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

  • 1.  History
  • 2. Academics
  • 3. Sport
  • 4. Past and Present Vice Chancellors
  • 5. Principal Officers
  • 6. Achievements
  • 7. Faculties
  • 8. References
  • 9. External links


Adekunle Ajasin University was first established as Obafemi Awolowo University in March 1982 by the government of the old Ondo State, headed by the late Chief Michael Adekunle Ajasin. The immediately succeeding military government of Navy Commodore Michael 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. The bill for yet another name change, this time to Adekunle Ajasin University, in order to immortalise the late Governor Ajasin, was signed into law by Governor Adefarati in 2004 following the demise of the former. The amended and subsisting statute of the University was signed into law in November 2007 by yet another governor, the former Governor Olusegun Agagu.  In these circumstances, it can rightly be said that while the history of AAUA started in 1982, its relocation on 5 November 1999 marked the beginning of the second phase of its history now in its present location, Akungba Akoko.


Adekunle Ajasin University offers undergraduate and post-graduate as well as Pre-degree, JUPEB programmes in fields of specialization ranging from Science, Arts, Education, Law, Social and Management sciences, Agricultural science, Environmental Design and Management.

The University has seven (7) faculties 

Below is the list of departments:

  • Accounting
  • Adult Education
  • Architecture
  • Arts Education
  • Animal and Environmental Biology
  • Agricultural Economics and Extension
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Science
  • Banking and Finance
  • Biochemistry
  • Business Administration
  • Chemical Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Commercial and Industrial Law
  • Criminology and Security Studies
  • Science Education
  • Economics
  • Educational Management
  • English Studies
  • Earth Sciences
  • Estate Management
  • Forestry and Wildlife Management
  • Fisheries and Aquaculture
  • Geography and Planning Science
  • Guidance and Counselling
  • History and International Studies
  • Human Kinetics and Health Education
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • International Law
  • Jurispudence and International Law
  • Linguistics and Languages
  • Mathematic Sciences
  • Mass Communication
  • Microbiology
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Physics and Electronics
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Plant Science and Biotechnology
  • Political Science and Public Administration
  • Private and Property Law
  • Public Law
  • Pure and Applied Psychology
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Religion and African Culture
  • Science Education
  • Social Science Education
  • Sociology
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Vocational and Technical Education


AAUA’s Sports Complex, provides indoor and out-door sports such as table tennis, badminton, soccer, basketball, cricket, judo, track and field events that encourage staff and students to keep fit physically. The centre is equipped with ultra-modern facilities which include a large gymnasium, Standard football pitch, Tennis court, and many other sports. AAUA students participate in competitive sports such as the Nigerian University Games Association and West African University’s Games.

Past and Present Vice Chancellors.

The Vice Chancellors are assisted by two deputy Vice Chancellors, both Academic and Administration.

Names of Vice ChancellorsDate
Prof. Akin AkindoyemiJanuary, 2000 to January, 2001
Prof. Olusola Ibukun (Acting)]January, 2001 to May 2002
Prof. Funso Akere 4 May 2002 to 30 April 2006
Prof. N. Oluwafemi Mimiko (Acting) May 2006 to October 2006
Prof. Dr. Med. Philip Abiodun1 October 2006 to 18 June 2009
Prof. O. Awobuluyi (Acting) 19 June 2009 to 3 January 2010
Prof. N. Oluwafemi Mimiko4 January 2010 to 3 January 2015
Prof. Igbekele Amos Ajibefun6 January 2015 to 5 January 2020
Prof. Olugbenga E. Ige (Acting) 6 January 2020 till date

Principal Officers

Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, SANVisitor
Dr. Tunji AbayomiPro-Chancellor/Chairman, Governing Council
Prof. Olugbenga E. IgeActing Vice Chancellor
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration)
Prof. Francis A. GboreDeputy Vice Chancellor (Academic)
Mr. Opeoluwa AkinfemiwaActing Registrar
Ologun Olubunmi Veronica, FCA]Bursar
Dr. Rotimi EgunjobiUniversity Librarian


  • Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria, emerges the Best State University in Nigeria according to the latest Webometric Ranking of World Universities released on the 31st of July, 2019.
  • The first webometric ranking for 2020 has been released. Adekunle Ajasin University holds tenaciously to the position of the BEST STATE UNIVERSITY while ranking no. 10 overall in Nigeria. AAUA’s Continental Ranking has also soared to 51.


  • Faculty of Agriculture
  • Faculty of Art
  • Faculty of Education
  • Faculty of Environmental Design and Management
  • Faculty of Law
  • Faculty of Science
  • Faculty of Social and Management Sciences


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