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Ten Things You Must Know As OAU 2014/2015 Predegree Aspirant

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TIPS FOR INTENDING PREDITES 1. Firstly, you have to know that this forum(OAU Pre-Degree Forum) does not belong to OAU CDL. Kindly check our info tab to see what we represent.

2. OAU Predegree programme runs for nine(9) months.

3. OAU Predegree is not for students that are not ready to sacrifice their pleasure for 'real' academic work. Expredites can testify to this.

4. All undergraduate courses offered in OAU are available through the programme.

5. OAU Predegree entrance exam is a Computer Based Test(CBT).

6. About 100 questions are being asked in the entrance test and usually 25 questions each from your registered subjects.

7. You have to prepare hard for the entrance exam to beat fellow tens of thousand applicants to fill in to the limited available spaces (about 2500 spaces).

8. You should not entertain any fear because that space in OAU is reserved for you!

9. The questions been asked at the entrance test is just like your O'level exams i.e WASSCE, SSCE, UTME an…

Osun Decides: APC, PDP Share Students' Votes In OAU

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In what seems to be the reflection of the emerging results of today's Osun gubernatorial poll statewide, the three Halls of Residence in Obafemi Awolowo University where elections were held recorded close figures for the top two parties.

The Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) and All Progressive Congress(APC) had to themselves two locations each except for the Staff school where APC had a slight edge. As at the time of this report, we are still trying to validate our figures with what the INEC officials have got in their records.

Below are the breakdowns of the Election Results for the two leading parties.

Awolowo Hall:    PDP 28 votes  :  APC 31 votes
Fajuyi Hall:        PDP 28 votes  :  APC 20 votes
SUB:                    PDP 47 votes  :  APC 26 votes
PG Hall:              PDP 47 votes  :  APC 50 votes
Staff School:       PDP 87 votes  :  APC 119 votes

Total:                   PDP 237 votes :  APC 246 votes


PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT the official result from INEC but the results from our Ob…

OAU Fee Hike Novella (Episode 7)

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Tunde turned around sharply to see who tapped him so hard,he wasn't too surprised when he saw Sola standing in front of Angola hall,not smiling at all.Don't be annoyed,i forgot our agreement and was already inside the Bus before i remembered that i should have waited for you, Tunde apologized. Okay,make i go see Gbemisola for Moz,we go see later,with this Sola left Tunde and was no longer angry.
You remember Richard,the guy that Tunde gave a hard blow in the face episode two,Richard saw Tunde and felt like he should apologize for his behaviour few days back.He walked up to Tunde who smiled when he saw Richard,and hailed him.Richard was surprised that Tunde was acting so nice,and taking the clue told Tunde how sorry he was for what happened between them.No wahala,we be guys sha and shit happens, Tunde replied Richard.
They both left together for their room,though Tunde was still expecting Similoluwa's call. In Angola k4 the room directly opposite to Tunde's room in the…

Updates On Osun Governorship Election

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Hello friends! Today, our friends in Osun State will decide the person that will be in charge of the state for the next four years.

We want everyone in Osun state to post updates here of events as they happen in their various locations in the state.

Top Candidates For The Poll Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola - All Progressive Congress (APC) Senator Iyiola Omisore - Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)

OAU Students' Union Restate Stance On Osun Governorship Election

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GREAT IFE STUDENTS’ UNION PRESS STATEMENT ON THE OSUN STATE ELECTIONS: AS OSUN PEOPLE DECIDE: OUR POSITION AS GREAT IFE STUDENTS’ UNION Great Nigerian people, good people of Osun State, gentlemen of the press and ever conscious Nigerian students:

An important feature of every democracy is periodic elections, this which the Nigerian clime and sacrosanct constitution permit to be held every four years is what will happen in Osun state come 9th August 2014. Nigeria has witnessed, since her independence, various elections with some marred with allegations of rigging and lack of fairness in the electoral system. Such issues over the years have either been buried or settled in the court of law. We implore the good people of Osun to ensure that they desist from such action and inactions that may render this coming elections controversial and at the same time paint the country Nigeria and Osun state in bad colours. This national disgrace must be prevented now!

In the spirit of the …

President Goodluck Jonathan Declares A National State Of Emergency Over Ebola

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Nigeria: President Jonathan declares national emergency on Ebola, approves N1.9 billion intervention fund

President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Friday in Abuja declared the control and containment of the Ebola virus in Nigeria, a National Emergency.

