Olabisi Onabanjo University
Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye is a state-owned and -operated university in Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State Nigeria. The university was founded July 7, 1982 as Ogun State University and was renamed Olabisi Onabanjo University on May 29, 2001 in honour of Chief (Dr.) Olabisi Onabanjo, whose efforts as the then civilian governor of Ogun State gave birth to the university.
The university has had a total output of 10,291 graduates and 1,697 postgraduates.
Olabisi Onabanjo University has multiple campuses. The Main Campus in Ago-Iwoye is popularly called Permanent Site (PS) by the students and a Mini Campus which is home to the Science Department. Agriculture is in Aiyetoro, Engineering is in Ibogun, Medicine is in Shagamu, Mass Communication in Ijebu-Igbo and Pharmacy and Biochemistry in Ikenne.
The university is undergoing some reforms and restructuring.
Some alumni have started doing responsible things for the school, e.g., there is now an e-library, new accounting department block, new law library, law clinic, a moot court, a senate building (under construction). The university is privileged to have the best law, medicine, sciences and other degree programmes in Nigeria.
The governor of the state is doing his best to develop OOU to an international standard.
Students and alumni of the Olabisi Onabanjo University are addressed as ‘Great OSUITES.’ This term usually gives a feeling of belonging to the addresser and addressee.
The institution has had seven vice chancellors since inception: late Prof. John Olubi Sodipo, November 1982–December 1990; Prof. T. O. Bamkole, January 1991–March 1995; Prof. O Y. Oyeneye, April 1995–November 1999; Prof. Layi Ogunkoya, November 1999–March 2001; and Prof. Afolabi Soyode, April 2001-???. The acting vice chancellor is Prof. Sofola Olusoga. The past vice chancellor of Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State was Prof. Wale Olaitan until August 2013. The Current VC is Professor Saburi AdejimiAdesanya, 7th Substantive Vice-Chancellor in August 2013 and before then was acting
The university has seven departments and three colleges.
Information and activities amidst Students are communicated through the school's portal as well as notable privately owned magazines such as ' Inside OOU magazine', ' OOU Vanguard' and a few others.
Olabisi Onabanjo University has greatly contributed in the development of the primary local government of Ago-Iwoye and his environment.
Amongst the alumni of Olabisi Onabanjo University are:
- Iyanuoluwa Olayori-John
- Ann Suinner, former MBGN
- Ibrahim Bio, minister
- Weird MC, rapper
- Olawale Oyeneye
- Debola Ogunseye, football player
- Obasi Monday, Importer
- Idowu Oluwole, Plant Scientist
- Adelola A. Adeyemi, Public Relations Practitioner
- Imoleayo Adesanya ( Teniola)
- http://newsdiaryonline.com/oou.htm "OOU gets acting vice chancellor," newsdiaryonline.com, April 23,2009.