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About University of Lagos
The University of Lagos fondly called Unilag was established on 22nd of October, 1962. The University since its inception has been saddled with the responsibility of intensifying the training of a professional workforce that would bring about rapid change and development to the industrial, economic and political sectors of the nation. Driven by a mission “to provide a conducive environment for teaching, learning, research and development, where students and staffs will interact and compete effectively with other counterparts globally”, the University has grown over time starting up with just three (3) faculties, to having twelve (12) faculties, offering over 60 departmental courses; a college of medicine, and several research centers and institutes.
The University of Lagos currently has three campuses. Two (2) in Yaba (Akoka and the recently created campus at the former school of Radiography), and one in Surulere; it’s College of Medicine located in Idi-araba. The main campus at Akoka is surrounded by the Lagos Lagoon providing a very beautiful view around the University. Enrollment into the University has grown from a startup intake of 131 students in 1962 to over 40,000 students. Unilag is fondly referred to as the “University of first choice” and the “Nation’s pride”. Students and alumni of Unilag are popularly addressed as "GREAT AKOKITES".
University of Lagos Faculties and Courses Offered
Unilag offers widely recognized degree programmes and courses accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC), and other relevant accreditation bodies. Unilag has over 12 faculties, a college of medicine, a school of postgraduate studies, and a Distance Learning Institution (DLI). In no particular order, the faculties present at the University of Lagos includes:
Faculty of Arts
European languages and Integration studies
Faculty of Education
Arts and Social science education
Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Urban and Regional Planning (URP)
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Law
Private and property law
Jurisprudence and International law
Commercial and Industrial law
Faculty of Science
Faculty of Social Sciences
Political science, e.t.c
Faculty of Business Administration
Banking and Finance
Industrial Relations and Personnel Management, e.t.c
At the College of Medicine, we have:
Faculty of Pharmacy
Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
Faculty of Clinical Sciences, and
Faculty of Dental Sciences.
Courses offered at the Distance Learning Institute (DLI) include Accounting, Business Administration, Science Education, and Library/Information Sciences.
The University of Lagos Admission Requirements
Admission Requirements for Undergraduates
The University offers admission for Entry level and Direct-entry level candidates.
Admission into Unilag is a competitive and selective process, with only the best successfully gaining admission. Candidates are advised to frequently visit the institution to find out about the admission process and the exact O’ level subject combination for each course. Precise information about Unilag’s admission requirements, departmental cut-off marks, screening, and registration can be found at http://admissions.unilag.edu.ng/.
General requirements for prospective undergraduates include a minimum entry level requirement of compulsory 5 O’ level credits in Mathematics, English and three other relevant subjects. Having the prescribed JAMB cut-off mark which is usually “200” is also a key requirement. The University’s post-utme form is sold to candidates who meet the JAMB cut-off mark and filled Unilag as their school of first choice.
Admission Requirements for Postgraduates
There are general and specific admission requirements for postgraduate programmes at Unilag. Applicants hoping to be considered for admission must satisfy the following general requirements:
Must possess a Bachelor’s degree from Unilag or any other University approved by the school’s senate.
Must prepare to undergo a selection process in the form of written/oral examination.
Must provide an original copy of NYSC discharge certificate or exemption letter.
Must forward an academic transcript to the Administrative Secretary, school of postgraduate studies on or before the session admission is been sought.
Specific admission requirement for prospective students into various Master’s/ PhD degree programmes can be found at http://spgs.unilag.edu.ng/prospectivestudents.php
It’s important for prospective applicants to note that application forms for the 2017/2018 academic session for postgraduate programmes are currently closed. Further information about subsequent admission process can be found at http://spgs.unilag.edu.ng/
The University of Lagos portal can be found at www.unilag.edu.ng
The University of Lagos Facilities
The University is home to the following buildings and service facilities:
Faculty buildings and lecture halls.
A Dining hall
An Administrative block
Student halls of residence
A sports complex
A medical health centre
The main auditorium
A Botanical garden
A Lagoon front
The Unilag consult complex
A radio station: Unilag 103.1 FM commissioned on the 14th December 2004,
And a host of other standard facilities for your pleasure.
Things To Know About The University of Lagos
“For travellers/prospective students who intend to visit the institution, here are a few fun things to note":
Unilag is located in a secure location with seasoned security personnel and newly mounted CCTV cameras.
Things to do while at Unilag
Make extensive use of the library.
Visit the Lagoon front and other places of interest.
Enroll for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
What to Bring
Books and other educational materials.
Most Common Visitors
Be sure to find staffs, students, researchers and tourists at the University of Lagos.
The Uncommon view of the Lagos Lagoon gives the school an edge, hence is been one of the most beautiful institutions in the country. Unilag is also famed as the ‘IT’ university and as such is notable as one of the social hubs in the state and country.
Unilag parades itself as having a long list of successful alumni. It isn’t far from the truth as the University has produced an extensive alumni list of reputable Nigerians in all spheres of life. Some of the notable alumni include:
Genevieve Nnaji, Nollywood actress
Funke Akindele, Nollywood actress
Richard Mofe-Damijo, Nollywood actor and media personality
Wale Adenuga, Award-winning producer
Oby Ezekwesili, Women and girl child rights activist
Denrele Edun, Media personality, and presenter
And a host of other respected Nigerians.
Weather At The University of Lagos
The Weather on campus is quite serene and cosy especially in the evening because of its location around the Lagos Lagoon. However, the University still experiences the dry and rainy seasons accustomed to the region in which it is located, but the motorable roads provide easy access amidst heavy downpours.
Unilag Radio was the first campus station to receive a license and the first campus station to go on air in 2004.
Unilag has become the first university to be awarded a license to operate a television station. The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) granted the TV license to the institution on Thursday, November 9, 2017.
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