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Obafemi Awolowo University

Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Brief History

Founded in 1962, as University of Ife and renamed Obafemi Awolowo University in May 12, 1987 after a great national leader, this is one of the top Universities in Nigeria. Former students fondly call the school "Great Ife". This University has produced thousands of the high skilled graduates contributing to various professional sectors in Nigeria, UK, USA, Canada and several countries around the world. The University logo says "For learning and Culture" but during those of grueling academic years you could hear grumbling students saying this motto should read "For learning and TORTURE !!

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Administrative Building Faculty of Agriculture* Faculty of Health Sciences
Institue of African Studies Biological Sciences Biological Sciences
Faculty of Education Faculty of Pharmacy Humanities
Faculty of Science/Rotunda Main Library Faculty of Social Sciences
Awolowo Hall* Moremi Hall Oduduwa/Convocation Hall
Central Cafeteria* Bukateria* Soccer Time !*

Photo Credits

Most of the pictures are from the personal collection of Bankole Adebayo Adams former FOTO Club member. Other pictures were scanned and added from the booklet "Obafemi Awolowo University: Decades of Service to the Nation" by Prof. Richard Olaniyan. Photo credits for the pictures marked "*" are to Mr. Olu Elufowoju of the Department of Educational Technology. Mr. Elufowoju was the official University Photographer in the 80's and we had the privilege of having him serve as our patron in FOTO Club for many years.

Contact Other Alumni WorldWide

Direct your enquiries and comments and suggestions to Bankole Adebayo Adams