Accordingly, the President has directed the Federal Ministry of Health to work in collaboration with the State Ministries of Health, the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other relevant agencies to ensure that all possible steps are taken to effectively contain the threat of the Ebola virus in line with international protocols and best practices.

President Jonathan also approved a Special Intervention Plan and the immediate release of N1. 9 billion for its implementation, to further strengthen on-going steps to contain the virus such as the establishment of additional isolation centres, case management, contact tracing, deployment of additional personnel, screening at borders, and…

See What The Admission Cut-Off Marks Look Like Last Year

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CUT-OFF MARKS FOR 2013/2014 ADMISSION EXERCISE FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES Department-----Merit-----Osun-----Ogun-----Oyo-----Ondo-----Ekiti-----Lagos-----ELDS

Demography & Social Statistics-----206-----206-----206-----206-----206-----206-----207-----206

Economics-----244-----242.5-----242-----244-----238-----243-----242-----225.5

Geography-----207-----207-----207-----207-----207-----207-----207-----207

Political Science-----222-----221-----216----221-----217-----217-----220-----215

P.P.E-----218-----215-----211-----214-----211-----217-----215-----211

Pschology-----215-----206-----210-----208-----210-----206-----206-----205

Sociology & Anthropology-----202-----202-----202------202-----202-----202-----202-----202
FACULTY OF TECHNOLOGYDepartment-----Merit-----Osun-----Ogun-----Oyo-----Ondo-----Ekiti-----Lagos-----ELDS

Agric. Engineering-----200----200----200-----200-----200-----200-----200-----200

Chemical Engineering-----255-----254-----254-----253-----253-----253-----241-----238

C…

Ebola: Salt Therapy Originator Apologizes For Her Stunt

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In what is coming in as a big surprise in today's afternoon, one 'DRealGeesam1' came out plain to disclaim her earlier sent out Salt therapy as the solution to Ebola Disesease.

In her message:

''My confession and apology

Dear nairalanders and everyone who have heard of the ebola Prevention "News", My name is Adesewa, I am coming out clean because what started has a joke has escalated into the unprecedented.

How it started
Yesterday i was with friend in her hostel, we were talking about this Ebola out break, when one of my friends, Funke (she introduced me to nairaland) brought the idea of Us playing a prank on our friends. The first suggestion was to tell people that aloe very could cure Ebola, but we thought it would sound too ridiculous so we forgot about it.

Later that even an idea came to me (i now regret that i did it).
 I decided to send a BBM broadcast message to my friends, telling them that the Ministry of Health has asked everyone to bathe with salt…

OAU Fee Hike Novella (Episode 6)

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...After waiting for ten minutes and Tunde didnt show up,at exactly 1.15pm Sola left OUI roundabout so he could be on campus by 1.30pm.Tunde on the otherhand totally forgot about their agreement to meet at any location,immediately he saw a bus going to campus, he quickly entered the bus.He got to campus around 1.10pm and immediately he got to school gate,he saw a man selling Eggroll which he bought with the last cash on him.

Getting a bus back to campus wasn't easy, he had to settle for the doorside of a 'Town Igboro', he finally got to campus about ten minutes after his takeoff from school gate, Tunde checked his pocket and was glad that he could still find his HB pencil which he kept specially to use for SER001 exam,he saw different people with rough shirts, hairs amongst different funny dressings, thanks to the Aluta.

 SER001 exam was just simple and Tunde found himself smiling while reading some questions. Tunde finished the exam within 15minutes, immediately he left …

Victory Is Always Certain

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" He who Passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.  He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it" -Martin Luther King Jr.

Few days ago which unavoidable looks like months to me, I was banished from the Great Ife Page by the powers that be because of my un-shaking stance of standing and not being brainwashed by suicidal releases and Propagandas aimed at K-legging our Democratically elected Union leaders.

I roped my self and stood against oppression as imbibed in me, comments flew in both appalling and "solidaritory". Many spoke and bluffed but I was mostly disgusted by the suggestion of me begging for my right not a privilege o!(Singing) "Great Ife yi ti gbo gbo wa ni"!

Gone are those days of mediocratic students who are oppressed and they keep shut wailing in silence.

Meanwhile, Tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by people but the silence over that by the Good p…

South-West Governors Meet Over Ebola

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GOVERNORS in South-West states, on Wednesday, met in Lagos, to hold an emergency meeting over concerted efforts to be deployed in containing the Ebola virus disease in the states.
This came as the Lagos State government confirmed the death of one of the nurses who had first degree contact with the dead Liberian, Patrick Sawyer, who died of Ebola virus disease in Lagos.

