Monday, December 7, 2009 - Unilorin University of Ilorin - About this university

The university of Ilorin was one of the seven Universities that was
created in August 1975. This step, taken to implement one of the
educational directives of the country’s Third National Development
Plan, was aimed at providing more opportunities for Nigerians aspiring to
acquire university education and to generate high level man-power,
so vital for the rapidly expanding economy.

Following an entrance examination, 200 foundation students were admitted
into residence on Saturday, October 23rd, 1976, and academic activities
commenced on Monday, October 25th , 1976, after the Principal’s maiden
address at about 10.00am in the Africa Hall. The University College had
three foundation Faculties namely: Arts, Science and Education. The
Institution began to develop its programmes in a way that not lees than
60% of its effort was directed towards science-oriented programmes

Altogether, there are 60 academic departments in the existing ten faculties.
Undergraduate degree programmes run for 3,4,5, or 6 years, depending on
entry qualifications and discipline. The University started with the traditional
British “Three Term System” but later changed into a modified form of the
American “Two Semester System” called Harmattan and Rain semesters with
effect from 1979/80 session.

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