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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.

2016 JAMB UTME: 10 Most Sought After Courses In OAU

The registration deadline for the 2016 JAMB Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME) lapsed 12:00am this morning, Saturday; meaning there is no further extension of the period.

Assessing the statistics of choices of courses in Obafemi Awolowo University for the 2016 JAMB UTME, following a protracted period of registration, 46,826 applicants chose OAU as one of their most preferred institutions. In this applicants’ number, 46,087 chose OAU as their 1st choice, 672 chose OAU as 2nd choice. 1 and 62 applicants chose OAU as their 4th choice and 3rd choice respectively.

The study of the statistics by OAU Peeps News Agency also revealed the most sought after courses by these applicants. Leading the chart is Medicine and Surgery in the College of Health Sciences with 8,402 applicants.

1.) Medicine and Surgery – 8,402
2.) Accounting – 5,744
3.) Law – 5,383
4.) Nursing/Nursing Science – 3,620
5.) Pharmacy – 2,307
6.) Economics – 1,895
7.) Political Sciences – 1,518
8.) Public Admin…

I Do Not Regret My Actions Regarding The Education Sector – Obasanjo

Former Nigerian president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo at the 7th round-the-table discussion which took place at the Obafemi Awolowo University’s Staff Club has said that he has no regrets regarding the actions he took concerning the education sector when he was in power.

In his words, ‘I have no regrets in whatever I have done in the education sector. If I have the chance, I will do it again. When I came in as a military head, I established UBE (Universal Basic Education), when I came in as a civilian president, I established UBE.’ This was in response to a question raised by a professor who stated that during Obasanjo’s tenure in 1984, catering for students was abolished.

Obasanjo in a bid to answer the question said it would not have been possible to provide quality education to students and at the same time feed them without paying a penny. He said there was no way the feeding could have continued.

“I have no regrets regarding the decisions I took in terms of education including rem…

The Reflection Of An Elder Statesman; Obasanjo Expresses Skepticism About Chibok Girls Rescue Mission

The 7th Roundtable Discussion tagged The Reflection of an Elder statesman; an evening with Obasanjo held at the OAU Staff Club ran a bit late. The programme which was slated for 4pm did not begin until the elder statesman showed up at about 6pm, although he apologized for his lateness.

The programme started at 6:03pm with the national anthem, followed by the Great Ife anthem. In attendance was the Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Professor Bamitale Omole; the chairperson of the occasion, Professor Folu Lasisi, some dignitaries who came with the former president. Also in attendance was the former Vice Chancellor of OAU, Professor Michael Faborode.

In an event compeered by the president of the OAU Staff Club, Dr Mosobolaje, the OAU VC gave a speech where he regarded Chief Obasanjo as not only a nationalist but also an internationalist. He mentioned some of his achievements as the president of the country. He mentioned that the GDP of the country grew from 3.5 to 7.8 durin…

2016 JAMB UTME Registration Closes By Midnight Today

There are strong indications that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is not looking to extend the closing date for the 2016 JAMB UTME registration form any further, as the board has confirmed that the portal closes by Midnight Today, 5th Feb, 2016.

All those yet to purchase the form, this is your final chance. We will advise that you dash now to any JAMB office closest to you or any accredited JAMB CBT Centre in your area to register. The 2016 JAMB UTME registration was initially slated to end January 15, 2016 but was extended twice till today.

ANSA Condemns OAU SU Leaders' Call To Cease NANS Intervention

The Alliance of Nigerian Students against Neo-Liberal Attacks (ANSA) has condemned the decision of the suspended Union leadership of Obafemi Awolowo University to call for a halt of the proposed NANS intervention on ravaging issues affecting students of OAU, thus described it as an 'historic sabotage'.

In a Press Conference organized by members of ANSA which held on Wednesday, 3rd February 2016 at Awolowo Hall cafe, the Pro-tem Convener of ANSA, Wole Olubanji a.k.a Engels alongside other members of the Group addressed several deepening crises facing students and other members of the University community.

The Group highlighted the turns of events since the increment in school fees in May, 2014 and the aftermath effects.

"You will easily recall that in May 2014, the university authority made public its intention to increase the fee regime of both fresh and returning students of this citadel of learning. The argument of the authority for this cataclysmic hike was her desir…

Phone Thief Nabbed At The Faculty Of Law

It was like a drama today at the topmost floor of the Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University. Just immediately after the part two students of the faculty and their counterparts from the Department of Public Administration finished with their constitutional law class,an incident which can be likened to that which happens in a typical Lagos market occurred.

Just as students were eager to vacate the lecture room; 'Law 209', little do they know that their was a pocket picker in their midst. A female law student known as Chinyere suddenly felt a strange feeling in her side bag but the feeling was not able to reveal to her what has been taken from her. It took the effort of an observing lady who saw as the hand dig deep into her side bag amidst the crowd and shouted.

The culprit immediately began to run downstairs as hundreds of students joined the race in nabbing the culprit. The culprit was eventually caught and taken to the University's security unit at Floor 0. Upon e…

Angola Hall Resident Condemns Use Of Toilet Facilities

Two nights ago at about 10pm, an Angola hall occupant, a student and a class representative of the Department of International Relations came out with a public address system to express his discomfort about his fellow Angolans' immoral use of his block allocated toilet.

Speaking to his fellow Angolans he said "many come here to defecate with a drop of water to flush, leaving the toilet in an undesirable state, which has created disgusting smell and atmosphere for the neighbouring rooms which is undesirable and uncalled for. These toilets were only allocated for this block and many from different blocks come here to use it and leave it in a bad state."

When asked if there was any padlock used to lock each toilet, He said "what is the essence of having a padlock when people forcefully undid it every time?".

