Tai Solarin University of Education
|This article does not cite any references or sources. (November 2006)|
The Tai Solarin University of Education is the first university of education in Nigeria. It is located in Ijagun, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State. The Tai Solarin University of Education is moving forward in pursuit of master's degrees under the tenure of the new vice chancellor - Prof. Oluyemisi O. Obilade
The school is named after human rights activist Tai Solarin (1922–1994). It is the second university approved in Ogun State, and the 76th approved university in Nigeria. The former Vice Chancellor was Professor Awonusi.
It was proclaimed a full-fledged university by the former governor of Ogun state, His Excellency Otunba Gbenga Daniel on 29 January 2005. The former Tai Solarin College of Education was approved by the Nigerian Universities Commission in 2005 as a university after a thorough analysis and appraisal of its facilities' academic brief.
Professor Olukayode Oyesiku was its first vice chancellor; he succeeded the provost. Dr. Philips Olasunkanmi Tella and Yinusa Oyeneye, its pro chancellors, were formerly the chairmen of the board of governing council.
Other principal Officers of the University include: 1. Deputy Vice-Chancellor - Prof. Joseph O. Olusanya 2. Registrar - Mr. Femi Kayode 3. Bursar - Mr. Olubunmi Abdullah 4. University Librarian - Mr. J. Kadiri
Currently, the four Colleges in the institution are headed by the following: 1. COllege of Applied Education and Vocational Technology (COAEVOT) - Prof. J. N. Benedict 2. College of Science and Information Technology (COSIT) - Prof. A. A. Arigbabu 3. College of Social and Management Sciences (COSMAS) - Prof. O. Y. Balogun 4. College of Humanities (COHUM) - Prof. Alani Seriki)
It has four colleges: the College of Education and Applied Vocational and Technical Study (the school's largest faculty) COAEVOT, the College of Social and Management Studies COSIT, the College of Humanities COHUM, and the College of Science and Information Technology COSIT.
The school has halls and auditoriums such as the Otunba Gbenga Daniel Auditorium, university (e-learning) block, Alex O. Onabanjo Complex, CEPEP building, the Science Complex, and the Lecture Theatre.
The school is building its infrastructure. This includes the two-storey electronic library, Kessington Adebutu building for technical and vocational studies which have both been completed. The university has no hostels for students; the hostels available are built by the residents of the local communities. Students of this school leave in local communities such as Ijagun, Ijele, Imaweje and Ijebu Ode.
- Prince kayode Badru - U.S Navy/USA Jr. Table Tennis
- Hon. Lanre Osun - Lagos State House of Assembly
|This article on a Nigerian institution of higher education is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|