University of Ibadan (UI), Ibadan, Oyo State

The University of Ibadan (UI or UNIBADAN) is the oldest Nigerian university, and is located five miles (8 kilometres) from the centre of the major city of Ibadan in Western Nigeria. It is popularly known as Unibadan or UI.UI logo

Besides the College of Medicine, there are now 12 other faculties: Arts, Science, Agriculture Renewable natural resources , Social Sciences, Education, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Technology, Law, Public Health, and Dentistry and economics, environmental design and management(proposed).

This federal university has residential and sports facilities for staff and students on campus, as well as separate botanical and zoological gardens. In September 2016, it became the first Nigerian university to make the top 1000 in Times Higher Education rankings.

Prior to that, it had always made the top African 10 in Webometrics Rankings. Its management envisions UI becoming one of the top 100 universities in the world in the near future.

Former names
University College Ibadan
Motto “Recte Sapere Fons”
Motto in English
Right thinking is the fount [of knowledge]
Type Public University
Established 1948
Students 33,481
Location Ibadan, Oyo, Nigeria
Affiliations Association of African Universities (AAU)

Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU)

Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)

National Universities Commission (NUC)


General UI Information

This is the official University of Ibadan (UI) Blogs for latest news, information and updates regarding the following:

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School fees

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Courses Offered

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Faculties & Departments

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UI Faculties & Departments

  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Arts
  • Basic Medical Sciences
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Dentistry
  • Education
  • Law
  • Pharmacy
  • Public Health
  • Science
  • Technology
  • The Social Sciences
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Renewable natural resources
  • Environmental design and management (proposed)


  • Institutes of African Studies
  • Institute of Child Health
  • Institute of Education
  • Advanced Medical Research and Training
  • Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies
  • LES Institute of PAU

Affiliate Institutions

Below is a list of affiliate institutions of the University if Ibadan, approved by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

  • Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu
  • Archbishop Vining College Of Theology, Akure
  • Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) Theological Seminary, Ile Ife.
  • St Augustine’s College Of Education Akoka, Lagos
  • Osun State College Of Education, Ilesa
  • SS Peter And Paul Seminary, Bodija, Ibadan
  • Immanuel College of Theology And Christian Education, Samonda, Ibadan
  • Dominican Institute, Samonda, Ibadan
  • ECWA Theological Seminary, Igbaja
  • UMCA, Ilorin
  • Nigeria Baptist Theological Seminary, Ogbomoso


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Past Questions

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Students Forum

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Religious Activities

The Christian Fellowships include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Anglican Students Fellowship (ASF)
  • Baptist Students Fellowship (BSF)
  • Deeper Life Christian Fellowship
  • Gospel Students Fellowship (GSF)
  • Ibadan Varsity Christian Union (IVCU); postgraduate is IVCU-PG
  • Mountain of Fire Campus Fellowship (MFMCF); MFMPGF for the postgraduate wing
  • National Fellowship of Catholic Students (NFCS)
  • Redeemed Christian Fellowship (RCF); RCPGF for the postgraduate arm
  • Students Christian Movement (SCM)
  • Winners Campus Fellowship (WCF); WCPGF for the postgraduate wing
  • Cherubim and Seraphim Unification (Isokan UI)

Notable faculty

  • Beatrice Aboyade, librarian
  • Isaac Folorunso Adewole
  • Ladipo Ayodeji Banjo, Professor of English
  • Ayo Bamgbose, Professor of Linguistics
  • Jacob Ade Ajayi, Professor of History
  • F. V. Atkinson, mathematician
  • Olumbe Bassir, founding member of Biochemistry and Microbiology departments
  • Christine Hamill, mathematician
  • Molly Mahood, literary scholar
  • Abel Idowu Olayinka
  • Michael Omolewa, Professor of History and Adult Education
  • Niyi Osundare
  • H. F. C. Smith
  • Wole Soyinka[41]
  • Grace Oladunni Taylor, biochemist, first African to win a L’Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science and second female inducted into the Nigerian Academy of Science
  • Fabian Udekwu Professor of Surgery, first Nigerian cardiothoracic surgeon
  • Duncan White


  • 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

UI News

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