It was established by a decree of the Federal Military Government in August 1975.It is established 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 University Education & to Generate High Level Manpower,which is vital for the rapid expansion of the Economy.
The University Brief History;
The University began in 1975 as a University College affiliated to the University Of Ibadan.
Dr T.N Tamuno who was a professor & head of the history department at the University Of Ibadan was appointed the first Principal of the University College in September 1975.By December 1975,Tamuno was appointed the Vice Chancellor of the University Of Ibadan.
As a result,Professor Akinkugbe was appointed as the new Principal for the University of Ilorin(Then University College).
In 1975,Akinkugbe was the former dean of the Faculty of Medicine,University of Ibadan.
The first set of students were admitted on 23rd October 1976,following an entrance examination & academic work started on 25th October 1976.
The University College started with 3 Faculties;Arts,Science & Education.The University currently have 15 faculties & over 60 academic departments.
Motto - Probitas Doctrinal
Type - Public
Established - 1975
Chancellor - AbdulMumini Kabir Usman,(Emir Of Katsina).
Current Vice Chancellor - Professor Sulyman Age Abdulkareem
Location - Ilorin,Kwara State Nigeria
Campus - Urban
Website - Www.Unilorin.edu.ng
Students - 50,000
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