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The University College, Ibadan Faculty of Veterinary Medicine

You are indeed welcome to the website of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
University of Ibadan is located at Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State in the South-Western part of Nigeria. UI, as the University is fondly referred to, owes its unique character to a combination of historical, geographical, cultural and architectural factors. Its history is a chronicle of the first citadel of higher education established in the country in 1948 as a college of the University of London. It became a full-fledged independent university in 1962, two years after the country's independence from Britain in 1960. It took off with degree programmes in medicine, basic sciences, arts, social sciences and education. It is now a comprehensive university with additional programmes in agriculture and forestry, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, technology and law. From students enrolment of 144 in 1948 the population of students increased steadily to approximately 19,521 in 2008/2009 session with 38% postgraduate and 62% undergraduate.
The University can boast of thousands of graduates who have proved themselves in the different sectors of the Nigerian economy and in the world at large. The University has the burden of history as the premier university in the country to continue to provide leadership in the creation and deployment of knowledge to development. Hence, its present vision goal of transforming into a postgraduate, research-driven university with focus on the development of basic and applied research capacity and skills-set towards meeting the growing needs of the tertiary institutions in the country, in particular, and other sectors of the economy, in general.
Consequently, the Strategic Plan in the next five years is to reposition our University to become an institution with:
strong postgraduate programmes and research training capacity with academic staff growing from the present capacity of 1,200 to about 1,800 with about 400 in the professorial cadre;
internationalised programme offerings with graduates acquiring requisite knowledge and skills-set to thrive in the local and global economies;
strong linkages to the private sector through the promotion of market-driven research and the establishment of the proposed UI School of Business to address the needs of industry for human resources development;
a strong international profile through linkages with other institutions, research output and diversity in student and staff populations;
a well managed and stable institution with increased capacity for funds generation and attainment of financial independence; and
an attractive campus with its greenery and serenity providing an ideal environment for scholarly pursuits.
The implementation of our Strategic Plan calls for an intensification of our fundraising efforts, the determination of the staff and students to scale new heights of excellence, and the increasing commitment of our alumni/ae to the realization of our collective vision. Together we strive; together we shall succeed.
Once again, you are welcome to visit our website designed to meet the diverse needs of our visitors.
Mission
To expand the frontiers of knowledge through provision of excellent conditions for learning and research.
To produce graduates who are worthy in character and sound judgement.
To contribute to the transformation of society through creativity and innovation.
To serve as a dynamic custodian of society's salutary values and thus sustain its integrity.
The University College, Ibadan, was founded in 1948. At first, it occupied the old site previously used by the 56th Military General Hospital about eight kilometers away from the 'new' or permanent site. The new site covered over 1,032 hectares of land generously leased by the chiefs and people of Ibadan for 999 years. With equipment transferred from Yaba Higher College, the 104 foundation students (including 49 students in teacher training and survey courses) began their courses at Ibadan, on 18 January, 1948; the formal opening took place on 25 March, 1948. In February, 1948, London University allowed Ibadan its special relationship scheme. Arthur Creech Jones, then Secretary of State for the Colonies, and an influential member of the Elliot Commission, turned the first sod at the permanent site of the University College, on 17 November, 1948, which became the Foundation Day.
In the latter half of the nineteenth century, well-to-do Africans in Lagos met the need for higher education by sending their children overseas for professional training. Some of these returned to press for the establishment of institutions of higher learning in Nigeria. Not much progress was made until the 1930s. In Nigeria, the Yaba Higher College (established in 1932, but formally opened in 1934) and the Yaba Medical School (established in 1930), which granted diplomas and certificates in selected subjects, hardly satisfied the aspirations of those who longed for university education.

Contact:
Email Address:  inforeg@mail.ui.edu.ng
Vice Chancellors Office: +234-2-810-3168
Registrar's Office:+234-2-810-2462
Fax:+234-2-810-3043
Web site: www.ui.edu.ng

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