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OAU: NASELS Loses A Reputable Lecturer

By Mutiu Saheed Abiodun
Professor  Asiyanbola, a lecturer of Stylistics at the department of English, lost his life to the cold hand of death within the last 24 hours. The department was thrown into great shock in the light of this news. Professor Asiyanbola was considered to be a rare gem and he would be missed. May his soul rest in perfect peace.

Ghanian Troupe To Perform 'Firestorm' In OAU On October 29

The National Theatre Troupe of Ghana will visit Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife from Wednesday 28th to Friday 30th October, 2015. The thirty member Troupe will arrive on the 28th and Depart on the 30th.

While in the University, the Troupe will among other things, pay a courtesy call on the Vice Chancellor and be treated to a welcome performance by the Awovarsity Theatre. It will also conduct a workshop on Performance Traditions and Contemporary Theatre Practice with staff and students of the Department of Dramatic Arts.

The Troupe will perform a stage play entitled Firestorm,written by Sackey Sowah on Thursday 29th October at Oduduwa Hall by 7:00 p. m. The performance is free. All members of the University community are hereby cordially invited to watch the play.

OAU: Management Announces November 1 As Resumption For Rain Semester

Barring any change to the approved academic calendar for the Rain semester of 2014/2015 session, students are expected to resume back to school on Novemember 1. Lectures are expected to start on November 2.

Below is a detailed schedule.

October 12, 2015 - On-line Registration for Courses for 2014/2015 Rain Semester Commences
November 1, 2015 - All Students Come Into Residence for Rain Semester
November 2, 2015 - Rain Semester Lectures Commence
November 25, 2015 - Senate
December 3, 2015 - Faculty Colloquium
December 4, 2015 - End of Normal Registration for Courses
December 9 – 12, 2015 - Convocation

December 18, 2015 - End of Late Registration with Penalty
December 16 – 21, 2015 - Continuous Assessment
January 23, 2016 - Rain Se…

OAU Lecturer Wins Fafunwa Education Foundation Prize

As part of activities to mark the 19th lecture and award ceremony of Fafunwa Education Foundation, FEF, Dr Abayomi Adeleke of the Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife has won the grand prize. The event was held at the Faculty of Education of the University of Lagos, Akoka. Adeleke won the grand prize in the 11th post-doctoral awards in education seminar of the foundation.

Speaking with newsmen shortly after the award ceremony, Adeleke said he was delighted to have won the prize, noting that it was the fruit of hard work and God’s blessing. “I didn’t expect this when I started on my study. I just did all I should diligently and I am privileged to have a supervisor who supported me,” he stressed.

Adeleke noted that for any success to be recorded hard work must be thoroughly dispensed and self-discipline maintained.

“My advice is that people should work hard without thinking of any reward; just give your best for a merited result. This will come naturally. When…

MICROVEG Project Awards Financial Aid To 16 OAU PG Students

An international research consortium (MICROVEG PROJECT-107983) gives financial supports to sixteen postgraduate students in the Obafemi Awolowo University, as part of its capacity building programmes. These students comprising of ten (10) Masters of Philosophy (M. Phil.) and six (6) Doctors of Philosophy (Ph. D.) from three faculties in the University namely: Agriculture, Social Sciences and Technology. The support will cover tuition fees and monthly allowance throughout their period of studies.

While addressing the concern students, Prof. Duro Oyedele who is the Principal Investigator (PI) for the project in OAU encouraged them to use the opportunities to help themselves academically and promote the University through their researches by proffering recommendations that will alleviate food instability in southwestern Nigeria and the country as a whole. One of the beneficiaries Mr. Olarenrewaju Babatunde, appreciated the Scientists for giving them the supports and promised that they …

OAU Students React To Gideon’s Theft Moderation

By David Adetula

Several diverging reactions have continued to pour in on Gideon’s theft case as some students now feel it is high time the judgement meted of suspects and convicts of crimes on Obafemi Awolowo University changed since those that are behind it have not been changed by what they pretend to believe in.

In an interview by our correspondence with the Student Union president on Gideon’s case, he said ‘nobody is above the law’. TY further stated that his administration will ensure that thieves caught will be paraded if he/she does not have any health issue which has been the normal tradition on this campus. He also assured students that he will never let them down and justice will surely prevail.

In several related reactions of numerous students interviewed, they opined that Gideon had that criminal treat because he has been spearheading the beating of other thieves that have been caught in time past, hence, they have no pity for him.

