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The University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) is a top well-known and recognised federal government University in Nigeria. Their main role is to conduct the post UTME screening exercise for students seeking admission into the institution. On this page you will see everything you need to know about UNILORIN; about, history, mandate/act, objectives/roles, current leadership, departments, and units, achievements, challenges, and contact details. Here, you will also see all related news and the latest updates about UNILORIN.

University of Ilorin (UNILORIN)


The University of Ilorin, also known as Unilorin, is a federal government-owned university in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. It was established by a Decree of the Federal Military Government in August 1975. The establishment aimed to implement one of the educational directives of the Third National Development Plan which was aimed at providing more opportunities for Nigerians aspiring to acquire a university education and to generate high-level manpower, so vital for the rapidly expanding economy. Compared to other higher institutions of learning in the country, the institution has one of the largest landmass covering approximately 15,000 hectares of land.

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Brief History of UNILORIN

University of Ilorin is located in Ilorin, the capital city of Kwara State on latitude 8.4799° N and longitude 4.5418° E, covering an approximate land mass of 5,000 hectares. The University of Ilorin is located at about 500km apart from Nigeria’s national capital (Abuja) and about 300km away from the Nation’s economic capital (Lagos).

The University of Ilorin was one of the seven institutions of higher learning established by a decree of the Federal Military Government in August 1975. FCE Pankshin Registration Deadline for Returning Students

The first set of 200 students, selected following an entrance examination, were admitted into a residence on 23 October 1976, while academic work started on 25 October after the Principal’s address. The University College started with three academic faculties of Arts, Science and Education. In October 1977, the institution attained full autonomous status with appointment of the then Principal, Professor O.O Akinkugbe as the first vice-chancellor.

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The University started off on a portion of the temporary campus of the Kwara State Polytechnic known as the mini campus. This was the site of academic programmes in the Faculties of Arts, Science, Education, Engineering & Technology, Business, and Social Sciences, and basic clinical sciences of the Health Sciences Faculty. It was the only campus of the university until January 1982 when more than 1000 students studying science were moved following the completion of new Faculty blocks and residences for Natural Sciences and Engineering on the permanent campus site. From 1983, the law programme was started as a department in the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences. JUST IN: Ex-President, Jonathan Gets New Appointment

UNILORIN Mandate/Act

The mandate of this great institution is embodied in the vision and mission statements of the school. Those statements are as follows: Information Guides in Nigeria


To be an international centre of excellence in learning, research, probity, and service to humanity. Waec Result


To be an international centre of excellence in learning, research, probity, and service to humanity. Npower Recruitment

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Objectives/Roles OF UNILORIN

To make the University more accessible to foreigners; To further enhance the international status of the University. To make them functionally proficient; To provide sufficient foundation and impetus for further self-development, etc   Dollar to Naira Rate

List of UNILORIN Faculties

Below is the list of Faculties in UNILORIN:

  • Agriculture
  • Arts
  • Comm. & Information Sciences
  • College of Health Sciences
  • Basic Medical Sciences
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Education
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Environmental Science
  • Life Science
  • Law
  • Management Sciences
  • Pharmaceutical Science
  • Physical Science
  • Social Sciences
  • Veterinary Medicine

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Notable Achievements of UNILORIN

Below are some of the achievements of the institution.

(1) Five new Hostels were completed in 2002. Other projects were the Faculty of Education blocks and Lecture theatre; Lecture rooms, Offices and Lecture Theatre for the Faculty of Business and Social Sciences; Faculty of Science Chemistry block; Department of Agricultural Engineering block; offices for the Department of Physical and Health Education; COMSIT building (Phase I) among others. Jamb Result

(2) A water dam and treatment plant to provide uninterrupted water supply to the main campus has just been completed. The university will soon construct a rail-line to boost transportation between the university’s main campus and the township.

(3) Apart from the renovation of buildings, a systematic upgrading of teaching and research facilities are being undertaken by the university within its lean resources. This includes the provision of computers, laboratory equipment, etc.

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Challenges facing UNILORIN

  • There have been cases and times where there was a delay in the payment of salaries, allowances, and other sundry welfare issues.
  • Cases of examination malpractice among students and lecturers
  • The problem of cultism etc

UNILORIN Contact Details

Do you want to contact the school for enquiries, comments, or complaints? Do well to take advantage of the contact details of University of Ilorin provided below.

The Registrar University of Ilorin P.M.B 1515 Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria, Tel: 031-821304, 07098208901 FAX: 031-221937

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