About the University…

Oduduwa University was licensed by Federal Government of Nigeria to operate as a private University on 3rd November, 2009 (cerficate number: 38). The University was named after the progenitor of the Yoruba race (Oduduwa).

The University is located at Ipetumodu, a town in Ife North Local Government Area of Osun State. It is just 6 kilometers away from Ile Ife. The University which occupies about 100 hectares of land, is stategically located on Ife – Ibadan express road, and it can be accessed from al the nearby States of Oyo, Ekiti, Ogun, Ondo, Edo and Lagos.

 I.           Any student of this University who has grievance of any kind, for instance in respect of inadequate attention, maltreatment, victimization etc. should refer the matter to the office of the Registrar or the Head of Department as the case may be for consideration and appropriate action.
II.        In respect of any academic matter, a student’s complaint should first be lodged with appropriate Head of Department. The complaint can thereafter be referred to the Office of the Registrar for solution

III.        In respect of any other form of grievance, it must be lodged first with the appropriate Head who may refer it to the Vice Chancellor for resolution as the case may be. If the case demands disciplinary actions, it will be referred to the Students Disciplinary Committee for appropriate action.

It shall be regarded as misconducts on the part of any student who communicates with any external body on a complaint being looked into by the University or its agents through the laid down procedure. A breach of this regulation shall be regarded as an act of misconduct and shall be dealt with accordingly.

As a means of promoting academic, social and cultural awareness. The University shall encourage students of the Institution who desire to organize themselves into various social, cultural and recreational organizations. Such organizations should cater for a variety of interests and serve as a forum through which students may manifest their feelings and attitude and seek relief from purely academic rigors and stress.

As a rule, Oduduwa University shall not recognize any student organization whose membership discriminates on account of sex and religion. Students’ organizations must meet the following conditions before being recognized by the University.
i.       Intent to pursue activities, which are consistent with educational and established policies of the University  
ii.     Involvement of members of staff either as patrons or advisers. Such staff members, after having consented, should contact the Registrar through the Students Affairs Officer and furnish him with relevant documents such as the constitution and objectives of the club or association.
iii     Statements of financial support and source commensurate with activities to be undertaken.
iv.     Numbers and names of students, including-their schools/departments, interested in becoming members of the approved organizations to be filed with the Registrar.

Recognized students’ organizations are entitled to the following privileges: 
The use of University facilities subject to payment of appropriate fees if any, as well as in keeping with the scheduling and booking regulations and procedures governing the use of such facilities.

Recognition may be withdrawn for any of the following reasons:
i.          Failure to comply with the regulated administrative procedures for continued recognition.
ii          Failure to carry out activities with decency and good morals.
iii         Engaging in activities detrimental to the interest and integrity of the University and the nation.

Counseling services:  
Personal counseling can help individuals deal more effectively with emotional and social concerns. Individual and group approaches are used in providing counseling
Career Counseling
Educational and career counseling involves learning to plan wisely, handle difficulties and make decisions with regard to academic and vocational concerns. Relevant decisions in helping the students to determine goals and make choices.

Learning Assistant Programmes
Various programmes and activities are designed to create learning experiences, which are for the development of effective reading and study skills. Testing instructions and practices are provided to correct difficulties and to improve the ability to learn and study.

Group Programmes
These afford opportunities to be involved in a variety of experiences in which learning is best facilitated through group participation. They are available throughout the year.

(i)   Wilful damage attracts police action and prosecution.
(ii)  Any form of examination malpractice is punishable by indefinite suspension or expulsion.
(iii Pasting of posters on the walls or defiling the walls in any form is punishable by suspension
(iv) Any act of lawlessness or indiscipline, which include disobedience, rudeness, assault, violence, irrational behaviour, belonging to clandestine association (Cultism) is punishable by rustication.
(v)        Holding clandestine meetings or belonging to secret cults or any illegal association is punishable by dismissal 
(vi)       No loitering in the school premises.
(vii)      No drumming except during ceremonies approved by the University authorities.
(viii)     All agitations or complaints are passed through the Students Welfare Board to the Dean, Students Affairs. 
(ix)       No smoking or drinking of alcoholic liquor in the premises of the institution.

