Obafemi Awolowo University for the first time in year 2015 witnessed the most influx of students who are returning to commence academic activities for the Rain semester of the 2013/2014 session on Sunday, 4th January 2015.
Students and staff members also resumed work today, Monday January 5 after the prolonged Christmas and new year breaks. Some students who have not resumed yet continued to troop in numerously as at this evening. Academic activities have also started in some departments while some are yet to commence. The general timetable has been out and few departments visited also had their departmental timetable already out and pasted. Department of Botany as at 6:00pm on Monday had its draft timetable for the Rain semester pasted on their notice board and also Chemistry department had their finalized timetable up.
Though the university community still looks scanty, a visit by our correspondent to the New Market showed their readiness for the start of the year as many of the shops there were open for business as usual.
Some fellowships which were on ground for their usual activities during the break continued with their schedules. Full academic activities have been predicted by many to resume next week since the semester is a short one as most part of the coming month, February will be spent as break at home by students and many of the university community occupants.