• Tight Security at University of Ibadan over bomb threat

    Tight Security at University of Ibadan over bomb threat

    The management of the University of Ibadan on Wednesday said it had no intention to make life unbearable for the university community through the recent screening exercise introduced at the institution’s gates.

    The university’s Director of Communication, Mr Olatunji Oladejo, said in Ibadan that the measure was in response to the threat by an unknown group to launch bomb attacks on its campus.

    The security personnel were stationed at the entrance of the university and were searching students and visitors entering the […]

  • Good News: This Nigerian University Finally Makes One Of The Best In The World

    Good News: This Nigerian University Finally Makes One Of The Best In The World

    A 2017 global ranking of universities released by the Times Higher Education has placed the University of Ibadan in Oyo state at number 801 among the best 978 in the world.

    The university was the only one in Nigeria that made the list.

    University of Ibadan is now among the best 1000 in the world

    Prior to this time, no Nigerian university made the list of the best 1000 and the argument majorly was that the tertiary institutions in the country were lacking […]

  • FEC okays N3.23b contracts for U.I., UNILAG

    FEC okays N3.23b contracts for U.I., UNILAG

    The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting yesterday approved contracts for the University of Ibadan (U.I.) and the University of Lagos (UNILAG).

    FEC approved the construction of a postgraduate hall, International House, for U.I., at a cost of N1.302,709,02.34, to be completed in 44 weeks.

    The contract approved for UNILAG is for a new library,  at the cost of N1.935,135,87.35 billion.

    The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who briefed State House correspondents at the end of the FEC meeting, said the UNILAG library, which […]

  • UI ASUU chair slams Minister over post-UTME

    UI ASUU chair slams Minister over post-UTME

    The Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu, Sunday received a knock from the Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan Chapter, Dr Deji Omole, over his recent ‎pronouncement on banning of post-JAMB examinations in Nigerian universities, describing it as incursion into the autonomy of the universities.

    Describing the decision as autocratic, the ASUU boss in a press statement he made available to ‘New Telegraph’ in Ibadan, said that rather than concentrating on the fundamental issue of funding universities […]

  • University of Ibadan to remain shut for one month to avoid deadly outbreak – Senate insists

    University of Ibadan to remain shut for one month to avoid deadly outbreak – Senate insists

    The senate of University of Ibadan, UI, has ratified the steps taken by the authorities towards resolving the crisis which engulfed the premier university following the rustication of a 400 level Petroleum Engineering student, Tunji Epeti Michael.

    The students had embarked on violent protest over Epeti Michael’s expulsion whom they alleged was punished for participating in a protest over lack of light and water sometimes on November 19, 2015.

    The authority, in a step seen as forestalling serious outbreak of order, shut […]

  • University of Ibadan shut indefinitely over NANS protest

    University of Ibadan shut indefinitely over NANS protest

    The University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, has been shut indefinitely. This followed a two-day protest by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), seeking the reinstatement of a rusticated 500 Level student of Petroleum Engineering, Tunji Ekpeti Michael.

    Students left their hostels as early as 7am, singing solidarity songs and mobilising their colleagues to shut down vehicular movement within the campus.

    They also used the opportunity to protest the lack of power and water among other needs on campus. The protesters […]

  • NUC approves U.I School of Business -UI

    NUC approves U.I School of Business -UI

    As contained in a statement by Mr Olatunji Oladejo, the Director of Public Communications, University of Ibadan, the institution’s school of Business has been accredited by the National University Commission (NUC).

    The statement said the approval was conveyed to the university in a letter signed by the commission’s Director of Standards, Dr. G. Kumo.

    It stated that the approval was sequel to the recent resource evaluation visit carried out by a panel of experts from the NUC to the university on its […]