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Welcome to the Department of Chemistry home page. The Department of Chemistry is one of the founding Departments of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria. It is the largest Department, in the Faculty of Science with current staff strength of eleven professors and over twenty eight PhD Faculties in different branches of Chemistry, viz, Organic, Physical, Inorganic, Analytical and Applied/Industrial Chemistry options.  The Department is committed to excellent teaching and research at all levels of undergraduate and postgraduate studies.

The Department is located in the Physical Sciences Building popularly called White House and has made significant contribution in the nation over its 55 year history. The Department has a proud yearly publication output of over 30 peer-reviewed scientific Journal articles in different branches of Chemistry. As part of our research collaborative efforts the Department is currently involved in building linkages with a number of Universities around the world. Presently, our student population is over 400 hundred at undergraduate levels and over 50 at postgraduate level.

Our mission is to promote collaborative research efforts for the advancement of knowledge and to empower our graduates to be self reliant and productive in their life endeavours.

Our vision is to be a top rated Department to be reckoned with globally and a true meeting point for town and gown; using our scientific capacity to meet societal challenges by providing solutions to economic and social cultural problems.

Prof. E.A. Oluyemi


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