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UI establishes a new Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences

The Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, Abuja, has granted the request of the University of Ibadan to establish a Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences. The new Faculty will run the following degree programmes:
(i). Economics
(ii). Accounting
(iii). Banking and Finance
(iv). Marketing

Established some 61 years ago, the highly regarded Department of Economics at the University of Ibadan is easily one of the best of its type in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Department runs B.Sc, M.Sc and Ph.D programmes as well as the Master of Business Administration (now ceded to the UI School of Business) and the Master in Banking and Finance as approved by the Senate of the University

Since the early 1990s the Department has been host to the highly successful Collaborative Ph.D programme in Economics funded by the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), based in Nairobi, Kenya.

More recently, the Department of Economics is also host to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Centre of Excellence as part of which initiative there will be funded postgraduate programmes in Economics, Accounting, and Banking and Finance. The iconic CBN Complex and its Students’ Hostels are to be declared open soon by President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR.

We salute the foresight, courage, hard work and determination of the founding fathers of our legacy Department of Economics and the entire Faculty, alumni/alumnae, students and friends of the Department for their immense contribution to the very high level of training, education, research and value-added service for which the Department is reputed.

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University of Ibadan Vice Chancellor Clock 62.

The 12th Vice Chancellor of the Premier University in Nigeria (University of Ibadan) Professor Idowu Olayinka clock sixty-two (62) years of age today 16th of February 2020.

Students and Numerous well-wishers have continued to shower glowing tributes on this visionary leader who is highly resourceful and ingenious.

Prof. Idowu Olayinka attended St. Bartholomew’s Primary School, Odo-Ijesa, from 1964 to 1969 and he was appointed the Senior Prefect in his final year. He started honing his leadership skills from that tender age and these have stood him in good stead in later years. He was admitted into the famous Ilesa Grammar School in January 1970 and completed his West African Secondary School Certificate

Prof. Idowu Olayinka got admitted into the University of Ibadan during the 1977/78 session to study Geology.
He graduated with a BSc degree (2nd Class Honours, Upper Division) in 1981 and he was adjudged the best graduating student in his class. He proceeded to the United Kingdom for postgraduate studies in September 1983, first at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London. He earned an MSc degree in Geophysics of the University of London and Diploma of Membership of Imperial College in July 1984.

He subsequently received the Overseas Research Students’ Award from the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of United Kingdom Universities (now Universities UK); he utilised this scholarship at the University of Birmingham for his Ph.D. research in Applied Geophysics which he completed in April, 1988.

Since the Sexagenarian took over the mantle of leadership in UI in December 2015, Prof. Olayinka has continued to ensure the university maintains its academic standard by establishing institutional linkages, exchanges and other meaningful developments which has continued to ensure that the University maintains its top radar of being a world class institution.

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Hostel Painter allegedly impregnates two 100-level students in Uni. Ibadan

The University of Ibadan has suffered a stain on her reputation following the report of a painter who allegedly impregnated two 100-level students.

According to reports on social media via a Twitter user, @_MichieTheGreat, the Painter who was hired to paint hostels reportedly impregnated two University of Ibadan students.

“A shameful report was received today, 4th February 2020 at about 7.30 pm from correspondences in Queen Elizabeth II Hall in the University of Ibadan about two female Students who got impregnated by a Painter who was contracted by the University to paint the hall.

“The two students are 100 level Students (names and identities withheld) and were reported to have been in a silent casual sexual relationship with this Painter. Apparently, the two ladies have been with this Painter for quite some time now since the renovation of the Hall began last

“Reports have it recorded that during the course of the relationship, the ladies were involved in many shameful acts with this Painter and they went to the extent of cooking for the Painter.

“In a talk with one of these ladies, She claims to be in love with the Painter and nothing can separate them or reinform her decision to be with him.

“He is ready to marry me and I am ready also”. She says this is the most important thing that would ever happen to her in life.

“The Second lady aborted the pregnancy out of shame and thought of the consequences attached to her taking in at that tender age.”

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Three university students have, on Thursday 16th January, emerged top-3 in the Christopher Okigbo Poetry Prize which was held at the Faculty of Arts Quadrangle, University of Ibadan.

The contest involved poetry performances from 10 contestants who had earlier been shortlisted as finalists amongst other entrants across various higher institutions in Nigeria.

Onyekwelu Chiwenite Kingsley from Nnamdi Azikiwe University came first with his poem ‘The Origin of Wings’; Adewara Joses from University of Ilorin came second with his poem ‘Before I Bow’; and Seyi Emmanuel from University of Ibadan came third with his poem ‘Tango’.

