INTRODUCTION

You are welcome on board to the Faculty of Arts, the fulcrum of global education Adeleke University.  The Faculty is as old as the University, as it was one of the Faculties approved by the National Universities Commission in 2011 when the University was established. There are currently three departments in the Faculty namely:  History and International Studies, Languages and Literary Studies and Religious Studies.  The Faculty also houses the General Studies Unit.  For any programme in the Faculty, a prospective student spends a minimum of four years for the UTME students and three years for the Direct Entry students.

The Faculty, at inception, had Prof. H.I. Tijani as its pioneer Dean.  He was a professor of History. He held the position for two sessions before he was appointed as the first University Deputy Vice-Chancellor in November, 2013.

Prof. Martina I. Oguntoyinbo-Atere came on board in November 2013 as the Second Dean.  She is a Professor of Religious Studies. Under her headship, the Faculty faced the NUC programme accreditation in January 2015.  To God be the glory, the three departments/programmes had full accreditation in 2015 and the Faculty graduated her first set of students from the three programmes.

In 2016, the then Dean, Prof Martina I. Oguntoyinbo-Atere was appointed the Chief of Staff to the newly appointed Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dayo Alao upon this appointment, Dr. Serifat O. Labo-Popoola came on board as the acting Dean. In 2018, she was promoted a full Professor and thereby became the substantive Dean of the Faculty.

The Faculty moved up the ladder in 2017 by floating the following Postgraduate programmes: Master’s and Doctoral programmes in the three Departments.  For a Master’s programme, an intending student has to spend a minimum of three (3) semesters while the Doctoral programme lasts for a minimum of three (3) years.

In July 2019, the first set of M.A students in the Department of Religious Studies were graduated.

The Faculty is proud to have produced six first class students in the last four years.

Adeleke University is a private faith-based learning institution located in a serene and nature friendly atmosphere of 520 acres of land in the historic town of Ede, Osun State, South-Western part of Nigeria. The University was founded in 2011 by Dr. Adedeji Adeleke, through the Springtime Development Foundation (SDF), a philanthropic, non- profit making organisation established to assist indigent students to benefit from quality higher education.

As a higher institution that is based on the Seventh-day Adventist philosophy of education, Adeleke University forms part of the over 100 worldwide institutions running on this philosophy.

With strict commitment to realising the vision and mission of the founding fathers, the university today offers one of the most affordable but best quality education in Nigeria, with unique features like, scholarship opportunities, flexibility in payment of fees, acquisition of entrepreneural skills, high quality teaching, research and innovative learning.

Adeleke University is a home away from home where parents and teachers combine efforts to bequest to students the pursuit for utmost truth, transmission of knowledge, dedication to service to God and humanity in general. You are welcome to a God centred institution that emphases holistic training of the mental, physical, spiritual and social aspects of man.

HISTORY

The educational venture that has today bloomed into Adeleke University had its beginning in the Springtime Development Foundation (SDF) (RC No. 8109), a not- for-profit, Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) founded in 1996 by Dr. Adedeji Adeleke. The SDF came with a vision to empower disadvantaged communities, people and individuals to improve themselves and their environments. Within ten years of its existence, the SDF had registered operational presence in every state in Nigeria assisting people at the grass root of the populace to attain higher quality of life. 

By its charter, the SDF provides relief materials to the poor and needy as well as victims of natural and social disasters.  However, SDF intervention goes beyond providing aids.  It seeks permanent solutions to the problem of poverty, diseases, hunger, and ignorance, social and political disabilities. This is where its educational intervention through the establishment of Adeleke University finds relevance. The SDF has as its mission statement “to provide appropriate physical and social basic structure upon which the less-privileged in any target people/group can be encouraged to build sustainable decent quality life”.

In doing this, the SDF had certain cardinal areas of emphasis such as Community Development, Educational Services Development, Skill Development, Health Services Development, Welfare and Relief Services.  In order to realise its educational services objective, Adeleke University was established.  The University is SDF’s response to the realisation that education is the bedrock of development. It is a more important attempt at going beyond assisting students with equipment and infrastructure, providing scholarships to indigent students as well as donation of books. With the establishment of Adeleke University and the giving of its charter by the National Universities Commission, it has come to provide a suitable avenue for students from all nations, race, colour and ethnic groups to attain their full potentials.  The idea is to teach people how to fish rather than give them fishes.  With the education of the younger generation, the SDF through Adeleke University believes that poverty, ignorance and diseases will give way to prosperity.

