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2016 Batch B Orientation Camp To Hold Between Nov 24 and Dec 13 – NYSC

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has finally announced that camping for the 2016 Batch B orientation will commence on November 24 and end December 13.

The development is reflected in the Batch B updated time-table. This comes on the heels of the decision of the NYSC to prune down the number of Prospective Corps Members (PCMs) to be presented by each institution, including Obafemi Awolowo University.

It can be deduced from the time-table that NYSC would not have the traditional two streams. This can be drawn from the complaint of insufficient funding, which has led to the downsizing of the number of corps members NYSC will handle this time.

Apparently, no camping can happen after December 13, because another 3-week camping after that time will extend into the Christmas and new year breaks.

In the mean time, online registration for prospective corps members on NYSC website has been scheduled to commence on October 17.

OAU Researchers Awarded Patent In Collaborative Research Work

According to a statement by Obafemi Awolowo University, a design of a Medical Electronic Percussion Appliance (MEPA) has resulted in the award of a patent No. NG/PT/NC/2016/1957.

This is a joint collaborative research between researchers in the department of Electronic Engineering and a researcher in the Department of Physiological Science. The Instrument research group in this design is headed by Prof. L.O. Kehinde and the other members of this design team are Mr. Joseph UTULU and Miss Ogheneuriri ODERHOWO. The researcher from the Physiological Science is Dr.Oludaren Ogunlade.

The Medical Electronic Percussion Appliance hereby described and referred to as MEPA consist of an elctromechanical assembly that perturbs a patient’s body (in this case, the human chest or abdomen) and a sound signal monitoring section that tells the kind of percussion note (sound) received based on the properties of the sound that is generated from the percussed area. Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) Library is …

Could This Be The Best Time To Scrap The NYSC Scheme?

The National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has once again expressed difficulty and financial constraint in its operations. There are reports that the Directorate Headquarters of the NYSC has informed the Division of Student Affairs (DSA) of Nigerian tertiary institutions to cut down the quota of prospective corps members to be mobilized for the 2016 Batch B. With this development and several other challenges that have come with the Youth Service over time, some Nigerian youths believe the scheme has overstayed its welcome.

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Breaking: Not All Students On The Approved Senate List Will Be Mobilized For NYSC Batch B

Strong indications have emerged that not all students, whose names appeared on the lists of recently approved results by the University Senate will be mobilized for the NYSC Batch ‘B’ proposed to begin next month.
Late yesterday, Wednesday, OAU Peeps News Agency gathered that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has sent memos to the Division of Student Affairs (DSA) of various institutions mandating them to shed the list of their graduating students presented for the coming batch.

For instance, at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, the number of graduating students that are due to go with Batch ‘B’ was 2,314. However, NYSC has mandated the institution to reduce the number to 894, indicating over 60 percent reduction. Our correspondents were also able to gather that it is the same situation in schools that are presenting prospective corps members (PCMs).

The latest development was borne out of the complaint of lack of sufficient fund by the NYSC. Obviously, the cash crunch cum recessi…

Why The Health Centre Is Not A Bad Idea - Okpala Uzochukwu

Bimbo, have you gone to the health centre?” Ada asked Bimbo her roommate, who lay on the bed shivering.

No” Bimbo replied, turning her face away.
How do you expect to get well if you have not taken any treatment” Ada persisted.

They will end up giving me Paracetamol and antimalarial tablets, that was the same thing that happened last week” Bimbo cried

Is it not better than just staying here and just shivering?”
“Busola went to buy drugs for me” Bimbo finally answered, and used a pillow to cover her head.

It can be disheartening to receive Paracetamol and antimalarial tablet after going through the stress of explaining to a doctor how you have been feeling pain all over your body, how you fainted twice in class, how you have been stooling and vomiting profusely for the past two weeks. And  you finally end with how you took an antimalarial tablet three days ago.

Sometimes students are forced to ask some questi…

DSA Meets Elected Representatives, Excuses Social Sciences Representatives From Meeting

The Division of Students Affairs, Obafemi Awolowo University in her bid to help oversee the full reinstatement of the Obafemi Awolowo University Students Union held a meeting with the elected representatives of Faculties on Tuesday, 4th October, 2016. The meeting which was the first after the Division ordered a rerun of the elections however did not feature any representatives from the Faculty of Social Sciences as the Dean claimed that the Faculty refused to organise a rerun of her elections in defiance of the order issued out. Upon excusing the alleged representatives, the meeting continued and several pertinent issues were discussed.
Find the official communique of the Pressmen present below

"Communique of Meeting Held Between Division of Students' Affairs OAU And Student Representatives

On the 4th of October,2016, the Dean of Students' Affairs,OAU held a meeting with the student representatives from various faculties at the DSA General Office.

Below are excerpts from …

"Only University Lecturers Can Rig" - Richard Awololola

During a trip organised by the Faculty of Administration for students offering her special elective, Mr Richard Awolola of the procurement department of the Osun state Independent Electoral Commission allegedly made claims that only lecturers of Universities rig elections. The electoral officer in his speech talked about election rigging whilst addressing the students on the trip, he posited that since university lecturers collate election results, they are the ones that can alter figures. He further based his claims on the fact that these lecturers are the ones that serve as returning officers during elections, he cited the instance of the immediate past Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Professor 'Tale Omole who announced the results of the last Osun State gubernatorial election.

Also In his address, he also endeavoured to enlighten students of the the Faculty of Arts, Clinical sciences and some others on the usefulness of the card reader, especially in helping…

OAU Reverses Stance, Admits Using A 50-50 Screening Model

This is to inform all OAU Aspirant that the model for their screening Exercise has been changed from a UTME/O'Level ratio of 70:30 to a 50:50 ratio.

How to Calculate Screening Result

1. Both the UTME score and your O'level results' grades are
computed to assess you.
2. For the screening, UTME result weighs 50% of your total
score and the remaining 50% from your O'level results.
3. Your best 8 subjects are computed; With A1 = 8, B2 =
7, B3 = 6, C4 = 5, C5 = 4, C6 = 3, and so on.
4. Maximum points from your best 8 O'level subjects is 64
( A1 = 8 X 8 subjects).
5. Your O'level points is then converted to 50% (Assuming
y is your O'level points, then, it will now be calculated
thus: y/64 X 50).
6. For your UTME points, it will be calculated thus: Your
UTME score/400 X 50.
7. Your final merged score, which will be used for
admission now = UTME points (maximum of 50) + O' level
points (maximum of 50) = 100.

With this change, cut off marks earlier released by s…

Apply For NNPC/Total National Merit Scholarship

Total Upstream Nigeria Limited (TUPNI), in pursuance of its Corporate Social Responsibility, is pleased to announce the commencement of  2016/2017 NNPC/TOTAL National Merit Scholarship application. The scholarship Selection Test conducted on Saturday December 3, 2016, at eleven (11) Centers across the Country.
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), together with their venture partners, 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 many ways TOTAL demonstrates its commitment to the educational development of Nigerian students. It is a part of TOTAL’s rich Corporate Social Responsibility.

Application Deadline
The application deadline…

OAU: DSA To Meet With Elected Faculty Representatives Today

After a rerun of the elections of representatives for most Faculties in the proposed committee that would oversee the full reinstatement of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Students Union, the Division of Students Affairs has called for a meeting with the elected representatives.

This was announced in a circular released by the Division and pasted around Halls of Residence.