Thursday, 29 June 2017

UI Resumption & Commencement of the 1st Semester Exams 2016/17

I welcome all undergraduate students back to the Campus after the postponement of examinations originated by the unfortunate students’ protest of May 29, 2017. As you may be aware, since the suspension of examination, there have been countless productive engagements by many stakeholders of the University with all  agreeing  on one basic fact: The University should reopen as soon as possible and all parties should earnestly work to fulfill the vision of the University. It is in this regard that I want to reinforce the appeal made at the beginning of the session that as you return to the Campus, you should join hands with the University Management to ensure that there is no further disturbance of the academic calendar.

As I noted in my release before the May 29, 2017 protest, this session has been excessively extended and any further extension will not in any way be in the interest of the students and the entire university community.The revised academic calendar occasioned by the five-week break implies that the current session is expected to end on 29 January, 2018; this already has far-reaching implications for our final year students who should normally proceed to the Law School or the National Youth Service Corp Scheme during the last quarter of 2017. There are others seeking admission to foreign Universities and who may not be able to do so as a result of the extensions which have resulted in the irregular academic session. 

 In addition to the other regular hours, the University Librarian has made arrangements for the Kenneth Dike Library to open from 8 am to 4 pm on Saturdays, and from 2 pm to 10 pm on Sundays. The Director of Works will also deploy mobile generators to strategic lecture theatres for students who may be interested in overnight readings.

It is gratifying to note that from the reports reaching the University Management, the vast majority of students are very willing and eager to return to the Campus and sit for their First Semester Examinations as already contained in the revised Academic Calendar which has been published on the University Website (, there are reports that a few students are still inclined  towards further disruption of examination and other activities. This surely is not in the interest of students or the University as a whole. Once again, I assure you that the University Management is open to continuous dialogue on issues affecting student’s welfare.

It is critical to think of life as a journey, which definitely does not end in the university. It will be my joy for you to excellently complete this phase of your life, start a good job on graduation, such that you can be great ambassadors of the University and make meaningful contributions to the development of our dear country.

The University of Ibadan is our pride; it is the pride of our nation, Nigeria. Let us join hands in keeping up the greatness associated with our University.This can only be achieved in an atmosphere of peace. I wish you safe trip back to the University on Sunday, 2nd July, 2017 and my best wishes in your examination.

Professor Idowu Olayinka

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Official Lists of Courses Offered In University of Ibadan [UI]
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  • Agricultural Economics
  • Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Science
  • Aquaculture and Fisheries Management
  • Crop Protection and Environmental Biology
  • Forest Resources Management
  • Wildlife and Ecotourism Management


  • Anthropology
  • Arabic Studies
  • Archaeology
  • Archeology Combined Degrees in any of the followings: History, Classics, Religious Studies
  • Classics
  • Communication and Language Arts
  • English Language
.European Studies:
[a]  French
French Combined Hons. With One of German/Russian Or With Any Other Arts Subject.
[b]  German
German Combined Hons. With One of French / Russian
[c]  Russian
Russian Combined Hons. With One of French / German or with any other Arts Subjects

  • History
  • History B.A Combined Honours (History and Political Science)
  • Islamic Studies

Linguistics & African Languages
[a]  Linguistics
[b] Yoruba
[c]  Igbo

  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Religious Studies
  • Theatre Arts


  • Adult Education
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Education/Arabic Studies
  • Education/Biology
  • Education/Chemistry
  • Education/Communication & Language Arts
  • Education/Economics
  • Education/English
  • Education/French
  • Education/Geography (Science)
  • Education/Geography (Social Sciences)
  • Education/History
  • Education/Islamic Studies
  • Education/Mathematics
  • Education/Physics
  • Education/Political Science
  • Education/Religious Studies
  • Education/Yoruba
  • Educational Management
  • Guidance and Counselling
  • Health Education
  • Human Kinetics
  • Library, Archival and Information Studies
  • Special Education


  • Biochemistry
  • Dentistry
  • Environmental Studies
  • Human Nutrition
  • Medical Laboratory Science
  • Medicine and Surgery
  • Nursing
  • Physiology
  • Physiotherapy


  • Pharmacy


  • Anthropology Single Honours
  • Anthropology/ Botany Combined Honours
  • Anthropology/ Geography Combined Honours
  • Anthropology/ Zoology Combined Honours
  • Archaeology Single Honours
  • Archaeology/ Botany Combined Honours
  • Archaeology/ Geography Combined Honours
  • Archaeology/ Zoology Combined Honours
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Statistics
  • Zoology


  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology


  • Agricultural and Environmental Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Food Technology
  • Industrial and Production Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Petroleum Engineering
  • Wood Products Engineering


  • Veterinary Medicine


  • Law

Tuesday, 30 May 2017

UI Shuts Down Academy Process Due To Students' Protest

University of Ibadan, UI has been shut down after students protested alleged lack of concern for others on the part of the university management.