Every student must be corporate and decent in his or her mode of dressing. No loose, weird, seductive or provocative mode of dressing. The wearing of waist jeans, mini skirts and short tops or sleeveless tops is not allowed.

The University has a Student Welfare Board which is constituted by the best students drawn from each of the existing Departments. The Board is an Umbrella Union for all the University students. The students express their opinions through their representatives in the Board. This promotes a cordial relationship between the Management and the students. No traditional students union.

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The University Library is headed by the University Librarian who is responsible to the Vice Chancellor for the administration of the University Library and coordination of all Library services in the University. He is academic staff who is in charge of all the academic, research and administrative activities within the University Library system. Objectives of the Library The objectives of Oduduwa University Library are, among others: to collect the most current materials (print and electronic) in support of learning, teaching and research activities of the university; to disseminate relevant information to clientele; to support the University effort to develop its human and non-human resources; to cooperate with other university libraries in resources sharing through photocopying, inter-library lending and courier services. A University is as good as its Library; no wonder, then that the Library is always referred to as the ?nerve centre?, the ?pivot?, the ?heart?, or the ?core? of the academic life of a university. All academic/non-academic activities revolve around the resources that are stocked and exploited by the University community for all academic and administrative endeavors within the academia.

GENERAL INFORMATION Hours of Opening During Session: Monday- Sunday 24 hours services Warning signals are sounded thirty and fifteen minutes before closing time. All desk transactions end fifteen minutes to closing time. The library is closed on National Holidays. Notices will be pasted on the library Bulletin Boards. Telephone/E-mail University Library E-mail: library@oduduwauniversity.edu.ng University Librarian E-mail: librarian@oduduwauniversity.edu.ng Postal Address: Oduduwa University Ipetumodu,P.M.B 5533,Ile-Ife, Osun State Historical Background, Physical facilities and Services Oduduwa University was licensed on 3rd November, 2009 by Federal Government of Nigeria to operate as a private university (certificate number: 38). The University is named after Oduduwa, the progenitor of the Yoruba race. The University is located at Ipetumodu, a town in Ife North Local Government Area of Osun State. The structural developments taking place in the university constitute a cynosure of all eyes for visitors. Oduduwa University library is a newly completed library complex which, strategically located in the heart of the university, it became necessary so as to cater for the growing students’ population as well as growing faculty requirements and also to enable the library fulfill the objectives which is among others: to collect the most current information materials (print and electronic) in support of learning, teaching and research activities of the university. The new library complex which was built with seating facilities for 2000 users, is open to staff and students round the clock (24 hours library service) for usage of the library’s information materials. Services offered in the library include: compilation of reading list and bibliographies ;Document delivery; Reference services; Membership of the library ;On line services ; Publishing; Reprographic service; internet connectivity, Referrer services; Readers’ advisory services to researches; Binding of students projects; Exhibitions; Current awareness services. Library Collection Library collection (Books) which was about 5000 volumes and few journals at the take-off of the institution in 2009 are now more than 65, 000 volumes of Books (Including Reference collection ) and 10, 200 journals and other periodicals. The library information materials are organized on open access collections. The collections are acquired and organized to support the information needs of the two colleges in the university, especially learning and research purpose. The students and the academic staff are free to make use of the library stocks that are relevant to their needs in the library after they have duly registered as bonafide users of the library. It is worthy to mention that all the materials in the library are classified with the library of congress classification scheme. Over 50,000 electronic resources are available; subscription is made to electronic and online databases such as, ProQuest, ebrary and others (JSTOR, OARE, Hinary, Agora, National Virtual library e.t.c). on regular bases. Access to electronic resources is provided from every corner of the campus; therefore the university has in place virtual library. The electronic library is about the largest in Sun-Sahara Africa, with over 500, computer serving as access point to library electronic information resources. Internet facilities are provided by Globacom, leading internet provider in sub-saharah Africa. The e-library unit is equipped with 500 computer system (HP Envy 23 Touch smart PC, All in one).the library is pursuing vigorously the new millennium integrated library system which will place us first among equals in our sub-region Admission to the Library The library is open to all members of the University; it is also open to Alumni/Alumnae of the University. Anyone else with serious reason for using it may also be admitted to use the library for study and reference purposes’ only. In all cases, the claims of scholarship and research are given first considerations. It is also normally open to staff and students of other Nigerian Universities who are specially introduced by their University Librarian. Library Vital Services The University Library provides other vital services such as: (i) Internet Services The Oduduwa University Library have access to on-line journals via ProQuest and ebrary Publishing limited and others. This access does not restrict the number of computers that can connect to the journal site, provided that the subscription period does not elapse. The access runs for 24 hours daily.

