Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

OAU

Obafemi Awolowo University is a federal government owned and operated Nigerian university. The university is in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria.

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The university was founded in 1961 and classes commenced in October 1962 at the University of Ife by the regional government of Western Nigeria, led by late chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola, and was renamed Obafemi Awolowo University on 12 May 1987 in honour of Chief Obafemi Awolowo (1909–1987), first premier of the Western Region of Nigeria, whose brainchild the university was.

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Mission

To nurture a teaching and learning community; advance frontiers of knowledge; engender a sense of selfless public service, and add value to African culture.

Vision

A top-rated university in Africa.

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OAU Resources

OAU Faculties

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

OAU Departments

The departments in Obafemi Awolowo University include;

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  • Agricultural Economics & Extension
  • African Languages and Literature
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural and Environmental Engineering
  • Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology
  • Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
  • Anatomy and Cell Biology
  • Animal Science
  • Archeology
  • Architecture
  • Biochemistry
  • Botany
  • Building
  • Business Law
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemical Pathology
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Community Health and Nutrition
  • Computer Science and Engineering
  • Continuing Education
  • Crop production
  • Demography and Social Statistics
  • Dermatology and Venerology
  • Dramatic Arts
  • Drug Research and Production Unit
  • Economics
  • Educational Administration and Planning
  • Educational Foundation and Counseling
  • Educational Technology
  • Electronic and Electrical Engineering
  • English Language
  • Environmental Health and Epidemiology
  • Estate Management
  • Fine and Applied Arts
  • Food Nutrition and Consumer Sciences
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Foreign Languages
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Haematology and Immunology
  • History
  • Institute of Education
  • International Law
  • International Relations
  • Jurisprudence and Private Law
  • Linguistics
  • Literature in English
  • Local Government Studies
  • Management and Accounting
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Microbiology and Parasitology
  • Medical Rehabilitation
  • Medicine
  • Mental Health
  • Materials Science & Engineering
  • Microbiology
  • Medical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Morbid Anatomy and Forensic Medicine
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Obstetrics, Gynaecology, and Perinatology
  • Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology
  • Pediatrics and Child Health
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Urban & Regional Planning
  • Pharmacognosy
  • Pharmacology
  • Philosophy
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Physics
  • Physiological Sciences
  • Plant Science
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration
  • Public Law
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Radiology
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Soil Science
  • Special Education and Curriculum Studies
  • Surgery
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Zoology

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