The Department of information and communication science (ICS) was established via the decision of the senate on 20th june,2008. The Department was created in the faculty of communication and information sciences (CIS).

The aim of establishing the department of information and communication

science is to produce well-grounded graduates that can explicitly relate theory with practice, with essential transferable skills such as communication and team work, taking leading roles in the highly competitive informatics profession and developing innovative ICT solutions, using scientific approaches.

Graduate of this noble department would be future specialists that can manage and anticipate the challenges of the computer-enabled, internet-connected, digital-based global society of the information and knowledge age.

Since the inception, candidates are admitted into 100level through the Unilorin remedial programme and university matriculation Examinations (UME) and to 200level through direct Entry. The duration of the programme for candidates who are admitted by UME model and REMEDIAL is four (4) years while the duration of the programme for those admitted by direct entry is three (3) years.

HOD

MRS RAFIAT AJIBADE OYEKUNLE

 B.A., MSC. INFORMATION SCIENCE

Rafiat Oyekunle is a lecturer 1 in the Department of Information and Communication Science, University of Ilorin. She holds a B.SC degree in public Administration from ABU Zaria, M SC. Information Science from the University of Ibadan and she is currently undergoing her doctoral studies in Economics. Her research interest include: Information Communications, Information Systems, e-business and Social Informatics. She is a member of Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) and has a number of national and international publications to her credit.

LIST OF PAST HODS FROM INCEPTIONS WITH DATES OF TENURE

S/NO               NAME OF HOD                                                        TENURE IN OFFICE

  1. Professor Ehikhamenor                                              2009 – 2011
  2. Dr. O.V. Mejabi                                                          2011-2014