It has been a frequent bad practice among students in many of the halls of residence use the toilet and leave it without flushing. This bad habit is even obs…

'Project Let Go' Africa Comes Live In OAU On February 20

All is now set for the second edition of 'Project Let Go' Africa which will now take place at Pit Theartre of Obafemi Awolowo University by 10:00am on Saturday, 20th February, 2016.

The event according to the organizers will allow the general public donate items including goods, old primary and secondary school books, story books for kids, toys, clothes and other useful items. These donations will be going to orphanages, needy, IDP (Internally Displaced People) camps and some NGOs on campus.

"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." The organizers rev…

Application For Change Of Course Has Commenced

This is to notify the generality of Obafemi Awolowo University students that the application for change of course for 2015/2016 session has commenced.

Application forms can be collected at Admissions office, University Hall Extension, Room 216A-217 after producing a receipt of the sum of One thousand naira(N1,000) from the University Cash office.

Furthermore, Before submission, you are to attach the following items to the duly filled "Change of Course/Programme application form":
1. Your SSCE result(s) presented during screening in your first year
2. Your University results from Harmattan semester of the first year till Harmattan semester of 2014/2015 session (signed and stamped at the department)

Please note that the deadline for the submission of the duly filled forms is Friday, 19th February 2016.

OYA Magazine Profiles 100 Students That Shaped OAU In 2015

The Outstanding Young Achievers (OYA) Magazine has finally released the names of about 100 students that shaped Obafemi Awolowo University in the previous year 2015. The list had 103 names from nine different categories: Academics (All Departments) – 5 ; Arts (Writing, Fine Arts , Photography, Graphics Design) – 10; Entertainment (Music, Dance, Comedy, Compere, Events) – 15; Entrepreneurship – 10; Fashion (Style and beauty, Fashion Designers, Models, Make-Up artistes, Fashion Entrepreneurs) – 20; Media (Social Media, Journalism, Magazine, Publishing, OAP) – 15 ; Politics (Advocacy, Non-Governmental Organisations, Activism, Union Leaders Departmental Executives, Organisation Leaders) – 10; Religion (Religious leaders, Executives) – 4; and Technology – 14.

Notably included in the list is the founder and Editor-In-Chief of OAU Peeps News Agency, Prince David Adetula.

Below is the full list below:

Academics (All Departments)
Soile Olufunso (Medicine and Surgery)
Alokan Oluwaseun (Sociol…

OAU: Education Dean Announces Professorship Of Five Lecturers

The Dean of Faculty of Education, Professor P.O Jegede has announced the elevation of four Doctorate lecturers to the rank of Professor and associate Professor in the circular pasted on all departmental notice boards at Faculty of Education.

The statement of the dean as inscribed in the circular says "To the Glory of God I announce the elevation of Dr. Y.A Ajibade (Arts and Social Science Education), Dr. J. O Akande (ALL), Dr. M.A Adeleke (Science and Technology Education), Dr. B.A Omoteso (Educational Foundation Counseling) to the rank of Professor and Dr. L. M Oyewusi (ETL) to the rank of Associate Professor".

Campus Editors Gather At UNILAG For Summit

Adekunle Adebajo, Lagos

Yesterday, January 30 2016, saw the historic convergence of campus editors and student journalists at the Centre of Excellence, Department of Mass Communication in the University of Lagos. The delegates came from various tertiary institutions in the country including the University of Ibadan, Obafemi Awolowo Univerisity, University of Lagos, University of Ilorin, Ladoke Akintola University of Techonology, Ahmadu Bello University, Crawford University and Tai Solarin Univeristy of Education.

Many of the participants had arrived in the state of Lagos the previous day for the Pre-Summit Conference during which they got to interact and network. The programme, themed ‘21st Century Campus Journalism: Issues, Challenges and Prospects’, was notably the first of its kind to be held under a national body, the National Association of Nigerian Campus Editors (NANCE).

The event was graced by such dignitaries as Mr Sam Omatseye, Chairman of the Nation Newspaper’s Editorial Boar…

An Educated Mind With An Idle Hand; The Devil’s Amoured Tank

This title was inspired from a recent public debate organized by Prof Pat Utomi, with its crux being whether skills acquisition should be mandatory in tertiary institutions or not. Meditating over this topic, I became nostalgic and started to have a reminiscence of my childhood days with grandma. She was a woman who controls a bountiful and overwhelming respect basically for her height of literacy and passion for education. Grandma was the principal of a secondary school in my home town for a lengthy period until she peacefully kicked the bucket. The most important moment this topic made me remember was her usual mantra “Arakunrin (young boy), if you want to be somebody in life, go to school, study very hard and get yourself a good job” I am much older now and I begin to wonder why she never said “Arakunrin, if you want to be somebody in life, go to school, study very hard and CREATE jobs.” After all, there is an evident discrepancy between seeking for a job and creating one. Grandma…

LLB 4 Trash LLB 1 To Win Animashaun Cup

The annual Animashaun soccer fiesta came to an end today as the LLB 4 of the Obafemi Awolowo University Faculty of Law pummeled their junior colleague from LLB 1.It was such a glamorous duel today as teeming crowd turned up to witness the final of the annual competition. The Part one team has been keeping an unbeaten run right from the outset of the competition defeating all their senior colleagues. However, reverse was the case yesterday as they unfortunately lost to their colleagues from Part 4. It was goalless draw all through the first half of the encounter. Many thanks to a beautiful drive from Fakeye, who eventually bagged the highest goal scorer of the competition which eventually ended the goal drought.The match proceeded as the luminaries struggled to get an equalizer. Alas, the equalizer would not just come. Shortly after the luminaries failed to convert the penalty kick that was awarded to them, the LLB 4 team punished them by utilizing a beautiful corner which turned out t…