Erin Ijesha Waterfalls
Upon the dip of an enormous cleft plummets a clear river with seven levels. Erin Ijesha waterfall located in Osun state is renowned for its ambience and beautiful scenery. Everyone is welcome to splash around.
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Obafemi Awolowo University
About Obafemi Awolowo University Obafemi Awolowo University formerly called the University of Ife is a Federal Government Owned University founded in 1962 and was subsequently renamed Obafemi Awolowo University in 1987 to commemorate the first premier of Western Region of Nigeria, Chief Obafemi Awolowo. OAU as the University is fondly called was established in rebuttal to the perceived politicization of higher education in Nigeria and the western region and also to fill the gaps in manpower needs. With a mission “to promote by research and other means the advancement of knowledge and its practical application to social, cultural, economic, scientific and technological problems”; the University started the first Faculty of Pharmacy in West Africa, the first department of Chemical Engineering and the first Electronics component in addition to Electrical Engineering. OAU is situated in the suburb setting of the large town of Ife-Ife, Osun state, and it offers officially recognized higher education degrees, with courses officially accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and other relevant professional bodies. Obafemi Awolowo University is a large co-educational higher institution with a population of over 30,000 students and provides several academic and non-academic facilities and resources to its students including a library, sporting facilities, health and medical facilities, as well as administrative services. Obafemi Awolowo has attained a foremost position among universities in Africa with a vibrant academic, social atmosphere and a high international reputation. According to the 4IC.org ranking, OAU currently ranks as the 6th best University in the country, and 2,191 in the world. Obafemi Awolowo University Faculties Obafemi Awolowo University offers diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in various fields of specialization. The University boasts of having over 13 faculties and two colleges- the College of Health Science and the College of Postgraduate Studies- in more than 70 departments. The Faculties at the University include the following: Faculty of Agriculture Faculty of Arts Faculty of Administration Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences Faculty of Clinical Science Faculty of Dentistry Faculty of Environmental Design and Management Faculty of Education Faculty of Pharmacy Faculty of Science Faculty of Social Sciences Faculty of Technology Faculty of Law. Courses Offered At OAU Below is a list of departmental courses offered for diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes: Faculty of Arts Religion Studies Philosophy English History Foreign Languages Fine Arts Dramatic Arts Music Faculty of Clinical Sciences Anaesthesia Community Health Dermatology and Venereology Medicine Mental Health Obstetrics, Gynaecology, and Perinatology Orthopaedics and Traumatology Paediatrics and Child Health Radiology Surgery Faculty of Dentistry Child Dental Health Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Oral Pathology Preventive and Community Dentistry Restorative Dentistry Faculty of Education Adult Education and Lifelong Learning Educational Management Educational Technology and Library Studies Department of Physical and Health Education Department of Arts and Social Science Education Department of Science and Technology Education Institute of Education Faculty of Law Business Law Public Law International Law Jurisprudence and Private Law Faculty of Pharmacy Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Administration (CPPA) Pharmaceutical Chemistry Pharmaceutics Pharmacognosy Pharmacology Drug Research and Production Unit Faculty of Science Biochemistry Botany Chemistry Mathematics Microbiology Geology Physics Zoology Faculty of Agriculture Agricultural Economics Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology Animal Science Crop Science Food Science and Technology Plant Science Soil Science Food Nutrition and Consumer Sciences Faculty of Technology Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Electronics and Electrical Engineering Agricultural Environmental Engineering. Other courses offered include Anatomy and Cell biology, Haematology and Immunology, Architecture, Estate Management, Urban and Regional Planning, Psychology, Quantity Survey, Radiology, Nursing, Management and Accounting, e.t.c. Facilities At Obafemi Awolowo University OAU is equipped with standard facilities and resources which include: Halls of residence, Faculty buildings, lecture theatres and halls, administrative blocks, sports centre, access to medical health care through the medical centre, a library, Information Technology and Communication Unit, a teaching hospital, departmental laboratories, a bookshop and a host of other accessible