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How The Deputy Vice Chancellors Will Be Appointed

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Still on top of news stories in Obafemi Awolowo University campus is the ongoing jostling for the soon-to-be vacant seats of the Vice Chancellor and the Deputy Vice Chancellors of the institution. Professor Bamitale Omole is expected to bow out of office on June 23, 2016.

In a bid to educate the OAU community especially the student population, OAU Peeps News Agency finds it imperative to state the position of the constitution as regards selection of the Deputy Vice Chancellors.

The principal law governing the selection and appointment of Deputy Vice Chancellors in Nigerian Universities is the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, No 11 of 1993. This Law was amended by the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Act, 2003. The cumulative effect of these laws on the appointment of Deputy Vice-Chancellors is summarized as follows.

DEPUTY VICE- CHANCELLORS
1.There shall be for the University such number of Deputy Vice Chancellors as the Council may, from time to time dee…

OAU May Resume A New Session In July

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A renewed agitation by members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, Obafemi Awolowo University chapter for her annual leave may shift the widely circulated resumption date for the 2016/2017 academic session by three (3) months.

A congress of ASUU OAU members which held yesterday amidst many other issues deliberated on her members’ insistence on embarking on a 56-working day leave. Speaking to a lecturer about the development, he opined that the students may be going for a 3 month break.

“ASUU members have been given two weeks to mark the scripts of students starting from April 5 and this will end by April 19th. After this the university community will proceed on the normal sessional break which should be at least a month. It is now after this that we will now start our leave.” The lecturer revealed.

If this is anything to go by, all these break periods amount to 3 months leaving a new session to commence mid-July.





Varsities, Polytechnics Get Cut-off Marks In June

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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has disclosed that the cut-off marks for universities and polytechnics will be made public in June, 2016.

Its Public Relations Officer, Dr Fabian Benjamin in a telephone conversation with Vanguard said: “JAMB will officially publish the 2016 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), cut-off marks for universities and polytechnics in June.”

Matriculation Examination (UTME), cut-off marks for universities and polytechnics in June.” He urged candidates of the 2016 UTME to ignore the cut-off marks from some websites and social media, stating that those cut-off marks were just the imagination of people. You would recall that many websites over the past weeks had published that JAMB’s cut-off marks for university and polytechnic are 180 and 150 respectively.



Source: Vanguard

OAU Students Advocate Participation In Appointment Of Vice Chancellor

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Some students of Obafemi Awolowo University under the aegis of a platform called OAU Wikileak have advocated that students be allowed to participate in the ongoing selection process of the Vice Chancellor.In a social media discussion monitored by Oye Ola Oladimeji, majority of the contributors feel the students be afforded a voice in the very crucial process since they will be affected by the decision of whoever emerges at the end of the day.Leading the debate, Moshood Odunayo Olajide, the Convener of OAU Wikileaks frown at the way students are completely excluded in the choosing of the university's Vice Chancellor. He argued that students exclusion from such prominent appointment is part of the reason why the university authority takes students for granted. He however urged students to rise up and change this trend. In his own opinion, Honourable Epitome, a parliamentarian from the faculty of EDM stated that students must participate in providing criteria for the appointment of V…

OAU VC Race: Governing Council Shortlists 6, Obiyan Heads ASUU Screening Committee

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In a bid to ensure that the best emerges Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife, the institution’s branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has finalised plans to screen candidates for the position.It was learnt that the action was to facilitate and organize interaction with the shortlisted aspirants.The tenure of the current occupant, Professor Bamitale Omole, who became VC almost five years ago, expires on June 24th, 2016.About 12 professors had applied for the position following an advertorial in the newspapers in December 2015 but the Governing Council has shortlisted 6.With the setting up of a committee to interact with the shortlisted candidates for the position, the union has endorsed the decisions of the University Governing Council.It was gathered that the union, after its congress meeting which took place on March 15, 2016, received reports from some of its members in the Governing Council, and concluded that the University Council a…

''English Department Is A Deviation From A Real Department'' - Emeritus

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A student of the Department of English and Literary Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University has blasted his department, describing it as a deviation from real department.In an article obtained by our correspondent, Emeritus agreed with the position of his colleague popularly called FM who is of the opinion that the department is a den if empty barrel filled with ignorance.Read the full article below:"English department: A den of empty barrels filled  with ignorance." - FM, Part 4"We are conscious of the fact that the emissaries of the devils above dwell and dine with us, however, the truth must be said, despite the sayer and hearer. This is to enhance the perfect reign of justice and the dethronement of oppression." EMERITUSA Critical Discourse Analysis of the above witty and factual quote by FM, a part 4 student, paying attention to ideology, identity and power.This CDA might be a deviation from the norm, this is because English department is a deviation from a real d…

Constitutional Provisions For The Selection Of Vice Chancellor

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One of the hottest gists on the soil of Obafemi Awolowo University campus is the ongoing jostling for the soon-to-be vacant seat of the Vice Chancellor of the institution. Professor Bamitale Omole is expected to bow out of office on June 23, 2016.

