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The Department of Physics was one of the pioneer departments in the erstwhile School of Pure and Applied Sciences created at the inception of the University in 1982. The organization of the department started with Dr. M.K. Anis, who was the first      academic staff in 1982.  He was joined later that year by two technical staff Messrs B.O. Mella and Chukwulobe and two Youth Corpers Messrs V.B. Appah and Obilikwe
          The foundation students of thirteen men started their classes in September of 1982.  Lectures were held in a lecture room in the present staff school.  The department had a laboratory room in the present Biology building.  Practical work started immediately due to the fact that the university had procured some laboratory equipment earlier in the year.  These were supplemented with materials borrowed from The Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti which at that time shared the same campus with the University.  To take care of the laboratory Mr. Raphael Omotayo and Miss S.Ajisegiri (now Mrs S. Komolafe) were employed as laboratory attendants.
          The 1984/85 session marked a big milestone in the history of the department. The present physics building whose construction had earlier commenced in 1982 was completed that year.  The department moved into the building thus providing the much needed staff offices and laboratories. Prof. A.F. Oluwole, a visiting lecturer from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife was thereafter appointed the acting Head of Department.
            The beginning of the 1987/88 session marked another milestone in the history of the department with the recruitment of Prof. L.B. Kolawole, Mr. E.O. Daramola, Dr. M.T. Babalola, Mr. A.A. Ogwu and Engr. V.T.O. Adanri between September and October 1987.  This brought the total number of full-time academic staff to eight and ended the era of part-time Lecturers.  Prof. L.B. Kolawole was appointed the substantive Head of Department and the administration of the department attained a firm footing. 
           Currently, the department has a total of 29 Academic staff and 11 Technical staff.  The academic cadre include four (4) Professors, two (2) Readers, three (3) Senior Lecturers, nine (9) Lecturer I, two(2) Lecturer II, four (4) Assistant Lecturer and three (3) Graduate Assistants.  On the technical side, we boast of eleven (11) technical staff members.
            In research and development, the department has acquired some of the following devices to facilitate  research both at the undergraduate and postgraduate level: Hyper Pure Germanium (HPGe) Detector, Inspector 100 Sodium-Iodide (NaI) detector, Micro Rain Radar, Mini-Weather Station, Digital and Analogue Field Strength Meters,  GPS, Soil Moisture and Conductivity Meter, PCB Etching Machine, Oscilloscopes and a well equipped computer laboratory for undergraduate students.

HEAD OF DEPARTMENTS

DATE

NAME OF HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

STATUS OF HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

1982/83

Dr. M.K. Anis

Coordinator

1983/84

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1984/85

Prof A.F. Oluwole

Ag. Head of Department

1985/86

Dr. H.M.A. Hannah

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1986/87

Dr. K. Ipinmoroti (from Chemistry)

Coordinator

1987/88

Prof. L.B. Kolawole

Head of Department

1988/89

Mr. E.O. Daramola

Coordinator

1989/90

 

 

1990/91

Dr. M.T. Babalola

Coordinator

1991/92

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1992/93

 

 

1993/94

 

 

1994/95

Dr. (Mrs.) I.A. Fuwape

Coordinator

1995/96

 

1996/97

 

 

1997/98

Ag. Head of Department

1998/99

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1999/2000

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2000/2001

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2001/2002

Head of Department

2002/2003

Dr. M.O. Ajewole

Ag. Head of Department

2003/2004

Prof (Mrs.) I.A. Fuwape

Head of Department

2004/2005

Dr. O.S. Ajayi

Ag. Head of Department

2005/2006

Prof (Mrs.) I.A. Fuwape

Head of Department

2006/2007

Dr. M.T

Ag. Head of Department

2007/2008

 

 

2008/2009

Dr A. M. Arogunjo

Ag. Head of Department

2009/2010

 

2010/2011

Prof. (Mrs) I. A. Fuwape

Head of Department

2011/2012

Dr B. Adeyemi

Ag. Head of Department