facilities. Admission Requirements Into Obafemi Awolowo University Requirements for admission into OAU are grouped into general admission requirements and faculty or departmental course requirement. OAU offers admission to 100 level and 200 level (Direct-Entry level or Diploma). General Admission Requirements for Prospective Undergraduates: You must have Credit passes in at least five subjects in SSCE/GCE or other equivalents at no more than two sittings. Compulsory credits are in English and Mathematics (Mathematics is a requirement except for candidates who seek admission in Faculty of Law, Faculty of Arts, and for Bachelor of Arts in Education, Faculty of Education. As a prospective applicant, you must apply for your desired course on the application form obtained from JAMB, and also attain the prescribed JAMB cut-off mark for the institution as well. Faculty or Department Course requirements include having the stipulated O’ level subject combination and grades points. Prospective students are advised to visit the undergraduate link under admissions on the University’s website at oauife.edu.ng to get more information about entry requirements; ensure that you have satisfied these requirements before the time you apply for admission. General Admission Requirements for Prospective Postgraduates: A general requirement for postgraduate admission into OAU is a Bachelor’s degree in Arts, Letters, Philosophy, Science or an acceptable equivalent from a University approved by the school’s senate. If you a prospective applicant for masters, you must have an academic standing of a minimum of second class lower division or a grade point average of B (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) and a minimum of second class upper division for candidates for Masters of Philosophy (MPhil); and an MPhil or Masters degree with research thesis in appropriate field with at least 60% weighted average score is required for admission to doctorate degree. The postgraduate programmes available in OAU are: Postgraduate Diploma and Certificate Masters degree (MSc., MPhil., Ma, LLM, MEd., and MFA) Doctorate degree. How and When To Apply You can apply for admission online by completing the online forms supplied on the pg portal of the University’s website. Admission requests and mode of application are advertised by the University about June every year and admission is conducted twice in a year for Sciences and once every year for Humanity-based disciplines. You can visit the postgraduate admission link on the University’s website for more details. Things To Know About OAU Safety/Security OAU is located in a safe location. What To Bring Before heading to Obafemi Awolowo University, here are the things you can come along with: Educational materials Academic Documents Research proposal Things To Do These are the following things you can do while you’re here: Enrol for a course Visit and get involved in various academic and social events Make use of the extensive library Grab a quick snack or food from the numerous eateries and canteens. Take a walk and enjoy the view. Notable Alumni The University’s over 9,000 graduate alumni constitute many of the Nations professionals in many disciplines, including government officials, leading industrialists and prominent researchers and scholars in many universities. Below are a few of the reputable alumni: Femi Otedola, Nigerian Oil Billionaire Jimoh Ibrahim, Lawyer Dele Momodu, CEO Ovation International Magazine Femi Falana, Nigerian Human Rights Lawyer Yusuf Olaolu Ali (SAN) Lagbaja, Nigerian Musician Afeez Oyetoro, Nigerian Actor Femi Branch, Nigerian Actor Pastor Enoch Adeboye, General Overseer, RCCG And a host of other prominent Nigerians. Most Common Visitors You’ll be sure to see and meet lecturers, students and researchers here. OAU School Fees Schools fees at OAU for the 2017/2018 academic session ranges from about N50,000 for fresh students, and from N20,000 for returning students in various faculties. OAU Cut-off Marks The University has faced a lot of backlash following the outrageous JAMB cut-off mark for each department for the 2017/2018 academic session recently released by the institution. Although some faculties like agriculture, science, education, and arts still cut 200, faculties like law, technology, college of health sciences, pharmacy, and social sciences cut as high as 250-290. Writer’s Review OAU imbibes the Yoruba culture in its architectural design that makes up amazing structures. Comments By Notable Alumni “Great Ife! Keep the flag flying”- Adegbayi Onabajo “Life in the University as a fresher was overwhelming”- Aderemi Mabadeje
The Osun-Osogbo grove is a sacred forest boasting of shrines, sculptures and art works in the honor of the goddess of fertility Osun.
A popular tourist site, this 5.27 metre-high object is believed to be the staff used by Oranmiyan and to be the marking spot of his grave.
Finger Licking Restaurant and Bar
As the name suggests, Finger Licking Restaurant and Bar serves really delicious ready-to-eat hot meals and chilled drinks.
