The University of Lagos founded in 1962 is made up of two campuses, the main campus at Akoka, Yaba and the College of Medicine in Idi-Araba, Surulere. Both sites are in the Mainland of Lagos. The main campus is largely surrounded by the scenic view of the Lagos lagoon and is located on 802 acres of land in Akoka, North Eastern part of Yaba, Lagos, the state of excellence and aquatic splendour. A third campus, was recently created at the School of Radiography, Yaba.
From a modest intake of 131 students in 1962, enrolment in the university has now grown to over 40,000. It has a total staff strength of 3,365 made up of 1,386 Administrative and Technical Staff, 1,164 Junior and 813 Academic Staff.
The University is comprised of nine Faculties and a College of Medicine. The Faculties offer a total of 117 programmes in Arts, Social Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Pharmacy, Law, Engineering, Sciences, Business Administration and Education. UNILAG, as the university is fondly called also offers Master’s and Doctorate degrees in most of the aforementioned programmes. The University also has two Centres namely the Centre for Human Rights and the Centre for African, Regional Integration and Borderland Studies. The Distance Learning Institute (DLI) of the University offers courses in Accounting, Business Administration, Science Education and Library / Information Sciences.
THE VISION AND MISSION STATEMENTS
The vision of the University is 'To be a top-class institution for the pursuit of excellence in knowledge through learning and research, as well as in character and service to humanity and the mission is ‘To provide a conducive teaching, learning, research and development environment where staff and students can interact and compete effectively with their counterparts both nationally and internationally in terms of intellectual competence and zeal to add value to the world’.
The University of Lagos recognized the fact that any country that fails to give priority to research will continue to occupy the global backseat. The University recently rewarded 19 of its researchers for their outstanding research efforts in the 2005 Research Conference and Fair.
In addition to University Scholarships and other Grants; The University of Lagos introduced a special scholarship scheme funded from the University Endowment Grants to various categories of students for a total of 500 awards in 2005.
RADIO UNILAG 103.1FM
UNILAG 103.1 FM, the first University Radio Station in Nigeria was established to provide new experiences for students especially in relevant disciplines such as Mass Communication, Physics, Electronics, Distance Learning, etc. and increasing the educational opportunities available to the wider community. Since the commencement of its operation in 2004, Unilag FM has been expanding the frontiers of knowledge.
A 15 - page entry entitled, “Radio in an Academic Community: Unilag103.1 FM Experience” won the 2005 competition among the 500
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