Interesting Facts about Obafemi awolowo university(OAU)

Obafemi Awolowo University popularly known as OAU or ogbafemi is one of the biggest federal University in Nigeria. It is also called the most beautiful campus in Africa. It was founded in 1961 and was formerly called University of Ife before it was later named after the Late Obafemi Awolowo in 1987. The present Chancellor of the University is Estu Yahaya Abubakar and the Vice Chancellor is the Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede.

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** The Architectural plan of OAU was drawn by Areih Sharon an Israeli who attended Bauhaus in Germany

** OAU has a large amount of bats and they go on break when the university is on holiday.

** OAU has 8 halls of residence for undergraduates and a postgraduate hall

** Male Halls of residence;

1. Awolowo Hall popularly known as Awo hall the home of Aro boys, it is a legendary hall for savages.

2. Fajuyi Hall & ETF Hall

3. Angola Hall for the freshmen (male)

  Female Halls of residence

1. Moremi Hall

2. Alumni Hall

3. Mozambique Hall for Freshmen (Female)

4. Akintola Hall

5.Murtala Muhammad Postgraduate Hall of residence; it is a mixed Hall for Masters degree and Doctorate degree Students.

** OAU has a large amount of bats and they go on break when the university is on holiday.

** OAU has one of the biggest sports center with almost all sports facilities and indoor games facilities. Many sports activities are carried out such as Higher institution Football League, NUGA and Dean’s Cup(inter faculty matches)

** OAU has over 30 campus fellowships with an interdoniminational fellowship that houses them; University Joint Christain Mission UJCM has over 20 fellowship registered under them. There is also the religious ground where Crusades hold, the Central mosque is located and a host of other large churches.

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** OAU did not take part in any strike in 2019, making it the most successful academic year under the administration of the Vice Chancellor.

** The famous oil billionaire Femi Otedola was an alumni of OAU, the famous Lawyer Femil Falana was also an alumni, the famous singer Lagbaja was an alumni and a host of other prominent men.


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