One Mr Yemi, a student however was of a…

ASUU Insists On 3-Week Semester Break

By David Adetula

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Obafemi Awolowo University branch has posited that the resumption for the Rain semester for the 2014/2015 session should be 3 weeks after the last Harmattan semester examination.

This development was contained in the circular issued by ASUU OAU chairperson, Caleb Aborisade citing that the health and well being of his members are paramount even as their Congress has resolved not to question the authority of the University senate authority to consider and approve calendar for the University. ASUU went further to remind the management of the institution the agreement they had with them on April 28, 2015 as regarding the break stating that it should be honoured.

Though the university management in her usual practise has chosen to remain silent on the public release of the Rain semester academic calendar, there are however indications that they are working around ensuring the semester break is at least about 2 weeks.

OAU Pre-degree Entrance Examination Date Fixed

By Farombi Oluwaseun

This is to bring to the notice of all intending pre-degree students of Obafemi Awolowo University that their entrance examination date has been announced. The exam is scheduled to hold between Tuesday 3rd November, 2015 and Thursday 5th of November, 2015.

Applicants are required to log in to their accounts on the OAU CDL portal to check their exam date and venue. Applicants are also strongly advised to come along with their RE-PRINTED registration slip that shows the exact date and time of their exam. According to the information available with us, applicants will write the entrance exams in Ile-Ife centres alone.

The application for the programme is ongoing and obtainable at the rate of N15,000 excluding bank charges. Application ends Friday, October 16, 2015.

OAU Peeps News Agency wishes all aspirants the very Best of God in all.

Immediate Past Awo Hall Secretary, Gideon Beaten For Theft

By Abiola Durodola and Farombi Oluwaseun

It was a bloody day for Apoel Gideon, the immediate past Secretary of the caretaker committee of Awolowo Hall yesterday as he begged those that were once his 'boys' to save his life following the criminal treat done him. ‘He was forcefully administered his own medicine in a popular style’ someone quipped.

Gideon was reported to have stolen some items which include a Samsung S2 which was discovered by the owner and another laptop. Upon this discovery, he was told to prove the ownership of the phone which Gideon failed to do. The owner brought out the receipt and the phone pack which has the IMEI number which matched with what Gideon was with. The owner reported the case immediately to the Students' Union Security Committee.

Our efforts to speak with Gideon yesterday proved abortive as members of the SU Security Committee prevented journalists from seeing him on the excuse that he will be moderated today. Students’ continuous clamo…

‘ICT Skill Acquisition Programme Is Alien To Student Unionism’ –TY

By David Adetula

The ICT Skill Acquisition Programme been currently championed by the Students’ Union of Obafemi Awolowo University has been described as something alien to student unionism.

Omotayo Akande a.k.a TY, the OAU Students’ Union President during his welcome note at the pre-training seminar held at Oduduwa Hall on Saturday has revealed how he has continually received criticisms from some students including activists for bringing the skill acquisition and empowerment programme on board.

TY said the sole reason given by those against the programme has been that Students’ Union which is a pressure group is supposed to be focused on activism and not on programmes like this. He however said that his response has been that much more beyond the pressure group which the Union is that will continue to demand and agitate for better welfare conditions, there is a need for the Union to empower its members for the outside life.

“Many students have come to me, even student activists to s…

OAU Geology Students Embark On Field Trip To Edo State

The students of the Department of Geology, Obafemi Awolowo University will on Sunday morning embark on a journey to Edo state for a field work. The students numbering about 45 excluding the staff will be going with a Marcopolo bus and will be spending about eighteen (18) days on the field.

A student of the department who spoke to our correspondent on a condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to do so revealed that the trip should have been undertaken during the last seasonal break but could not happen. He said each student paid over N30,000 for the field trip which covers basically accommodation, transportation and feeding.

OAU Students’ Union Dissociates Self From NANS Award To Kasamu

By David Adetula
The Great Ife Students’ Union has dissociated self from the recent controversial award given to the sacked Nigerian senator, Buruji Kashamu by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).

In an exclusive interview with OAU Peeps News Agency on Saturday, the Students’ Union Public Relations Officer, Ojedokun Emmanuel a.k.a Immanuel Kant has disclosed the position of the SU in Ife and condemned the action stating that NANS has continued to remain anti-students. He further described NANS’ action as that which is highly berating to integrity.

“The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS is actually a shadow of itself and even in past and recent histories; the Great Ife SU has always taken an antagonistic position against NANS because NANS has never been pro-students.

“When we saw the news that NANS honoured Buruji Kashamu, an alleged drug baron, someone like that honoured as Golden Man of the Year, it berates integrity and as a Union, we did not fail to is…