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OAU Staff sets to Resume

By Pelumi Hassan 
Prior to the directives of FG, on the 15th of October, 2020, OAU Staff sets to resume for work on Monday. The Federal Government directed civil servants who have not been working since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic to return to work on Monday, 19th October 2020.  This was disclosed by Boss Mustapha; the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Sanni Aiyu; the National Coordinator at a press briefing of the task force on Thursday ,15th October 2020. However, the resumption of the OAU staff was disseminated through a press release from the Office of the Registrar. All staff are advised to comply with the advisory on COVID-19 prevention. While there is still no news on the resumption of students, they are advised to stay safe and protest peacefully. Stay safe. Na person wey dey alive dey go school.  #EndSwat #Endsars

Application For OSOPADEC Scholarship/Bursary Award Closes October 13

This is to notify all indigenes of the oil producing areas of Ondo State in tertiary institutions of learning in the country that application for the OSOPADEC Scholarship/Bursary Award has commenced online for free. See the flyer below for full details.

Senate Meets To Consider Outstanding Results Of Graduating Candidates

The Senate of Obafemi Awolowo University is set to have a special meeting today, Friday 12th September, 2014.  The meeting is expected to basically deliberate on two major agenda which include the consideration of outstanding results of graduating candidates  and also award of Postgraduate Degrees.

'Jonathan Will Not Interfere With The Current Investigation Against Ali Modu Sheriff'

We have noted with surprise, the unnecessary hue and cry raised by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and other bigoted critics of the Jonathan Administration over the claim that the President is “hobnobbing” with the former governor of Borno State, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff who was recently accused by the Australian, Stephen Davis of being one of the chief sponsors of the terrorist group, Boko Haram.

The totally erroneous basis for that charge was the spurious claim that Senator Sheriff accompanied President Jonathan on his recent trip to Ndjamena as a member of his entourage.

Although Senator Sheriff himself has already given the lie to that claim through his Media Adviser, the Presidency wishes to affirm, for the purpose of emphasis, that the former Borno State governor was not on President Jonathan’s delegation to Chad.

In keeping with President Jonathan’s commitment to transparency and openness in the conduct of government business, names of the key members of his delegation wer…

Beautiful Nubia Storms OAU September 18

NECO Releases 2014 June/July Examination Results

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has announced that 52.29 percent of the candidates that sat for June/July 2014 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) passed at credit level in five subjects, including English Language and mathematics.
The Registrar and Chief Executive officer of the Council, Professor Promise Okpala, who announced the result in Minna, said 74.30 percent of the candidates made five credits and above generally.

He said that 978,886 candidates of the 989,622 that registered sat for the examination, which was conducted in 76 subjects.
Of 989,622 candidates that wrote the examination, 72.58 percent scored credit level and above in English Language, while 69.49 percent made similar grades in mathematics.

In sciences, 72.86 percent of candidates that sat for Chemistry had credits, while 69.38 percent of physics candidates had credit levels and in biology 67.83 percent of the candidates made credit grades.

Okpala said that beyond the cost of running the e…

OAU Introduces Joint Universities Preliminary Examinations Board (JUPEB)

JUPEB BackgroundJUPEB is a National Examination body saddled with the responsibility of conducting examinations for students, who have undergone approved subject combinations and are seeking Direct Entry admissions into Nigerian and partnering foreign tertiary institutions.

To be eligible to take examinations leading to the award of JUPEB's Direct Entry Certificates, the candidate must have been exposed to an intensive scheme of academic work relevant to his/her proposed university course.
Each candidate must register, sit for Examinations and satisfy the Board in three subjects and a General Studies course relevant to the proposed course in any of the universities. Each subject is to be broken into four courses to be taken, two per semester, by the candidate. The results in all the courses are to be merged at the end of the second semester to obtain the candidate's grade in that particular subject. Each candidate is expected to take twelve (12) cours…

OAU Student Tests Negative For Ebola Virus -Management

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife,has said that the female student of the institution who was suspected to have the Ebola virus and moved to Lagos State has tested negative to the virus.

The Public Relations Officer of the OAU, Mr. Abiodun Olanrewaju, said this in a telephone interview with our correspondent on Thursday.

He said, ” The preliminary result of the girl is out and she tested negative. Another test will be done tomorrow. The university will issue a statement on this later today.”

The female student of the university who hails from Port Harcourt, Rivers State was said to have had contact with Dr. Iyke Enemuo who died of the Ebola virus after treating an ECOWAS diplomat in a hotel room.

The OAU student was said to have been put under surveillance in Port Harcourt for 21 days before she was certified okay having tested negative to the virus.

However, on her return to the OAU to resume her studies, she took ill again on Monday and she walked to the uni…

Why You Must Finish With At Least A 2.1

This piece is for those undergraduates that will like to seek for jobs after school but do not have solid connection. A 1st class or 2.1 will help you AVOID or ALLEVIATE  the Labour Market frustration. Nevertheless, the ones that have influential parents, uncles and aunts can also take a cue from it because it is easier to help someone with a good result.

