The first university in Nigeria – Worthnews
Worthnews has made the effort to research the first university in Nigeria, the University of Ibadan. The University of London served as the federal university’s affiliate when it was founded in 1948.
UI was founded in 1948, but it didn’t become an independent institution until 1962. Since then, it has continued to advance and is now one of the best universities in Africa.
UI is the top federal university and university in Nigeria, according to the national university commission’s (NUC) rankings.
The University of Ibadan offers undergraduate and graduate degrees and has 72 departments divided into 17 faculties.
Here Are The Faculties at the University of Ibadan
- Faculty of Arts
- Faculty of Agriculture
- Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences
- Faculty of Clinical Sciences
- Faculty of Science
- Social Sciences
- Faculty of Education
- Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
- Faculty of Pharmacy
- Faculty of Technology
- Faculty of Law
- Faculty of Public Health
- Faculty of Dentistry
- Faculty of Environmental Design and Management
- Multidisciplinary Studies
- Renewable Natural Resources
- Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies
The University of Ibadan has 15 residence halls that can house around 30% of the total number of students enrolled in normal courses.
Lord Tedder Hall, Kenneth Mellanby Hall, Sultan Bello Hall, Nnamdi Azikiwe Hall, Independence Hall, Tafawa Balewa Hall, Kuti Hall, Queen Idia Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and the Obafemi Awolowo Hall—the largest female hall in West Africa—are a few of the university’s well-known residence halls.
The institution employs 5,339 people in total, and there are 1,212 housing units for both senior and junior personnel. The university has separate botanical and zoological gardens, as well as residential and athletic facilities for staff and students on its campus.
A Nobel Laureate in Literature, renowned mathematicians, scientists, politicians, lawyers, business legends, philosophers, writers, monarchs, countless technocrats, recipients of the Nigerian National Order of Merit, and Fellows of numerous learned academies are just a few of the notable alumni the university has educated.
It made the top 1000 of the Times Higher Education rankings in September 2016, making it the first university in Nigeria to do so. It had consistently placed among the top 10 African universities in Webometrics Rankings before that.
According to Webometrics, UI is presently ranked No. 1 in Nigeria and 1196 overall.