Owu waterfall is the highest and most spectacular natural waterfall in West Africa. With its Ambience, cool environs and lush tributes to nature, everyone is invited for a dip.
Asa dam in all its splendor is the largest source of portable drinking water for the Kwara community and also the source of water for irrigation, Fisheries and Live stock development.
Imoleboja Rock shelter
Lover of nature and picnics? The Rock shelter is an ideal place for picnics, and birdwatching with the elevation and serenity it affords. Tourists and nature lovers are welcome. Trivial: Imoleboja means 'God has built us a house'.
Jebba is home to relics and monuments highlighting past interactions with Europeans and Colonial masters.
Did you know that the Esię museum was the first museum in Nigeria? Built in 1945, the museum once housed a thousand tombstone images representing human beings and is famed to have the largest collection of soapstone images in the world.
Long ago before the invention of sharpening steels for knives. a man known as Ojo Isekuse who was one of the founding fathers of Ilorin deviced a method for sharpening his knives with the use of a stone. It was from the activity of the knive sharpening that the name of the town Ilorin was formed.
University of Ilorin
About University of Ilorin The University of Ilorin, also known as Unilorin was established in 1975, it is a public non-profit educational institution. The University started off with its first set of 200 students in three (3) faculties; Faculty of Arts, Science and Education on a portion of the temporary campus of the Kwara state polytechnic which was the only campus of the University until January 1982 when it moved to a permanent and conducive site due to the influx of more students to the institution. Following the addition of more faculties and departments over the years, Unilorin currently has over fifteen (15) faculties, a college of health science, two (2) institutes, and a school of postgraduate studies. These faculties offer over 60 departmental courses recognized by the National Universities Commission (NUC) for various undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs which run for 3-5, or 6 years depending on the course undertaken. Unilorin is located in Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria. It was one of the first few institutions established by the Federal Military Government of Nigeria in 1975 and has since risen up the ranks to be one of the best and most sought-after universities in the country. With an enrollment range of 25,000-29,999 students, Unilorin was rated as the best University of 2014/1015 academic session according to the 4IC rankings. Currently, the University ranks as the 5th best in the country, and 2,002 in the world according to the 4IC.org ranking. The University has a selective admission process with prospective students having to meet up with the prescribed JAMB cut-off mark, and also pass the entrance examination in order to be eligible for admission. The University of Ilorin provides academic and non-academic facilities to staff and students alike. These facilities range from conducive lecture halls, halls of residence, state of the art library, sporting complex, financial aids/ scholarship, and a host of other high-end facilities. Faculties At The University of Ilorin Unilorin offers widely accepted programmes and courses accredited by NUC and other national, and international accreditation bodies. Unilorin boasts of having over fifteen (15) faculties, and a college of Health Science with departments in related fields of higher learning for Undergraduate and Postgraduate degrees. The faculties include: Faculty of Agriculture Faculty of Arts Faculty of Communication and Information Science Faculty of Education Faculty of Engineering and Technology Faculty of Environmental Science Faculty of Life Science Faculty of Law Faculty of Management Science Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science Faculty of Physical Science Faculty of Social Science Faculty of Veterinary Medicine College of Health Science Courses offered At The University of Ilorin The University offers accredited courses under over fifteen (15) faculties. Some of the courses offered for Undergraduate degree program include: Faculty of Agriculture B. Agriculture B. Forestry and Wildlife B.Sc. Agricultural extension and community development B.Sc. Food Science B.Sc. Home Economics Faculty of Arts Department of English Department of French Department of Arabic Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages Department of Performing Arts Department of Religion Department of History Faculty of Communication and Information Science Department of Computer Science Department of Information and Communication Science Department of Library and Information Science Department of Telecommunication Science Faculty of Education Department of Adult and Primary Education Department of Science Education Department of Educational Management Department of Arts Education Department of Counsellor Education Department of Human Kinetics Education Department of Educational Technology…. Faculty of Engineering and Technology Department of Chemical Engineering Department of Biomedical Engineering Department of Mechanical Engineering Department of Civil Engineering Department of Agricultural Engineering Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering Department of Food and Bioprocess Engineering….. Faculty of Environmental Science Department of Urban and Regional Planning Department of Quantity Survey Department of Estate Management Department of Architecture…. Faculty of Law Department of