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Directorate of Academic Planning

History of Academic Planning


Welcome to the Directorate of Academic Planning (DAP), Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye. The Directorate is an arm of the Vice-Chancellor’s Office established the inception to curate academic data for planning purposes. The e-mail address of the Directorate is:


The National Universities Commission (NUC) Decree No. 16 of 1985 and Decree No. 49 of 1988 which empowered it to: “lay down minimum academic standards for all Universities in the Federation and to accredit their degrees and other academic awards” hence the creation of the Directorate of Academic Planning. The unit is connected to all Departments and Arms of the University. The Directorate is the hub of academic activities at Olabisi Onabanjo University and is headed by a Director who is ably assisted by a Deputy Registrar and other supportive staff. The current Director is Professor Najeem Abiola Adesola Babarinde (2023-date) while the Deputy Registrar is Mr Ayoola Ayodele.


The vision of the Directorate of Academic Planning (DAP) is to systematically, effectively and efficiently enshrine the concept of planning into all facets of the University.


The mission of the Directorate of Academic Planning is to establish an integrated planning mechanism for the accomplishment of the goals of the University in order to ensure the operations are directed towards achieving stated objectives.


Academic planning outlines the University’s overall academic goals and how those goals will be met. It establishes both short-term and long-term objectives to match the goals of the University with the needs of learners. It ensures that the content of Academic Programmes, facilities, human and other resources are of acceptable standard for conducive teaching, learning and research for the sustenance of quality education. These roles are accomplished by the Directorate of Academic Planning through coordination of the following:

Accreditation of Degree Programmes.

Brief preparation for the University.

Curriculum Development and Evaluation.

Data Base Management.

Ensures adequate provision of a conducive teaching, learning and research environment.

Focuses attention of the University on objectives and results.

Guides each Department on the requirements for accreditation.

Helps anticipate problems and proffer solution(s).

Initiation of policies for identified priorities in the academic development of the University.

Joining the Committee of Directors of Academic Planning of Nigeria Universities (CODAPNU).

Keeps the University abreast of directives from NUC.

Liaison with the National Universities Commission (NUC) and JAMB on behalf of the University.

Monitors the University’s operations in accordance with its statutory goals.

Networks with Affiliates in curriculum development.

Organization of workshops/trainings for staff and students.

Preparation and Publication of University’s Academic Brief.

Qualitative implementation of Senate directives on programmes.

Resource verification of new programmes.

Supply of Staff and Students’ data to NUC for planning.

Training of academic staff on curriculum development and implementation CCMAS.

Updating all necessary statistics for the University Developmental Plans.

Verification of resources for new Programmes.

Director Academic planning
Professor N. A. A. Babarinde



Phone: +234(0)7069015472

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