University of Ibadan

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About UI

University of Ibadan

The University of Ibadan popularly known as UI is Nigeria’s first University.

Established in 1948 and located in the capital city of Ibadan.

University of Ibadan

UI is the mother of all universities in Nigeria. The school is a training ground for thousands of professionals that run other institutions.

So Here’s Five Things You Probably Didn’t Know About UI


The First University Before Independence

University of Ibadan

University of Ibadan is the first university in Nigeria before independence. As it came to being in 1948 before independence.


Only 13 Vice Chancellors

University of Ibadan

Since it’s conception the university has had only 13 vice chancellors.  The university has been in existence for 70 years now and counting.


History Department Making History

University of Ibadan

The history department of the university broke a record after 69 years.

There haven’t been any graduate with a first class from the department till after 69 years.


First To Be Ranked

University of Ibadan

UI is the first Nigerian institution to make the top 1000 in Times Higher Education rankings.

The first in Nigeria and the first in West Africa.

Started With Three Faculties

University of Ibadan

UI started with only three faculties which are Arts, Science, and Medicine.

And has evolved to several other faculties and departments

So there you have it. The five things you probably didn’t know about the University of Ibadan.

Are you a UI student? Do you know other things about your school and want to share?

Kindly us the comment section to let us know.

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