UMCA, Ilorin
- Nigeria Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso
Among the notable structures in the university is the central Kenneth Dike Library, located just beside the Faculty of Arts. The library, which has a large capacity for students, contains books relating to virtually all fields of knowledge both in and outside the university community. To ensure its easy access, students are made to carry out their library registration in their first year of admission.
The university allows the participation of students in some decision making. The students' union is headed by a president who wins by majority vote in the elections. All positions in the students' union are contested for.
On 29 May 2017, the management of the school stopped academic activities for undergraduate students. This was as a result of the protest by the student union. The student body were in disagreement with the school authorities over their failure to issue identity cards to the students and the outlaw on some electrical appliances. On 9 June, it was announced that school will be reopened on 20th. The school resumed activities on 2 July.
- Kenneth Mellanby (Principal) - 1947 to 1953
- J. T. Saunders (Principal) - 1953 to 1956
- J. H. Parry (Principal) - 1956 to 1960
- Kenneth Dike (Principal/Vice Chancellor) - 1960 to 1967
- Thomas Adeoye Lambo - 1968 to 1971
- Orishejolomi Thomas - Dec 1972 to Nov 1975
- Tekena Tamuno - Dec 1975 to Nov 1979
- Samson Olajuwon Kokumo Olayide - Dec 1979 to Nov 1983
- Ladipo Ayodeji Banjo (acting) - Nov 1983 to Nov 1984
- Ladipo Ayodeji Banjo - Dec 1984 - Nov 1991
- Allen B. O. O. Oyediran - Dec 1991 to Nov 1995
- Oladosu A. Ojengbede (acting) - Dec 1995 to Mar 1996
- Omoniyi O. Adewoye - Mar 1996 to Sept 2000
- Olufunso O. Olorunsogo (acting) - Mar 2000 to Sept 2000
- Ayodele O. Falase - Sept 2000 to Mar 2004
- Olufemi Bamiro (acting) - Mar 2004 to Nov 2005
- Olufemi Bamiro - Dec 2005 to Nov 2010
- Isaac Folorunso Adewole - Dec 2010 to Nov 2015
- Abel Idowu Olayinka - Dec 2015 to present
See also Category:University of Ibadan alumni
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- Sadique Abubakar, Nigeria Chief of Air Staff
- Chinua Achebe, novelist, author of Things Fall Apart
- Abdulganiyu Abdulrasaq, lawyer, former President of the Nigerian Stock Exchange 
- Adiele Afigbo, historian
- Dapo Lam Adesina, Member of House of Representative for Ibadan North East/South Federal Constituency
- J. F. Ade Ajayi, Nigerian historian
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- Grace Alele-Williams
- Elechi Amadi
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- Emeka Anyaoku, former Commonwealth Secretary-General
- Kayode Are, former National Security Adviser and former Director General of the State Security Service
- Ladipo Ayodeji Banjo, vice chancellor of the University of Ibadan in 1984
- Senator Robert Ajayi Boroffice
- Vivian E. Browne, visual artist
- J. P. Clark
- Sola David-Borha, Chief Executive (Africa Region) of Standard Bank
- Segun Toyin Dawodu, physician, attorney, academic, and entrepreneur who established the first website on socio-political issues of Nigeria.
- Adebayo Faleti, journalist, poet, actor and writer
- Kayode Fayemi, former Governor of Ekiti State, Min of Solid Minerals
- Chukwuemeka Ike, writer
- Amadi Ikwechegh
- Abiola Irele
- Funmi Iyanda, Nigerian talk show host, broadcaster, journalist
- William Kumuyi, founder and General Superintendent of Deeper Christian Life Ministry
- Eyitayo Lambo, Nigerian former Federal Minister of Health
- Eddie Mbadiwe, Member of the House of Representative
- James Meredith, Civil Rights Movement figure
- Epaphras Denga Ndaitwah
- Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani
- Tunji Olaopa, founder and Executive Vice-Chairman, ISGPP
- Femi Osofisan, lecturer and playwright known for Women of Owu
- Christopher Okigbo
- Isidore Okpewho
- Olufunmilayo Olopade
- Sophie Oluwole, philosopher
- Akinyinka Omigbodun
- Michael Omolewa, former President of UNESCO General Conference and Ambassador of Nigeria to UNESCO
- Kole Omotosho
- Gamaliel Onosode
- Zakariyau Oseni
- Niyi Osundare
- Ken Saro-Wiwa
- Wole Soyinka, winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature
- Martin I. Uhomoibhi
- Farida Waziri
- Beatrice Aboyade, librarian
- Isaac Folorunso Adewole
- Ladipo Ayodeji Banjo, Professor of English
- Ayo Bamgbose, Professor of Linguistics
- Jacob Ade Ajayi, Professor of History
- F. V. Atkinson, mathematician
- Olumbe Bassir, founding member of Biochemistry and Microbiology departments
- Christine Hamill, mathematician
- Molly Mahood, literary scholar
- Olakunbi Olasope, Professor of Classics
- Abel Idowu Olayinka
- Michael Omolewa, Professor of History and Adult Education
- Folake Onayemi, Professor of Classics and Head of the Department of Classics
- Niyi Osundare
- H. F. C. Smith
- Wole Soyinka
- Grace Oladunni Taylor, biochemist, first African to win a L'Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science and second female inducted into the Nigerian Academy of Science
- Fabian Udekwu, Professor of Surgery, first Nigerian cardiothoracic surgeon
- Duncan White
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