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OAU Post-UTME Registration Commences on the 5th of October 2020

By  Ganiyu Ayanniyi The Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife is set to start Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (PUTME) registration on the 5th of October, 2020 for Jamb candidates who picked the institution as their first as well as for Direct Entry (DE) applicants. The registration form which is obtainable via the school portal ( at the amount of N2,000 is expected to close on the 31st of October, 2020.
After the payment for the registration form which would require generating Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR) number from the school portal, there will be need to authenticate the payment.
It is to be noted that the Post-UTME screening will be strictly observed under the guidelines as released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) at the following centres: a) JAMB CBT Centre, Bwari b) Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.
All Candidates whose screening date would be allotted from the period between 21st of November - 5th December, 2…

NIM Essay Competition For OAU Undergraduate Students


DATE: May 21, 2015

VENUE: Faculty of Arts Boardroom, Humanities Block II, Room 402/3

THEME: Management and Institutional Development: Exact topic will be known on the day of the competition

PARTICIPANTS: OAU UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS: Two students are expected from each Faculty in the University. The first two students from each Faculty to apply via the email addresses below will be allowed to participate in the competition

Format for the Application

Candidate should kindly indicate his/her intention to participate by sending the following details:






to (08079255751) (08034840633) (08035180082, 08078887302)


TY Calls On Buhari To Reverse Education Fees In Higher Institutions

The President of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU),” Students' Union”, Ile-Ife, Mr Omotoyo Akande, has called on the President-Elect, Gen. Mohamadu Buhari (Rtd) to reverse school fees in tertiary institutions and ensure proper funding of education.
Akande made the call on Wednesday when he paid a visit to the Osogbo office of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) to establish a relationship as he was set to take the leadership mantle of Students' Union of OAU.

“These new executive has the mission to establish a good relationship with the media, not to gain popularity but to publicize our position on national issues and issues affecting the students in the institution,’’ Akande said.

He said the in-coming federal administration should embark on policies that would change the old policies on education from 1999 to date, saying “this is a litmus test for the new administration’’.

According to him, the university authorities have consistently been increasing school fees, thereby mak…

OAU Law Student Crushed To Death By School Bus In Osogbo

Ibitolu Mary, a 200l law student at the Obafemi Awolowo University was crushed to death today Wednesday 6th May, 2015 by a bus belonging to a private secondary school in Osogbo.
Our correspondent gathered that the deceased was on a commercial motorcycle when the bus which was said to have suffered brake failure hit the bike and knocked her down.

She was said to have been rushed to a private hospital at Okefia where she kicked the bucket .

The motorcyclist was said to have survived the accident. A commuter, who was waiting to board a bus was also said to have been knocked down but

A hawker in front of Osogbo High School where the accident happened told our correspondent that the school bus broke down but the driver called on some passers by to assist him to push-start the engine.

He said the engine started running and the driver moved it but he suddenly discovered that the brake had failed when he was approaching the motorcycle conveying Ibitolu.

“He tried to stop the bus fro…

Exactly 5 Years We Lost Former President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua

Umaru Musa Yar'Adua (16 August 1951 – 5 May 2010) was the President of Nigeria and the 13th Head of State. He served as governor of Katsina State in northern Nigeria from 29 May 1999 to 28 May 2007. He was declared the winner of the controversial Nigerian presidential election held on 21 April 2007, and was sworn in on 29 May 2007. He was a member of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP). In 2009, Yar'Adua left for Saudi Arabia to receive treatment for pericarditis. He returned to Nigeria in 2010, where he died on 5 May.

Family and Early Life
Yar'Adua was born into an aristocratic Fulani family in Katsina his father, a former Minister for Lagos during the First republic, held the royal title of Mutawalli (custodian of the treasury) of the Katsina Emirate, a title which Yar'Adua inherited. He started his education at Rafukka Primary School in 1958, and moved to Dutsinma Boarding Primary School in 1962. He attended the Government College at Keffi from 1965 until …

Babalakin To Deliver 2015 UNIFEMGA Lecture

Against the backdrop of dwindling economic fortunes, stakeholders in the business sector will converge in the ancient city of Ile-Ife, Osun State on Saturday to brainstorm on doing business in Nigeria.
The event, billed to hold at Obafemi Awolowo University, is part of the three-day annual national reunion of OAU Muslim Graduates’ Association of the university.

