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Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)


About OAU

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) is a federal government owned and operated Nigerian university. The university is in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. The university was founded in 1961 and classes commenced in October 1962 as the University of Ife by the regional government of Western Nigeria, led by late chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola, and was renamed Obafemi Awolowo University on 12 May 1987 in honour of Chief Obafemi Awolowo (1909–1987), first premier of the Western Region of Nigeria, whose brainchild the university was.

Obafemi Awolowo University offers undergraduate and post-graduate programmes in fields of specialization spanning the humanities, the arts, the natural sciences, the social sciences, the medical sciences, engineering and technology. The university has 13 faculties and two colleges — the Postgraduate College and the College of Health Sciences — administered in more than 60 departments. It was previously associated with Loma Linda University in California, USA.

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The following are latest updates from the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU):

OAU Pre-Degree Admission Announced for 2022/2023 Session

May 25, 2022 - OAU Pre-Degree Admission has been announced for the 2018/2019 academic session by the school management. Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the Pre-Degree Programme for 2018/2019 Session. ...

OAU JUPEB Admission Form for 2022/2023 Academic Session

May 11, 2022 - Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU JUPEB admission form for the 2022/2023 session is on sale. See how to apply below. Applications are welcomed from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Joint Universities ...

OAU Extends Mid-Semester Break, Resumption

April 7, 2022 - Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU resumption date for staff has been approved by the school authorities. ...

OAU Inaugurates SUG Executives After 4 Years of Disbandment

March 9, 2022 - Management of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile -Ife, have, on Tuesday, March 7, inaugurated the new students’ union executives for the 2021/2022 parliamentary session six months after elections. The institution’s vice-chancellor Prof ...

OAU Postpones Matriculation Ceremony Until Further Notice

March 8, 2022 - OAU Matriculation Ceremony: Management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, has postponed the 2021/2022 matriculation ceremony, earlier scheduled for Wednesday, 9th March, 2022, until further notice. Announcing this postponement, t ...

OAU Admission List for 2021/2022 Academic Session | How to Check

January 16, 2022 - OAU Admission List: The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) admission list for the 2018/2019 academic session has been released. The OAU Admission List for the 2018/2019 academic session has been made available on JAMB's Website. ...

OAU Directs Students to Vacate Hostels

November 29, 2021 - Management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU has directed all its students residing in the hostels to vacate their halls of residence. This is to notify all students in the school Halls of Residence to vacate their Respective Halls latest by Wed ...

Owner of Oduduwa University Arrested in Connection of Murder of an OAU Student

November 18, 2021 - The Owner of Oduduwa University, Dr. Ramon Adegoke Atobatele Adedoyin has been arrested in connection of murder of a student of Obafemi Awolowo University. See details below. The Osun state police command has confirmed the arrest of the owner of Odud ...

OAU Notice to Post-UTME Candidates With Complaints Regarding Screening Exercise

November 11, 2021 - Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) has released a notice to all Post-UTME candidates who have complaints regarding the screening exercise for the 2020/2021 session. This is to inform candidates who participated in the Post UTME Screening exercise on 1 ...

OAU Post UTME Form and Direct Entry Screening, 2021/2022 Session

November 9, 2021 - OAU Post UTME / DE Screening Form Details: LATEST UPDATE: This is to inform prospective candidates of Obafemi Awolowo University who will be taking part in the Post-UTME Screening exercise schedule to hold on 10th November 2021 that the Printing of P ...