Speaking through the Lagos State governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola, at the Government House, Alausa, Lagos, the governors told newsmen that cross-border movements were major constraints in combating Ebola, while appealing to the Federal Government to deploy manpower and resources to curtail the spread.

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun lamented that despite 58 Hilux vans patrolling the over 70 illegal borders between Lagos and Ogun, there was still the need for the Federal Government to assist with more vehicles and security forces.

Also, the Ondo State governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko, called on all Nigerians to be stakeholde…

Fashola Reverses LASU School Fees To Status Quo Of N25,000

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Mr. Fashola stated this on Thursday at the convocation programme of the university.

The Lagos State Governor, Babatunde Fashola, has directed that the controversial fee hike at the Lagos State University, LASU, be reversed.

Mr. Fashola stated this on Thursday at the convocation programme of the university.

He said the fees would now be returned to the old charges.

The reversal comes after months of protests by students and lecturers of the university.

The Lagos State Government had, earlier in 2011, increased the fees from N25, 000 to N198, 000 for humanities and education, while medical students were to pay N350, 000.

After the protests, the state government approved a reduction by 34 to 60 per cent. That reduction would have seen students pay between N76, 750 and N158, 250 depending on the faculty and year of study.

That reduction was still opposed by the students and the lecturers.

Thursday’s announcement by the governor could, however, lead to a reversal to the 2011 charg…

OAU Fee Hike Novella (Episode 5)

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...What happened! Tunde shouted from the boot.Tunde's bus was full of Ladies,while Tunde and three other guys sat in the boot.He was amused when he heard them saying 'The driver, he runs too much na, he just used the brake like that' What should i now do? Me that i am in the boot,Tunde quipped as he continued singing his Aluta Song 'Omole ti se wa ....'.

They got to OUI roundabout sooner than thought and Tunde quickly rushed down from the boot to team up with his rummies Sola and Segun who unlike Tunde came with their girlfriends.The guys soon left the ladies (their Girlfriends) alone to participate in watching a guy who acted like 'Sango' with his regalia. See this guy o,if Sango gangan cum,the guy go comot Regelia, Tunde said.Sango gan go fear Aluta na,Sola also contributed to the discussion in his funny Language.

Tunde looked sideways and he saw Similoluwa,he was surprised to see her there,after he told her not to come,suspecting what he w…

OAU Fee Hike Novella (Episode 4)

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...Just as the SU President was about to speak,someone tapped Tunde and with the laughter said 'i don't even know what they are struggling for,is 40,000naira too much ni'? He was expecting an answer from Tunde but instead Tunde walked away,wanting to avoid any fracas there though he was annoyed.

Ibikunle started talking and emphasised that students should move enmass to SUB so everyone can move to OUI roundabout en-mass.Despite the troubles of Tunde,he isnt the type that joke with food,so immediately he heard OUI, he asked Ibikunle if students were going to walk to OUI roundabout or a provision has been made for a bus,Ibikunle said that will be sorted out,'as if i have any option' Tunde said as he hissed and walked away. I didnt tell you Tunde has a girlfriend, Similoluwa, Tunde's girlfriend showed up unexpected and tapped Tunde who was eating gala like a real hungry man. On seeing Similoluwa, Tunde smiled and his mood brightened a bit,they chatt…

OAU Fee Hike Novella (Episode 3)

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...Later at night that same day Tunde,Sola and Segun went to the congress together with high expectations. The congress was filled with drama but after arguments and counter arguments,it was agreed that a massive should be held outside the campus.Tunde was very happy that it was established at the congress that stalites fee hasnt been increased,he never knew that it was the evil day that was postponed.

Later that night around 11pm,Tunde's longtime friend Niyi phoned him to enquire if the NEWS making round about increment in fee is true,Niyi got the shocker of his life when Tunde told him the new amount. Niyi was given admission to study Economics,thoug h he has a father,his father is a pensioner. Niyi also is the 4th born in a family of six.Niyi on hearing that he will pay about 85,000 Naira kept quiet over the phone for few seconds before speaking again,he said 'Tunde, if this fee no reduce, i no fit afford am o,you knw say my Dad na pensioneer,i go first go w…

OAU Fee Hike Novella (Episode 2)

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...Segun,sola and the other rummies were surprised at Tunde that he cried.Haba,Tund e why you dey cry now? sebi na rumor.Tunde didnt want to answer them but on second thoughts he replied,saying even if na rumor,make i dey cry now,una know say rumor dey come true for OAU,where will i see 40k,i lost my Dad last Month and surviving here has not been easy,i have 3 younger sisters and am the only guy,you now say i shouldn't cry,infact i should weep. Tunde's other rummies were lost on what to say and the mood in the room changed to a very sober one.