A statement by Prof. Wahab Egbewole, the National President of the association, said Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), a business tycoon, would speak on the theme of the conference: “Doing Business in Nigeria: Challenges of a Muslim Practitioner.”

Babalakin, the Chairman of Bi-Courtney Construction Company, would be assisted by an Economist, Ahmed Popoola, the Managing Director CRC Credit Bureau Limited, as Lead Discussant.

Egbewole said other renowned economists would be among the discussants, while Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the Secretary-General of the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, would chair the occasion.

He said the Vi…

Hand Break Failure Causes Accident On OAU Campus (Photos)

The failure of the parking break also known as the hand break of a car has resulted in an accident on the road linking White House building to the Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
According to an eye witness account, the car which was just parked on the road linking Department of Dramatic Arts and Faculty of Law buildings by a woman started to speed backward heading towards the Students' Union building. The owner of the car started to shout to alert passerby to be wary of the car which was no longer in control.

"When the women stepped out of the vehicle, the car was just speeding with its back on this road(road linking White House building to the Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library) from that Dramatic Arts area. This woman(owner of the car) was screaming that everyone should leave the way. When it got to this point(accident spot), the car climbed up and stopped. She(car owner and driver) said the car's hand break was the cause." an eye wit…

Newly Amended OAU Academic Calendar For 2014/2015 Session

April 9, 2015 – On-line screening for fresh students commences
May 17, 2015 – Fresh students come into residence for 2014/2015 Harmattan semester
May 18, 2015 – On-line registration for courses for 2014/2015 Harmattan semester commences
May 18-22, 2015 – Clearance at Faculty and Admission Offices
May 25-May 29, 2015 – Orientation/ICT Training for Fresh Students
May 27, 2015 – Senate
May 31, 2015 – Returning Undergraduates resume
June 1, 2015 – Harmattan Semester lectures begin
June 23, 2015 – MATRICULATION
July 7, 2015 – End of normal registration for courses
July 8, 2015 – Faculty/Student Colloquium
June 6-10, 2015 – Continuous Assessment
July 29, 2015 – Senate
July 17, 2015 – End of Late Registration with penalty
August 21, 2015 – Harmattan semester Lectures end
August 24-August 28, 2015 – Revision/Lecture-free week
August 29, 2015 – Harmattan semester Examinations begin

OAU Final Year Students Kick Over School Fees Payment Prerequisite For Bedspace Allocation

The final year students of Obafemi Awolowo University are currently annoyed and not happy at the institution's management over the school fees payment prerequisite tied to their application for accommodation this year.
In an investigation cum survey conducted by our reporter in Ile-Ife, Olanrewaju Samuel revealed that the final year students have being asked to pay their school fees before bedspaces can be allocated to them. This is against the normal tradition of the finalists getting bedspaces even before paying school fees and accommodation fee.

A final year student Toye said the action of the school management is uncalled for and not necessary, he wondered if the management thinks students will abscond after getting bedspaces. "It is a funny development" Toye opined. Another final year student who pleaded anonymity said getting the school fee has not being easy especially after the increase last year. "Where should I get N24,700 now?", " least I…

Floyd Mayweather Wins Manny Pacquiao In The Richest Fight In Boxing History

Floyd Mayweather Jr. was money once again in the richest fight ever.
Mayweather used his reach and his jab Saturday night to frustrate Manny Pacquiao, piling up enough points to win a unanimous decision in their welterweight title bout. Mayweather remained unbeaten in 48 fights with a win that cemented his legacy as the best of his generation.

Pacquiao did what he wanted to do, chasing Mayweather around the ring most of the fight. But he was never able to land a sustained volume of punches, often looking frustrated as Mayweather worked his defensive wizardry once again.

Two ringside judges scored the fight 116-112, while the third had it 118-110. The Associated Press had Mayweather ahead 115-113.

"I take my hat off to Manny Pacquiao. I see now why he is at the pinnacle of boxing," Mayweather said. "I knew he was going to push me, win some rounds. I wasn't being hit with a lot of shots until I sit in a pocket and he landed a lot of shots."

Both fought cautiously