 (ii) Thesis/Dissertations The Library receives one copy of every thesis/dissertations for which the University awards a degree. It also collects thesis/dissertations of its academic staff, which are accepted, by other universities for the award of higher degrees.

(iii)Bindery There is a mini-bindery , The mini-bindery does all the binding of back issues of journals, magazines, newspapers and various sizes of textbooks. It also carries out basic repairs of Library books.

(iv) Orientation Programme for freshers The university management organizes orientation programme for fresh students, it usually takes place at the beginning of a new session. During this period, fresh students are acquainted with the various sections of the library and its diverse materials so as to prepare them for maximum benefit that can be derived from the materials. During the orientation, the University librarian addresses the students by exposing them to the library resources and services that the students can enjoy. The orientation programme usually culminates in a guided tour of the library facilities.

 (v) User Education The Oduduwa University library organizes user-education programme for its users, one of such programmes is Use of Library, an aspect of General Studies (GST 105) which is compulsory for all fresh students of the University. The aim is to equip the students, with skills to become better users of the library in particular and other information centers in General.

(vi) Newspapers and Magazines. There is a Newspaper/Magazine corner at the Reference Unit of the Library. All available newspapers and numerous general interest magazines are displayed for readers benefit. Newspapers and magazines are sources of current topics. They are not borrowable. Similarly, adjacent to newspapers and magazines are an information centre. On display are bulletins from other universities and so on.

(vii) Journals & other Research Publications A number of journals are subscribed to the library for research purposes. These resources are organized for use by Colleges and final year students and in the near future for the post graduate students. The collections here are strictly for consultation and, users may be allowed to make photocopies of these information materials.

(viii) Circulation Services: This service is performed by the circulation unit; this Unit is the main service point of the library and it is responsible for the circulation of materials in the library. The staff in this unit is responsible for the registration of readers, charging and discharging, filling issues, shelving of books, shelf-reading. Tidiness of the stock and assistance to readers are also part of the duties performed in this unit as well as ready reference and referrer services.

(Ix) Reference Services The reference unit of the library specializes in the provision of reference services giving readers advice, and keeping reference materials. Books here are labeled ‘for reference only’ and cannot be borrowed out; they can only be consulted in the library. Information materials here include; encyclopedias, dictionaries, manuals, yearbooks, biographies.etc. On application, lecturers may be allowed to take reference materials as overnight loan if such materials are to be used in the laboratory or in class. Professional librarians are always on hand to receive enquiries from users and assist them to make use of relevant publications in the library. He/she directs users to the resources of the library. It is pertinent to mention that reference services, especially enquiries are an integral part of library service to users. I.e. the librarian must do all he/she can to meet the information needs of bonafide users of the library exploring all the information resources within and without the library. Where he is still unable to meet the information needs of these users, he directs them to a neighboring academic library.

(x) Letters of Introduction/Recommendation: Introduces and recommends users to other libraries for the purposes of research work and other library services.

