About Ekiti State University Ekiti State University, popularly called EKSU, was primarily established as Obafemi Awolowo University by Governor M. A. Ajasin, the first Civilian Governor of Ondo State, in 1982. Following its establishment, the University has changed its name four times, from Obafemi Awolowo University to Ondo State University in 1985, the University of Ado-Ekiti in November 1999, and its present name Ekiti State University in September 2011. The change in administration in the State led to the name changes and other academic changes at the University. Therefore, EKSU can be said to have had its own fair share of political instability. A large number of courses at the institution are now accredited by NUC, why some enjoy interim accreditation pending when they meet up to the standards of NUC. These courses lead to officially recognized degrees such as Diploma, Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate degrees in diverse fields. EKSU boasts of tremendous developments in terms of infrastructure, facilities, and services as it has enjoyed kind gestures from public and private organizations. Shell Petroleum recently established an Information Communication Technology Centre (ICT) in the University apart from the donations of NUC virtual library and Access Education who donated computers and servers to the University. EKSU is a very large co-educational institution with an enrollment range of 35,000-40,000 students, and has a highly selective admission policy, admitting 10-20% of its applicants. The University is also open to international applicants and provides several academic and non-academic facilities including, an extensive library, lecture halls and faculty buildings, halls of residence, staff quarters, sports facilities, as well as administrative services to staffs and students of the institution. Currently, EKSU ranks as the 32nd best University in the Country according to 4ic.org and is also a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. Ekiti State University Faculties EKSU has quite a number of faculties offering accredited departmental courses in several disciplines. The University through sheer diligence and its intense pursuit of academic excellence have established the following faculties: Faculty of Agricultural Sciences Faculty of Arts Faculty of Education Faculty of Engineering Faculty of Law Faculty of Management Sciences Faculty of Science Faculty of Social Science College of Medicine. EKSU also has also made provisions for schools/programmes such as Postgraduate School, Part-time studies, Pre-Degree, Affiliate programmes, e.t.c. The courses offered in each faculty can be found below: Ekiti State University Courses Before thinking of applying for admission in any institution, you must be conversant with the courses offered and what the requirements are. Admission into EKSU is quite selective and as such, you should be well informed, and also meet up with the requirements for your course of study. To help you, find below a detailed list of departments/courses offered in each faculty at EKSU: Faculty of Agricultural Sciences Agricultural Economics and Extension Services. Fisheries and Aquaculture Management Forest Resources and Wildlife Management Faculty of Arts English and Literary Studies French History and International Studies Linguistics and Nigerian Languages Philosophy Religious Studies Faculty of Education The three departments in the faculty jointly provide undergraduate courses leading to the award of B.A. (Ed), BSc. (Ed), and BEd Regular and Sandwich in the following courses: Education and Computer Science Education and Economics Education and Electrical and Electronics Technology Education and Mathematics Education and English Language Education and Mechanical and Auto Mechanical Technology Education Foundations and Management Educational Management Guidance and Counselling Human Kinetics and Health Education Industrial Technical Education… Faculty of Engineering Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering Electrical and Electronic Engineering Mechanical Engineering Faculty of Law Business and Industrial Law Public Law Faculty of Management Sciences Accounting Banking and Finance Business Administration Faculty of Social Sciences Economics Geography Political Science Psychology and Behavioural Studies Sociology Tourism and Hospitality Management Faculty of Science Biochemistry Chemistry/Industrial Chemistry Microbiology Physics Plant Science Zoology Geology Science Laboratory Technology Mathematical Sciences College of Medicine; offers a range of departmental courses in two facilities: (A) Faculty of Basic and Allied Medicine Anatomy Biochemistry Pathology, and Physiology (B) Faculty of Clinical Sciences Epidemiology and Community Health Medicine Obstetrics and Gynecology and Surgery Admission Requirements At Ekiti State University EKSU offers a broad range of academic courses for both full-time and part-time students. Although the admission requirements may differ in faculties and programmes, there are still some general requirements that you have to be familiar with if you are thinking of pursuing an academic career at the University. Before listing these requirements, it's advisable that you visit the institution regularly, or more conveniently go through the school’s website for precise details on admission requirement by faculties, the sale of application forms, date of entrance examination and lots more. For Prospective Undergraduates: As a prospective candidate seeking admission, its advisable that you go through specific admission requirements for the courses offered in the institution on the JAMB website, or the UTME Brochure published every year. Asides this, here are some general