Adekunle Ajasin University

Introduction

About Adekunle Ajasin University

The story of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State, Nigeria, is more appropriately told in two phases. It was first established as Obafemi Awolowo University in March 1982 by the government of the old Ondo State, headed by the late Chief Adekunle Ajasin.

The immediately succeeding military government of Navy Commodore Bamidele Otiko changed its name to Ondo State University in 1985. Its relocation to Akungba-Akoko in the new Ondo State became imperative in 1999, following the creation of a new State out of the old Ondo three years earlier in October 1996. The bill backing the relocation was signed into law by the then Governor of the State, Chief Adebayo Adefarati, in November 1999, and that prompted the movement of a crop of workers from the old site in Ado-Ekiti to Akungba-Akoko on 1 December 1999.

Our Vision and Mission Statement

To be a foremost institution that moves manpower development in the direction of self-reliance, apprenticeship, a first class university in research, knowledge, character and service to humanity.

Our Mission Statement

To provide knowledge and skills for self-reliance in a conducive environment where teaching and research can take place.

Student Organizations

Student organizations are created and run by students with support from the Office of the Dean of Students Affairs. Over 1000 students of Adekunle Ajasin University are involved in student organizations which include NGOs and religious organization. These students impact the university community and their lives.

Varsity Logo

AAUA logo

PREAMBLE

The LOGO of any corporate institution worth its name is the manifest symbol of the soul of the institution. It is the cameo representation of the vision, aspiration and hope of the institution.

The symbolism of the LOGO has its focus on the future and dares to hope to endure throughout Time.

This is the pad upon which the LOGO of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria is launched.

THE SYMBOLISM

The symbols of the LOGO of the University tell their story in three media: pictures, colours and text.

Observe that the centre of the LOGO is taken up by an open book – a clear reminder that the primary function of the institution relates to opening the book of knowledge to young eager and creative minds.

Rising from the East is a young sun with its brilliant, yellow rays irradiating upon the open book illuminating the knowledge that the institution aspires to open to its protégé.

Sharing centre-stage with the book are the symbols of the economic heritage of the State that produced this vibrant institution. The symbols of cocoa and kolanuts remind the institution that its central purpose is to use its knowledge to enhance the economic potentials of the State. These primary symbols are superimposed on gently lapping waves symbolizing humanity and stating that as long as humanity exists, this purpose stands constant, unchangeable. Represented in a black wavy line is the symbol of bitumen and petroleum – vital aspects of the economy of the State and areas upon which the University must make a credible impact.

Enfolding these primary symbols is a circle of two halves: the top half bearing the name of the University in royal purple while the lower half carries the name of the community that houses the institution – a clear message signifying the symbiotic unity of town and gown in the common agreement that together this highly dignifying purpose will be achieved and achieved in a spirit of love (symbolized by the colour blue) and unity.

Supporting this sphere is a couple of intertwined horsetails symbolizing the cultural heritage of the State. The implication of this is that the mission parameter of the institution includes and is upheld by the mandate to enrich, enhance and showcase the cultural heritage of the State in particular and the Nation’s in general.Last, but by no means least, is the banner bearing the text that spells out the message of the LOGO in unmistakable terms: FOR LEARNING AND SERVICE. Notice: the text is embedded in a rich-soil brown colour ̩signifying the expectation that this mandate is planted in a rich fertile soil in which it will grow and flourish.

Let it be so, O God!

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

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Master

Master in Adult Education

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Master in Adult Education with the following specializations: Industrial Education and Training; Community Development; Social welfare; Literacy Training and Development. [+]

FACULTY OF EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OF ADULT EDUCATION (FULL-TIME & SANDWICH) Master in Adult Education with the following specializations: Industrial Education and Training Community Development Social welfare Literacy Training and Development Admission Requirements For admission into the Master’s Degree programmes, candidates must have a First Degree of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, or any other University recognized by the Senate of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, in relevant disciplines with a minimum of Second Class Lower Division. For admission into the Ph.D programme, candidates must possess a Master’s Degree in any of the areas of specializations with a minimum Cumulative Grade of 60% or above. [-]