About Bowen University Bowen University popularly called BUI is the first Baptist University in the country. Built by the Nigerian Baptist Commission, the University was established on 17th July 2001 and was charged with providing a well-rounded educational system to the benefit of Nigerians. It was named after Late Reverend Thomas Jefferson Bowen, an American missionary who pioneered the Baptist work in Nigeria in 1850. Established as a private non profit higher institution, BUI started off with over 506 students in three (3) faculties - Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Science and Sciences Education and Faculty of Social and Management Sciences accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC) and other professional bodies, but today boasts of tremendous achievements in the areas of physical and academic development. BUI is located along Ikire-Iwo Road, Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria. The University currently maintains working partnership/ linkages to so many reputable firms and institutions such as Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife Nigeria; the Nigerian Institute for Social and Economic Research, Ibadan, Nigeria; Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria and a lot more. BUI is driven by personal and professional development, hence, it organizes various national and international conferences, seminars and workshops for its staffs and students. Bowen University offers courses and programmes leading to officially recognized degrees such as Bachelor’s, Masters and Doctorate degrees in the various disciplines. With its selective admission process based on entrance examinations and past academic grades or records, the University has an enrollment range of 5,000-5,999 students. BUI also provides academic and non-academic facilities and services to students and staff of the institution. Ranked as the 61st University in the country, and 8,586 in the world according to the 4IC.org ranking, the University promises to wax stronger and be a University of choice for students, parents and staff members. Faculties At Bowen University Bowen University offers officially recognized courses and programmes accredited by NUC and other relevant bodies for Bachelors and Postgraduate degrees. The University has six (6) faculties and a College of Health Science for students offering clinically related courses. The colleges and faculties at the University include: College of Health Science Faculty of Agriculture Faculty of Science and Science Education Faculty of Social and Management Sciences Faculty of Humanities Faculty of Law Faculty of Education BUI also offers full time and part time postgraduate programmes which include; Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters Degree, and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). Postgraduate degree programmes in the Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, and the Faculty of Science and Science Education have been accredited by NUC. Courses Offered At Bowen University The Courses offered at BUI for undergraduates includes the following: College of Medicine Anatomy Medicine and Surgery Nursing Science Physiotherapy Physiology Faculty of Agriculture Agricultural Economics and Farm Management Animal Science and Fisheries Management Food Science and Technology Nutrition and Dietetics Crop production, Soil, and Environmental Management Faculty of Science and Science Education Biological Sciences: with Microbiology, Zoology and Plant Biology departments Biochemistry Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry Mathematics and Statistics Computer Science and Information Technology Physics and Solar Energy. Faculty of Social and Management Sciences Accounting Banking and Finance Business Administration Economics Industrial Relations and Personnel Management Mass Communication Sociology Political Science and Diplomatic Studies Faculty of Humanities Communication and Performing arts English History and International Studies Philosophy and Religious Studies Faculty of Education Biology Library and Information Science Economics English Business Education Educational management Agricultural Science…… The courses offered for postgraduates at BUI include the following: Faculty of Agriculture Animal Science Agricultural Economics Crop Protection Environmental Management Food Science and Technology Faculty of Science and Science Education Microbiology Mathematics Chemistry Computer Science and Information Technology Physics Faculty of Social and Management Sciences Accounting Banking and Finance Business Administration Economics Mass Communication Sociology It’s important to note the all the programmes and courses offered at BUI are accredited by NUC and other relevant professional bodies. Admission Requirements Into Bowen University Admission Requirements for Undergraduates The University offers admission for UTME and Direct- entry-level students based on general and specific admission requirements. Applicants wishing to gain admission into the university must familiarize themselves with specific department requirements and admission processes. Information about this can be found at apply.bowenuniversity-edu.org. General admission requirements at BUI include the following: Prospective applicants are required to sit for the compulsory Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and obtain the prescribed cut-off mark. Applicants are also required to fill an online application form on the University’s website. Prospective candidates are required to have a minimum of 5’ O’Level credits in Mathematics, English and three other relevant subjects, obtained in no more than two (2) sittings. Please note that application forms for the 2017/2018 academic session are