From the HoD

The HoD

Dr. A.B. Wahab

Acting Head, Department of Building

I have the pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Building, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, the highly rated academic hub, meant for the training of professional builders that are major stakeholders in the built environment sector. The Department prides itself as a shining example based on the production of human capital for the construction industry and professionals that have been contributing to the growth of the country’s infrastructural services, and has also trained thousands of Nigerians and non-Nigerians that are occupying enviable and top positions in government formations, private practice and academia across the globe. The Department provides teaching and research facilities leading to the awards of B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D in fields like Building Structures, Building Maintenance, Building Services and Construction Management.

The Department is the first to offer Building Programme out of all the Nigerian Universities located in the Southwest of the country. In the past years, programmes of the Department have been reviewed in order to be responsive to the dynamics, current practice and constantly changing demands in the Built Environment Sector.

Over the years, the Department has made landmark contributions as one of the oldest Departments of Building in Nigeria by providing academic leadership to other institutions that offer Building Programmes. Exemplary performances of our graduates in various professional examinations and higher degrees either within or outside the country are significant reflections of the quality of staff, facilities and programmes of the Department.

Our mission and vision


To create a teaching and learning community for imparting appropriate skills and knowledge, behaviour and attitude; advance frontiers of knowledge that is relevant to national and global development; engender a sense of selfless public service; and promote and nurture the African culture and tradition.


The vision is of a top rated University in Africa, ranked among the best in the world, whose products occupy leadership positions in the public and private sectors of the Nigerian and global economy, that has harnessed modem technology, social, economic and financial strategies, built strong partnerships and linkages within and outside Nigeria and whose research contributes a substantial proportion of innovations to the Nigerian economy.

Admission Requirements

Through UTME (University Matriculation Examination):

To be eligible for admission, candidates must pass the SSC Examination or its equivalent at credit level in not less than 5 subjects and in not more than two sittings in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and English Language and any other subject selected from Technical Drawing, Economics, Further Mathematics, Fine Arts, Geography, Land Surveying and Building Construction.

UTME subjects: English Language, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics

Through Direct Entry

Candidates for Direct Entry to Part II should have GCE (A) level or its equivalent with passes in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry in not more than two sittings. In addition, candidates must satisfy the general entry requirements for admission to Part I as listed in 4(1)

Holders of National Diploma (ND/OND) or its equivalent at not less than Upper Credit level in Building, Architecture, Quantity Surveying and Civil Engineering may be considered for direct entity to Part II provided that they: (i) score not less than 60% at ND level and the subjects passed must include Mathematics and other science courses offered at ND II level (for example, basic courses in Structures and Building Science) (ii) satisfy the entry requirements as stated in 4(1)

Holders of Higher National Diploma (at not less than Upper Credit level) Certificate in Building or Quantity Surveying may be considered for admission to Part III subject to satisfactory pairing of courses passed in the previous institutions with those offered in the Department. Candidates must also satisfy 4(2b) in addition to the general conditions stipulated in 4(1)

Holders of Higher National Diploma (at not less than Upper Credit level) Certificate in Architecture or Civil Engineering may be considered for admission to Part II provided they satisfy 4(2b) in addition to the general conditions stipulated in 4(1)