Atiba University, Oyo, one of the new private universities licensed by the Federal Government in December 2017, is set to take off on March 8, 2018 with its first set of students for the 2017/2018 academic session.
The University, which promises to provide world-class standard of teaching, learning and research as well as entrepreneurial training and character development, is situated in the ancient town of Oyo in Oyo State.
According to the Acting Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Shola Ehindero, all is set for the smooth take-off as academic activities commence on March 8, 2018.
According to the School’s authorities, however, admission of students will continue till April 14 when the University will conduct the matriculation ceremony for all students.
During this period, prospective students who meet the institution’s admission requirements can still register for this academic session.
The university is taking off with four Faculties, namely; Faculty of Arts, Social and Management Sciences, Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences as well as Allied Health Sciences Faculty and Faculty of Law.
Degree courses offered by the Faculty of Arts, Social and Management Sciences include English and Literary Studies; Theatre, Films and Media Studies; Economics; Accounting and Forensic Sciences; Business Administration; Political Science and International Studies; Sociology and Intelligence Studies as well as Entrepreneurial Studies.
The Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences offers degree courses in Computer Science; Industrial Mathematics; Physics and Energy Studies; Biological and Biotechnology; Microbiology as well as Industrial Chemistry, while the Faculty of Law offers Degree in Public and Common Law.
The Faulty of Allied Health Sciences will offer Nursing and Medical Laboratory Sciences.
It will be recalled that the Chairman, Board of Trustees of the University, Alhaji Abdulrahman Idris, said shortly after the Institution received its operating license from the National Universities Commission ast December that its founders had made careful preparations over the past 15 years to ensure the smooth and effective take-off adding that the institution will hit the ground running.
Complimenting this assertion, Ehindero said all the necessary infrastructure for a standard academic environment are in place on the campus.
These include standard lecture theatres, laboratories, technical equipment and state of the art library with regular books, e-books and WIFI facilities.
There is also an Information Communication Technology Unit in the library with access to data based research.
Other infrastructure already in place include standard office accommodation for both academic and non-academic staff as well as conducive hostel accommodation on the campus for students.
The university also has a modern sports arena for recreation and sports development as well as a well-equipped Medical Centre with bed facilities for students and staff.