Here's why OAU is believed to be the best university in Nigeria

Students of Obafemi Awolowo University usually push the narrative that their school is the best and here are the reasons for their claims.

Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU) is one of the first generations educational institutions in Nigeria.

Established in 1962, the university, situated in the ancient city of Ife in Osun state is decorated with a rich history and academic records that ostensibly make students of other schools green with envy.

Often time, Nigerian university undergraduates engage in the supremacy over their institution.  OAU students are often at the forefront of such argument, shouting GREAT IFE to announce and amplify the greatness of their school.


OAU student like to flaunt the glory of their school wherever and whenever the opportunity presents itself.

However, others may be argued that the university is not the best as claimed, but here are some of the points OAU students usually present to convince us that Obafemi Awolowo University is truly the best in Nigeria.

4 reasons OAU is adjudged the best university

1. Academic excellence

The narrative of Obafemi Awolowo being the best is hinged on the academic glory of the institution and this can be seen in the quality of the product its been producing since inception.


2. Most Beautiful Campus in Africa

The most beautiful campus narrative is a belief that is as old as the university itself. Almost all students of the university believe their campus is the most beautiful in Africa.


This might not be a fallacy because the university truly has beautiful landscapes and architectural masterpiece that are not in many other universities. Sights like these are reasons why this institution is believed to be the most beautiful university in Nigeria.

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3. Strong Alumni Association

The Great Ife as the students fondly refers to the school boast of a a very strong alumni both at home and abroad. The alumni association strongly feel connected with the school so much that one would think the school belong to them.


4. Zero Cultism

The near-absence of cultist activities in this university is one other reason it is believed to the best institution in Nigeria. According to a reports, the last time cultists struck in OAU was in July 10, 1999.

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