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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…

2015/2016 Academic Session: School Fees Schedule For OAU Returning Students



LAW/ARTS/SOCIAL SCIENCES/ADMIN/EDU.ARTS (Extra Semester Rain/Harmattan) - N19,700

SCIENCE/EDM/EDUC. SCIENCE/TECH/AGRIC (Extra Semester Rain/Harmattan) - N30,700




i. Faculty of Administration, (Diploma in Local Government Studies) - Returning Students N55, 300.00
ii. Faculty of Administration, (Diploma in Local Government Studies) (Rain/Harmattan) - Extra Semester N54, 050.00

Returning Students are required to pay the appropriate charges as indicated above as well as a s…

Instructions To Prospective OAU Students For The 2015/2016 Academic Year On Payments

Candidates who made Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife their first choice and took the Obafemi Awolowo University Post UTME are advised to check their names from the list of candidates admitted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on the Obafemi Awolowo University Website ( or and follow the procedures for registration as laid out. Confirmation of admission on the OAU website shall commence with the payment of nonrefundable acceptance fee of N20,000.00 (fresh students only).

Candidates shall thereafter continue with the registration procedure as detailed out on the eportal of the website as provided above i.e. ( or

Candidates are required to log on to University eportal using your Matric/UTME Number to choose the Type of Payment (Acceptance, Main Charges, Accommodation….) and indicate Mode of Payment (Bank Branch / Transfer / Master Card i.e. ATM) in order to link your payment to REMITA…

Resumption Date Remains Unannounced, As ASUU Confirms Commencement Of Leave

The social media community of the Obafemi Awolowo University has been flooded by the anxiety of resumption date and different news broadcast on resumption date for the 2015/2016 academic session. Students have remained in the dark regarding the new date of resumption which have been put to debate since the end of the 2014/2015 Rain semester exams due to several rumours and speculations going round on the 52 working days leave of ASUU.

In a radio broadcast on popular Orisun Fm in Ile-Ife, the chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, OAU chapter, Dr Caleb Aborishade affirmed that they've started their leave since 6th of April 2016, and will end on the 24th of June. He said the leave is necessary for the lecturers to take care of themselves.

However, the University Management has not announced any date of resumption for both freshers and Stale students. Some students however believe that the silence of the Management means they still maintain their stand on the April 24t…

"Accommodation For This Session Will Be...First Come, First Served"- DSA

Following the commencement of application for accommodation by final year students few weeks ago,the Division of Students Affairs through the office of its Vice Dean, B.S. Afolabi (PhD) recently made a release on the University's order of priority for accommodation. It follows thus;
(a) Freshmen
(b) Final Year students
(c) Foreign students
(d) Students suffering from medical &physical disabilities endorsed by director of Medical services
(e) Medical (Clinical), students
(f)sportsmen and women recommended by the chairman of sports council
(g) Other Categories of students if possible

It was also stated in the release that there are just 9,500 bedspaces available in all halls of residence for more than 30,000 students in which freshmen coming in are about 7,500 with about 5,000 final year students.
The implication of this is if normal procedure is followed, the total number of bedspaces available will not be sufficient for all the freshmen & final year students.
It was theref…

My Dais: Our Cravings - Israel 'Daarasimi

An Open letter to Prof Omole

It's been a long but short journey through the leadership of this prestigious university, and also as the first citizen of this our Demo-nation. Leadership, a very sensitive position that brings about interests, direction and concentration. Being a leader for a year deserves commendation not to talk of being at the periphery of affairs for five years ( without considering achievements and fulfilment ), it's worth it.
    At this same period some years back you were soaring to become the conduit of our Great Ife. Sir, your past was endearing and the future so glaring. It was a point in time when both students and staff ( Academic and Non-academic) were looking forward to a man who will either build on the work of Prof. Faborode or otherwise. Manifestos were read, journalists reported, government intervened, alumni were interested, students anticipated, elections were run and you mounted the sit of leadership under the administration of Dr. Goodluck J…

Violence Rocks UniPort And AAUA As Both Universities Are Shutdown

The University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt was shutdown on Monday, 11th April 2016 following the violence that ensued after the Students of the institution protested an alleged policy made by the management of the University that the school fees must be paid before they would be allowed to write their first semester examination. The policy generated series of protest by the students which halted academic and administrative activities in the University.

