Wikimedia User Group Nigeria/Wikimedia Fan Club, University of Ilorin

The Wikimedia Fan Club University of Ilorin, is a hub for undergraduate, postgraduate students and staff of University of Ilorin with the purpose of contributing to Wikimedia and her related projects. This club is based in the campus and run by the students with coordination from Wikimedia UG Nigeria (WUGN). The club promotes Wikimedia projects (Wikipedia, Yoruba Wikipedia, Simple Wikipedia, and Commons especially) among the students through the execution of projects, meet-ups, edit-a-thons, hack-a-thons as a way of exposing the students to the movement.

The club will be hosting regular edit-a-thons, weekly workshops, photography events, and more that cater to and attract students, librarians, staff and other people on campus. We aim to reach and generate interest in members of the university who may not utilize and contribute to Wikimedia resources and to as well as create a community to support those who currently are involved with Wikipedia.

The success of this club will primarily be to raise young Wikimedians across the diversity of disciplines and culture in the University community. It will help students know and contribute more to other Wikimedia projects asides from Wikipedia.

Present activity


  • To promote the use of and contributions to Wikimedia projects by among the students of the University of Ilorin.
  • To encourage campus/undergraduate photographers to contribute to Commons
  • Providing a space for undergraduates who are/will engage(d) in Wikimedia to collaborate on projects, discuss strategies, and socialize with each other.
  • To facilitate programs that will achieve these.

Proposed Activities

  • Organizing Edit-a-thons for the English Wikipedia at least thrice in each semester where new editors are recruited and trained while others develop more as Wikipedians.
  • Organizing Simplify Wiki 1.0 to encourage attention to the Simple English Wikipedia (At this event, more than 1000 Simple English Wikipedia Articles bordering around Nigerian/African topics will be created/improved).
  • Wiki Meets Campus Photographers: An event in attempt to orient campus photographers on Commons; how they can contribute and why they should.
  • The Wikimedia Campus Survey, University of Ilorin : Finding out what lecturers and students know, feel, utilize, dislike, etc. about Wikimedia projects will help us get a true feedback about how the foundation's endeavors are viewed. We hope this survey results will serve as feedbacks and strategic maps for Wikimedia.

Special pages for the aforementioned programs will be created soon.

Helpful Resources

  • Wiki needs us. Here are links to places we believe there will always be a space to improve. As long as they exist, we are never relented in creating a world where everyone can contribute to and share in every sum of knowledge.

New to Wikipedia?

New to Wikipedia? There are a variety of great resources to help you get started:

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How to add yourself to the members' list

If you are a student at the University of Ilorin and you are interested in this club, then please become a member. See the contact list below. Also, kindly add yourself to the end of the list. For example, if your username is Haylad then you would add the tilde sign (~) four times to the end of the list (use the "edit source" button which you see next to the heading "Members" for this section) like this:

This will look like this after you have saved your edit:

  • Haylad (talk · contribs)fcb


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Club Leaders 2022/2023 Session

Club Leaders 2021/2022 Session

  • President: James Popoola James Moore200
  • Vice President: Training and Development: Peter Ogundokun Bolutife Pojo07
  • Vice President: Outreach; Onuh Hopeabby Ekowoichofie Hopilo12
  • General Secretary: Barakat Olamide Adegboye Ridzaina
  • Community Engagement, Publicity and Social Media: Mayokun Akinyemi Major Lyte
  • Publicity and Social Media: David Martha MarteeDave
  • Special duties: Taofeeq Idowu AbdulKareem Taofeeq AbdulKareem

Club Leaders 2020/2021 Session

Club leaders 2019/2020 Session

Club leaders 2018/2019 Session

Some executives for the 2018/2019 academic session pose at Training on Wikipedia's Voice, Wikimedia Fan Club, University of Ilorin
Dr. Olatunji (The Clubs Staff Adviser

Club leaders 2017/2018 Session