requirements: You are required to have at least 5 credit passes in your O’level result or its equivalent at no more than two sittings. The subjects passed should include English Language, Mathematics, and any other three, based on the subject combination for your desired course of study. You must register for JAMB, sit for the examination, and attain the prescribed JAMB cut-off mark for your course. The JAMB Cut-off mark for most of the courses in the institution for the 2017/2018 academic session was placed at 180, but scoring higher in JAMB will give you a better chance of gaining admission. Scoring the prescribed cut-off mark will make you eligible to; Sit for the Post-UTME examination organized by the institution. Bear in mind that you must attain the exact Post-UTME cut-off mark or preferably score higher so as to increase your chances of getting admitted. If successful, your name will come out on the admission list released and you’ll be informed on subsequent steps to take, you’ll mostly be contacted for an internal screening, and you might have to go with the following documents as well as copies of your passport photograph (16 copies preferably). The documents required for screening in the University include: -Original copy of your JAMB result slip. -Original documents of your O'Level Certificate. -Original Copy of your birth certificate or a sworn declaration of age. -Your secondary school testimonial. -Copies of your recent pass photograph (16 copies preferably). Please note that application forms for the 2017/2018 academic session are currently closed. The admission list for the 2017/2018 academic session has been released, and academic activities at the institution are in full swing. Further information about admission and related news would be posted on the University’s website or its student information portal. For Prospective Postgraduates The University offers postgraduate programmes at PGD, Masters, and Ph.D. levels. The courses offered in these levels are relatively similar to the ones offered at the Undergraduate level with a few additions. The admission requirements for PG students at the institution isn’t so different from the general requirements requested in other universities. These requirements may include, obtaining 5 credit passes in SSCE/GCE or other equivalents, having a Bachelor degree with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division for PGD and Masters students or having a Masters degree with a minimum weighted average score of 60% for Ph.D. programmes. Asides all these, you may be requested to write an entrance examination depending on your proposed programme. Other requirements may also include, NYSC Discharge Certificate/ Exemption letter, and also your academic transcript. It's important to note that application forms for the 2017/2018 academic session are currently closed, and the admission list has been released by the institution. More details about the PG school at EKSU, PG admission requirements, programmes available and lots more can be found on the University’s website. Ekiti State University’s website can be found at eksu.edu.ng . EKSU Facilities Ekiti State University is a well-structured higher institution with various facilities and service units at the disposal of staffs and students. In addition to over 7 halls of residence, an extensive library, administrative blocks, faculty buildings, lecture halls, cafeteria, and a teaching hospital; EKSU also houses the following: An Alumni Centre Lecture theatres: The Education Trust Fund (ETF) now called TETFUND constructed a 1,200-seater and a 750- seater lecture theatre. An ICT Centre; built by Shell Petroleum The University Press A Botanical Garden The University Farm The University Health Services A Fire Service Institute and Research centers And lots more. Other Noteworthy Information Looking at taking a tour around EKSU, or are you a prospective student of the institution? Here are a few things to note: Safety It is located in a secure location What To Bring Confused on what to bring? Here are some helpful items to come along with: -Cash -Books and other Educational materials -Are you a Post-UTME candidate? You should come along with originals copies of your JAMB result slip, Post-UTME exam pass, a valid means of identification, writing materials, e.t.c. Things To Do Bothered about what you can do while at the University? Here are some things you can do: -Enroll in full-time or part-time programme -Attend social and academic events -Make Inquiries -Visit places of interest. Best Time To Visit The University During office hours on weekdays, EKSU is open for visits, inquiries, study, and exploration. Most Common Visitors At EKSU, Students, Academic Scholars, Staffs, and Tourists are the most common faces around. Best Features Ekiti State University boasts as one of the well-organized state Universities in the country, and this is evident in the groundbreaking infrastructural developments. School Fees At EKSU School fees for the 2017/2018 academic session have recently been released by the institution, and students are advised on early payment in order to avoid extra charges. Students at the institution still pay a moderate amount as tuition fee irrespective of the course or whether an indigene of not. The school fees schedule is as follows: -100 Level: N107,000 -200 Level: N 61,500 -300, 400, 500 and 600 Level: 56,000 It's important to note that fresh students are to pay an acceptance fee asides the tuition fee. Writer’s Review The University has shown tremendous development since its inception in 1982, I would recommend a trip or an academic career in this institution because it encourages the advancement of learning and holds out to everyone irrespective of race or sex.