Adekunle Ajasin University

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Adekunle Ajasin University
MottoFor Learning and Service
TypePublic
EstablishedDecember 1999
Officer in charge
08050729683
Vice-ChancellorProfessor Igbekele Amos Ajibefun
Studentsover 20,000
Location, ,
7°28′45″N 5°44′54″E / 7.479234°N 5.748411°E / 7.479234; 5.748411Coordinates: 7°28′45″N 5°44′54″E / 7.479234°N 5.748411°E / 7.479234; 5.748411
WebsiteOfficial Website
Senate building, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko. Ondo State. 04

Adekunle Ajasin University (AAUA) is a state government owned and operated Nigerian university.[1] The university is in Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria.

History[edit]

Adekunle Ajasin University was first established as Obafemi Awolowo University in March 1982 by the government of the old Ondo State, headed by the late Chief Michael Adekunle Ajasin. The immediately succeeding military government of Navy Commodore Michael Bamidele Otiko changed its name to Ondo State University in 1985. Its relocation to Akungba Akoko in the new Ondo State became imperative in 1999, following the creation of a new state out of the old Ondo three years earlier in October 1996. The bill backing the relocation was signed into law by the then Governor of the State, Chief Adebayo Adefarati, in November 1999, and that prompted the movement of a crop of workers from the old site in Ado-Ekiti to Akungba Akoko on 1 December 1999. The bill for yet another name change, this time to Adekunle Ajasin University, in order to immortalise the late Governor Ajasin, was signed into law by Governor Adefarati in 2004 following the demise of the former. The amended and subsisting statute of the University was signed into law in November 2007 by yet another governor, the former Governor Olusegun Agagu. In these circumstances, it can rightly be said that while the history of AAUA started in 1982, its relocation on 5 November 1999 marked the beginning of the second phase of its history now in its present location, Akungba Akoko.[2]

Academics[edit]

Adekunle Ajasin University offers undergraduate and post-graduate as well as Pre-degree, JUBEB programmes in fields of specialization ranging from Science, Arts, Education, Law, Social Science and Management science|Management Sciences and Agricultural Sciences.

The university has 6 faculties[3]

Below is the list of departments:

Zoology,

Sport[edit]

AAUA's Sports Complex, provides indoor and out-door sports such as table tennis, badminton, soccer, cricket, judo, track and field events that encourage staff and students to keep fit physically.[4] The centre is equipped with ultra-modern facilities which include a large gymnasium, Standard football pitch, Tennis court, and many other sports. AAUA students participate in competitive sports such as the Nigerian University Games Association (NUGA), West African University's Games(WAUG.[5]

Past and present Vice Chancellors[edit]

The Vice Chancellors are assisted by two deputy Vice Chancellors, both academic and administration.

Names of Vice Chancellors Date
Prof. Akin Akindoyemi[6] January, 2000 to January, 2001
Prof. Funso Akere [6] 4 May 2002 to 30 April 2006
Prof. Dr Med. Philip Abiodun [6] 1 October 2006 to 18 January 2009
Prof. N.O. Mimiko[6] 4 January 2010 to 4 January 2015
Prof. Igbekele Amos Ajibefun [7] 6 January 2015 till date

Administrative Officers[edit]

Names Position
Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SAN Visitor
Dr Tunji Abayomi[8] Pro-Chancellor/Chairman, Governing Council
Prof. Igbekele Amos Ajibefun Vice Chancellor
Prof. Olugbenga E. Ige Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration)
Prof. (Mrs.) Oluyemisi Adebowale Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic)
M.S. Ayeerun[9] Registrar
Mr. Opeoluwa Akinfenwa Deputy Registrar (Academic Affairs)
Mr. Sola Imoru Principal Assistant Registrar
Ologun Olubunmi Veronica, FCA[10] Bursar

Notable staff[edit]

Faculties[edit]

  • Faculty of Art
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Social & Management Sciences

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba | www.aaua.edu.ng". www.myschoolgist.com.ng. Retrieved 2016-03-23.
  2. ^ "AAUA HISTORY". 27 July 2010. Retrieved 2010-12-29.
  3. ^ "Admission Requirements | Adekunle Ajasin University". Adekunle Ajasin University. Retrieved 2016-03-23.
  4. ^ "Details - The Nation Archive". www.thenationonlineng.net. Archived from the original on 2016-04-06. Retrieved 2016-03-23.
  5. ^ "Results - The Nation Archive". www.thenationonlineng.net. Archived from the original on 2016-04-06. Retrieved 2016-03-23.
  6. ^ a b c d aaua.edu.ng/b/vice-chancellor/past-vice-chancellor
  7. ^ aaua.edu.ng/b/vice-chancellor/vcs-welcome-message.
  8. ^ aaua.edu.ng/b/pro-chancellor-pledges-to-raise-standard-of-academic-research
  9. ^ aaua.edu.ng/b/ajasin-varsity-solicits-cooperation-in-moulding-students-to-be-global-citizens
  10. ^ aaua.edu.ng/b/administration/bursary

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