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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…

OAU Management To Commence Refurbishment Of SUB On Monday

The Obafemi Awolowo University Management has notified the students of the institution of the impending refurbishment work at the Students' Union building.

In a notification message churned out by the Division of Student Affairs (DSA) lately, Monday, January 11, 2016 has been billed for the commencement of the refurbishment work.

"This is to notify the generality of students that in response to the request of students for the general refurbishment of the Students' Union Building, work shall commence on the Building from Monday January 11, 2015."

It would be recalled that a circular stating the suspension of Students' Union activities was issued on December 3 last year following protests by students over their bad welfare condition in the halls of residence. It is however not clear if the alleged request for refurbishment by students was made on their behalf by the much embattled Union leadership since the demonstrations of students in recent times have been for …

OAU Resumption: Power & Water Supplies Yet To Be Restored

With less than 24 hours to the resumption of students of Obafemi Awolowo University from mid-semester break as set by the institution authority, basic amenities are yet to be restored to the Halls of residence.

Life has returned to OAU Campus as students have started to troop in for the resumption. It is however unfortunate that power and water supplies are yet to be restored to the Halls of residence as at press time.

Lectures have been slated to commence on Monday, January 11, 2016.

2016 EssayMama Winter Essay Writing Contest

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February 29, 2016

Type Essay (800 – 1300 words) – one participant can send only one essay!
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OAU Peeps Recruitment Exercise: Important Information To Applicants On Screening Schedule

Good day applicants,

We appreciate your patience so far as regards the 2015 OAU Peeps News Agency recruitment exercise. This is to inform you that the screening test and interview for applicants have been scheduled as follow:

Date: Saturday, 16th January, 2016
Time: 10:00am prompt
Venue: AUD II

INTERVIEW – This comes up immediately after the test (10:40am the same day) at the Association of Campus Journalists (ACJ) secretariat, Topmost floor, Block 2, Fajuyi Hall, OAU.

You are expected to come with a pen with which you will write and your ID card.

All applicants are also required to be formally dressed.

NOTE: Newly admitted students who are yet to resume are exempted from this screening as they will be dully informed later.

For further inquiries, mail or visit

Best Regards

Pastor Adeboye Storms OAU For Open Air Crusade & New Year Thanksgiving Service

Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye will be in Obafemi Awolowo University on Thursday, 14th January for the new year thanksgiving service and open air crusade. See details on the flyer below.

Aubameyang Wins African Player Of The Year 2015

Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been crowned CAF African Player of the Year for the first time.

The 26-year old beat Ivorian Yaya Toure and Ghana’s Andre Ayew to the crown, the most prestigious individual award in African football. He polled 143 points, seven more than Toure whilst Ayew finished a distant third with 112 points.

He thus becomes the first from his country, Gabon, to win the prize and was decorated at the 2015 Glo-CAF Awards Gala held on Thursday, 7 January 2016 at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria.

The feat by Aubameyang ended the four-year reign of Toure, which lasted 2011 to 2014.

For the African Player of the Year – Based in Africa, Tanzanian Mbwana Aly Samatta was decorated, becoming the first from East Africa to win the coveted prize, reserved for footballers plying their trade on the continent.

Samatta garnered 127 points, ahead of his TP Mazembe teammate and DR Congo goalkeeper Robert Muteba Kidiaba, who amassed 88 points. Alge…

'OAU Let Go Season 2' Set To Happen

Hello Great IFE, going back to school very soon? Please kindly remember to bring your goods and old primary and secondary school books, story books for kids, toys, clothes for OAU Let Go Season 2 (#ProjectLetGoAfrica).

The second edition of this charity event is in the works, getting ready to be bigger and better. We are also putting the general public at heart by organizing a seminar which includes an interactive session and motivational speakers on vital topics and of course a show case of talents. The exchange will take place after the Seminar. We will not only be accepting clothes but also books, toys, food items, toiletries, stationery and other educational materials.

These donations will be going to orphanages, needy, IDP (Internally Displaced People) camps and some NGOs on campus.

As with this project, we are calling on the good people of this society for support, sponsorship and their generous donations to please stand with us and put a smile on someone’s face; to rekindle th…

Leave Welfare For Government, OAU Students Beg Union Leaders

Leave Welfare For Government, OAU Students Beg Union Leaders Students of Obafemi Awolowo University have pleaded with their Students' Union leaders to avoid confrontational agitations for better welfare as they resume from a month-long mid-semester break.

