University of Ibadan, Oyo.

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University of Ibadan Description

About University of Ibadan

The University of Ibadan, popularly known as UI was founded in 1948 and is widely referred to as the first University in Nigeria. The University of Ibadan has its origin from the Yaba College which was founded in 1932. UI initially took off with academic programmes in Arts, Science, and Medicine, but is now a comprehensive citadel of learning with academic programmes in over thirteen faculties. The faculties of the Basic Medical Science, Clinical Science, Public Health, and Dentistry are organized as a College of Medicine.

The main thrust of UI for the 21st Century is “to be a world-class institution for academic excellence geared towards meeting societal needs”. Today, the University is consistently ranked among the prestigious Universities in the World, with a reported figure of over 3,500 matriculating yearly.

UI is located five miles (8 kilometers) from the center of the major city of Ibadan, Oyo State.
Notable alumni’s of the University of Ibadan includes J.P Clark, Wole Soyinka, Ken Saro-Wiwa, Chinua Achebe, Christopher Okigbo, Elechi Amadi, Sophie Oluwole, Michael Omolewa, Niyi Osundare, Femi Osofian, Chukwuemeka Ike, and a host of others.  

Faculties at the University of Ibadan

UI boasts of over thirteen faculties and relevant courses in various fields of study. They include:

Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry

  • Agriculture Economics
  • Agronomy
  • Agricultural Extension
  • Rural Development and Animal Science
  • Forest Resources Management
  • Teaching and Research Farm

Faculty of Arts

  • Religion Studies
  • Theatre arts
  • Classics
  • Arabic and Islamic studies
  • English
  • History

Faculty of Education

  • Adult Education
  • Guidance and Counselling
  • Early Childhood and Educational Foundation
  • Social work
  • Educational Management

Faculty of Law

Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

Faculty of Science

  • Archaeology and Anthropology
  • Geology
  • Geography
  • Botany
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Statistic
  • Chemistry
  • Statistics
  • Zoology

Faculty of Social Science

  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Geography
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

Faculty of Technology

  • Agricultural and Environmental Engineering
  • Civil, Petroleum, Mechanical and Chemical Engineering
  • Food Technology
  • Industrial and Production Engineering
  • Wood product Engineering
  • Technical Support Unit
Other faculties include:
Faculty of Renewable Natural Resources
Faculties at the College of Medicine Include:
Faculty of Pharmacy
Faculty of Public Health
Faculty of Basic Medical Science
Faculty of Clinical Sciences
Faculty of Dentistry

Admission Requirements for University of Ibadan

Requirements for Undergraduates

UI offers admission for courses in the faculties enlisted above. It is important for applicants to know the subject combinations for each department as advertised in the JAMB brochure. Candidates must obtain a minimum of 5 Credits in their O’Level results with compulsory credit in Mathematics, English and 3 other relevant subjects.
Applications for the 2017/2018 academic session is currently closed, but the University website can be visited for more information.

Direct entry-level applicants with the following criteria may be considered:
HND holders with Upper-Class Credit in a related field.
OND holders.
HND holders with two credit pass in appropriate disciplines.

Requirements for Postgraduate Students

The University of Ibadan Masters Degree program is offered in different programs, namely: Full-Time program, Part-Time program, and Occasional studded program. The student must have satisfied the requirements of the postgraduate school for him/her to be granted admission into the full-time program. Applicants considering a master's degree program at UI should take note of the following:
  • You must have graduated from the University of Ibadan or other recognized University in Nigeria, or in countries around the World.
The UI Faculty of Postgraduate Committee is saddled with the responsibility of determining admission requirements and finalizing the admission list.
Aspiring Students can download the application form for the University of Ibadan Masters Degree program from the website The cost of the application form may vary from time to time.
UI also offers Open Distance Learning (ODL) learning programs, and admission for this program is currently ongoing, the website can be visited for more information about the admission process.
The University of Ibadan official website can be found at

Facilities At The University Of Ibadan

Facilities at the University of Ibadan include lecture halls, halls of residence, academic and staff units, library. UI is also home to the following:
Radio Station, DIAMOND 101.1 FM
Botanical Garden
Zoological Garden
University of Ibadan Press
UI Servicom
Works and Maintenance Unit
The Bookshop
The Sports Council
The Computing Centre;
And a host of other facilities.

Other Noteworthy Attractions At UI

For travelers who intend to visit UI or for prospective students, here are some things to know about the institution.


The University of Ibadan offers 24 hours security in the vicinity and the halls of residence.

What To Bring

Before heading to the University of Lagos, here are some helpful things to take along with you:
  • Books and other educational materials.
  • A camera for taking fun pictures.

Things To Do While At UI

These are some of the things you can do while you’re here:
  • Enrol for a full time or part-time program.
  • Write Admission examination into various programs.
  • Sightseeing.
  • Recreational activities.
  • Make inquiries.

Best Features At UI

UI houses over twelve (12) Halls of residence.
It is a historical landmark.
The Zoological Garden.
The Botanical Garden.

Most Common Visitors

Lecturers, students, researchers, and tourists are the people you will see at the University.

Newsworthy Happenings

On May 29, 2017, the management of the school stopped academic activities for Undergraduate Students due to a protest by the student union over the failure of issuing identity cards to students, and an outlaw of electrical appliances in the University. On June 9th it was announced that the school will be reopened on the 20th, but school activities didn't start until the 2nd of July.

Weather At The University Of Ibadan

The atmosphere at UI is quite serene and calm. The University is located in the Western region of Nigeria, where there are two seasons; the dry and rainy seasons, which come at different times.



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