Other shortlisted contestants included Kevin Onuegbu from University of Ibadan, Ayobami Oluwatosin Joseph from University of Ibadan, Kolawole Joseph Ayodeji from Adekunle Ajasin University, Dare Tunmise from University of Ibadan, Korede Omolola from University of Ibadan, Muhammed Sulaimon Abiodun from University of Ibadan and Aliu Oluwasegun Moshood from University of Ibadan.

Entries for the prize were first judged by the award-winning poet and cultural enthusiast, Rasaq Malik Gbolahan, who drew up the shortlist.

The panel of judges for the grand finale however constituted Nduibuisi Martins, poet and Creative Writing lecturer at University of Ibadan; Servio Gbadamosi, award-winning poet and publisher at Noirledge Limited; and Hanson Utigbe, poet and literary enthusiast.

Each of the three winners went home with a cash prize, a plaque and a certificate, while other shortlisted contestants also got a certificate each.

The president of the Okigbo Poetry Club, Uthman Yusuff, while giving comments about the contest, noted that the prize was meant to further encourage creativity in the country.

‘The Okigbo Poetry Club is actually a club under NASELS UI (National Association of Students of English and Literary Studies, University of Ibadan).

‘The prize has however been instituted over the years to help foster more and more creativity amongst the teeming youth population. The contest takes into account both the written and performance aspects of poetry.

‘This club has felt the footprints and support of many great poets and scholars alike. We hope to keep the flames of creativity and development burning. The club is very much open for sponsorship from well-meaning individuals.’

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Governor Makinde Appoints Two Ex UI Students as Special Assistants

Oyo State Governor, Engr Seyi Makinde has appointed two special assistants who are former students of the University of Ibadan.

According to the appointment letters made available be to, the Governor through the Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Olubamiwo Adeosun approved the appointment of Oyewumi Oluwatobi and Victor Dideoluwa Olojede as the Special Assistants on Sports Development and Students Affairs respectively.

Oyewumi Oluwatobi bagged his first and second degrees in the University of Ibadan at the Departments of Political Science and Peace and Conflicts Studdies respectively.

Victor Dideoluwa Olojede who also graduated from University of Ibadan with a Bachelor Degree in Communication and Language Arts within 2010-2015 was a former Legislative Council member, Association of Faculty of Arts Students (AFAS).

The appointment is said to take effect from 16th December, 2019.

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UI set to get new VC in 2020

Aspirants for the office of the Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, UI, have started emerging as the institution will soon commence the process of the selection of a new Vice Chancellor to run the affairs of the institution till December 1, 2025.

The tenure of the current Vice Chancellor, Professor Abel Idowu Olayinka will officially expire on November 30, 2020.

PM News learnt that the contest for the 13th Vice Chancellorship of the nation’s Premier University maybe a straight battle between the incumbent Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, Professor Kayode Oyebode Adebowale of the Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science and others.

Investigations revealed that the political space maybe open before the end of February when interested professors are expected to officially declare their intentions.

Going by precedence, about 15 aspirants including few that will be sourced outside the University to fulfill all righteousness usually vie for the position.

Among the names already being speculated on the campus are the former Deputy Vice Chancellor, Admin, Professor Adeyinka Abideen Aderinto, Department of Sociology, Faculty of the Social Sciences;, former Dean, Faculty of Arts, Professor Remi Raji-Oyelade of the Department of English[ Professor Ayodeji Oluleye, Department of Industrial and Production Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Professor Oluyemisi Adefunke Bamgbose, SAN, former Dean, Faculty of Law.

It was further gathered that a foremost Political Scientist, Professor Adigun Agbaje and Professor Francis Egbokhare, a Linguist, who had one time or the other contested for the exalted position may have hung their boots.

In the election of new helmsman in the institution, apart from religion, the power of incumbency and other factors will play a crucial role in the politics of selection to the highest office of the institution.

However, most of the staff of the institution are not so particular about who emerges so long as the interest of the institution is protected.

A reputable and prolific campus politician and activists, ho craved anonymity said “What is important is for UI to remain the first and the best. We want what is best for this university. We should continue to produce students who are worthy in character and in learning.”

Another member of the community, a non-academic staff said, “The new VC that will emerge should ensure that the welfare of the staff and students is well taken care of”.

Whatever happens, by December 1, a new VC will emerge.

