History of Adekunle Ajasin University

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History of Adekunle Ajasin University

Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) is a state-owned and operated university in Nigeria. The university is located in Ondo State, Nigeria.

Adekunle Ajasin University

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Established:-December 1999; 23 years ago

Vice-Chancellor:-Olugbenga E. Ige

Students:-over 20,000

Location:-Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria 7.479234°N 5.748411°E

Website:- aaua.edu.ng

Adekunle Ajasin University was first established as Obafemi Awolowo University in March 1982 by the former Ondo state government headed by the late Premier Michael Adekunle Ajasin. The military government’s direct successor to the Navy Michael Bamidele Otiko changed its name to Ondo State University in 1985[citation needed]. His move to Akungba Akoko in the new Ondo State became urgent in 1999, after the creation of a new state from the old Ondo three years earlier in October 1996. The Resettlement Assistance Bill was passed by the state governor. signed into law at that time. , chief Adebayo Adefarati, in November 1999, and caused the relocation of a group of workers from the former site Ado-Ekiti to Akungba Akoko on December 1, 1999. Another name change bill, this time at Adekunle Ajasin University, to immortalize the late Governor Ajasin, which was promulgated by Governor Adefarati in 2004 after the demise of the former. The revised and Remaining Statute of the University was promulgated in November 2007 by another governor, former governor Olusegun Agagu[citation needed]. In that context, it can be rightly said that although the history of AAUA began in 1982, the relocation of 5 November 1999 marked the beginning of the second period in the history of the AAUA. its history at its present location, Akungba Akoko.

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Adekunle Ajasin University offers undergraduate and graduate programs as well as JUPEB preparatory programs in professional fields from the sciences, arts, education, law, social sciences and management, faculty study agriculture, design and environmental management.


The school has seven (7) faculties

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