HISTORY

The educational venture that has today bloomed into Adeleke University had its beginning in the Springtime Development Foundation (SDF) (RC No. 8109), a not- for-profit, Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) founded in 1996 by Dr. Adedeji Adeleke. The SDF came with a vision to empower disadvantaged communities, people and individuals to improve themselves and their environments. Within ten years of its existence, the SDF had registered operational presence in every state in Nigeria assisting people at the grass root of the populace to attain higher quality of life. 

By its charter, the SDF provides relief materials to the poor and needy as well as victims of natural and social disasters.  However, SDF intervention goes beyond providing aids.  It seeks permanent solutions to the problem of poverty, diseases, hunger, and ignorance, social and political disabilities. This is where its educational intervention through the establishment of Adeleke University finds relevance. The SDF has as its mission statement “to provide appropriate physical and social basic structure upon which the less-privileged in any target people/group can be encouraged to build sustainable decent quality life”.

In doing this, the SDF had certain cardinal areas of emphasis such as Community Development, Educational Services Development, Skill Development, Health Services Development, Welfare and Relief Services.  In order to realise its educational services objective, Adeleke University was established.  The University is SDF’s response to the realisation that education is the bedrock of development. It is a more important attempt at going beyond assisting students with equipment and infrastructure, providing scholarships to indigent students as well as donation of books. With the establishment of Adeleke University and the giving of its charter by the National Universities Commission, it has come to provide a suitable avenue for students from all nations, race, colour and ethnic groups to attain their full potentials.  The idea is to teach people how to fish rather than give them fishes.  With the education of the younger generation, the SDF through Adeleke University believes that poverty, ignorance and diseases will give way to prosperity.

OUR IDENTITY

NAME OF THE UNIVERSITY:

The name Adeleke University, Ede,  is derived from Dr. Adedeji Adeleke who is the founder of Springtime Development Foundation (SDF), Ede.The contributions of SDF in the fields of Community Development, Educational Services Development, Skill Development, Health Services Development and Welfare Relief Services in the country are immense.

MOTTO:

The motto of the university is ‘Education, Excellence and Character’

 Education:- The experience that has formative effect on the mind, character or physical ability of an individual. It is the most fundamental building blocks for human development.

Excellence:- Eminence, a talent or quality that surpasses ordinary standard.

Character:- Distinctive quality that makes or distinguishes an individual.

Mission & Vision

Vision

Excelling in high quality teaching, research and innovative learning with the capacity to compete globally.

Mission

The pursuit of truth and the preservation, advancement and transmission of knowledge through high-quality general, professional and vocational education geared towards preparing people for dedicated service to humanity.

Faculty of Arts

Breakdown of Graduates between 2015 and 2018

S/NClass of DegreeHistory and International StudiesLanguages and Literary StudiesReligious Studies  Total
11st Class01010506
22nd Class Upper34150554
32nd Class Lower17050527
43rd Class0101
Total52221488

The Faculty remains relevant in the University.  Many of the academic staff had held and still hold important positions in various University committees.  The Faculty had her First Annual International Conference in April 2019.  We also boast of a Faculty Guest Lecture series.

In every Department, there are course/ Level Advisers who are appointed to advise students regularly.  As students, your level adviser is accessible to you.  Therefore, make good use of them.

Faculty of Arts cares about the students’ welfare.  The Arts Faculty Counselling Unit (AFCU) has been put in place to cater for the well-being of the students as well as their emotional, educational, social, etc. needs.  Please feel free to walk up to any lecturer if you have a challenge and you will be directed appropriately.

Staffing Situation in the Faculty as at 2019

  1. Professors –              02
  2. Associate Professor –     01
  3. Senior Lecturer –         04
  4. Lecturer I –              01
  5. Lecturer II –             02
  6. Assistant Lecturer –      04
  7. Graduate Assistant –      03

                                              17

The Faculty enjoys the opportunity of having some seasoned and renowned professors from other Universities on sabbatical as well as Visiting Professors.  These professors have helped in moving the Faculty to great heights.  Some of those who have been privileged to work in the Faculty are Prof. M.E. Sotunsa and Prof. P.O. Amanze.  Some others are being processed to come on board.