In a bid to educate the OAU community especially the student population, OAU Peeps News Agency finds it imperative to state the position of the constitution as regards selection of the Vice Chancellor.

The principal law governing the selection and appointment of Vice Chancellors in Nigerian Universities is the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, No 11 of 1993. This Law was amended by the Universities (Miscellaneous Provisions) Amendment Act, 2003. The cumulative effect of these laws on the appointment of Vice-Chancellors is summarized as follows.

VICE CHANCELLORS
1. There shall be a Vice- Chancellor of a University who shall be appointed by the President in accordance with the provisions of this section.

2. Where a Vacancy occurs in…

NAOSS OAU Decides: Ondo Students Head To Poll Today

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Ondo state students in Obafemi Awolowo University will today head to the poll to vote for their choice persons as the next set of Executives of her association - National Association of Ondo State Students (NAOSS).

The election holds today at the Anglo-Moz car park. In order for the Ondo students to exercise their franchise, they are expected to come with;
1. School Identity Card (or anything that will convince the Electoral Commission that you are a GREAT IFE student).
2. Your Certificate of Origin (or any means of state identification that that will enable you to vote).

"Remember, you cannot chase out darkness with darkness, come today and light the voting list with your preferred candidates" the commission persuades.



12 Professors Jostle For OAU’s VC Job

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No fewer than 12 professors are currently jostling for the position of vice-chancellorship of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife.

Investigation conducted revealed that the struggle for the number one position in the university began in earnest involving underground moves and persuasions for the contestants of their choice.

Ten of the contestants are from within the university while only two are eyeing the position from outside the university.

As at the time of filling this report, details of the contestants are yet to be made public but investigation revealed that secret meetings were held by various unions, both academic and non-academic, in the university.

Some unions were said to have raised a committee to shop for credible candidates within the university to replace Professor Bamitale Omole whose five-year single tenure would end on June 23, 2016.

It was gathered that the committee would feed the unions back on their findings within two weeks during which it would have…

2015/2016 OAU Freshers Registration: List Of Documents Needed

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This is to inform all newly admitted students of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife that OAU Freshers Registration exercise is about to start. The following are list of documents needed for a successful screening and registration as a Fresher.

List of Documents
Original and four (4) photocopies of the following documents:-

(1) WAEC/NECO/GCE O’level result(s)
(2) Birth Certificate/Sworn Declaration of Age
(3) Admission letter (printed with N1,000 JAMB E-facility card)
(4) UTME Original result slip (also be printed with
another N1,000 JAMB E-facility card)
(5) Post UTME result/Pre-degree final result

Upon successful access to the E-portal with your JAMB reg. no. Print out the following documents and also provide the original and 4 photocopies of each:-

(6) Notification of Admission
(7) Bio-data form (Course registration form
(9) Hostel Slip (optional)
(10) State of Origin/Local Government Area Certificate

All new students of the Obafemi Awolowo University are to get these documents …

AFCON Qualifier: CAF Deducts 3 Points From Nigeria

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has deducted points from Nigeria, Egypt and Tanzania, all members of Group G, following the withdrawal of Chad from the ongoing qualification race for the 31st edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, Gabon 2017.

Chad were due to travel to Tanzania for the fourth match in the group, but instead made the announcement of a shocking withdrawal, citing financial constraints.

CAF swiftly applied its rules in conformity with Article 61 of the regulations of the competition which states: “If a team withdraws from the qualifying phase organised in groups, all its results shall be annulled (points, scored and conceded goals)”.
”Consequently, the three matches of Chad of Group G are cancelled and the results will not be taken into consideration”, CAF said.

Egypt still lead the group with four points,, while Nigeria have two. Tanzania have a point.
CAF further said that in accordance, with the rule set by CAF Executive Committee on 15 January 2015, any g…