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Convocation: Adeboye, Adesina, Duduyemi & Olupona Set For OAU Honorary Degree Award

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The 41st convocation ceremonies of the Obafemi Awolowo University is scheduled to hold between 9th and 12th, December 2015.

The programme of events is as follows:

Wednesday, 9th December 2015 – Award of Diploma Degrees

Thursday, 10th December 2015 -Award of First Degrees and Masters Degrees: Administration, Arts, EDM

Friday, 11th December 2015 – Award of First Degrees and Masters Degrees: Medicine, Social Sciences, Technology

Saturday, 12th December 2015 – Ph.D and Honorary Degrees.

Honorary Degree Recipients
Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye
Professor Jacob Kehinde Olupona
Doctor Akinwumi Adesina,
Chief Oyekunle Alex Duduyemi


Attend Campus Academic Summit With Tolulope Ahmed & Ebenezer Fanijo

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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 …

World’s First Head Transplant A Success after Nineteen Hour Operation

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A 36-year-old man has undergone the world’s first successful head transplant. The ground-breaking operation took a team of surgeons 19 hours to complete and has allowed the patient to be cancer-free.

Paul Horner, who was diagnosed with bone cancer five years ago, was on the verge of death when he was approved for the controversial and possibly deadly operation.

Doctor Tom Downey, who was part of the South African team who carried out the operation, told CNN he is thrilled about the results. “It’s a massive breakthrough. We’ve proved that it can be done – we can give someone a brand new body that is just as good, or better, than their previous one.

The success of this operation leads to infinite possibilities.”

Surgeons at Charlotte Maxexe Johannesburg Academic Hospital in SA did the operation in February but had to wait until they could confirm it was successful before they made any public statement.

Downey spoke to reporters on the complexity behind the first ever head transplant. “T…

OAU SU President Challenges The Vice Chancellor Over Poor Welfare Condition Of Students

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The Students' Union President of Obafemi Awolowo University, Omotayo Akande a.k.a TY in an open letter written to the Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Bamitale Omole has raised some challenging questions as regards the poor welfare state of the students which therefore questions the possibility of running an hitch-free calendar.

Below is a copy of the open letter:

FROM THE OFFICE OF THE STUDENTS’ UNION PRESIDENT

AN ‘OPEN’ QUESTION TO THE VICE-CHANCELLOR

'CAN WE HAVE A STABLE SECOND SEMESTER CALENDAR?'

‘There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest it…’ Elie Wiesel

Mr Vice Chancellor Sir,

OAU by default has joined the league of Nigeria universities dissuading Nigeria students from learning due to its discouraging academic ambient. The poor welfare condition, horrendous toilets and bathroom, anachronistic teaching practice, overcrowded lecture theatres, managerial shortfalls, culminate to t…

Ope Banwo, Vincent Adeoba, Joy Akosa To Speak At The Nigeria Internet Business Conference

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Africa's internet doyen and the Vice Chancellor of America Internet Business School Dr. Ope Banwo alongside five other online business professionals have been shortlisted to speak at the first Nigeria Internet Business Conference (NIBC).

The conference, which is schedule to hold November 27th and 28th will be hosted on both the University Auditorium and the ICT Center of the Obafemi Awolowo University respectively.




A two-day event, which comes with the main conference and a conference workshop to empower participants on what they learned at the main conference.
Lukmon Fasasi,  the conference organizer has listed out the names of speakers and facilitators for the maiden edition of the NIBC.  "we have shortlisted and contacted our keynote speaker, speaker and facilitators for the conference and we have gotten a favourable response from them" he said.



He further highlighted profiles of the speakers as below :



"Our keynote speaker is Dr. Ope Banwo, the vice …

Full List Of Buhari's Ministers And Their Portfolios

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The full list include:


1. Chris Ngige – (Anambra) Minister of Labour & Employment
2. Kayode Fayemi- (Ekiti) Minister of Solid Minerals
3. Rotimi Amaechi – (Rivers) Minister of Transportation
4. Babatunde Fashola -(Lagos) Minister of Power, Works and Housing
5. Abdulrahman Dambazau- (Kano) Minister of Interior
6. Aisha Alhassan – (Taraba) Minister of Women Affairs
7. Ogbonaya Onu- (Ebonyi) Minister of Science and Technology
8. Kemi Adeosun – (Ogun) Minister of Finance
9. Abubakar Malami – (Kebbi) Minister of Justice & Attorney-General
10. Sen Hadi Sirika – (Katsina) Minister of State, Aviation
11. Barr. Adebayo Shittu – (Oyo) Minister of Communication
12. Suleiman Adamu – (Jigawa) Minister of Water Resources
13. Solomon Dalong – (Plateau) Minister for Youth and Sports
14. Ibe Kachikwu – (Delta) Minister of State, Petroleum
15. Osagie Ehanire – (Edo) Minister of State, Health
16. Audu Ogbeh – (Benue) Minister of Agriculture
17. Udo Udo Udoma – (Akwa Ibom) Minister of Budget &a…

NNPC/Total Scholarship Scheme 2015/2016 - Apply Now

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Annually, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), and Total Upstream Companies in Nigeria (TUCN): Total Exploration & Production Nigeria Limited (Total E&P Nig Ltd) and Total Upstream Nigeria Limited (TUPNI), award scholarships to deserving Nigerian students in the tertiary institutions in the country.

The programme is aimed at promoting academic excellence and quality manpower development in the Country. This is one of the the many ways Total demonstrates its commitment to the educational development of Nigerian students. This is part of Total’s rich Corporate Social Responsibility.

