Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile - Ife History, Courses and Online Application

Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU was established 1962 as one of the foremost Federal Tertiary Institution offering over 100 degree programmes.

History of OAU 

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife is one of three Universities established in Nigeria between 1961 and 1962 as a result of the report submitted to the Federal Government in September, 1960, by a Commission it appointed in April 1959 under the Chairmanship of Sir Eric Ashby, Master of Clare College, Cambridge, to survey the needs of post-secondary and higher education in Nigeria over the next twenty years. On 8th June, 1961 the Law providing for the  establishment of the Provisional Council of the University was formally inaugurated under the Chairmanship of Chief Rotimi Williams.

On 11th June, 1970, an Edict known as the University of Ife edict, 1970 was promulgated by the Government of the Western State to replace the Provisional Council Law of 8th June, 1961. This Edict has since been amended by the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (Amended) Edict No. 112 of 1975 (Transitional Provisions) Decree No.

23 of 1975. This new Decree effected a takeover of the Obafemi Awolowo University by the Federal Military Government and established a Provisional Council as an interim governing body of the University which shall subject to the general direction of the Head of the Federal Government, control the policies and finances of the University and manage its affairs. This Provisional Council has since been replaced by a Governing Council.

The University started with five Faculties – Agriculture, Arts, Economics and Social studies (now Social Sciences), Law and Science. Six new Faculties have since been added, namely the Faculty of Education (established on 1st October, 1967), the Faculty of Pharmacy (established on 1st October, 1969), the Faculties Technology and Health Sciences (now College of Health Sciences) (both established on 1st October, 1960), Faculty of Administration with effect from 1st October 1979)    and  Faculty   of   Environmental Design and Management (established on April 6, 1982). 

In 1992, the University established a collegiate system with five Colleges. The system did not function effectively and was abandoned after two years. However, the Postgraduate College and the College of Health Sciences were retained. The College of Health Sciences now comprises of the Faculties of Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences and Dentistry. 

Courses  and Programmes

  1. Accountancy / Accounting
  2. Adult Education
  3. Agricultural Economics
  4. Agricultural Engineering
  5. Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
  6. Animal Science
  7. Applied Geophysics
  8. Architecture
  9. Biochemistry
  10. Botany
  11. Building
  12. Business Administration
  13. Chemical Engineering
  14. Chemistry
  15. Civil Engineering
  16. Computer Engineering
  17. Computer Science with (Economics) (Mathematics)
  18. Computer Science With Economics
  19. Crop Production And Protection
  20. Demography and Social Statistics
  21. Dentistry And Dental Surgery
  22. Dentistry and Dental Technology
  23. Drama / Dramatic / Performing Arts
  24. Economics
  25. Education and Biology
  26. Education and Chemistry
  27. Education and Economics
  28. Education and English Language
  29. Education Fine and Applied Arts
  30. Education and French
  31. Education and Geography
  32. Education and Geography / Physics
  33. Education and History
  34. Education and Integrated Science
  35. Education and Language Arts
  36. Education and Mathematics
  37. Education and Music
  38. Education and Physics
  39. Education and Political Science
  40. Education and Religious Studies
  41. Education and Social Studies
  42. Education and Yoruba
  43. Educational Management
  44. Electrical / Electronic Engineering
  45. Engineering Physics
  46. English Language
  47. Entrepreneurship
  48. Estate Management
  49. Family, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences
  50. Fine Art
  51. Food Science and Technology
  52. French
  53. Geography
  54. Geology
  55. German
  56. Guidance and Counseling
  57. Health Education
  58. History
  59. Home Economics and Education
  60. Industrial Chemistry
  61. Insurance and Actuarial Science
  62. Integrated Science / Mathematics Education
  63. International Relations
  64. Law
  65. Linguistics
  66. Linguistics and African Languages
  67. Literature in English
  68. Local Government Administration
  69. Local Government Studies
  70. Mathematics
  71. Mechanical Engineering
  72. Medical Rehabilitation
  73. Medicine and Surgery
  74. Metallurgical and Material Engineering
  75. Microbiology
  76. Music
  77. Nursing / Nursing Science
  78. Nutrition And Consumer Services
  79. Pharmacy
  80. Philosophy
  81. Physical and Health Education
  82. Physics
  83. Political Science
  84. Portuguese
  85. Psychology
  86. Public Administration
  87. Quantity Surveying
  88. Religious Studies
  89. Sociology and Anthropology
  90. Soil Science
  91. Statistics
  92. Surveying and Geo-Informatics
  93. Urban and Regional Planning
  94. Yoruba
  95. Zoology
  96. Computer Science with Mathematics

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