The Postgraduate School (PG School) was established in 1976 with Prof. M.O. Olofinboba as the pioneer Dean of the School. The School is the hub of postgraduate studies and programmes at the University of Ilorin. The PG School started with two students in the Faculty of Science in October 1977. It is a clearing house through which all processes of Postgraduate Studies in all Faculties and Departments pass through for scrutiny and approval with the main purpose of enhancing quality assurance and control.
The School is headed by a Dean, who oversees the running of the School and drives all the processes that go through it. He is assisted by a Secretary, two Sub-Deans, who are usually the appointees of the Dean, and a number of administrative staff. The Dean of the School is usually elected by the Senate of the University for a two-year term, renewable for another term. The membership of the Board of the Postgraduate School includes:
a. Dean of PG School – Chairman
b. The University Librarian
c. Two Senate Representatives
d. One Representative from each Faculty that offers a PG Programme
e. Sub-Deans of the PG School
f. Secretary of the PG School – Secretary
To be an intellectual hub in providing high standard of learning and research that will stimulate national development
To advance, transmit and entrench the highest quality of knowledge, intellect and scholarship through sustaining high standard of teaching and research for the benefit of humanity.
To fulfill its mission, the school adopts the following strategies:
- Create dynamism in research and knowledge generation through regular review of curriculum;
- Ensure prompt completion of programme through progress report system.
- Create and coordinate partnership and external funding opportunities in support of scholarly, professional and personal development.
- Encourage diversity through supportive policies and programmes.
- Promote a high level of excellence and standard through quality assurance system.
General Functions of the Postgraduate School
The terms of reference of the Board of the PG School has approved by the Senate include the following:
1. To consider and decide on recommendations from Faculty Boards relating to:
i. admission and registration of students for higher degrees and Postgraduate Diplomas;
ii. approval of general fields of study and nomination of supervisors;
iii. approval of titles of theses and dissertations relating to M.Phil./Ph.D.;
iv. approval of the appointment of internal and external examiners;
v. report the decisions of the Board from time-to-time to Senate for ratification;
vi. recommend to Senate, on the advice of Faculty Board, candidates for the award of higher degrees or postgraduate diplomas;
vii. advise on the interpretation of the regulations governing higher degrees and postgraduate diploma courses in the University;
viii. collate the teaching programmes, available courses and examinations for PG students, including the publication of examination time-table;
ix. undertake the publication of:
· Prospectus of PG Studies and
· Annual Reports of PG work including Titles and Abstracts of Theses and Dissertations accepted for higher degrees; and
x. review from time-to-time, the wider objectives of PG studies and training in the University in the light of development here and elsewhere and make recommendations to Senate.
2. To promote PG research and training in the University.
3. To review annually and report to Senate on the development of PG studies in the University.
Previous Deans of the Postgraduate School
Prof. M. O. Olofinboba – November, 1976 – April, 1981
Prof. T. O. Aro – November, 1981 – April, 1986
Prof. M. O. Fawole – September 1, 1986 – July 31, 1991
Prof. M. A. Ibiejugba – August 1, 1991 – July 31, 1995
Prof. A. A. Adesiyun – August 1, 1995 – July 31, 1999
Prof. I. A. Awogun – August 1, 1999 – July 31, 2001
Prof. I. A. Morakinyo – August 1, 2001 – July 31, 2005
Prof. J. A. Gbadeyan – August 1, 2005 – July 31, 2009
Prof. I. O. Abimbola – August 1, 2009 – July 31, 2011
Prof. C. O. Bewaji – August 1, 2011 – July 31, 2015
Prof. B. O. Yusuf – August 1, 2015 – July 31, 2017
Prof. S. A. Bolu – August 1, 2017 – July 31, 2019
Prof. R.A. Bello – August 1, 2019 – July 31, 2021
Prof. Moji T.B Odunola –