Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti (EKSU) was established as Obafemi Awolowo University, Ado-Ekiti on 30 March 1982 by the administration of late Chief Michael Adekunle Ajasin, the first civilian governor of Ondo State. The university is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. It is located about 12 minutes drive from the center of the city of Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State in Western Nigeria.
Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, as it is known today, was at inception in 1982 a pride to itself as a University sought after and as of today, the only university in Nigeria that has within a quarter of a century had its name changed four times. The name was changed to Ondo State University in 1985, University of Ado-Ekiti in November 1999, and to its present name Ekiti State University of Ado Ekiti in September 2011.
On 14 January 1981, Chief Adekunle Ajasin led by the civilian government of the Ondo State, announced its intent to establish a Multi-Campus University in the state and a 16-member planning committee was set up. The outcome of the exercise led to the founding of the University in March 1982, when the State Government created a University named Obafemi Awolowo University, Ado-Ekiti and appointed Prof. I.O. Oladapo as the First Vice-Chancellor of the University with the composition of the first council headed by Chief B.A. Ajayi on 28 March 1982.
The University started off in a modest way from an old catering rest house in Akure and moved to a temporary site in Ado-Ekiti where lectures started soon after with 136 students spread in the Faculties of Arts, Science and Social Sciences. During the 1983/84 session, new courses were established to strengthen the existing faculties; these included Geology, Biology, Chemistry, French, Yoruba Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Political Science and Psychology. A fourth Faculty, the Faculty of Education, was established in 1983/84 session increasing the student population to 724 . In the 1985/86 session, the Faculty of Engineering (Civil, Mechanical and Electrical) and a Department of Banking and Finance were established. The Faculty of Law was established during the 1991/92 session and the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences was established in 2001, bringing the Faculties to 8 in total and a student population of 10,000. The student population is now in excess of 25,000 spread across the various academic programmes.
Today the University is running degree programmes in 66 fields of academic specialisation across the existing faculties and academic programmes, from the School of Postgraduate Studies, Directorate of Continuing Education, Directorate of Part Time Programme, Directorate of Sandwich Education Degree Programme, Affiliate Colleges, Institute of Education, Institute of Science Laboratory Technology, Directorate of Pre-Degree Programmes, General Studies Unit, Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies and the Centre for Research and Development, among others. The Faculties have increased from 8 in 2001 to 10 in 2010 with the creation of the College of Medicine which houses the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences and Faculty of Clinical Sciences while making use of the Ekiti State Teaching Hospital Complex, Ado-Ekiti.
Faculties and Colleges
- Agricultural Science
- Basic Medical Sciences
- Clinical Sciences
- Management Science
- Social Sciences
Courses / Departments in EKSU
The University Law among others provides for the establishment, incorporation, constitutions and functions of the University with campuses that consist of colleges, schools and departments whose development were to be phased as a 10 year development plan as itemized below:
ADO-EKITI CAMPUS (MAIN CAMPUS):
School of Basic Studies, College of Arts, College of Sciences, College of Social Sciences, College of Performing Arts and Cultural Studies, College of Pharmacy, School of Post Graduate Studies
Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Department of Metallurgy
College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
Department of Marine Engineering, Department of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, Department of Chemical Engineering, Department of Wood Technology, Department of Food Science and Technology
College of Education
College of Medicine
College of Law, College of Public Administration
College of Business Studies, College of Mass Communication
Department of Architecture, Department of Quantity Surveying, Department of Town Planning, Department of Estate Management, Department of Surveying
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