University of Ibadan

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University of Ibadan
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Motto Recte Sapere Fons
Established 1948
Type Public
Chairman Chief Wole Olanipekun
Chancellor Alhaji Ado Bayero
Vice-Chancellor Isaac F. Adewole
Students 33, 481[1]
Location Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria
Former names University College Ibadan
Website http://www.ui.edu.ng/

The University of Ibadan(UI) is the oldest and one of the most prestigious Nigerian universities,[2][3] and is located five miles (8 kilometres) from the centre of the major city of Ibadan in Western Nigeria.

Besides the College of Medicine, there are now ten other faculties: Arts, Science, Agriculture and Forestry, Social Sciences, Education, Veterinary Medicine, Technology, Law, Public Health and Dentistry. The University has residential and sports facilities for staff and students on campus, as well as separate botanical and zoological gardens.

History[edit]

Kenneth Onwuka Dike University Library (design: Maxwell Fry & Jane Drew)

The origins of the university are in Yaba College, founded in 1932 in Yaba, Lagos as the first tertiary educational institute in Nigeria. Yaba College was transferred to Ibadan, becoming the University College of Ibadan, in 1948.[4] The university was founded on its own site on 17 November 1948. The site of the university was leased to the colonial authorities by Ibadan native chiefs for 999 years.[5] The first students began courses in January of that year. Arthur Creech Jones, then Secretary of State for the Colonies, inaugurated the new educational institution. The university was originally instituted as an independent external college of the University of London, when it was called University College, Ibadan. Some of the original buildings were designed by the English modernist architects Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew.[5] A 500-bed teaching hospital was added in 1957. The University of Ibadan became an independent university in 1962.

In late 1963, on the university playing-fields, with a celebration marked by talking drums, the Rt. Hon. Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, first Prime Minister of independent Nigeria, became the first Chancellor of its independent university. The first Nigerian vice chancellor of the university was Kenneth Dike, after whom the University of Ibadan's library is named.

Administration[edit]

The current principal members of the university administration are:[6]

People
Title Position
Ebele Goodluck Jonathan Visitor
Chief Wole Olanipekun Pro-Chancellor & Chairman
Alhaji Ado Bayero Chancellor
Isaac F. Adewole Vice-Chancellor
Arinola Olasumbo Sanya Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)
Idowu Olayinka Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Olujimi I. Olukoya Registrar
Ibrahim O. Aponmade Bursar
Benedict A. Oladele Librarian

Faculties[edit]

  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Arts
  • Basic Medical Sciences
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Dentistry
  • Education
  • Law
  • Pharmacy
  • Public Health
  • Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Technology
  • Veterinary Medicine

In August 2011 Ruqayyah Ahmed Rufa'i, the Nigerian Minister of Education announced that the University of Ibadan would host the Nigerian node of the Pan-African University, the Institute of Earth and Life Sciences.[7]

Centres[edit]

  • The Distance Learning Centre

Units[edit]

Kenneth Onwuka Dike Library, University of Ibadan (old postcard)
  • The Registry
  • The Bursary
  • Careers Placement and Counselling Unit
  • Foreign Students Unit
  • The Sports Council
  • The Library
  • The Computing Centre
  • The Press
  • The Bookshop
  • The Botanical Garden
  • The Zoological Garden
  • University Media Centre, which houses the campus radio station, DIAMOND 101.1 FM.
  • The Abadina Media Resource Centre
  • Advancement Centre
  • The University Health Services
  • Works and Maintenance
  • Academic Planning
  • Internal Audit

Halls of residence[edit]