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The Inaugural Speech of UI Students Union President, Akeju Olusegun Ganiu


The Vice Chancellor,
Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration,
Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics,
Deputy Vice Chancellor Research, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships,
The Registrar,
Deputy Registrar (Students),
Dean of Students
Deputy Dean of Students,
All Principal Officers of the University present,
All Student Leaders and Great Students of University of Ibadan,
Distinguished Ladies and Gentlemen,

The importance of the Students’ Union cannot be overemphasized. The University of Ibadan Students’ Union is not just a Union. It has in time past been a model Union to sister Unions in other Universities not just in Nigeria but also across the World. The historic influence of University of Ibadan Students’ Union towards the abrogation of the 1962 Anglo/Nigerian Defence Pact, the strong resistance and condemnation of the February 13, 1976 attempted coup amongst others, form a part of the numerous contributions of our dear Union to national and global developments. Demographically, the youth represent the highest percentage of the population and as such any legal form of Union from them should always be allowed, for they should be major decision makers in our communities. The new administration of the Union will always project and resuscitate this pride. As our motto says, we are the “Father of Intellectual Unionism” and once more, we will exemplify this quality.

During the two years and seven months break that followed the suspension of the Union on 29th of May 2017, the representation of Students fell on some people’s shoulders. On behalf of my newly elected Executive Members and Students generally, first we appreciate the Vice Chancellor and School Management bringing back the Union. Secondly, The Council of Faculty Presidents and Hall Chairpersons have been platforms for the representation of Students’ interest and as such we owe them a piece of our appreciation. With these coordinated efforts, we are not coming on board to meet a redundant Students’ Union but rather to synergise and continue the great strides they have made and are still making.

In this administration, our relationship with the management will be in two ways. One, Partnership and two, in loco parentis. It is trite that the students need the management and the management needs the students as well. In peculiar situations where the management exercises full discretionary power, we humbly seek that decisions are made bearing in mind the in loco parentis role the management plays towards the students. We are not coming on board to be anti-management but to unequivocally represent the interest of the students and to represent every form of justice. We will ensure that a peaceful and convenient atmosphere is maintained as our focus is to erect a lasting foundation for the Students’ union. Hence, we crave the support of the esteemed management and stakeholders in every aspect.

Right now, there is a need to awake students’ consciousness on Students’ Unionism. The atmosphere is not encouraging. We, however, cannot walk the talk alone but we urge every student stakeholder to take active roles. We will be working a lot more with all Class Representatives for an impeccable grass root representation and other stakeholders for administrative convenience. We humbly look forward to your cooperation.

I understand that every member of the Executive council has made enormous campaign promises to students. We are honourable fellows and as such all feasible plans will be harmonized and fulfilled. Activities will commence on our projects as soon as possible and we need students to be readily available in order to ensure the success of these plans.

We also seek the support of all Labour bodies and Unions on campus for a smooth administration. There is a need to work together in order to achieve a successful UI. We will also like to ensure the students get adequate representation of their interests. Our offices are going to be opened to everyone and we urge you all to feel free always to walk up to us.

For a better UI and Nigeria at large, we implore the government to put more efforts in the development and increment of the falling standard of education in Nigeria.
The unemployment rate in the country is on the increase. To reassert the statement “first and the best”, we must set the pace in decreasing this high unemployment rate at least for our students. This administration will be focused on acquisition of skills that would adequately equip our students for the struggles of the labour market. This will produce employable UI graduates. To achieve this, we call on all well-meaning individuals and alumni of this great citadel of learning to offer their assistance in this regard.

In conclusion, as the Yoruba adage says “agbajo owo lafin soya, owokan o gberu dori”, we implore everyone to work with us towards achieving the goals of this administration. As the ideology behind integration movement implies, every Uite should have it at the back of his mind that UI SU belongs to him. I will end with the words of Helen Keller that “alone, we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

God Bless University of Ibadan Students’ Union,
God Bless University of Ibadan,
God bless Oyo State
God bless Nigeria.
Thank you.

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10 Gunmen Attack University Of Ibadan Hostel, Injure Two

Two students staying at the Obafemi Awolowo Hall of the University of Ibadan have been injured following a robbery incident on the students’ hostel by some gunmen.

The armed robbers, according to some students, stormed the hostel robbing them of their valuables.

Our correspondent gathered that the armed robbers raided the finalists’ block of the hostel over an hour.

A student who claimed not to have a laptop was cut with a knife.

Students of the hostel revealed that the local security personnel of the institution guarding the hostel was overpowered and was praying while the robbery was ongoing.

An angry student said, “If a door to door robbery happened for an hour, possessions being collected at gunpoint, and no student knew how to reach the security agency, there’s a terrible disconnect.

“I’m not sure if there’s only one security personnel at the time, but even if there was, should he not have been calling for reinforcement instead of praying?

“They come with wrappers and sleep instead of guarding the hostel. They are old and unarmed.”

Another student said, “This robbery is not just another “unfortunate” event. It is a result of negligence on the part of the authorities. Someone somewhere failed to do his/her job. They must be held responsible.”

