UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN (UI) Open Distance eLearning (ODeL) 2023 For Virtual Undergraduate Studies

About Us in Brief | University of Ibadan, UI

Established in 1948, the University of Ibadan, UI as it is fondly referred to, is the first University in Nigeria. Until 1962 when it became a full-fledged independent University, it was a College of the University of London in a special relationship scheme.

The University, which took off with academic programmes in Arts, Science and Medicine, is now a comprehensive citadel of learning with academic programmes in sixteen Faculties namely, Arts, Science, Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Agriculture, the Social Sciences, Education, Veterinary Medicine, Pharmacy, Technology, Law, Public Health, Dentistry, Economics, Renewable Natural Resources and Environmental Design and Management.

The Faculties of the Basic Medical Sciences, Clinical Sciences, Public Health and Dentistry are organised as a College of Medicine.

The University has other academic units among which are: Institute of Child Health, Institute of Education, Institute of African Studies, Centre for Child Adolescent and Mental Health, Centre for Educational Media Resource Studies, African Regional Centre for Information Science (ARCIS), Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CEPACS), Centre for Petroleum, Energy, Economics and Law (CPEEL), Centre for Sustainable Development (CESDEV), and Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI),Institute for Advanced Medical Research and Training (IAMRAT), Centre for Drug Discovery, Development & Production (CDDDP), Centre for Control & Prevention of Zoonosis (CCPZ).

A new National Institute for Maternal Child & Neonatal Health (NIMCNH) & Institute for Infectious Diseases are under construction. A new School of Business (UISB) is expected to take off later this year.

The University, as part of efforts to fulfil a God-given mandate of promoting Nigeria’s development, established a Research Foundation (UIRF).

In response to emerging threats to peace and peaceful co-existence in Africa, the University established the Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies (IPSS) to provide actionable studies and solutions.

About the UI-ODeL

UI has two modes of studies:
The traditional face-to-face (F2F) mode, and the hybrid Open Distance eLearning (ODeL) mode.

The UI-ODeL mode is an initiative of the university that sprouted in response to the need to give qualified populace, who deemed a university degree necessary for varying reasons like access to university education, qualification for employment, career elevation, and self-actualisation. It has transitioned over a 50 year innovative enterprise from the Centre for External Studies.

The UI-ODeL is a mode of studies facilitated by the use of robust educational technologies with integrated educational delivery and management system which is optimised with Edutech course webinars that can cater for One Hundred Thousand Learners. This way, the university transmits toll-free live collaborative lectures/seminars to all learners irrespective of the class size, their geographical location and distance.

The Edutech course webinar is similar to Zoom but specifically designed for teaching learning purpose with smart interactive tools and can be played back in case you miss a lecture or some parts of the lecture is not clear. In essence, the university has provisioned virtual classrooms where students will be meeting with their lecturers and E-tutors face-to-face in real-time. And, the interesting part is that to ensure access and affordability, data will not be charged for webinar classes, as the university has secured special partnership with Telco giants for the ODeL mode.

At the core of UI-ODeL are stimulating self-learning interactive texts, audiobooks and video lessons, anchored on the UIDLC Mobile Class Learning Management System. Strikes will, therefore, have minimal effect on UI-ODeL Programmes because they are mostly virtual as well as heavily driven and dependent on technology and learner support.

After all the enriching interactions, learners meet with their course lecturers face-to-face for revision before examination. Examination administration for learners is made easy with our 1500 capacity Computer Based Test (CBT) Centre with a Waiting Hall that can accommodate 1,000 learners at a time.

The UI-ODeL Programmes

Academic undergraduate programmes available in the UI-ODeL mode are as follows:

#1. Arts

  • B.A Communication & Language Arts
  • B.A English
  • B.A History and Diplomatic Studies
  • B.A Philosophy and Public Affair

#2. Education

  • B.Ed Adult Education
  • B.Ed Educational Management
  • BLIS. Library & Information Studies
  • B.Ed Guidance and Counseling

#3. The Social Science

  • B.Sc Economics
  • B.Sc Psychology
  • B.Sc Political Science
  • B.Sc Sociology

#4. Science

  • B.Sc Computer Science
  • B.Sc Statistics

#5. Nursing

  • B.NS Nursing


Requirement to study in the University of Ibadan is 5 or 6 “ O Level credits in relevant WAEC/NECO subjects in one or two sitting(s) respectively.

  • Candidates who did not sit for JAMB UTME can apply on this portal.
  • Candidates who scored below 200 in the JAMB UTME can change their mode of study to UI-ODeL on this portal to gain admission and study at UI.
  • Candidates who selected other institutions and fall into this category may also change to UI-ODeL

Direct Entry and Fast Track is open to candidates with distinctions or upper credits in A’ Levels, NCE, OND, HND, Degrees from recognised institutions in relevant subject areas and work experience”.

How to Apply:

Please click on the link or the Button below.


For more Information: Please visit the UI-ODeL

Contact Us

Email Support
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Phone Support
08161400584, 08104812619