Master of Petroleum Exploration

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The Professional Master’s Degree is open to graduates who earned minimum of 3rd Class Honours in the first degree or HND at upper credit level in relevant fields with a Postgraduate Diploma. [+]

DEPARTMENT OF EARTH SCIENCES M.Sc and Ph.D Dgrees with the following specializations: Applied Geophysics Geology Professional Master’s Degree with the following specializations: Master of Exploration Geophysics (MEG) Master of Hydro Geology (MHG) Master of Mineral Exploration (MME) Master of Petroleum Exploration (MPE) Master of Mining Geology (MMG) Admission Requirements: M.Sc Applied Geophysics is open to graduates of Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, Geology and Land Surveying who earned minimum of 2nd Class Honours (Lower Division) in the first degree in the relevant fields. Candidates with their first degree in Geology, Engineering and Surveying are expected to have studies Mathematics or Physics and preferably both, up to 200-level. Candidates with their first degrees in Physics, Mathematics, Engineering, or Surveying would be expected to have taken some undergraduate courses in Geology, if not, on admission, they would take some recommended courses in Geology. M.Sc Geology is open to graduates in Geology only with, at least, 2nd Class Honours (Lower Division) in the first degree in Geology. Professional Master’s Degree Programmes: The Professional Master’s Degree is open to graduates who earned minimum of 3rd Class Honours in the first degree or HND at upper credit level in relevant fields with a Postgraduate Diploma. Admission Requirements: Applicants with HND/Third Class Degree should be made to undergo a Postgraduate Diploma before they could qualify for the Professional Masters in Earth Sciences. [-]

MSc

M.Sc. Biochemistry

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M.Sc. Biochemistry with specializations in: Protein Chemistry and Enzymology; Medical and clinical Biochemistry; Toxicology and Environmental Biochemistry; Nutrition and Food Biochemistry; Plant Biochemistry; Biotechnology. [+]

DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY M.Sc. Biochemistry with specializations in: Protein Chemistry and Enzymology Medical and clinical Biochemistry Toxicology and Environmental Biochemistry Nutrition and Food Biochemistry Plant Biochemistry Biotechnology Admission Requirements: In addition to possessing the basic requirements for matriculation in the University (namely credit passes in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology, taken at no more than two sittings at WAEC/NECO, SSCE, GCE ‘O’ level, or equivalent), applicants for this programme should be holders of a first degree in Biochemistry or any other related courses with a minimum of second class honours (Lower Division) obtained from either Adekunle Ajasin University or any other University or Educational Institution recognized by the Senate of the University. Applicants for this programme may be required to sit and pass qualifying test to be adjudged truly suitable for admission. [-]

M.Sc in Microbiology

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M.Sc and Ph.D in Microbiology with the following specializations: Industrial Microbiology option; Environmental Microbiology option; Medical Microbiology option; Ph.D (in all areas of Microbiology). [+]

DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY M.Sc and Ph.D in Microbiology with the following specializations: Industrial Microbiology option Environmental Microbiology option Medical Microbiology option Ph.D (in all areas of Microbiology) Admission Requirements: For the M.Sc. Degree a good honours degree in Microbiology or related fields but not below Second Class Lower Division. The related fields like Agriculture, Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Food Science, Public Health, Pharmacy and Medicine. Where necessary, undergraduate deficiency may have to be made up by offerings remedial courses without credit. [-]

MA

Master of Arts in English Studies

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M.A. and Ph.D degree programmes in English Studies with the following specializations: Master of Arts (M.A.) English (Language); Master of Arts (M.A.) English (Literature); Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D ) English (Language); Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) English (Literature). [+]

FACULTY OF ARTS DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH STUDIES M.A. and Ph.D degree programmes in English Studies with the following specializations: Master of Arts (M.A.) English (Language) Master of Arts (M.A.) English (Literature) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D ) English (Language). Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) English (Literature). Admission Requirements: Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree Candidates for admission into the M.A. degree programme in English (Language or Literature) must possess an honours degree in English (that is, not lower than Second Class (Honours) Lower Division) obtained from either Adekunle Ajasin University or any other University recognized by the Senate of the University. [-]

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