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Ogunlere Oluwatobi Emerges as NASS OAU President-Elect

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By Ogunlowo Samiah


Just as the Session is sliding to an end, the atmosphere is tense with the fight for Power, Leadership positions and campaign.
"Vote For Kelvin"
"Michelle cares"

Even though the Union election seems not feasible as her activities has been suspended,  Obafemi Awolowo University still experienced and is still experiencing the hustle and bustle of Faculty and Departmental Elections.

Faculty of Science was not left out of this as her election was conducted on Friday, 19th of January even as students in their various department prepare for tests and Examinations.

The election which started some Minute past 9 in the morning ended peacefully at exactly 3pm. Polling unit was set for all the 8 departments of the faculty so as to ease the exercise for members of the faculty. The Electoral committee  after later released the the official Result of the Election even though some contestants were already jubilating for their success.

3 individuals contested fo…

Ikedichi Egwu Emerges as NAAS OAU President-Elect

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By Farombi Oluwaseun



Few hours ago,  Students of Nigerian Association of Agricultural Students, OAU, Ile-Ife, casted their votes  and decided officers to run their association for the next academic session . 
Mr.  Ikedichi Egwu Popularly known as IK-Explicit  emerged as the  President-Elect with the total  number of 562 votes. The Other elected officers with their total number of votes are as follows;
POST: Vice PRESIDENT NAMES: ADETOUN NO OF VOTES: 339
POST: GENERAL SECRETARY NAMES: AY GRACE NO OF VOTES: 221
POST: ASS. GENERAL SECRETARY NAMES: TIMMY NO OF VOTES: 532
POST: FINANCIAL SECRETARY NAMES: MAHNAGER NO OF VOTES: 344
POST: TREASURER NAMES: EMJAY NO OF VOTES: 563
POST: PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER NAMES: IYEBIYE NO OF VOTES: 333
POST: WELFARE NAMES: DUNJANE NO OF VOTES: 546
POST: DIRECTOR OF SOCIALS NAMES: IBRUKS NO OF VOTES: 521
POST: DIRECTOR OF SPORTS NAMES: SIQHIQ NO OF VOTES: 508
In a release obtained by OAU Peeps News Agency, Mr Ikedichi Egwu, the President Elect thanked his …

Osun State Speaker Bags Doctorate Degree, Visits OAU

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By Uthman Samad.

Today, the Speaker of the state of Osun, Rt Hon. Najeem Salam had his jumat prayer in Obafemi Awolowo University

The Speaker who is representing Ejigbo State Constituency under the platform of the All Progressive Congress paid a courtesy visit to the great Ife community.

Dr Abdulfattah Makinde of the department of religious studies who led the prayer announced the presence of the speaker after the prayer.

The speaker who had jumaat prayer at the  Obafemi Awolowo University Central mosque located at the school’s religious ground beseeched all Muslims to seek knowledge in all possible means at their expense.

Rt. Hon Najeem Salam  is among the newly produced PhD holders from the department of political science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

Speaking at the prayer, He  made it known that  today marks his 15th day he finished his PHD program &therefore decided to give God all the glory in Ife as he did his Bsc ,Msc & now PhD in Ife.

The speaker  challenged t…

Highlights Of Ammended School Calendar

Dec. 23, 2017 – Jan. 2, 2018 – Christmas/New Year Break

January 22 – 28, 2018 – Lecture Free Week

January 29, 2018 – Rain Semester Examinations Begin

February 16, 2018 – Rain Semester Examinations End

February 16, 2018 – End of 2016/2017 Session

March 8, 2018 – Harmattan Semester,

2017/2018 Academic Session Commences

NAAS President, Others Impeached Over Misappropriation Of Funds

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By Ndimele Kingsley

It was another dramatic event at the parliamentary sitting of the Nigerian Association of Agricultural Students, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun state on Friday, 12th January, 2018.

The sitting which lasted over four hours was presided by the Speaker of the House (the Student Representative Council of Agricultural Students, OAU also referred to as Joint Session Board), Aina Olaoluwa who stated that the President (Adesope Ibrahim), Financial Secretary (Ajayi Emmanuel) and Treasurer (Oloruntunbi Philemon) could not account for the missing #108,000 in the association's purse.

The declaration came, following a majority vote of the parliamentarians after the presentation of the final audit report as at 12th January, 2018.

