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Faculty of Sciences

Dean's Welcome Address

Dean's Welcome Address

You are welcome to our faculty webpage. The Dean’s Office, in addition to the routine activities, is working with Faculty scientists, Alumni and private sector in a drive to attracting research funds and facilities to the different Departments in the Faculty. This is with the view to positioning the Faculty to produce viable research results that have local and international significance.

In addition, many of our young colleagues from different Departments are undergoing training leading to PhD in various institutions abroad. Capacity building through postgraduate training of staff, seminars, workshops and conferences is being pursued vigorously.

It is noteworthy that many of our alumni in private and public sectors are contributing effectively to socio-economic development of the nation.


To provide academic support for students to enter the global economy with the ability to apply what they learn while in the Faculty to variety of ever-changing situations in the world.

  1. To build a strong academic & administrative partnership and linkages within and outside the Faculty.
  2. To provide services that are relevant to stimulate the Faculty, the local community and the nation as a whole.
  3. To establish one of the most functional and responsive Faculty offices in the University.
  4. Adequate keeping of records and statistics on staff establishment matters.

Projection for the Year

  1. Review of Departmental Curricula in line with global best practices
  2. Increase of the establishment quota of both teaching and non-teaching staff for improved performance
  3. Proper relocation of the Faculty Office to a more befitting place

Faculty History

The Faculty of Science is the largest in the University, with academic staff strength comprising of 49 Professors, 14 Readers, 34 Senior Lecturers and 81 other academic staff. In addition to various breakthroughs in research which are being compiled, the Faculty has produced three National Merit Award winners.

The first is Prof. O.S. Adegoke who retired from Geology Department many years ago. He was the Dean of the Faculty from 1975 to 1977. The second is Prof. O.O. Odeyemi, a Microbiologist who has recently concluded two-term tenure as The Rector of Osun State Polytechnic. Esa Oke.

The 2004 Merit award winner on Science is Prof. A.F. Oluwole who retired from Physics Department a few years ago. The Faculty has also produced a few Vice Chancellors. Prof. Eyo Okon of the Zoology department served as the Vice Chancellor of Cross River State University in Uyo in the 90s. Prof. Oke of Chemistry Department, a former Dean of Faculty, was the first Vice Chancellor of Samuel Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso (LAUTECH).

The current Vice Chancellor of this University (i.e. LAUTECH), Prof. M. Salau from our Physics Department has also served two terms as the Vice-Chancellor of LAUTECH. Prof. J.B. Aladekomo is currently the Vice Chancellor of Lead City University, one of the newly established private universities in the country. Recently, the immediate past Dean of the Faculty, Prof. M. A. Badejo, was appointed the pioneer Vice-Chancellor of Wesley University of Science and Technology. Various other Professors, too numerous to mention have also served the nation in various other capacities.


The faculty houses eight degree programmes. It runs both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in these programmes.

The faculty consisted of the following Departments:

Dean's Profile

Prof. (Mrs.) O. Adedeji - Dean, Faculty of Science

Prof. (Mrs.) O. Adedeji

Dean, Faculty of Science

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