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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 Postpones Post-UTME Screening Exercise for 2020/2021 Academic Session

November 12, 2020 - Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU Post-UTME screening exercise has been postponed. See the full details below. This is to inform the general public that the Obafemi Awolowo University 2020 Post UTME Screening Exercise earlier slated to hold between Nov ...

OAU Post UTME Form and Direct Entry Screening, 2020/2021 Session (Updated)

November 9, 2020 - OAU Post UTME / DE Screening Form Details: LATEST UPDATE: This is to inform the public and prospective students of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife that the management of the institution has extended the deadline for the 2020/2021 Post-UT ...

OAU Announces Resumption Date for Staff

October 16, 2020 - Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU resumption date for staff has been approved by the school authorities. ...

OAU Post UTME Eligible Candidates and Cut-off Marks for 2020/2021

September 17, 2020 - OAU Cut-off Mark for Post UTME 2020/2021 Screening: How to Know if You are Eligible for OAU Admission Screening Exercise Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) has started selling their Post UTME admission screening exercise application forms for the 2020/ ...

OAU Announces Resumption Date for Pre-degree Students

September 14, 2020 - Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU resumption date for pre-degree students have been announced. The centre for distance learning of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) has announced the resumption date for all pre-degree students. The centre for distance l ...

OAU Distance Learning School Fees Schedule for 2020/2021 Session

July 27, 2020 - Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU distance learning school fees schedule has been released. See the breakdown below. This is to inform all students of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Centre for Distance Learning (CDL) that the management has rele ...

OAU JUPEB Admission Form for 2020/2021 Academic Session

July 27, 2020 - Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU JUPEB admission form for the 2020/2021 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 Pre-Degree Admission Announced for 2020/2021 Session

July 27, 2020 - 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 Receives Full Accreditation for Law, Dentistry and Other Courses

May 21, 2020 - The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-ife has received full accreditation from the National Universities Commission (NUC) for all courses in the Faculties of Law, Dentistry, Basic Medical Sciences and Social Sciences It was gathered that the NUC h ...

COVID-19: OAU Commences Sensitization, Distribution of Relief Materials to Ife Community

April 22, 2020 - The Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU) has commenced on sensitization and distribution of relief materials to Ife community as part of their contribution to fight against Coronavirus. In a determined effort at further cementing the existing superlativ ...