OAU JUPEB Screening and Exam Date for 2021/2022 Academic Session

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU)

OAU JUPEB Screening date. Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB) screening and exam date and venue for 2021/2022 academic session is out.

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This is to inform all the candidates that applied for admission into the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB) Programme during the 2021/2022 academic session that the management of the institution has announced the date and venue for their entrance examination.

OAU JUPEB Entrance Exam Date – Screening

The JUPEB Entrance examination for the 2021/2022 session will hold as follows:

DATE: Tuesday, September 7th, 2021
VENUE: CBT Hall, Centre for Distance Learning, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (Moro Campus), Moro, Osun State.

The general public should also note that the Application is still ongoing.

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Short History

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) is a federal government owned university located in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. The university was founded in 1961 and classes commenced in October 1962 as the University of Ife by the regional government of Western Nigeria, led by late chief Samuel Ladoke Akintola, and was renamed Obafemi Awolowo University on 12 May 1987 in honour of Chief Obafemi Awolowo (1909–1987), first premier of the Western Region of Nigeria, whose brainchild the university was.

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In 1951, with the adoption of a new constitution, there came major changes within the regions which meant elected legislators and regional premiers. The new regional governments proceeded to make expansion of primary and secondary education a policy priority. An underlying purpose of these expansion was the view that education was an important agent of transformation and development. In 1959, the Federal Minister of Education created a commission to research the country’s future manpower needs of university graduates specifically for the years between 1960 and 1980. The commission was headed by a Cambridge lecturer, Eric Ashby, master at Clare College, Cambridge and also included a labor economist, Frederick H. Harbison. However, the expectation of the commission’s final report by the Western regional government was University of Ibadan will satisfy the needs of the Western region, a position, the government disagreed on. Even before a final report was submitted in October 1960, the Western government began preparations for the establishment of a university within the region.

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The decision to establish the University of Ife (popularly referred to as “Great Ife”) by the ruling Action Group party of the Western Region of Nigeria was in protest at the recommendations of the Ashby Report. The first Nigerian university was established in 1948 at Ibadan, in the western region as an external college of the university of London. However, the needs of Nigeria (then a British colony) far outstripped the productivity of the only university. In particular the University College at Ibadan had no faculty of engineering or technology, no law school, no pharmacy school or management training abilities. The Ashby commission, set up by the British, was to review tertiary education needs of the soon-to-be-independent nation of Nigeria. The government of the western region did not want to rely on the federal universities or those of other regions to admit its numerous secondary school leavers. The protest of the foundation of the University at Ife was not only in rebuttal to the perceived politicization of higher iteducation opportunities in Nigeria and the western region but was also designed to fill the gaps in the manpower needs.

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