The university is primarily residential with magnificent halls of residence for male and female students. There is provision for the accommodation of post-graduate students. There are Internet cafés, Knowledge Hubs, cafeterias, Laundry Centres, Mini Marts, Press Boards, common-rooms, gymnasia (in some halls), kitchenettes, etc. There is impressive water and electricity supply. Electricity supply is also augmented by the inverter system. Football and table tennis are sports majorly played and watched by students. The Halls of Residence are semi-autonomous. Each Hall of Residence has a Management Committee, which is responsible for matters of general policy for the social, cultural and intellectual activities of the Hall. The Management Committee is given powers to arrange its own social, cultural and intellectual activities designed to preserve, develop and enrich the traditions of the Hall and make life in the Hall generally interesting and worthwhile. The Management Committee consists of the Hall Master/Mistress, the Hall Warden and Assistant Wardens, the Hall Supervisor and the Hall Executives, which consists of students who are elected every session by the students of each hall to handle internal student matters, as well as act as an intermediary between the Hall Administration and the generality of students. Accommodation in the Halls range from 1 to 4 per room. The halls are listed below:

  • Mellanby Hall (male, undergraduate). Location: to the North of the University Court. The first residential hall in the university, named after Kenneth Mellanby, the first Principal of the University College, Ibadan (1947–53). Mellanby has a characteristically cool and serene ambience. It was formally opened on 17 November 1952, and has a capacity for well over 400 students.
  • Queen Elizabeth II Hall (female, undergraduate). Location: along Oduduwa Road. The first female hall, it is named after Queen Elizabeth II, who visited the University of Ibadan in February, 1956 and performed the formal opening ceremony of the Hall. It has a capacity of over 650 students.
  • Tedder Hall (male, undergraduate). Location: to the west of the University Court and adjacent to Mellanby Hall
  • Sultan Bello Hall (male, undergraduate)
  • Kuti Hall (male, undergraduate)
  • Queen Idia Hall (female, undergraduate)
  • Obafemi Awolowo Hall (mixed,postgraduate)
  • Nnamdi Azikiwe Hall (male, undergraduate)
  • Independence Hall (male, undergraduate). Location: at the end of El-Kanemi Road. "The Republic of Katanga", as it is fondly called, was formally opened in 1961, in commemoration of Nigeria's attainment of Independence on 1 October 1960. Members are known as "Katangites". The hall is also known as "The Only Living Hall". It has a capacity of almost 1000 students.
  • Tafawa Balewa Hall (mixed, postgraduate)
  • Alexander Brown Hall (mixed, clinical medical, dental and physiotherapy students). Location: in the College of Medicine campus at the University College Hospital, Ibadan
  • Abdulsalam Abubakar Hall (mixed, postgraduate).

The designs of the halls are deliberately not identical. For example, the older halls - Mellanby, Tedder, Kuti, Sultan Bello and Queen Elizabeth II halls - were designed by Maxwell Fry and Jane Drew who, in appreciation of their contribution to the physical development of the University were honoured with honorary degrees in 1965. Messrs Watkins Gray and Partners designed Alexander Brown Hall as a part of the overall design of the University College Hospital Complex. The two undergraduate halls, Independence and Nnamdi Azikiwe Halls, were designed by Messrs Design Group (Nigeria) Ltd. Obafemi Awolowo Hall was designed by Allied Group of Architects, while Tafawa Balewa and Idia Halls were designed by Messrs Aderele-Omisore-Adebanjo Associates. The Federal Ministry of Works designed the Abdusalami Abubakar Hall. Students are usually very passionate about their respective halls.

Notable alumni[edit]

Olusola Ademola Olaniyi (formerly Lawal) - Prince Mohammed Bin Fahd University, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia.

Notable faculty[edit]

Notes[edit]

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References[edit]

  • Damtew Teferra et al. (2003). African Higher Education: An International Reference Handbook. Indiana University Press. ISBN 978-0-253-34186-0. 
  • Kenneth Mellanby (1958). The Birth of Nigeria's University. Methuen. 
  • Pierre L. Van den Berghe (1973). Power and Privilege at an African University. Transaction Publishers. ISBN 978-0-87073-967-5. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Tekena Tamuno (1981). Ibadan Voices: Ibadan University in Transition. Ibadan University Press. ISBN 978-978-121-109-6. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 7°26′30″N 3°54′00″E / 7.44167°N 3.90000°E / 7.44167; 3.90000