About the University of Ibadan
The University of Ibadan (UI)  is a public-funded university established in 1948. Located in the South West of Nigeria, University of Ibadan is Nigeria’s premier university and one of Africa’s foremost academic institutions. It first started as a college of the University of London, one of four colleges established in West Africa, and became an autonomous university in 1962.
The vision of the university is “To be a world-class institution for academic excellence geared towards meeting societal needs”. The university’s mission statement is fourfold: “To expand the frontiers of knowledge through provision of excellent conditions for learning and research; to produce graduates who are worthy in character and sound judgement; to contribute to the transformation of society through creativity and innovation; to serve as a dynamic custodian of society's salutary values and thus sustain its integrity. The university’s motto, ‘Recte Sapere Fons’ which means ‘For Knowledge and Sound Judgement’ is also a guiding principle for the university.
UI is working on making the University environment as gender friendly as possible. This is the core of the establishment of the gender policy and the gender mainstreaming office.


The University of Ibadan is committed to the attainment of gender equity. To this end, the University shall stimulate and nurture a gender friendly space to ensure the integrity and dignity of staff, students, service providers and other members of the university community.

The University’s Gender Policy provides an institutional framework for all programmes and projects so that all stakeholders in the community can benefit from the initiative. It provides the bench- mark by which the laws governing the institution, relations between members of the university community, its activities in research, teaching, resource mobilization, welfare services and community involvement will be evaluated. The Gender Policy shall apply to, all staff of the University, all students of the University, all contractors of and service providers, all visitors to the University and other groups of persons in the University, including but not limited to children, wards, and other dependants of staff.



The University shall cultivate and maintain a working and learning environment that reflects respect for the dignity of all members of its community, thereby stimulating and supporting an environment free of sexual harassment.

The University is committed to ensuring a safe space for members of the community – students, staff, service providers and all persons through clearly stated policies and guidelines that shall inform the conduct of personal, professional and corporate activities on its campus.

The University considers any act of sexual harassment as gross violation of the fundamental human rights of the victim and academic freedom in the case of students. Such actions affect the integrity of the University culture, and serve as potential threats to the attainment of academic excellence and institutional goals. The University is therefore committed to eliminating every form of sexual harassment and dealing promptly and decisively with all reported cases.

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