Professor Sunday Lale, the current Vice Chancellor of the Institution, was summoned by the students to address them and reverse the policy but the VC refused.

However, the last staged protest before the shutdown was said to have lead to the death of two students of the university and injury of Six. One of the student deceased students identified as Peter Ofurun was said to have been hit by a bullet from a policeman and was a student in the Faculty of Management science before his untimely death.

Another Student, who is yet to be identi…

Names Of Shortlisted Candidates For OAU VC Seat

The six shortlisted candidates for the soon-to-be vacant position of the Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University are;

1.) Prof Ayobami Salami(Current Deputy Vice Chancellor for Academics)
2.) Prof Afolabi Akindaunsi (Federal University of Technology, Akure)
3.) Prof Charles Akinyokun (Federal University of Technology, Akure)
4.) Prof Olabisi Aina
5.) Prof Eyitope Ogunbodede
6.) Prof Anthony Akinlo

The latest development however confirms the suspension of the selection process owning to the court injuction gotten by SSANU and NASU. The tenure of the current Vice Chancellor, Professor Bamitale Omole will expire come June 23, 2016.

Moshood Olajide Accuses TY, AY Toes Others Of Lobbying With School Management

Moshood Olajide Odunayo has accussed some prominent political figures on OAU Campus of lobying the school management toconstitute Students Union Transition Committee (SUTC) next session.

In a write-up authored by Moshood Olajide, titled "INVESTIGATION: HOW TY, AY TOES. KAY KAY, ATOM, DEPARTMENTAL PRESIDENTS, OTHERS LOBBY THE SCHOOL MANAGEMENT TO CONSTITUTE SUTC NEXT SEMESTER" and widely circulated among Great Ife Students, the OAU WIKILEAKS convener claimed that some "elements" have been hired by the school management and are being used to actualize the Management's aim of forming a SUTC instead of an independent Union, which according to him, is the wish of Great Ife Students.

The accused persons include: Omotayo Akande (TY), Ayo Toluwalase (AY Toes), Sodiq Kayode Olaniyan (KAYKAY), and Rasheed Brain.  Others allegedly at the centre of the issue include ATOM, Ikudaisi Ekiti (EKITI) - former Electoral Commission Chairman, TemiTee and some members of the outgone …

OAU Students Show Displeasure Over SLAN Release, Call Them Anti-Students

On Friday 11th of April a news release by a group called Student Leaders Alliance of Nigeria (SLAN) went viral on national dailies and websites. The group which is said to consist of former student leaders of the institution showered praise on the vice chancellor, Prof. Bamitale Omole, who they claimed is the best VC the school has gotten and should be celebrated.

The group through their release passed a vote of confidence on the VC. However, students of the citadel of learning have been divided over the release. Some students have come out to criticize the VC. Some of the students has described the VC's tenure as an unforgettable one full of ups and down.

A popular critic and student activist Emman O Emman described the VCs tenure as a disaster and he should bury his head in shame. He further noted that it is a sheer stupidity to congratulate the VC for what he has done during his administration.

Some students also termed the group which claim to parade themselves as pro-students…

INEC Declares Ife Central Constituency Election Inconclusive

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the by-election ‎held at Ife Central State Constituency in Osun State inconclusive.

The Returning Officer, ‎Dr Francis Oladimeji, who made the announcement after the collation of results from the 11 wards in the state constituency, said the result could not be declared because of the violence which led to the disruption of collation at two polling units.

According to him, fresh election would be held on Sunday in the two affected polling units, Agbedegbede and Moore Ojaja, both in Ward Three in Ife Central State Constituency.

He explained that the report of violence recorded at the two polling units led to the cancellation of 872 votes, saying the margin between the two leading candidates was 710, making it imperative to conduct a fresh election, as stipulated in the Electoral Act.

Dr Oladimeji further explained that ‎the number of cancelled votes exceeded the difference between the two leading candidates.

There were reports …