It was gathered that the school management pleaded to the residents of the hostel not to reveal what happened on social media.

A student of the university attributed the attack to the influx of students from other universities to the school who came for a football competition.

“Some students came from outside to play a football match in the school stadium complex very close to the hostel. The robbers might have gained access to the hostel through that way.”

Another student attributed the attack to the lackadaisical attitude of the school management to the security of the students whose hostel is in a ‘porous part of the school’.

“They (school management) know that where the hostel is not secured so they should always keep security men in the area,” the student said.

A student of another hostel who was robbed lamented that the school management is not concerned about the welfare of students, as robbers attack students at will.

“Last week, three laptops and four phones were stolen, my phone and laptop inclusive from Abdulsalam Abubakar Hall. After reporting the theft at the UI security services, no tangible action was taken.

“The thief came again and was almost apprehended but the security man on duty that night could not match his strength, so the thief jumped over the fence and escaped.

“My worries since then have been more about the sad realization of the malady with our society and how it has infected our institution.

“When my phone and laptop were stolen, some sympathizers told me not to press it because I won’t be able to recover those items and more important, the security man on duty may lose his job.”

“Now, a more brutal one has happened in Awo. Who’s going to be responsible for those properties lost and the trauma those students will be going through? I was once a victim and I can only imagine what they may be going through. We cannot allow this madness to continue, not within our institution,” a student said.

Confirming the attack, the Director of Communication, University of Ibadan, Mr. Olatunji Oladejo, said injured students have ben taken to the school clinic and investigation is ongoing.

“The Police from Ojoo, Bodija, Sango were called. They came and search for the robbers and investigation is on.”

Mr K.O Adebowale, Deputy Vice Chancellor (administration) visited the students and addressed the students assuring them of increased security around the hostel.

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University of Ibadan to replace bikes with tricycles on campus

The management of University of Ibadan is set to prohibit activities of commercial motorcycle transport popularly known as “Okada” on campus.

This latest development was affirmed in a special meeting convened by the Vice Chancellor Prof. Idowu Olayinka, some members of the university management with student leaders.

It was learnt the stakeholders considered prohibition of motorcycles for commercial transport (Okada) on campus amongst other issues at the boardroom of the Vice Chancellor’s Office.

In a background report to explain the reason for the ban placed on bikes, the school’s position was centered on how to consolidate the commercial transport system of the University with the best practices in service delivery.

It was further learnt the development followed serious security concerns to lives and property, accidents and fatality due to non-usage of helmet or other safety kits by passengers, illegal operation by unregistered bike riders leading to loss of revenue by the university, over-speeding and disobedience to rules.

It was gathered alternative has been provided through the University Micro-finance scheme for current motorcycle operators who want to continue operations with commercial tricycles.

However, the student representatives at the meeting made a case for the reversal of the impending ban of commercial motorcycle transport on campus but there was affirmation from the management’s end that was a direct correlation between the presence of commercial motorcycle transport and prevalence of criminal activities on campus.

The school said commercial motorcycle transport was already banned in many cities, towns, estates, universities, institutions, etc. in Nigeria due to its apparent negative tendencies hence commercial motorcycle transport remained prohibited on campus with effect from 1 July, 2019.

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UI Matriculates 6,000 students

The University of Ibadan on Wednesday held a joint matriculation ceremony for more than 6,000 students of the regular and distance learning modes of study.

The university’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Idowu Olayinka, at the occasion charged the matriculants to jealously guard and maintain the reputation of the institution.

According to him, the students should see their admission as a rare privilege to study in the nation’s premier university.

“A total of 46,836 UTME candidates applied to UI for the current admission exercise with the highest score at 357 by a candidate who applied for Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

“Out of all these, 22,447 candidates scored above 200 marks and above at the UI Post UTME screening and they were the ones considered for admission.

“This represents 7.8 per cent of the total number of candidates who initially chose Ibadan as their preferred institution.

“In other words, only one out of 13 candidates eventually got an admission slot here.

“A total of 6,156 candidates, comprising of UTME, Direct Entry and those admitted through Distance Learning mode, were admitted into the university,” he said.

Olayinka noted that those denied admission were those who had poor performance, wrong subject combination or submitted doubtful results.

He charged the students not to allow external interference to disrupt the academic calender.

“Management has been drawn to an issue that has been trending on social media over the past 10 days or so.

“It has been attributed to certain organisation that calls itself National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Joint Campus Committee, Oyo State, calling for the immediate reinstatement of Ojo Aderemi among other demands,” he said.

Olayinka said the university has adequate internal mechanism for resolving its differences.

“I hasten to add that the various security agents have been duly informed of the antics of NANS, Oyo State,” he said.