Ekiti State University

History of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

The Department was established in the year 1986 under the Leadership of Professor V.A.Williams who was the first Head of Department of Electrical Engineering. There were very few members of staff at that time, many of which were young and of the junior cadres in the Academics. From the take-off point, the Department progressed under various leaderships of  Dr. L.A. Balogun  (1987-1988), Dr. A. Esan (1988-1992), Prof. V.A. Williams (1982-1994), Prof. S.I.A. Ojo (1994-1995), Mr. A.A. Adegbemile (1995-1998), Dr. A.C.T Briggs (1998-2001), Mr. O.O. Fagbohun (2001-2004), Mr. A.A. Adegbemile (2004-2006), Mr. A.O. Ajibulu (2006-2007), Prof. I.E. Owolabi (2007-2011), Engr. D. A. Atandare (2011-2012), Engr. A.A. Adegbemile (2012-2013), Dr.  V.S.A.  Adeloye (2013-2014), Dr. O.O. Fagbohun (2014-2016), Dr. I.B. Oluwafemi (2016-2018), Dr.  P.K. Olulope (2018-2019) Dr (Mrs.). O.J. Femi-Jemilohun (2019-2021) and the current Ag. Head of Department, Dr. O. Adetan (August 2021 till Date).

The Objectives and Mission Statement

Objectives of the Department

  1. Offer training in basic engineering science and electronic engineering theory and practice;
  2. To provide in-depth training in the following areas of the discipline: electrical power principles and systems, communications principles and systems, control and computers, electrical machinery;
  3. During the course of training, to attach students to various industries outside the University for a Period Not less than 12 months, to enable them experience industrial practices and management in diverse areas of the profession, and relate their experiences to the theoretical aspects of their programmes. The Students’ Industrial Work Experience (SIWES) programme is to be supervised by lecturers during the period of attachment, and reports submitted by students at the end of the programme.
  4. At the final year of the programme, the student is to undertake independent project, usually of the laboratory-based hands-on design and construction of practical Engineering devices and equipment or computer-aided investigation of some fundamental concepts, on which the student writes a technical report in standard and acceptable format. Thereafter, the student must make oral presentation as a form of defence of the project for proper grading. This forms an important component of the degree of B. Eng. awarded by the University.
  5. To encourage participation of students in extra­curricular professional activities such as the Nigerian Universities Engineering Students Association (NUESA), (IEEE), etc., as a prelude to their future involvement in the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) activities upon graduation.

Mission Statement of the Department

To offer high quality undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and carry out quality research that will guarantee our students to match up with international standards.

General Services and Academic Programmes

The day to day activities in the Department are geared towards enhancing the quality of service delivery to students and improvement in the academic contents of the Lecturers. These activities are facilitated through various programmes such as Lectures, Seminars, Tutorials and Laboratories for the award of Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.), Master of Engineering (M,Eng) and Ph.D degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.  The running and management of the Department depend on the following organs and administrative structure:

  1. The Head of Department and Chairman of Departmental Board.
  2. The Departmental Board consists of all the lecturers in the Department with the Head of Department as the Chairman.
  3. The Department also sets up various committees to assist the Head of Department in the running of the Department. These committees include among others; the Academic Staff Review, Non-Teaching Staff Review, Admission Matters, Examination Matters, Postgraduate Committees and other special matters.


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