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OAU 43rd Convocation Ceremony Commences Today

Obafemi Awolowo university (OAU) sets to hold its 43rd convocation ceremony as the school  management releases the programme of event for ceremony.

This convocation ceremony has been slated to hold from the 11th- 14th of December 2018 in honour of the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 graduating students of the prestigious university.

Below is the convocation ceremony programme of event.

Obafemi Awolowo University Programme for the 43rd Convocation

Tuesday, 11th December, 2018:

10.00 a.m.Convocation Lecture: “University Education in Nigeria: Revisiting the Ife Dream” - Prof. Banji Akintoye12.00 noon.Opening of Exhibition of Research Activities in the University

Wednesday 12th, December, 2018:

Morning Session at 9.00 a.m.Conferment of First degrees, Postgraduate Diploma and Master Degrees and Award of Prizes to the 2015/2016 & 2016/2017 Graduating Students in the Faculties of Administration and Arts.Afternoon Session at 1.00 p.m.Conferment of First degrees, Postgraduate Diploma and Master D…

Strike: FG & ASUU Meeting Ends Inconclusive, Adjourned Till December 17

Another meeting between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) ended on Monday night without an immediate resolution of the dispute.

The meeting which held at the Federal Ministry of Labour was to find a lasting solution to the ongoing strike by the university lecturers.

At least four other meetings have been held between both parties before Monday’s since the strike commenced on November 4.

While addressing journalists, the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige, said the meeting has been adjourned to December 17.

Mr Ngige said the federal government is taking all necessary steps to address ASUU’s demands.

Mr Ngige had earlier appealed to the striking lecturers to ensure that Monday’s dialogue yields results that will lead to ending the strike.

”The strike is five weeks old today and it is not in anybody’s interest. We will ensure the needful is done,” he said.

Meanwhile, the ASUU chairman, Biodun Ogunyemi, said the union will await the nex…

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182 Bag First Class As OAU Holds 43rd Convocation Next Week

About 182 graduates will receive First Class degrees at the 43rd convocation of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, out of 13,492 graduating students.

The chairman of the ceremonial committee, Oluseye Bolaji, made the disclosure on Wednesday in Ile-Ife.

Mr Bolaji, a professor, said that the convocation would involve graduates of the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 academic sessions.

He added that the event will hold between December 11 and 14,2018

Mr Bolaji added that the convocation lecture entitled, “University Education in Nigeria: Revisiting the Ife Dream,” would be delivered by a retired professor of History and Second Republic senator, Banji Akintoye.

The committee chairman also said exhibition of research activities carried out in the faculties and units of the university would be unveiled as part of the activities during the convocation.

OAU wins First Bank-Sponsored Ethics Challenge

Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has won the national finals of the 2018 Ethics Challenge of the CFA Society Nigeria sponsored by First Bank of Nigeria Plc.OAU emerged winner ahead of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and University of Nigeria (UNN), which came second and third respectively.

Speaking at the Gala Night and 2018 Charter Award Dinner of the CFA Society Nigeria where the winner of the competition that involved 15 universities was announced, the Society’s president, Banji Fehintola, commended First Bank Plc for supporting the contest.

Fehintola, while also thanking the bank for its unwavering commitment to ensuring entrenchment of ethics in the finance and investment sectors, said “ethics are important. They’re  the cornerstone of our industry and we wanted to pass this message on so three years ago, we started running the ethics challenge for university students.

We started with two; had seven last year and 15 universities this year. The competition ran in Lagos…

Sex-For-Marks: Sacked OAU Lecturer To Remain In Custody, Court Rules Today

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The Federal High court sitting in Osogbo on Tuesday declined the bail application of an ex-lecturer with Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Professor Richard Akindele.

Akindele was earlier arraigned by Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) for allegedly demanding sex in exchange for marks from Monica Osagie, a postgraduate student of the institution.

The presiding Judge, Justice Maureen Onyetenu at the last proceedings adjourned for definite trial and hearing application for bail but asked that Professor Akindele be remanded in prison.

READ ALSO:OAU: Court Remands 'Sex-For-Marks' Lecturer In Ilesha Prison, Adjourns Case


At the hearing on Tuesday, the ICPC counsel, Kehinde Adetoye, told the court that they were ready to open the case for trial and had a witness in court out of six witnesses.

However, the trial could not go on because the lead counsel for ICPC was absent in court due to some other official assignment and he wanted to personall…

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If you're an international student from an African nation and are self-funding your postgraduate studies, you could be eligible for a scholarship of £4,000, paid as a discount on your tuition fee. If you are from any of the following countries, please check the academic requirements below to see if you could be eligible.

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OAU Sport Council Releases Fixtures For The Inter-hall Football Competition

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By Ganiyu Ayanniyi

The Sport Council of Obafemi Awolowo University has unveiled the fixtures for the forthcoming 2017/2018 Inter-hall football competition which expected to debut on Saturday, 24th November 2018 and expected to end on Wednesday, 4th December 2018.

The competing Hall teams are divided into group A and B. Group A includes Fajuyi Hall, Quarters and ETF Hall while group B consists Awolowo Hall, Town, Postgraduate Hall, Angola Hall.

The fixtures of the matches are detailed below:

Match Day 1:
Saturday, 24th November 2018

Awolowo Hall vs Town by 8am (Match 1)

Postgraduate Hall vs Angola Hall by 10am (Match 2)

Fajuyi Hall vs Quarters by 2pm (Match 3)


Match Day 2:
Monday, 26 November 2018

Awolowo Hall vs PG Hall by 2pm (Match 4)

Town vs Angola Hall by 4pm (Match 5)

Match Day 3:
Tuesday, 27th November 2018

E.T.F Hall vs Fajuyi Hall by 4pm (Match 6)

Match Day 4:
Wednesday, 28th November 2018

Angola Hall vs Awolowo Hall by 2pm (Match 7)

Postgraduate Hall vs Town by 4pm (Match 8)

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Reminder: Check The 2018/2019 OAU Admission Cut-Off Marks For All Faculties

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For those requesting to check the 2018/2019 OAU Admission cut-off marks for various departments, kindly click on the faculties below.

N.B : The Faculty of Law and Faculty of Dentistry lost their accreditation this year; as such, those faculties are not captured here.

College of Health Sciences

Faculty Of Administration


Faculty Of Agriculture

Faculty Of Arts

Faculty Of Education

Faculty Of Environmental Design & Management


Faculty Of Pharmacy

Faculty Of Science

Faculty Of Social Sciences

Faculty Of Technology


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2019/2020 PTDF Overseas Postgraduate Scholarship Application Is Currently Ongoing

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2019/2020 OVERSEAS POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME UNDER PTDF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS IN UK, GERMANY & FRANCE

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