This scholarship scheme has been successfully carried out over the years. The 2015/2016 is due and this web portal is dedicated to receiving applications from eligible Nigerian undergraduates.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Application Forms are available here and must be completed online. Applications will close on November 22, 2015. Selection tests will hold on 5th December 2015 at designated cent…

OAU Predegree Admission List Released, Admitted Students To Pay N212,500

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By Farombi Oluwaseun


This is to notify the Obafemi Awolowo University Pre-degree programme aspirant that their admission list is out. Applicants are expected to log in to their account on the OAU CDL porter to download their admission letter and the registration package which comprises of the hostel oath form, medical history and examination and with clinic bio-data.

As regards the school fees, the males are required to pay in a full fee if N177,500 and the females N212,500 on or before Monday November 30,2015. According to the Centre for distance Learning (CDL),failure to meet payment deadline may result in the forfeiture of the offer of admission. The fees are payable through E-tranzact or interswitch webpay links on the accounts of those admitted.

The breakdown of the school fees for the female students goes thus:


Fees - Amount (N)
Tuition - 100,000
Acceptance - 5,000
Accommodation - 70,000
Administrative Charges - 10,000
Medical Charges - 5,000
ID Card - 1,500
Caution Fee - 5,000

Federal Government Bars Medical Graduates From NYSC

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In an effort to stamp out quackery and untoward practices in medical practice in the country, the federal government on Monday barred all graduates of medicine from participating in the mandatory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) until they have been qualified as medical doctors and have secured practice licence from the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN).

The move came amid several complaints about the level of quackery displayed by some of the Youth Corps members posted mostly to rural areas to provide medical services.


The Registrar/Chief Executive of MDCN, Dr. Abdulmumini Ibrahim, who read the decision during a press briefing on Monday in Abuja explained that the council took the decision following series of complaints by the NYSC management that all manners of persons parading themselves as medical doctors have become desperate to proceed on service.

"There has been increasing number of personal non-grata people who are not trained impersonating as medical docto…

OAU Undergraduates And Postgraduates Clash Over Football Match

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By Kayode Emmanuel


The final U-17 World Cup match between Nigeria and Mali that held on Sunday night, specifically at 11:00pm led to some unforeseen clash 'twixt the postgraduate and the undergraduate students of Obafemi Awolowo University as the later was denied access to see the match in the PG hall, Muritala Mohammed Hall of Residence.

Since the commencement of this year's edition of the tournament, OAU undergraduates have not been privileged to see the games including the semi final match of the U-17 World Cup that was only shown at the PG hall  because the other halls complained that DSTV, which is the popular cable in most halls, had no right to cover the world cup so, all hope lied on the alternative cable in the PG Hall. It was garnered that although they eventually allowed undergraduates in for the semi-final match against Mexico, they had plans to impede their coming back in for the final match for one reason or the other.

However, our correspondent was able to pile…

Breaking News: OAU Predegree Entrance Cut-off Marks Released

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It is a different story this time around as the OAU CDL finally unveil the cut-off marks

CUT-OFF marks for Pre-degree Entrance Exam (2015/2016 Session)


BCP – 40%,
CMP – 40%,
EGL – 40%,
EGM – 40%,
GLR – 40%,
GMP – 40%,
MGE – 40%

UJCM Begins Missions Week

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By Durodola Abiola


It was a glorious Sunday on the 8th November, 2015 as Christians in Obafemi Awolowo University gathered together at the Afrika Amphi Theater in the institution to observe the first University Joint Christian Mission (UJCM) joint service for the rain semester and the beginning of UJCM Missions Week.

Just after the worship and praise session, the choristers delivered their special number which preceded the sermon of the day. Pastor Babatunde, the president of Anglican Students Fellowship (ASF) took to the pulpit to preach the sermon which he titled 'ME AND MY SALVATION'.


In his sermon, he admonished Christians to live a life of truthfulness wherever they go or in any position they find themselves. he further stated that salvation is available to all and sundry; both the rich, the poor, young and old irrespective of the tribe and religion. "And in conclusion, We must learn to forgive everyone that sinned against us", he said.

The service eventually…

Northern Students' Forum Rejuvenates In OAU

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By Adigun Paul

The Northern Students' Forum, Obafemi Awolowo University chapter is back again after about three (3) years of its dormancy. This was disclosed at a Press briefing in the institution on Saturday.

While speaking to the press at the LLT 2, the conveners of the forum, Mr Yakubu Hassan John and Mr Bello Abubakar said their motive is to unite the indigenous students of the 19 states of the Northern Nigeria. They however made it known that the forum had been registered with the Division of Student Affairs (DSA), OAU in the year 2011 but went offline since then due to the negligence on the part of the past leaders of the Group.


The conveners also made it known that elections into various offices in the Forum will be conducted this semester for proper running of it. The envisaged leadership are expected to work to ensure the nexus between the forum and the state governments of member states, so as to assist their members with grants, scholarships, amongst many other benefit…

OAU Online Nursing Students To Begin Exams On November 13

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The Department of Nursing, Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences of Obafemi Awolowo University has announced that the 2nd contact examinations of the ODL BNSc year one students will begin on Friday November 13 and end on November 15.

DAY - 9-12 noon - 12–1.15pm - 1.15–4.15pm

Friday (13/11/15) - CLI 213 (Human Anatomy I) - BREAK - SER 001 (Use of English)


Saturday (14/11/15) - CSC 201 (Introduction to Computing) - BREAK - SSC 102 (Wealth & Poverty of Nations)

Sunday (15/11/15) - CLI 233 (Human Physiology I) - BREAK - SSC 104 (Governance of Man)

VENUE: CENTRE FOR DISTANCE LEARNING, MORO.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ARRIVAL IS THURSDAY ESPECIALLY FOR CANDIDATES COMING FROM FAR DISTANCES AND CANDIDATES ARE EXPECTED TO BE SEATED 30 MINUTES BEFORE THE COMMENCEMENT OF EXAMINATION.