At Osun State University, we are driven by our vision and desire to “be a centre of excellence providing high quality teaching and learning experience, which will engender the production of entrepreneurial graduates capable of impacting on their environment while being globally competitive.”
The Directorate of Sports which is under the Vice-Chancellor’s office has the responsibility for the organization and administration of sports in the University. The Director of Sports is responsible for the day to day running of sports across the campuses of the University through the assistance of faculty Sports Coordinators. The Directorate of Sports is currently housed at the Olagunsoye Oyinlola Main Auditorium in Osogbo. The directorate through the office of the Vice-Chancellor is saddled with the responsibility of providing facilities for all the sixteen (16) approved sporting events by Nigerian Universities Games Association (NUGA). The sports are Athletics (Track & Field games), Badminton, Basketball, Chess, Cricket, Handball, Hockey, Judo, Scrabble, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis and Volleyball.
In compliance with the vision of the University: “…producing of entrepreneurial graduates capable of impacting on their environment while being globally competitive...”, the directorate of Sports is looking forward to developing the students in the following areas: Sports management, Sports Administration, Sports Psychology, Sports Medicine including Physiotherapy, Sports journalism, Sports Marketing, Sports Coaching, Sports Equipment and facilities management.
Osun State University maintains a well-rounded programme of sporting and athletic activities across the six campuses under the over-all supervision of the Director of Sports, experienced Sports Council Coaches and Honorary Coaches from among the academic and administrative staff.
There is spirited competition among the departments, faculties and colleges for the possession of the championship cups, especially in Soccer, Table tennis and Athletics.
The University is a member of the Nigerian Universities Games Association (NUGA) and the West African Universities Games (WAUG) and intends to join the Federation of African Universities Sports (FASU) and the International University Sports Federation (FISU). The University participates in both national and international sports competitions organized by these Associations. The University has participated in 4 NUGA games – 2009 held at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (observation status), 2011 University of Benin, 2014 Obafemi Awolowo University, and 2017 Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi.
The University won six medals at her first outing at the 2011 NUGA games held at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) and many laurels at subsequent games.
The programmes of Directorate of Sports include organizing:
(a) Inter-level Sports Competition
(b) Inter-departmental Sports Competition,
(b) Inter-faculty Sports Competition
(c) Inter-Collegiate Sports Competition
(d) Intra and Inter-Collegiate Staff Games.
SPORTING CLUBS IN THE UNIVERSITY
The directorate of sports in conjunction with the faculty sports coordinators and students’ director of Sports in each faculty create sporting clubs in the University across the six campuses for the approved sporting events by Nigeria University Games Association (NUGA) including the Literary and debate society.
Student of the University are eligible to join any of the sporting clubs and have the chance to represent the University Teams in all championship.
PREVIOUS CHAIRMAN/DIRECTOR OF SPORTS:
1. Professor Joseph Olaniawo, FAWOLE
2. Professor ‘Wole Atere
3. Dr. Peter, AGBOOLA
4. Dr. Segun, ADEBISI
5. Dr. Peter ‘Rogba Adefisoye OLUWAFISOYE