Somewhere else near Awo cafe,students were seen discussing groups with different opinions been brought up.What is Ibikunle saying about this? Saheed queried. Ibikunle ke? Well he hasn't said anything o, maybe he wil say something before today ends sha. Later that same day,everywhere in the halls of residence was filled with arguments and counter arguments about the rumor. Tunde notwithstanding his mood went to the footba…

OAU Fee Hike Novella (Episode 1)

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This is a non-fictional story on the OAU fee hike,feel free to drop your comments and criticisms

EPISODE 1 Oh, so it is morning? Tunde asked as he yawned turning from one side of his bed to another,looking sideways he saw that Sola was the only one left in the hostel with him,he started wondering what could be wrong that everybody would have left the room so early on a Saturday Morning leaving him and Sola. Tunde was about to ask what was happening when Sola spoke without mincing words, 'you dey find our rummies abi?

Dem dan go Awo jare,they talk say dm paste sumtin dia about fee increment,but you know say OAU na land of rumors,so i dont believe them'. Without waiting further Tunde started laughing,surpri sed at his actions Sola looked at him with scorn,just then Tunde stopped laughing and bursted out saying 'When Omole no want make we give am sms,increment ko,subsidy ni' abeg i wan go toilet jare.Sola stopped him and said,where you wan see water or you wan go spoil th…

Happy Hometriculation To Great Ife Freshmen

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Normally, by this time(09:00am), I should have been armed with my fork and spoon secretly pocketed in my trouser as I celebrate with my fresh friends. No thanks to OAU management and the alutarious Intellectual Fighters for Emancipation.

Today, August 7 was initially scheduled for the Matriculation of our freshmen based on the calendar released for the 2013/2014 academic session. It is quite unfortunate that the school closure has destroyed all plans.

As a freshman who should have been translated into a bonafide Great Ife student today, how do you feel about the disruption of plan?

OAU Remains Nigeria's Best University -Webometrics

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Contrary to widespread reports, and in further confirmation of its academic excellence and intellectual supremacy over and above other Universities and Institutions of Higher Learning, the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has, again, been rated the first and the best University in Nigeria and 19th in Africa.

Reacting, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Bamitale Omole, attributed the giant strides recorded by his administration to the unparalleled research output, administrative acumen, technical know-how of the academic, administrative and technical staff of the University, adding that only a focused leadership, which is the hallmark of his management team, can produce such a spectacular feat.

Professor Bamitale Omole, then applauded the dedication to duty of all stakeholders in making sure that the ideals of the founding fathers of OAU become a reality in its entirety. He urged the Federal Government not to relent in its efforts to improve the funding of education, part…

Prof. Bamitale Omole Expected To Be Named INEC Returning Officer For Osun Poll

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With just few days to the Osun state governorship election, the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) is yet to name who will be the Returning Officer for the Poll.Indications however emerged today that the Obafemi Awolowo University Vice Chancellor, Professor Bamitale Omope may be selected to be the Returning Officer. The source who pleaded anonymity said Omole is a VC of the only Federal University in Osun state, so according to the trend of INEC selection, he is favourite for the job. He however sited the examples of Professor Adebiyi Daramola of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) and Professor Isaac Azuzzi of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti as Returning Officers in both Ondo and Ekiti elections respectively.
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OAU SU Clears Air On Alleged Division, Indict VP As Betrayal

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FROM THE LEADERSHIP OF THE UNION (As At Today, 6th August 2014)

‘’ Most times, lie gets halfway the world before the truth manages to get its pants on ’’ - Winston Spencer Churchill

Since the autocratic closure of the school by the management on 18th June and Great Ife students left the barricades, the leadership of the Union has not failed in its duty of holding regular discussions to appraise matters. Today the leadership of the Union met to reappraise issues that concern the 2014 Parliamentary Session of the Union and the ongoing struggle against increment in school fee. Variety of matters were discussed ranging from the current state of the struggle and some germane administrative issues were holistically assessed especially the most recent of them. An encompassing resolution of the meeting was to give re-assurances to our students on our commitment to the struggle and to clear the air on all allegations levelled against the leadership of the union. Prominent issu…

"Save Me From Death" -OAU Student Cries

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