There are many reasons you need to consider the University of Ibadan for your postgraduate degree. Here are some key factors that make the University of Ibadan your compelling choice:
Ultimately, the decision to choose a University for your postgraduate degree should be based on factors such as the program offerings, research opportunities, faculty expertise, career prospects, and your personal goals and interests. The Postgraduate College, University of Ibadan has all these to offer and much more...
The University of Ibadan, established in 1948, has a rich history and has achieved several notable accomplishments throughout the years. Here are some of the past and present achievements of the University of Ibadan:
These achievements demonstrate the University of Ibadan's commitment to academic excellence, research, community engagement, and national development. The university continues to strive for excellence and contribute to knowledge creation and societal progress.
Professor Adekunle A. Bakare, FAS, FZSN
My field of research is Genetics, Cell and Molecular Biology. The primary focus has been on the genotoxicity and mutagenicity of xenobiotics, and the mechanism of DNA damage using in vitro and in vivo assays. We are investigating the anti-genotoxic and anti-carcinogenic properties of some medicinal plants with anti-malaria and anti-cancer properties. As an AvH George Forster Experienced Researcher Fellow, I engaged in an investigation of the molecular mechanisms underlying apoptosis induction and cell cycle modulation by isothiocyanates obtained from cruciferous vegetables in hepatocellular carcinoma and non-transformed liver cells. We studied the mechanisms using molecular genetics techniques and identified the resistance factors in Anopheles gambiae sensus lato and Anopheles funestus in Southwestern Nigeria and the Southern Benin Republic. We have also been examining the spatial variation in the gene frequencies, and polymorphisms of some traits in the Nigerians. These studies involve the capacity building of several generations of postgraduate students.View Profile
Isaac Olawale Albert
Isaac Olawale Albert is a Professor of African History, Peace and Conflict Studies and the pioneer Dean, Faculty of Multidisciplinary Studies, University of Ibadan. He is specialist in conflict analysis, peace process planning, implementation, and evaluation. He is a member of the National Standing Committee of Nigeria’s Tertiary Education Funds (TETFUND) on Research and Development (R&D); the Editor in Chief of the African Union’s African Journal on Terrorism; a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Letters; Fellow, Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC), Fellow of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP) and Fellow, West Africa Peacebuilders (Accra, Ghana). He is a Full Member of the Chatham House London (113597); was a federal delegate to the 2014 Nigeria’s National Conference in Abuja and a member Presidential Committee on the Review of Nigeria’s Defence Policy (2014/15). His latest book (with Professors Badejo and Yahaya) is titled Mediating for peace in Africa: A Festrichft in honour of General Abdulsalami A. Abubakar (Ibadan: Bookcraft Africa, 2022).View Profile
Professor Mayowa Owolabi MBBS, DrM, FMCP, FAAN, FRCP, FAS
Professor and Director, Center for Genomic and Precision Medicine
Mayowa OWOLABI DrM, FAS, is Professor and Director, Center for Genomic and Precision Medicine, University of Ibadan. He is an expert in brain health, global health, neurorehabilitation, implementation science and genomic epidemiology of hypertension, stroke, and other non-communicable diseases. He won the 2021 World Stroke Organization Global Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Stroke Research. He has over 370 publications in peer-reviewed journals with h-index of 80 and over 111,000 citations. He is Lead Co-Chair, WSO-Lancet Commission on stroke and Member of the WHO Technical Action Group on NCD (Research and Innovation). He is a Fellow of several Academies of Science globally.View Profile
Professor E.O. Farombi, Ph.D., FRSC, ATS, FAS, FAAS, FNSBMB, FAMedS
Professor of Biochemistry, Toxicology and Translational Medicine
Ebenezer Olatunde Farombi is a Professor of Biochemistry, University of Ibadan. A Quondam Dean, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, he is a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science. Professor Farombi’s research endeavor has elucidated the molecular mechanisms of action underlying the chemopreventive role of certain phytochemicals in various pathological conditions. Deploying cellular and molecular toxicology tools, his translational research has uniquely promoted the development of novel therapeutic signatures, and opened up new vistas in certain diseased conditions such as cancer and neurodegenerative diseases. A very effective, innovative researcher, mentor and university teacher of 35 years, he has supervised 255 MSc and 27 PhD students. He is the supervisor of the adjudged best PhD Thesis in Basic Medical Sciences withing the Nigeria University system by NUC in 2009 and has recently supervised the best PhD Thesis in the University of Ibadan (2018). He has authored over 300 peer reviewed articles.View Profile
