I have the pleasure to welcome you to the website of Osun State University, Nigeria. Our main campus is located in Osogbo, the capital of the State of Osun, while our other campuses are located in five other towns ( Ejigbo, Ifetedo, Ikire, Ipetu-Ijesa and Okuku) spread across the six geopolitical zones of the State. Licensed on 21 December, 2006, we opened our doors to full academic activities on 21 September 2007 and we have continued to make steady progress in the development of facilities and human resource to match the growing needs of the institution.
At Osun State University, we are driven by our vision and desire to “be a centre of excellence providing high quality teaching and learning experience, which will engender the production of entrepreneurial graduates capable of impacting on their environment while being globally competitive.” As an institution, we have committed ourselves to creating “a unique institution committed to the pursuit of academic innovation, skill-based training and a tradition of excellence in teaching, research and community service.”
The UNIOSUN, as we are fondly called, was not set up simply to add to the number of institutions dotting the higher educational landscape of Nigeria. Rather, the University was established to meet a felt need for a higher institution that will make significant difference in addressing the challenges confronting the higher education sector in our country and continent at large. These include the problems of access, quality, funding and relevance.
We are continually making available spaces for thousands of would-be undergraduates while providing quality instruction with curricula that address the critical needs of the society in the 21st century. Our funding model is novel in the sense that it provides for cost sharing between the proprietors (i.e. the State Government), the people of Osun State at large through the contribution from all the Local Governments in the State, and the beneficiaries who contribute their quota through the modest tuition paid. This has enabled the development of a body of stakeholders committed to the success of this project.
With the approval by the National Universities Commission (NUC) of our Postgraduate School in June, 2014, we have commenced admissions into our higher degree and postgraduate diploma programmes. We are therefore set to contribute even more to our country’s quest for quality human resource.
On these web pages, you will find relevant information on various units of the University including our Colleges and Departments, as well as information on our academic programmes. Some of these pages are still being developed and if you cannot find what you want during this visit, you can send a mail to the webmaster or to me directly (). Our FAQ section on these web pages is very active, and will also be available to attend to your queries.
Welcome to our world!
I wish you a pleasant surfing experience.
Professor Labode Popoola