Some students of the institution have relayed their opinions to OAU Peeps News Agency through our various media saying it is now high time we gave the academic calendar time to breed and restrain from any confrontational agitation that may halt the newly reviewed academic calendar for the rest of the session and that of 2015/2016 session.

One of the students who prefers anonymity wrote in that; 'Dear TY (The Students' Union President), as we resume from the mid-semester break, please let us leave welfare for Government. Thanks'. This is coming after the Nigerian president during December Presidential Media Chat disclosed that the Federal Government has earmarked 500 billion naira in the 2016 budget solely for infra…

OAU Faculty Of Education: Admission Into 2015/2016 Part-Time Degree Programme

Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates for admission into the following Part-Time Degree Programmes in the Faculty of Education:

1.         B. A. Ed.   -    (English, Fine and Applied Arts, French, History, Yoruba, Music, Religious Studies, Physical and Health Education).
2.         B. Ed.        -     (Social Studies, Mathematics/Integrated Science, Language Arts, Health Education and Guidance and Counselling)
3.         B. Sc. Ed.  –    (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Physical and Health Education)

ELIGIBILITY: An eligible candidate must possess a minimum of Merit pass in relevant Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) course combinations or an overall Merit pass in a Diploma programme of the Obafemi Awolowo University or any other recognised University. In addition, a candidate shall possess a minimum of 5 O/level Credit at a maximum of TWO sittings which should include Credit in English La…

See Reviewed OAU Academic Calendar For Three Consecutive Sessions


Rain Semester
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 9-12, 2015 -- Convocation
January 11, 2016 -- Rain Semester Lectures Continue
January 8, 2016 -- End of Normal Registration for Courses
January 21, 2016 -- Faculty Colloquium
January 22, 2016 -- End of Late registration with Penalty
January 27, 2016 -- Senate
February 8-12, 2016 -- Continuous Assessment
March 5, 2016 -- Rain Semester Lectures End
March 7-12 ,2016 -- Lecture Free Week
March 14, 2016 -- Rain Semester Examinations Begin
March 26, 2016 -- Rain semester Examinations End
March 26, 2016 -- End of Session
March 30, 2016 -- Senate

Harmattan Semester
April 17, 2016 -- On-line Registration for Courses for 2015/2016 Harmattan Sem…

OAU Alumnus, Professor Fagbohun Appointed LASU VC

OAU Alumnus, Professor Fagbohun Appointed LASU VC Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state has appointed Professor Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun as the Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU).

This was contained in a statement issued on Wednesday, January 6, by the State’s Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde.

He said following the expiration of the tenure of Professor John Oladapo Obafunwa as the 7th substantive Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University on 31st October, 2015, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Professor Fidelis Olisamedua Njokanma assumed the position of Acting Vice-Chancellor.

According to the statement, following the expiration of the tenure of Professor John Oladapo Obafunwa as the 7th substantive Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University on 31st October, 2015, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Professor Fidelis Olisamedua Njokanma assumed the position of Acting Vice-Chancellor.

Fagbohun, who was appointed …

OAU: 2015/2016 Academic Session To Commence April 2016

OAU: 2015/2016 Academic Session To Commence April 2016 In what may seem as a breakthrough to many people especially the newly admitted students who are yet to resume is the details of the newly revised academic calendar of Obafemi Awolowo University.

The revised calendar schedules the resumption for the 2015/2016 academic session at April 17, 2016. With this, the news of a session cancellation may be laid to rest provided nothing tampers with the revised calendar.

See a copy of the revised calendar below:

Staff Vacancy At OAU Institute Of Education

Staff Vacancy At OAU Institute Of Education Applications are hereby invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following positions in the Institute of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

Candidate for the post of Graduate Assistant shall be a holder of B. A. Ed. /B.Ed. in Language Arts with a minimum of Second Class Lower from a recognized university. In addition to meeting all other requirements for the position of a Graduate Assistant in the University, the candidate must show evidence of enrollment in a relevant Master degree as at the time of making the application.

The candidate shall hold a B.Sc. Ed. /B.Ed. with a minimum of Second Class Honours (Lower Division) in Social Studies or Political Science. In addition, the candidate shall hold a Master by research degree in Early Childhood Education with research focus on primary school pupils’ social skills development; and be enrolled in …

Breaking News: OAU Resumes January 11

Report reaching us from a reliable source has it that the Senate of the University has confirmed January 11 for resumption from mid-semester break.

Details later...