Public Law Department of Private and Property Law Department of Business Law Department of Islamic Law Department of Jurisprudence and International Law Faculty of Management Sciences Department of Accounting Department of Business Administration Department of Finance Department of Public Administration Department of Marketing Department of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management Faculty of Pharmaceutical Science Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology and Biotechnology Department of Pharmacognosy and Drug Development Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practise Department of Pharmaceutics and Industrial Pharmacy Department of Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology Faculty of Physical Science Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry Department of Mathematics Department of Physics Department of Statistics Faculty of Social Science Department of Economics Department of Geography Department of Political Science Department of Sociology Department of Psychology Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Department of Veterinary Anatomy Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine Department of Veterinary Pathology Department of Veterinary Microbiology Department of Veterinary Theriogenology and Production College of Health Science Broadly divided into two faculties: Faculty of Basic Medical Science, Faculty of Clinical Science Faculty of Basic Medical Science Department of Anatomy Department of Hematology Department of Chemical Pathology Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology Department of Physiology Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics Faculty of Clinical Science Department of Medicine Department of Anaesthesia Department of Paediatrics Department of Behavioural Sciences Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine Department of Nursing Department of Ophthalmology Department of Otorhinolaryngology Department of Radiology The school of postgraduate studies also offers degree programmes for some of these courses, and the University has various centers and institutes issuing certificates to successful participants. It is important to note that Unilorin is a Federal University, and as such, all the courses available at the institution are accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and other relevant accreditation bodies. Admission Requirements Into The University of Ilorin Admission requirements into Unilorin is a rigorous and selective process, with various faculties and departments having their own admission requirements. I’ll be dropping some general admission requirements for both prospective undergraduates and postgraduates. Admission Requirements for Undergraduates: Prospective candidates must obtain a minimum entry level requirement of 5’ Credits in SSCE/GCE/O’ level or its equivalent at no more than two sittings. The subjects passed must include a compulsory credit in Mathematics, English, and three other relevant subjects. Candidates must also sit for the compulsory JAMB examination, and must attain the prescribed cut-off mark. In addition, Unilorin conducts screening examination for all candidates at various schedules and the dates will be conveyed back to successful applicants. Application forms for 2017/2018 academic session are currently closed. Further information about subsequent application process for prospective undergraduates can be found at https://uilugportal.unilorin.edu.ng/ Admission Requirements for Postgraduates: Prospective candidates are advised to go through the University’s website for further information about the degree programs and courses offered for postgraduate programs. A general requirement for applicants include the following: Candidates must be available when purchasing the application form and present their NYSC discharge certificate or exemption letter. It is expected of candidates to fill the application form online and also scan original copies of relevant credentials. A hardcopy of the application form and all supporting documents should be forwarded to the secretary, school of postgraduate studies, and transcripts from institutions, forwarded to the HOD of the department of your choice. All candidates must also possess 5 O’ level credits in English, Mathematics and three other relevant subjects. Candidates for the Master degree program who are graduates of Unilorin or other recognized Universities must possess a minimum of Second Class Lower, and must be applying for programmes in which they had their first degree. Applicants wishing to be admitted into programmes other than their first degree can also be admitted provided they pass the Senate approved qualification examination. Applicants for Ph.D. degree programme must have a Master degree from the institution or any other institution recognized by the Senate with an average score of at least 60%. Qualification interviews and assessment would also be conducted for short-listed candidates by the relevant department. Application forms for Masters/ Ph.D. for the 2017/2018 academic session is currently closed. Further information about the postgraduate admission process into Unilorin can be found at https://www.unilorin.edu.ng/index.php/e-notices/5818-admissions-into-postgraduate-programmes-in-the-2017-2018-academic-session Unilorin portal can be found at www.unilorin.edu.ng Facilities at The University of Ilorin The University is located in a large expanse of land and as such houses so many buildings and amenities. The facilities at the University include: academic and residential buildings, halls of residence, lecture