Sports, Athletic and Recreational

The University of Ibadan maintains a well-rounded of sporting and athletic activities on the campus under the over all supervision of the Director of Sports, experience Coaches and Honorary Coaches from among the academic and administrative staff. Sports for which facilities include Athletics (Track and field), Badminton, Cricket, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Tennis, Soccer, Squash Racket, Table Tennis, Volleyball, Taekwando and Chess.

There is spirited competition among the halls of residence for the possession of the championship cups, especially in soccer and Athletics. Halls of Residence have facilities recreational games including Table Tennis, Badminton, Volley Ball, Chess and mini soccer pitches.

The University is a member of the Nigerian Universities Games Association (NUGA), the West African Universities Games (WAUG), the Federation of African Universities Sports (FAUS) and the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The University participates in both national and international sports competitions organized by these Associations.

The responsibility for the administration of Sports in the University is vested in a broad-based Sports Council headed by the Vice-Chancellor.

The body serves as the governing body for sports and advises on proper principles of University policy on sports.

The University has a Sports Centre which is open at the following times: Monday to Friday, 7.30 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. The Swimming Pool is open daily from 7.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., Monday - Saturday. The Sports Council operates creational swimming treatment and Isolation of student-patients not III enough for on weekends to students, staff and members of the public.

The Coaches are available at all times to give further information and assistance to students.

Apart from maintaining a sound body which is an asset for advanced thinking and rigorous academic pursuit, students have the added advantage of exposure to modern facilities and techniques through active participation in the variety of sports with teams representing Nigeria in International competitions, like WAUG, FISU and Universiade Games. The University maintains bilateral annual friendly competitions in some selected sports with the University of Ghana, Legon and Universite du Benin, Togo and opportunities are open each session, to our students, through this exercise, to interact and make friends with students in Ghana and Togo. There is also the opportunity of being awarded sports scholarship which is part of the inducements the Council has created to boost students' morale in appreciation of good performances.

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