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OAU Students Pay Condolence Visit To The Awolowo Family

By David Adetula

Scores of Obafemi Awolowo University students have joined several other prominent Nigerians to condole with the Awolowo family over the demise of Mama Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo, the wife of the foremost Nigerian leader, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.

The students arrived the Awolowo family compound in Ikenne, Ogun state at about some minutes past 4pm and were received by the eldest daughter of the late icon, Mrs Omotola Oyediran Awolowo and other family members.

In the condolence message of the students which was delivered by the Students’ Union president, Omotayo Akande a.k.a TY, he craved the indulgence of the family to introduce the leadership of the Union present and he went further to say that the students of OAU afforded the long trip even in the midst of their examinations because of the immense contributions of the family to the creation and development of the institution.

The vice president of the SU, Oladunjoye Opeyemi a.k.a Oprah and the chairman of Awolowo Ha…

Campus Academic Summit With Tolulope Ahmed & Ebenezer Fanijo

Two academic generals who are first class graduates of Obafemi Awolowo University have put together a campus academic summit which is aimed at;

*Academic excellence (How to achieve 5.0 CGPA every semester)
*How to set academic goals and realize it - Having the end in mind (Knowing the graduating CGPA from now)
NB: Everyone is enjoined to bring their departmental handbook while coming for the summit (so as to actively participate in calculating their graduating CGPA)

*Real life testimonies of Academic Excellence from students of OAU and our neighboring Universities/higher institutions who have adopted the principles in "10Laws of Academic Excellence to their advantage" and other self actualized principles.
*How the universe works through incorporating the God's factors in Academics.
*How to achieve any of your goals in life and become a better person afterwards (asides academics)
*Financial intelligence, amidst others.

Free copies of 10 laws of academic excellence will …

OAU Students Protest Poor Education State & Salary Debts (Pictures)

By David Adetula

Students of Obafemi Awolowo University once again demonstrated their consciousness of the poor state of education in Nigeria as they took to the streets of Ibadan in Oyo state to protest.

Hundreds of Ife students who came in Coaster buses led by the Students’ Union of the institution lamented at the current neglect the education sector has been subjected to. The students further claimed that there is no difference in the sector even as our leaders shout change. In the words of the Union president, Omotayo Akande a.k.a TY while addressing pressmen in the Oyo capital, the rot in the education system he said is eating deeper.

“Our education sector has been neglected and we are saying change is here. Recently, a part of our hostel collapsed and we are lucky there was no one there around that time. The hostels are old and are not maintained. The students pay for these things, yet no improvement.

“The Union at this junction uses this medium to demand an immediate abolition…

Breaking News: OAU Students Protest Poor State Of Nigerian Education

By David Adetula

Students of Obafemi Awolowo University once again demonstrated their consciousness on the poor state of the Nigerian education system as they took their protest to the streets of Ibadan, Oyo state.

Hundreds of Ife students who came in coaster buses led by the Students' Union of the institution lamented the neglect the education sector has been subiected to. In the words of the Union president, Omotayo Akande while addressing the Press in Oyo state capital, he said the rot in the education system is eating deeper.

"Our education sector has been neglected and we are saying change is here.

"Just yesterday, a section of our hostel collapsed and we were lucky not to have our students present in that part at that time.

"The hostels are old and we pay for these things, yet no improvement."

The protest which started from Iwo road saw the students trek down to NTA Ibadan from where they proceeded to NUJ Press Centre.

More details later...

Awo Boys Celebrate Nigerian Independence In Style

Residents of the most populous Hall of Residence, Awolowo Hall in Obafemi Awolowo University is at it again as they celebrate Nigeria @55 in a grand style.

Awoites dressed in white and green moved around the other halls while they sing choruses.

Photo credit: ACJ OAU

WHO Declares Nigeria Polio Free

The World Health Organization has announced that polio is no longer endemic in Nigeria. This is the first time that Nigeria has interrupted transmission of wild poliovirus, bringing the country and the African region closer than ever to being certified polio-free.

The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI), the public-private partnership leading the effort to eradicate polio, called this a ‘historic achievement’ in global health. Nigeria has not reported a case of wild poliovirus since 24 July 2014, and all laboratory data have confirmed a full 12 months have passed without any new cases.

As recently as 2012, Nigeria accounted for more than half of all polio cases worldwide. This success is the result of a concerted effort by all levels of government, civil society, religious leaders and tens of thousands of dedicated health workers. More than 200,000 volunteers across the country repeatedly immunized more than 45 million children under the age of five years, to ensure that no chi…

Ondo Students Beg Mimiko To Pay Bursary Allowance

The National Association of Ondo State Students (NAOSS), has called on the state government to pay their arrears of bursary allowances and scholarship fees.

The students made the call, on Sunday, in a statement made available to journalists in Akure, the state capital.

The statement, jointly issued by its President, Charles Iwakun and Assistant General-Secretary, Olufemi Sanni, said the urgent payment of their bursary allowances would help in a way to lessening financial burden on their parents.

It said that the students were not finding life easy due to the non-payment of their allowances.

“Our cry now is that the government should commence the continuation of the payment and open the portal for registration for the 2015 bursary and scholarship,” NAOSS said.

Source: Daily Times