Faculty of Pharmacy


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Dean's Welcome Address

Welcome to the Premier Faculty of Pharmacy in Nigeria!

I am highly delighted to welcome you to the Faculty of Pharmacy, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria website. The Faculty website provides an opportunity to keep sharing news about the Faculty, staff, students and alumni. It will also provide information on research, teaching and various ongoing activities in the Faculty.
I assumed office as Dean on the 1st of August 2019 after the successful completion of the tenure of the immediate past Dean, Prof. Wilson Erhun. It is noted that the Faculty has benefitted immensely from the previous Deans who have served meritoriously in laying a solid foundation that have made it possible to contribute to the growth of pharmacy education in Nigeria.
The Faculty through its high quality of research and teaching has trained over 3600 pharmacists who are globally engaged in different sectors of pharmacy and allied professions. The Faculty runs postgraduate programmes in all her departments.
The Faculty of Pharmacy was first established as a Department in the former Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology, Ibadan Branch, in 1957. When the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) was established in 1962, it remained a Department within the Faculty of Science. It, however, continued to award Diploma in Pharmacy till June 1965 while a programme for the B.Pharm. degree was concurrently started in September 1963. The Senate of the University upgraded the Department into a full Faculty status with effect from 1st October, 1969. Consequently, the growth of the Faculty continued at the Ibadan Campus of the University until it transferred to her present building on the Ile-Ife campus in September 1972. The Faculty celebrated 50 years of training Graduate Pharmacists in 2014 and also organized a global reunion programme for her alumni. We sincerely appreciate the tremendous support we are receiving from different Class sets of the Great Ife Pharmacy Alumni that have made it possible to improve the quality of education we are giving to our students.
It is a great honor and privilege to serve the premier school of Pharmacy in Nigeria as the Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. We welcome you to our website

Best regards
Prof. Margaret Olubunmi Afolabi B.Pharm., M.Sc., MBA, MPhil., MPH, PhD

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