I am a recent graduate from a Nigerian Federal University. I finished with a strong 2.1 but I wish I made a 1st class. I would have made that First class if I were very hard working. I know many people are like me, they would have had better grades if they were more serious. What I'm saying in essence is that most of us are powerful beyond measures but we do not realize how powerful we could be.

Finishing with a 2.1 is just about having 3.5 out of total 5.0 CGPA. One can achieve this by mixing Bs with Cs in your courses. I had many friends that didn't have solid academic background, weren't very quick at learning but str…

OAU Ebola Suspect Evacuated To Lagos

A female student of Obafemi Awolowo University, who is suspected to be a secondary contact of the Ebola Virus Disease in Port-Harcourt, presented sick at the University Health Centre.

After a clinical assessment by the Ebola Surveillance Preparedness and Response Committee of the University, the authorities thereafter contacted the State Ministry of Health, the Federal Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO).

The suspected female secondary Ebola contact has since been evacuated to the appropriate facility in Lagos for further investigations to confirm her status.

In the meantime, the National Team and the WHO Team on Ebola Control have promptly decontaminated the University Health Centre despite the fact that the case is yet to be confirmed.

The University Authorities wish to emphasize the fact that the case is not a confirmed case of Ebola Virus Disease and therefore request all members of the University Community to remain calm as the situation is ful…

OAU 8: Students' Union Demands Re-instatement Of Suspended Students


Hasta La Victoria Siempre-Until Victory, Always!

‘’As long as injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest’’….Mandela
This is no time for any grandiloquent rhetoric neither any boisterous philosophical expostulation. Rather this is the moment for realistic practitionary appraisal of our situation. There is a need than ever to articulate a coherent analysis/response to the myriad of issues confronting our members and seeking to crode the basis of our existence as students and the historical custodians of popular struggles of the Nigerian people in the fight against the diabolical attempts to take education beyond the reach of the poor through hiked charges and advocating for the rights of our students to qualitative accessible education and a conducive learning environment. 

As students’ leaders with clear sense of direction, we owe any administration of this university a commendation when it is responsive …

OAU Records First Case Of Ebola Disease?

Fear gripped students and staffs of Obafemi Awolowo University today as the news of a yet-to-be confirmed case of Ebola infection filtered through the University community. An Undergraduate female student was ushered to the University Health Centre by her room mates yesterday as she was said to be manifesting some peculiar symptoms of the deadly disease.

The rumour got intensified today as health workers of the World Health Organization(WHO) and other Bodies were sighted in the Health Centre dressed in the Ebola protective way 'fumigating' the environments. That would be the second time it will be fumigated today.

As at the time of filing this report, it is not yet clear if the suspected Ebola victim was still in the University Health Centre because another report has it that she has been moved to the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, some minutes drive away from the University campus.

The University Management is yet to make any official declaration on the case. …

Students' Union Announces Internal Transport System Schedule

FROM THE LEADERSHIP OF THE UNION (As At Today, Monday, 8th September, 2014)


Being a part of the mandate of the current leadership of the Union; easy mobility of students within the university campus especially those in faculties distant from the hostel areas, the union is set to begin its internal transport scheme.

The scheme is targeted essentially at students who often have classes in distant faculties like Agric, EDM, Technology, Pharmacy, and Health Sciences.

The bus schedule beginning from Tuesday, 9th August, 2014 is as follows: 

Bus Terminus: Anglo-Moz
Bus Arrival: 6:30 am daily
Bus Charges: N10 flat
Bus Availability: 6:30am to 11am(MORNING) and 3:00pm to 6:30pm(EVENING)
Morning Route: Anglo-Moz - Computer Building/ PGLT/ Pharmacy/ Health Sciences - Chem Eng/ BOO - Spider/ CC - Agric - EDM 

NB: No SUB bus stop in the morning
Afternoon Route: Vice versa of morning route beginning from 3:30pm 

Any change in schedule will …

OAU Students' Union Students Representative Council Speaker Weds

The Speaker of the Student Representative Council, Obafemi Awolowo University Students' UNION, Mr Rahaman Tiamiyyu got married yesterday in the ancient city of Ibadan in Oyo State. The reception was held at the Lead City University in Ibadan. Various officials and influential figures of the Students' Union showed up at the wedding ceremony as well as the Bachelor Eve.

The entire OAU Peeps Crew and friends wish Comrade Rahaman and his dear wife a happy married life and success in their future endeavour.

Source: OAU Christians

Application For 2015 International Graduate Programme For Nigeria Now Open


Our International Graduate (IG) Programme is the platform for you to hone your technical knowledge. You will learn the skills and gain the experience you need to become an expert in one of our dynamic global businesses.

We hire graduates in 29 countries and our programme is defined by the international opportunities it offers. We hold our five-week International Induction Programme in Shanghai and offer international rotations and training to enhance learning opportunities for graduates from across the emerging markets.

We offer five different streams you can apply for in the IG programme. Each stream is focused on a particular area of the Bank, allowing you to build your expertise, your network and develop specialist skills. Within your stream you have the opportunity to explore your strengths, what you love doing and use the first year of rotations and training to determine where you will have the biggest impact.
Our programme is designed to set you up for success in you…