(Xi) Registration No person may make use of the University Library until he/she has signed the undertaking to observe Library Rules and has been issued a library card. This card must be shown to any official of the library on demand, who may prohibit entry to anyone unable to produce it. Registration must be renewed at the beginning of each academic year. Library cards are not transferable. The use of the Library is normally permitted to registered users only. Registration as a Library user is open to all persons in the following categories: a. Full and part-time members of the University teaching and research staff. b. Senior members of the administrative and Library staff members c. Registered research students of the University. d. Members of the University Council. e. Registered full and part-time graduate students of the University. f. Registered full and part-time undergraduate students of the University g. Other University employees Non-members of the University could be permitted to use the Library for reference purposes only. Each prospective reader is expected to fill the membership card before borrowing tickets are given.

(xii) Loan of Books For every book borrowed for use outside the library, a book card must be signed and handed in at the circulation desk. Then books shall be stamped with the date due for return. The reader signing for book is responsible for its custody and return. All transactions shall be made in person All Books in the reference section marked FOR REFERENCE ONLY are not for loan and may not be removed from the library Journals, special collections, research materials etc may only be borrowed with the express permission of the university librarian, and only in special cases. Students are restricted to four volumes on loans at any time and senior staff to six. Penalty will be imposed for overdue, lost or damaged books according to the following scales: (A) Overdue books, 100 naira per day up to a maximum of 30 days: thereafter 300 naira per week or part of a week. All loans privileges may be suspended after 30 days.

(B) Any book specifically recalled by the university librarian will attract a fine of 50 naira per day after third day from the day of receipt of such notice.

(C) Books lost will be paid for, five times the purchase cost of the book. Readers must report cases of missing books promptly in writing to stop the daily fines mounting. All loans privileges will be suspended until fines or charges are paid.

(D) Estimated cost of repair will be charged for damaged books.

 (xiii) Period of Loan The normal period of loan is 14 days. Provided that no other reader requires the book, a loan may be renewed for further period of 14 days after which it must be returned to the shelves. Long term loan not exceeding 3 months maybe arranged for the academic staff on request

 (xiv) Return of Books All books to undergraduate students must be returned on or before the last Monday of the last week of the semester, or within 3 days of date of recall. All books on loan must be returned before the vacation for annual stock taking.

(xv) Inter-Library Loan The Library also assists users in getting documents not available in the library within the country and from outside the country. Request for such can be done through the information Desk or through the Reference Librarian. (This may be treated as Inter Library Loan

(xvi) Document Delivery Services Photocopies of journal articles, papers and other publications held by the Library are made for institutions or individuals provided that copyright restrictions do not forbid the reproduction of such materials. Reproductions of materials not held by the Library may be obtained from institutions holding them. If request are made to the Reference Librarian. Cost is charge to the requesting individual or department.

(xvii) Internet Services. These services are provided from the e-library, Internet browsing attracts some fee. Internet services is provided by Global com .

(xviii) Bindery The Library has a Bindery Section, for your bindery needs, contact the Head of the bindery Unit.

 (xix) Reception & Television services There is a reception and television for relaxation and information on happening around the world.

 (xx) Current Awareness Services List of new arrival is typed and forwarded to Academic staff; a spiral band copy is kept for user information in the library. Users can also have access to the library holdings online as well as new arrivals.

(xxi)Accessing our physical book collection 1 Identify a book you need from the shelves after consulting the Catalogue box, through: Author ,Title and Subject 2 Ensure that the book is in good condition and that no page is missing before taking it to staff in charge. 3 show your library Identification card to the library staff on duty and ensure the book is properly charged before taking it out.

Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu

College of Natural and Applied Sciences

  1. Physics
  2. Chemical Sciences (Industria Chemistry, Chemistry, and Biochemistryl)
  3. Biological Sciences
  4. Mathematics and Statistics
  5. Computer Science
  6. Microbiology

College of Environmental Design and Management

  1. Estate Management
  2. Quantity Surveying
  3. Architecture

College of Management Sciences

  1. Economics
  2. Accounting
  3. Banking & Finance
  4. Business Administration
  5. Mass Communication / Media Technology
  6. Public Administration
  7. International Relations
  8. Political Science


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