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HISTORY OF OLABISI ONABANJO UNIVERSITY

Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye is a state (owned and operated) university in Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, Nigeria. The university was founded July 7, 1982 as Ogun State University (OSU) and was renamed Olabisi Onabanjo University on May 29, 2001 in honour of Chief (Dr.) Olabisi Onabanjo , whose efforts as the then civilian governor of Ogun State gave birth to the university. Meanwhile, many students still refer to the institution as OSU, an acronym for the former name.
The university has had a total output of 10,291 graduates and 1,697 postgraduates. [1] Olabisi Onabanjo University has multiple campuses. The Main Campus in Ago-Iwoye is popularly called Permanent Site (PS) by the students and a Mini Campus which was the home of the Faculty of Science till it was moved to the permanent site in January 2013. Faculty of Agriculture is in Aiyetoro, faculty of Engineering is in Ibogun, College of Medicine, faculties of Basic Medical Sciences and Pharmacy are in Shagamu. Students and alumni of the Olabisi Onabanjo University are addressed as ‘Great OOUITES.’
Information and activities amidst Students are communicated through the school’s portal as well as notable privately owned magazines/ Social media handles such as ‘OOU CAMPUS MIRROR’ ‘OOU MEDIA’ ‘OOU PRESS CLUB’, ‘OOU Update’, ‘OOU Premium’, ‘OOU Parrot’, ‘Inside OOU magazine’, ‘OOU Vanguard’, and a few others.
Faculties and departments
The university has ten faculties with a total number of fifty-six departments which are spread across its campuses in the state. They include:
Faculty of Science
This Faculty consists of six departments and it includes:
Department of Chemical Sciences
Department mathematical sciences
Department of Microbiology
Department of Plant Science and Applied Zoology
Department of Physics
Department of Earth Sciences
Faculty of Education
This faculty consists of five departments and it includes:
Department of Educational Foundations and Counselling
Department of Educational Management and Business Studies
Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education
Department of Science and Technology Education
Department of Arts and Social Sciences Education
Faculty of Law
This faculty consists of four departments and it includes:
Department of Commercial Law
Department of International Jurisprudence
Department of Private Law
Department of Public Law
Faculty of Art
This faculty consists of five departments, which includes:
Department of English and Performing Arts
Department of Religious Studies
Department of History and Diplomatic Studies
Department of Nigerian and Foreign Languages
Department of Philosophy
Faculty of Social Sciences
This faculty consists of five departments, which includes:
Department of Mass communication
Department of Psychology
Department of Economics
Department of Geography and Regional Planning
Department of Political Sciences
Department of Banking and Finance
Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
This faculty consists of seven departments, which includes:
Department of Haematology and Blood Transfusion
Department of Chemical Pathology
Department of Medical Microbiology and Parasitology
Department of Morbid Anatomy Histopathology
Department of Physiology
Department of Anatomy
Department of Biochemistry
Department of Pharmacology
Faculty of Clinical Sciences
This faculty consists of seven departments, which includes:
Department of Community Medicine and Primary Care
Department of Medicine
Department of Anaesthesia
Department of Surgery
Department of Radiology
Department of Paediatrics
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Faculty of Pharmacy
This faculty consists of five departments and it includes:
Department of Pharmacy/Biopharmacy
Department of Pharmaceutics/Pharmaceutical Technology
Department of Pharmaceutical Medicinal Chemistry
Department of Pharmaceutical Microbiology
Faculty of Engineering and Environmental Sciences
This faculty consists of eight departments and it includes:
Department of Computer Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Electrical/Electronics Engineering
Department of Agricultural Engineering
Department of Civil Engineering
Department of Fine and Applied Arts
Department of Urban and Regional Planning
Department of Architecture
Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
This faculty consists of six departments, which includes:
Department of Crop Production
Department of Animal Production
Department of Home and Hotel Management
Department of Cooperative and Business management
Department of Agricultural Economics
Department of Agricultural extension
Vice chancellors
Professor John Olubi Sodipo, (November 1982-December 1990)
Professor T. O Bamkole, (January 1991-March 1995)
Professor O. Y Oyeneye, April 1995-November 1999
Professor Layi Ogunkoya, November 1999-March 2001
Professor Afolabi Soyode, April 2001-Jan 2006
Professor Odutola Osilesi 2006-2009
Professor Sofola Olusoga, 2009 [3] Professor Wale Olaitan (2009-2013).
Professor Saburi Adejimi [4] August 2013 – May 2017
Professor Ganiyu Olatunji Olatunde May 2017 till date
Administrative and Principal Officers
The school is being governed by the administrative officers (which consist of the Visitor, Pro-Chancellor, Vice Chancellor and The Council) and the principal officers (which consist of Deputy Vice Chancellor, Registrar, Bursar and Acting University Librarian).
Names and position of administrative officers
Names Position
Prince DR Dapo Abiodun Visitor.
Mrs. Mosun Belo-Olusoga Pro-Chancellor
Prof. Ganiyu Olatunji Olatunde Vice Chancellor

Names and position of Principal Officers
Names Position
Prof. (Mrs.) Ebunoluwa Olufemi Oduwole Deputy Vice Chancellor

Mr. Olufemi Ogunwomoju Registrar

MrSemiu Makinde Bursar.

Dr Rahmon M. Akinbode Acting University Librarian

Notable alumni
Amongst the alumni of Olabisi Onabanjo University are:
Toyin Abraham , award-winning Nollywood actor
Lateef Adedimeji, award-winning Nollywood Actor
Zainab Ahmed , current Minister of finance
Segun Awolowo , Nigerian Lawyer
Kehinde Bankole , TV host, model and nollywood actress
Ibrahim Bio, minister
Sodamola Oluseye Desmond , aka DJ Spinall
Emamode Edosio , popular filmmaker
Kunle Idowu , aka Frank Donga
Kaffy , dancer
Boluwaji Kunlere , politician
Titilope Lawoyin, former MBGN as Ann Suinner
Aramide Lopez , model and beauty queen at
Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria Universe 2018
Sunny Melody , juju musician
Empress Njamah , Nollywood actress
Albert Odulele , pastor, televangelist and revelator
Ronke Odusanya, Yoruba-language film actress
Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah , entrepreneur
Debola Ogunseye, football player
Yetunde Onanuga , Deputy Governor Ogun state
Lola Shoneyin, Nigerian poet and author
Toun Okewale Sonaiya , radio broadcaster
Sunkanmi, songwriter and singer
Weird MC , rapper
See also
Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital

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