Our students have been opportuned to partake in inter-university competitions.  In 2019, the students of the Department of Languages and Literary Studies came first in a competition organised by WESTCOSEL, the South West Body of Students of Languages and Literary Studies in Nigerian Universities.

The Department of History and International Studies engages in experiential learning.  The students of the Department have been to Ghana, Obudu Cattle Ranch, NIIA, Oyo National Park, etc. National Museum, Onikan Lagos, Foreign Service Academy, Lagos on experiential learning.

The Faculty provides a platform for her students’ social needs; thus the students have gone on several excursions to: Erin-Ijesa Water falls, Idanre Hills, Osun-Osogbo Groove, Museum at Obafemi Awolowo University (O.A.U.), and Agodi Gardens, Ibadan. This platform, known as Faculty of Arts Student Association (FASA) was formally inaugurated in July of 2018. The first President was Adaramati, Shogo from the Department of History and International studies.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: HISTORY AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES PROGRAMME

The candidate must possess 5 (five) credits in SSCE Examination or its equivalent including English and History/Government/Geography. It is permissible to have 5 (five) credits in two sittings. A pass in Mathematics is acceptable for admission consideration. It is also mandatory for a candidate to sit and pass the JAMB Examination and the University entrance examination.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: RELIGIOUS STUDIES PROGRAMME

The candidate must possess 5 (five) credits in SSCE Examination or its equivalent including English and Christian Religious Knowledge. It is also mandatory for a candidate to sit and pass the JAMB Examination and the University entrance examination.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: LANGUAGES AND LITERARY STUDIES PROGRAMME

English students  admitted to the Department of Languages & Literary Studies for the B. A. (Hons) degree programme in English must have satisfied the Adeleke University admission requirements. 

In addition, they must have:

i. 5 Senior Secondary School Level credits including English Language and Literature in English (for the four years’ program) or its equivalent; OR

ii. 3 “A” Level GCE passes including one in Literature and SSCE Level credit pass in English Language (for the three-year program).

iii. Such student in (i) above should have passed the Adeleke University Entrance Examination and JAMB in five subject areas including English Language, Literature in English, any one of Christian   Religious   Knowledge,   History   and Government, and any other two subjects.

Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences

DEPARTMENTS

  • Anatomy
  • Nursing
  • Public Health
  • Physiology

Faculty of Business and Social Sciences

Departments

  • Accounting 
  • Business Administration 
  • Economics
  • Mass Communication 
  • Political Science 
  • Public Administration
  • Library Information Science

Faculty of Engineering

DEPARTMENTS

  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Electronic & Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering 

Faculty of Law

DEPARTMENT

  • Law

Faculty of Science

BRIEF ABOUT THE FACULTY

Prof. Olubukola OyawoyeThe faculty of Science was one of the three foundation faculties at the inception of the University in 2011. The faculty seeks to educate and foster future leaders of scientific endeavor and to actively partner the development of innovative industries. At Adeleke University, we combine academic tradition with internationally acclaimed innovation in research and teaching to give our students the skills they need to take a leading role in shaping the future.

DEPARTMENTS

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Information System
  • Biological Science
  • Mathematics
  • Biochemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Physics
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Chemistry

VISION OF THE FACULTY

To be a faculty that will produce graduates with excellence, knowledge and character.

MISSION OF THE FACULTY

To utilize and apply basic concepts of science in a functional and dynamic sense, through a conducive teaching, learning, research and development environment, where staff and students will interact and compete effectively with other counterparts, both nationally and internationally for maximum benefit to the individual, society and humanity as well as for the honour of the CREATOR.   

OBJECTIVES OF THE FACULTY

The principal objective of the faculty programmes is excellence in teaching, learning and research to produce graduates with the skills and knowledge to make a difference in the society and the zeal to add value to our world.

To this end each department in the faculty is expected to:

  • Cultivate analytical skills in students for designing and formulating scientific studies which are for the benefit of the society
  • Produce graduates who can cope with the demands of scientific research and advanced research
  • Create rules capable of pursing the rapid development and stunning variety of science
  • Be critical of scientific issues with a view to contributing to knowledge as well as identify and providing solution to societal problems.

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