Multidisciplinary Research Laboratory
"I interacted with other scholars in the department who remodeled my academic orientation, particularly in the field of linguistics. Their motivations, coupled with my inclination to quest for advanced knowledge in the area of linguistics, made the univers"
MY Ph.D EXPERIENCE
I begin this short piece with an appreciation to God, Who predestined my decision to go to University of Ibadan for my postgraduate education – a decision which consequently made me a Ph.D graduate of the university. I first joined UI in 2007 when I got admission for my Masters programme in the Department of Linguistics and African Languages in the 2007/2008 session and I completed the programme in 2010. My first academic interaction in the department was with Professor (now Emeritus) B. O Elugbe who, at first instance, stimulated my inner spirit for acquiring quality knowledge and thereby became more motivated with the system of the University of Ibadan. Subsequently, I interacted with other scholars in the department who equally remodeled my academic orientation particularly in the field of linguistics. Their motivations, coupled with my inclination to quest for advanced knowledge in the area of linguistics, made the university terrain very comfortable and academically conducive for me.
Due to some circumstantial issues, I couldn’t proceed for my Ph.D programme until in 2016 when I was admitted for a full-time Ph.D in linguistics, with Phonology as my area of specialization. Consequently, I was supervised by two erudite scholars in phonology: Emeritus Professor B. O Elugbe (my supervisor) and Professor F. O Egbokhare (my co-supervisor). I never at once regretted being in UI since the time I joined the university because of the exposure and benefits I derived severally. Therefore, I cannot exhaustively state my overall experiences on UI in this short write-up but my straightforward position on UI is that the processes or stages involved in obtaining Ph.D degree in the university are consistently similar across all the faculties/colleges and departments. This situation makes UI very unique and standard, compared to many other universities within the continent of Africa.
Garba IBRAHIM, Ph.D
Department of Linguistics
Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria.
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"Studying at UI afforded me the benefit of meeting and interacting with intelligent and well-educated scholars, a privilege that would scarcely have been possible if I had not been to the University of Ibadan."
MY EXPERIENCE AND ACQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AS A MASTER'S STUDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN
I registered as a master's student in the Department of Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts, at the University of Ibadan for the session 2020/2021, after my retirement from the pastoral office at age seventy. I then realized the quality and clarity of the statement: "A person who stops learning starts dying".
This new level of education has impacted me positively in several areas of life. My ability and confidence to handle matters have improved significantly through my return to the four walls of a classroom. My relationship and lifestyle have been enhanced in value and quality. I was greatly imparted in my academics; everyone in the class was my colleague. We shared views, discussed issues, talked about current affairs, and worked in groups, with age consideration pleasantly pushed to the background in classes and our interactions.
Studying at UI afforded me the benefit of meeting and interacting with intelligent and well-educated scholars, a privilege that would scarcely have been possible if I had not been to the University of Ibadan. Worthy of mention are these cream of intellectuals who played a significant role in my huge success. Professor J. K. Ayantayo, who supervised my thesis, Professor O. O. Familusi, our present HOD, Dr. P. O. Oke, and Professor S. Fatokun amongst many other wonderful intellectuals, who brought out in me a youthful mind and worked upon my personality through the knowledge imparted by my season lecturers.
I use this opportunity to sincerely thank the university community who admitted an old man like me into academia to have my mind expressed and aspirations fulfilled. I am praying to God to grant me the enablement to go further and beyond this level of education. I will encourage adults to return to school for more useful knowledge, If I am privileged to meet with them
OLATUNJI Michael Aremu
Faculty of Arts
Department of Religious Studies.