currently closed. The 2017/2018 academic session started on Monday, 11th September 2017. Prospective students are advised to regularly check the University’s website for updates. Admission Requirements for Postgraduates: The objectives of the postgraduate programmes at BUI are to prepare candidates for proficiency both in academic and professional jobs, equip students for higher academic pursuit and position in the country, and also enable students to acquire necessary professional skills. With the success of the programme since its inception in 2009, BUI has made possible provision for Postgraduate Diploma (PGD), Masters and Ph.D. degree programmes. The General admission requirements are as follows: Applicants must be graduates of the University or any other University recognized by the school’s senate and possess acceptable grades. For PGD programme, applicants must have a minimum of a third class degree; for Master’s, applicants must possess a bachelor degree and have a grade of not less than Second Class Lower Division; for Ph.D., applicants must possess a masters degree with a minimum average score of 60%. Applicants must provide on request NYSC discharge certificate or exemption letter. Prospective applicants must prepare for an examination of interview organized by the department of choice. For information about BUI’s admission list, school fees, medical school, latest news around the campus, admission requirements and much more; visit the Bowen University website at bowenuniversity.edu.ng . Facilities at Bowen University The facilities and utilities present at Bowen University include the main library, faculty and departmental libraries, a sports unit, laboratories, lecture rooms, staff quarters, academic buildings, halls of residence, a teaching hospital, cafeteria, an administrative block, among other facilities. Other Noteworthy Things About Bowen University Safety/Security BUI is located in a very safe location, with mounted cameras and experienced security personnel. What to Bring Before heading to Bowen University, here are some helpful things to take along with you: Books Educational materials and handouts Seminar necessities Things to do while at Bowen University Here are some of the things you can do while at the university: Participate in social and academic events. Receive lectures Enroll in a part-time and full-time course(s). Sightseeing School Fees at Bowen University Following the recent increase of school fees at BUI, the standard fees for new students in the 2017/2018 session are N650,000; N630,000 for those in the second year, and N615,000 for those in 300 to 500 levels. Some other courses range from N325,000 to N570,000, while courses like Medicine and Law are priced premium. These fees represent the totality of what each student will pay for tuition fees, accommodation, healthcare, and other miscellaneous fees. It is also important to note that the University allows fees to be paid installmentally. Bowen University Check Ward BUI offers online result checking to both students and parents via providing an online ward result portal. The check ward portal can be accessed from the University’s website under “more links”. Notable Milestones In 2016, BUI witnessed a full accreditation of the Medicine programme by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), this lead to the induction and graduation of its first set of Medical students in November 2016. In 2015, the University commenced programmes in Nursing Science and Physiotherapy. Bowen University so far is the first, and only private University running Physiotherapy programme in Nigeria. Best Features The University is known as a center for learning and extensive research, combining academic excellence with love of humanity, borne out of a God-fearing attitude. It tries to imbibe in its students the ethos of the Christian Baptist Church.
Redeemer's University is a private university in Osun State, Nigeria, owned by the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
Ooni of Ife Palace
The Ooni of Ife Palace serves as both the residence and the court of the traditional ruler of Ife, the birthplace of the Yoruba race. This stately palace lies in the ancient city of Ife
Osun Oshogbo Sacred Grove
Considered the last remnant of a wide spread Yoruba tradition of establishing sacred groves in honor of Yoruba deities, the grove is a dense forest, dotted with art works, sculptures, sanctuaries and shrines honoring the goddess Osun and some other deities.
Zenababs Half Moon Resort, Ilesa
This resort lie not far from the famed home of Yoruba civilization, and an old town itself, Ilesa. The town makes it a perfect getaway spot, for recreation with family and friends, and is a known spot for honeymooners and lovers. Join in on the fun and relaxation in this beautiful resort
Joseph Ayo Babalola University
Named after the first Spiritual leader of Christ Apostolic Church, Joseph Ayo Babalola, this is a private tertiary institution known as much for its stand on Christian morals as its academic excellence.
Olashore International School
Listed as one of the top schools in Nigeria, it is a private co-educational boarding learning community committed to academic excellence, nurturing each child to their full potential in a safe and serene environment.
Obatala Centre for Creative Arts
This arts center was created for the purpose of showcasing the rich culture of the Yoruba people. Featuring numerous art pieces and mementos, it also doubles as a museum, with a number of artifacts dating back centuries.
This is a privately owned Islamic faith-based university. Presently, the university has two colleges: College of Natural and Applied Sciences and College of Management and Social Sciences.
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