halls and theatres, the University of Ilorin is also home to a A seven-storey senate complex The main University library A Sugar Research Institute Works yard Student canteens Conference rooms Multipurpose Auditorium The University just completed a 2,000 seat multipurpose auditorium for academic lectures, events, and other social activities. Other Noteworthy's About University of Ilorin “For travelers who intend to visit/prospective students of the institution, here are some things to note”: Safety/Security Unilorin is in a very secure location, with experienced security personnel offering maximum security. Things to do while at the University Make extensive use of the library for study and research. Get a degree. Make inquiries. Carry out a demographic student survey. Attend educational, social and religious events. What to Bring Books and other educational materials. Most Common Visitors Staff, Students, Education enthusiasts and Researchers are the most common people that you will find on campus. Best Features Unilorin is a top class institution, one of the best in the country. The University offers the best in social and academic events with a promise to make you come back again. School Fees at Unilorin The University of Ilorin provides convenient tuition fees for prospective and returning students of the institution. A more detailed list of the fees for students can be found at http://uilugportal.unilorin.edu.ng/charges.php Notable Alumni Some notable alumni of the institution: Nkem Owoh; Nollywood actor. Femi Adebayo; Nollywood actor. Sarah Alade; Former acting Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria. Johnson Bamidele Olawunmi; Former Director General, National Youth Service Corps. Josephine Obiajulu Odumakin; Nigerian women’s rights activist. Charles Ayo. Ezekiel Adebiyi. Akin Odebunmi. And a host of other reputable Nigerians. Dress Code At the University According to a recent addition to the student dress code requirement of the institution banning the use of hair attachments on its campus, students would have to swallow the bitter pill of receiving stiff penalties if found flouting any of these rules. More detailed information about the Dress code at Unilorin can be found at http://www.unilorin.edu.ng/index.php/e-notices/6210-university-of-ilorin-dress-code Writer’s Review Unilorin is an institution to go to and get quality education.
Viva cinema offers the best in cinematic experience to lovers of movies, couples on a date or people just hoping to relax. Come in and see your favorite stars come alive on the big screen or travel to different parts of the world while still remaining in your seat.
Palms Shopping Mall, Ilorin
Boasting a 12,000 square meter shopping space, this mall is a joint venture between the Persianas Group and Kwara State Government.
This is a multi-use stadium for matches, events and the home stadium of Kwara United F.C and ABS F.C
The view of Ilorin from Sobi hill is said to be unrivaled. Visitors are welcome to climb whether for the view, spiritual reasons or just to get in touch with nature.
Mungo Park Monument
Mungo Park is known as the one who discovered River Niger and this site was used to commemorate him.
The hospital is a training center for undergraduate medical students, among other services it provides.
About Landmark University Landmark University was founded as a Private Christian Institution, and is affiliated with the Living Faith Church Worldwide, headed by Bishop David Oyedepo. LMU as the University is fondly called was established March 21, 2011 with the purpose of establishing an institution towards the realization of Agrarian revolution. The chancellor of Landmark University has often highlighted that the University is aimed at improving the agricultural sector of Nigeria and Africa at large. This has informed the institution’s commitment to raising leaders who would be equipped with skills and character in order to lead the world in meeting the needs of humanity-FOOD. Landmark University was established to make laudable contributions to knowledge in order to secure increased comfort for humanity by “Breaking New Grounds” (the University’s motto) in teaching, research, and community service. LMU’s vision is “to be a leading world-class university, by spearheading agrarian revolution on the African continent through the exploration of hidden treasures in mother-earth and thereby restore the dignity of the black race”. With core values such as spirituality, possibility mentality, capacity building, integrity, responsibility, diligence, and sacrifice; the University strives to raise a new generation of solution providers and leaders. LMU is licensed by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and other relevant professional bodies to run undergraduate programmes in the colleges of Agricultural Sciences; Sciences and Engineering; Business and Social Sciences. International students can also apply for the programmes offered. Currently, Landmark Universities ranks as the 11th best University in the country, and 4,332 in the world by 4ic.org. Faculties At Landmark University Academic programmes at LMU are organized with the goal of raising total graduates who are sound professionally, spiritually and exhibit entrepreneurial initiative that can revolutionize the different sectors of the nation. Landmark University practices a collegiate system of operation where faculties are regarded as colleges. The colleges in LMU are as follows: College of Agriculture College of Business and Social Sciences; and College of Sciences and Engineering The departmental courses offered in these colleges lead to officially