In a phone conversation with the Speaker, he said, "After thorough scrutinization and questioning, it was discovered that over #108,000 was missing from the association's account. Hence, the majority of the JSB voted for the impeac…

OAU: Students Prepare For Rain Semester Examinations in Total Darkness

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By Uthman Samad &Farombi Oluwaseun

As  the rain semester examination of the Obafemi Awolowo University approaches,  It's been close to two  weeks now that the academic areas of the university has been in total darkness.

The academics area which covers the lecture theatres and offices of the lecturers cum administrative section of the school can be said to be facing huge huddles of electricity which has been a major set back of  normal lecturing activities.

It will be recalled that the school Management recently released the amended calendar which states 29th of January for the beginning of 2016/2017 rain semester examination which is just  few days to go, the university library under lock&key with the only option left for the students to read(academics area) in total darkness.

Apart from reading at night, due to the blackout,  practicals/laboratory works has been put on hold especially for students in the faculty of Science, Pharmacy, Agriculture, Technology etc.

It's…

JAMB Fixes Feb 6 As Deadline For UTME Registration

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has fixed February 6, as deadline for the sale of registration form for this year’s unified tertiary matriculation examination (UTME).

JAMB Registrar Prof. Is-haq Oloyede spoke at a meeting on strategic planning, supervision and evaluation of the conduct of 2018 unified tertiary matriculation examination (UTME) in Abuja yesterday.

He said only 283,319 candidates had registered for the examination.

The board also fixed March 9 to17 for the conduct of the UTME in 620 computer based test centres across the country.

The registrar said: “Because of the criticisms that trailed the sale of entry form for a month in the past years, the board has decided to earmark two months so that every willing candidate will be able to purchase, fill and submit the forms.

“We opened entry from December 6, 2017 to February 6, 2018, but one month later, only less than a quarter of the two million candidates expected for the examination this year have registered.”

OAU Releases New Guidelines For Accommodation

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Date: January 10, 2018
DIVISION OF STUDENT AFFAIRS
OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, ILE-IFE
2017/2018 SESSION STUDENT HOSTEL
ACCOMODATION
In line with the decision of the University authority to improve the living condition of Students in the Halls of Residence, the Division of  Student Affairs is hereby informing all the Students thatthere will be a reduction in the number of bed spaces in each of the rooms in the Halls of Residence: Consequent to this, bed space allocations will be limited and will follow a democratic process. ‘Accommodation
Allocation’ is not automatic for any student, however special consideration will be given to freshers(new students) and final year students for limited spaces based on a first-come, first-served on-line application and balloting process.
Following this arrangement, there will be no special request for bed space either by students or staff – PLEASE DO NOT VISIT THE
DSA FOR THIS PURPOSE. All students will be given an opportunity to ballot for bed spac…

Former OAU Lecturer Accused Of Failing Medical Students Over Sex

A former lecturer at Obafemi Awolowo University, Francis Fakoya has been called out on Facebook by one of his former students who accused him of failing medical students because of sex.

An alumnus of the university, Funke Dezarn, on Sunday, January 7 decided to expose the lecturer who was said to have his power as a lecturer to fail Medical Students who refused to have sex with him.

 Dezarn wrote:
Oprah’s speech on Golden Globe tonight inspired me to post this.

“Dr.Med.Dr” Francis Andy Fakoya of  Anatomy Department ,OAU Ile-Ife Nigeria, you destroyed many young lives through your sexual harassments. As that was not enough, you used your power as a teacher to Medical Students, to fail any student that refused you.

Some of the student victims repeated the class, some like me were lucky to have just a resit, while some were thrown out of Medical school. I chose to say NO to you and you failed me in Anatomy 2 times (Part 2 and Part 3), which are the only failures I have on my transcript!!…

Strike:JAMB Postpones 2018 UTME Mock Examination

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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has postponed the 2018 Mock Examination which was earlier scheduled to hold between January 22nd and 24th, 2018.

The 2018 JAMB UTME Mock Examination will now hold on the first week in February, 2018.

It was learnt that the postponement is connected to the ongoing strike by non-teaching staff of universities which makes it impossible for JAMB to make use of the CBT centres located within the campuses of some of the universities.

The JAMB Boss revealed that about 10 percent of the expected number of candidates have so far registered for the 2018 UTME.

The date for the main JAMB examination remains the same. It is expected to hold between March 9th – March 17, 2017.

The JAMB Boss further stressed that “No candidates, examiners, invigilators will be allowed to enter the examination hall with wrist watches, pencils except HB pencils and cameras”