The management of the University of Ibadan (UI) on Monday shut down the institution and directed the students to vacate the campus on or before 6 p.m.

The students had earlier taken to the streets of Ibadan in protest, alleging lack of concern for others on the part of the university management.

In a broadcast made yesterday being the 29th May 2017, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Idowu Olayinka said that the closure followed protest by students and forestall breakdown of peace on campus.

The Institution had earlier fixed first Semester examination for June but the examination will now commence on July 17th.

The Vice Chancellor however said that postgraduate students can continue with their lectures.

The students at a congress on Saturday passed a resolution to disrupt the forthcoming examinations if the university fails to issue it ID cards which were paid for last session and this session at the rate of 650 and 1,300 respectively.

They also asked the authorities to constitute the Students’ Welfare Board as well as allow use of cooking appliances that had been banned in the halls of residence.

Monday, 29 May 2017

UI Special Release: Let Us Give Peace A Chance!

The expanded Management of the University of Ibadan comprising the Principal Officers, Provost and Deans, internal members of Council, Wardens of Halls of Residence and other leaders of the University met with the leadership of the Students Union on May 28, 2017, between 4:00 pm and      7: 00 pm.

The meeting is follow-up to the resolutions passed at the Students’ Union Congress that was held on May 27, 2017. Although the congress did not follow the laid down procedure for calling a congress, the University Management still called the meeting in the interest of peace and the wellbeing of our students. The resolutions passed at the congress, in the main, are to disrupt the forthcoming examinations if students are not provided with identity cards, that the University should constitute the Students’ Welfare Board, and that the Management should allow the use of unauthorized cooking appliances in the halls of residence.

The Management wishes to inform students that efforts are currently being made to ensure that identity cards are produced and distributed starting from the middle of June. The Management has also issued a circular informing Deans of Faculties that students’ registration forms and any other valid University instrument be considered as sufficient for admittance into examination halls in the forthcoming first semester examinations. The President of the Students’ Union was copied this memo. We wish to state that no student of the University will be denied entry into the examination hall owing to non-possession of student’s identity card.

The University Management is not unmindful of the hardship that the delay in the issuance of identity cards has caused our students, but we appeal for their understanding.  The good thing about the new identity cards to be produced is that we will only be revalidating them every session as opposed to the previous arrangement requiring students to apply for new identity cards every session. Hence, we will not experience the kind of delay being experienced now next session and subsequently.

The University Management will also, very soon, convene a meeting of the Students’ Welfare Board which is a statutory committee of Senate, to discuss other students’ welfare issues, so that a lasting solution can be proffered.

The problem of the use of unauthorized cooking appliances in the halls is not new. Indeed, at a meeting between the University Management and the students sometimes in 2014, it was agreed that cooking appliances, especially hotplates, be abolished in the halls of residence because of the huge cost of electricity to the University. Besides, the non-use of these cooking appliances is part of the agreement signed by each student before residency in the halls.

In the light of all these, Management wishes to appeal to students to embrace continuous dialogue and avoid any activity that will further disrupt the academic calendar. This is our passionate appeal, and we hope students will exercise extreme caution in respect of the Students’ Congress resolutions. The threat of invading Federal roads on democracy day will not solve any problem, but will only aggravate them. The Law enforcement agents are already aware of the threat, and we appeal against any confrontation with the Police that the invasion of public roads may occasion. However, the University Management will take every necessary action to forestall the breakdown of law and order on campus.

Given the calendar we are running at present, the 2016/2017 session will not end until mid-December, 2017. This is already well behind the ideal schedule and all stakeholders should, as much as possible, avoid any action that might result in any further extension of the academic calendar. We wish our students success in the forthcoming examinations, trusting that reason will prevail. Thank you.