recognized higher education degrees such as Bachelor’s degrees in several disciplines. Find the courses offered at LMU below. Courses Offered At Landmark University Accredited courses for undergraduate programmes include the following: College of Agricultural Sciences Agricultural Extension and Economics Crop and Soil Science Animal Science College Business and Social Sciences Accounting and Finance Economics Political Science and International relations Sociology College of Science and Engineering Courses offered here include; Biological Sciences: You can offer Biochemistry of Microbiology Physical Sciences: Offer programmes in Industrial Chemistry, Industrial Mathematics, Industrial Physics and Computer Science Engineering programmes such as Agric and Biosystem Engineering Civil Engineering Electrical and Information Engineering; and Mechanical Engineering; are offered here. Admission Requirements into Landmark University Landmark University predominantly offers admission for undergraduate programmes. Like other private universities, LMU has a slightly selective admission process based on entrance examination and past academic records of prospective students. As a prospective applicant, you are required to have the following: Credit passes in 5 subjects at SSCE/GCE O'Level/NECO/NABTEB or its equivalent at no more than two sittings. The subjects that you are required to pass must include English language, Mathematics and other subjects relevant to your proposed course of study. The prescribed JAMB cut-off mark for your course. It's important that you register the correct subject combination also. Also, bear in mind that LMU conducts Post-utme screening exercise. You may not be admitted if you do not pass it. It's also important that you visit the school's website regularly to keep up with the admission process. You can also check the website for departmental requirements as well. Landmark University portal can be found at lmu.edu.ng. For more information about the admission policies, admission list, and departmental requirements, visit the University’s admission portal at admission.lmu.edu.ng . Facilities and Resources At Landmark University In as much as the University takes “spirituality” very seriously, the University still provides a lot of awesome facilities to the delight of its students. Amongst these facilities include: A sports center: This is a large expanse of land housing the football pitch, table tennis and basketball courts, athletics tracks for track and field events, and other indoor sporting utilities. Halls of Residence: LMU has provided conducive and comfortable halls of residence for its student, with basic utilities such as stable power supply, an effective water system and a host of others. The common rooms located within the halls of residence are equipped with Table Tennis boards for indoor games, a television set for your viewing pleasure, and other fun amenities. Faculty buildings and administrative blocks A Chapel Guesthouses and Residential buildings A large Farm for farming activities for its agriculture students and other students with interests in agriculture. A standard library Accessible health services for staffs and students A multi-purpose hall An online repository for journals and blog posts Resource centers And lots more. Other Noteworthy Information Safety/Security LMU is located in a very secure location. What To Bring Before heading to Landmark University, here are a few things to bring along: -Books -Academic materials -Scholarly necessities -Personal Effects -A valid means of identification Things To Do While At LMU -Attend religious and educational programmes -Make inquiries -Enroll in a full time or part-time programme School Fees The school fees at LMU is relatively high as its a custom with private universities in the country. For instance, 100 level students going in for Agric related programmes would have to cough out a whopping sum of over N600,000, and students offering Engineering courses would even have to pay a lot more. More details about tuition fees at LMU can be found at admission.lmu.edu.ng/tuition-fees. LMU Dress Code The University attaches great importance to modest and good dressing, and as such has a dress code for students of the institution. Among them include, the corporate dressing for students during professional events in the institution; zero tolerance to armless or strapless dressing for the girls and ripped jeans or shorts for the guys; The guys are expected to cut their hair appropriately and are not allowed to keep it full; Students in professional disciplines must always dress corporate and wear the right colours. A more detailed description of the dress code at LMU can be found in the student's handbook. Notable Milestones Landmark University’s commitment to helping its graduates launch their careers and empowering them with relatable employability skills is quite evident in its laudable achievements. The most recent being the accreditation of its BSc. Accounting programme by the Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA). Other notable milestones include the University’s acceptance into the Oracle Academy and the signing of a memorandum of understanding with IITA, NASDRA, among others. Best Features LMU is located in a secluded area which enhances its status as an institution that provides a conducive environment for learning. Writer’s Review As one of the foremost institution’s focused on agrarian revolution, and its impact on the nation’s economy. Landmark University stands as an institution driven by the pursuit of academic excellence.
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