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Apply For OAU Students' Union Scholarship For Indigent Students

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The Students' Union of Obafemi Awolowo University has announced a scholarship scheme for the indigent students that are yet to pay their school fees.

Speaking with Journalists on Tuesday, July 29, the Students' Union leaders comprising of the Vice President and the PRO, they said the scholarship scheme was borne out of desire to ensure these indigent students pay up their school fees. They further said the scholarship scheme is been sponsored by some individuals, NGOs and bodies that will not be revealed now.


Interested applicants are to forward their applications to indelibleimpactscholarships@gmail.com or the form can be collected for free at the Students’ union building. The online should contain the applicant's names, matric number, address, department, parent/guardian address and phone number and also a statement indicating why you should be considered.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

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Faculty Of Agriculture Staff & Students Train In IITA

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Twenty-two (22) members of staff and students of the Faculty of Agriculture, comprising five (5) staff of the Faculty SIWES Committee and eight (8) Internship Students; Three (3) staff members of the Department of Family, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences (FNC) and 6 students of the Department attended an intensive Skills Acquisition and Entrepreneurship Development (SAED) training workshop on the processing of Biofortified Vitamin A Cassava into different products in the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA), Ibadan (see Pictures below).

This is as a result of the renewed collaboration between IITA and the University through the Faculty of Agriculture. The workshop was organized by HarvestPlus Programme, which is coordinated by both the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and a part of the CGIAR (the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research) Research Program on Agriculture…

Breaking News: Ooni Of Ife Dies At 85

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The fiftieth Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, is dead. Details of his death were sketchy as at press time.However, National news agencies such as the Punch, The Nation etc have uploaded the news on their various online platforms as at the time of the report.Mor details later.

Application For 2015/2016 OAU Predegree Programme Starts, See Details

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Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the Pre-Degree Programme for 2015/2016 Session.


Eligibility
Eligible Candidates must possess minimum of 5 Credits in 5 subjects at a maximum of two sittings including English Language (for ALL Courses), Mathematics (for Science-based and Social Science-based Courses) and Literature-in-English (for Law).

Duration
The programme normally runs for two (2) contact periods both within nine (9) calendar months.

Available Subject Combinations
Options/Fields - Subject Combinations
Arts - Government/Literature in English/Religious Studies (GLR), Economics/ Government/Literature in English (EGL)
Biological Sciences - Biology/Chemistry/Physics (BCP)
Physical Sciences - Chemistry/ Mathematics/ Physics (CMP), Geography/ Mathematics/ Physics (GMP)
Social Sciences - Economics/Government/Mathematics (EGM), Mathematics/Geography/Economics (MGE)

Candidates are to note that the above listed subject combinations meet the requi…

Whitney Houston's Daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown Dies At 22

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Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late singer Whitney Houston, has died aged 22, a family representative has said.

Kristen Foster said she passed away on Sunday surrounded by her family and was "finally at peace in the arms of God".

Brown was discovered face down and unresponsive in a bathtub on 31 January and placed in a medically induced coma. She never regained consciousness.

She was moved to a hospice in the city of Duluth, Georgia, a month ago after her condition deteriorated.

Brown was the only daughter of Houston and R&B singer Bobby Brown.

Whitney Houston was found dead in a hotel bath in Los Angeles in 2012.

The family posted a photo of Whitney with Bobbi Kristina as a baby on whitneyhouston.com with the following message:

"It is hard to say goodbye. On Sunday, July 26, Bobbi Kristina Brown made her transition peacefully. The family thanks everyone for their loving thoughts and prayers. As Bobbi Kristina would say: 'The wind is behind me and the sun is…

OAU Professor Emerges New NSC President

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The Nigeria Computer Society ‎(NCS) has elected Professor Sola Aderounmu as the next president of the information technology advocacy group for the next two years, (2015-2017).


Aderounmu, a Professor of Computer Science, from the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, who eventually emerged winner in an election conducted in Akure, Ogun State, shortly after the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of NCS, contested the position with the Chairman, Mobile Software Solutions, Mr. Chris Uwaje, who is fondly called the 'Oracle' of Information Technology (IT) profession.

Uwaje, however lost gallantly to the computer professor.

Although there were initially protests over some provisions of the new electoral guidelines released barely three days‎ to the elections, but the National Executive Council (NEC) and members of NCS, reached a compromise before proceeding with the elections.

Prof. Aderounmu polled 88 votes to defeat Uwaje who gave good account of himself rallying 62 vo…