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"Students Should Treat Toilets As Second Bedroom"- Ojogbon Comments On World Toilet Day

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In an exclusive interaction with OAU Peeps News Agency, erstwhile Welfare director of the Obafemi Awolowo University Students Union, Ajewole Martins O. has passed a few comments on the state of the accessibility and use of toilets on campus. In his piece, he states some of his experience as Welfare Director in advocating for an improved access to toilets. Find below his comments; 
TOILETS AND THEIR ACCESSIBILITY ON OAU
Having access to toilets that are in good and acceptable state and situation within OAU campus timely will be a great accomplishment if accomplished and currently, its possibility can be likened to the possibility of having access to the  office of the Vice Chancellor of the school; mostly, in the academic area. This high degree of inaccessibility cannot be disconnected from factors like inadequacy of the facilities, over-personalisation of the facilities by some set of people and unnecessary and unreasonable restrictions of students by the attendants of these fa…

World Toilet Day: We Give A Shit

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Upon first coming across the idea that there is a day dedicated to toilets, two emotions tend to first come to mind; humour and disgust. However, upon a closer assessment of the ideals upon which the day was established and adopted by the United Nations, the idea of a day to advocate for better access to good toilets might not be a bad idea afterall.

In 2015, it was estimated that about 2.4 billion (about 1 out of 3 people) lack access to improved sanitation facilities, and under 1 billion people continue to defecate openly. And about 58% of all cases of diarrhea are caused from unsafe water and poor sanitation and hygiene (which includes poor handwashing behaviors). This means that in 2013, more than 340,000 children under 5 died from water, sanitation and hygiene related diarrhea – i.e. nearly 1,000 child deaths a day. Having to defecate in the open also infringes on human safety and dignity. 
Locally, members of the Obafemi Awolowo University Community would agree that the access t…

OAU Lecturers Divided Over ASUU Strike, Faction Boycotts

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By Channels Television



As the 7-day warning strike declared by the national body of the Academic Staff Union of University (ASUU) enters its second day, a faction of the lecturers at the Obafemi Awolowo University in Ile-Ife, Osun state have boycotted the nationwide strike.

Channels Television’s visit to the university revealed that students are currently having their first semester examination for the 2015/16 academics session under the supervision of the lecturers.

Speaking on the strike and their reason for not joining, the chairman of the Committee of Deans in OAU, Professor Adeagbo Amusan, said that the boycott was in the interest of the students, who had wasted so much time since the start of the session due to incessant strike.

“It’s a unanimous decision that much as we are aware of the directive of NEC, we would want our examinations to go on unhindered. We key into the national body of ASUU but we have some local issues to sort out here and we don’t want to externalize our in…

Convocation: OAU Begins Online Registration For Graduands

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Graduating students of the 2014/2015 academic session can now proceed to complete an online ‘Graduate form’ which will enable them receive their certificate and participate in the forthcoming convocation events, OAU Peeps News Agency can report.

The concerned graduates are to required to log in via http://eportal.oauife.edu.ng/gradLogin.php with their matriculation number after which they will be able to fill the graduate form, make payments and print receipt.

Instructions after you successfully login
1. Click Fill Graduate Form at the top left corner to Complete the Online Convocation Form
2. ENSURE YOU PROVIDE CORRECT DATA TO TITLE, GENDER, PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS
3. Click Payment to Generate RRR Slip For Payment Through Remita
4. Print 5 Copies of the Receipt
5. Submit the Receipt to Faculty, Bursary, Internal Audit and DAA Office (Exam and Records) for collection of Certificate
6. Contact Director, Academic Affairs for any complaint or wrong information on profile
7. All Gr…

Admission Cut-off Marks Into OAU Pre-degree Programme For 2016/2017 Session

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CUT-OFF marks for Pre-degree Entrance Exam (2016/2017 Session)

BCP – 40%,
CMP – 40%,
EGL – 40%,
EGM – 40%,
GLR – 40%,
GMP – 40%,
MGE – 40%

Application For 2016/2017 OAU Predegree Programme Still Ongoing & Makeup Entrance Exam Holds November 24

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The Centre for Distance Learning, Obafemi Awolowo University has announced that the Makeup Exam Into Pre-Degree Programme (2016/2017 Session) will hold on Thursday, 24th November, 2016 at Centre for Distance Learning, O.A.U, Moro Campus, Moro by 11:00 A.M. In the meantime, application for the programme is still ongoing.

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OAU Reminds Students Of Their Matriculation Oath, Warns Against Physical Abuse

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The Division of Students’ Affairs (DSA), Obafemi Awolowo University has warned students of the institution to desist from any form of physical abuse, even as self-help mechanism.

In a statement signed by the acting Dean of the DSA, Mrs Akinola, “The Division of Students’ Affairs hereby reminds all students of their Matriculation Oath to, among others, refrain at all costs from any physical attack or abuse of any person on campus. The University will enforce this particular oath strictly without any reservation.”

“Please note that physical abuse is prohibited on campus and there should be no recourse to self-help. Henceforth, if a case of physical abuse including beating, slapping, or any form of assault or violent attack done by any student to another is established, there will be instant disciplinary action, according to the oath of matriculation.

“To this end, all students are enjoined to comply with their matriculation oath at all times and to desist from taking the law into thei…

OAU CDL Announces Resumption Of 2016/2017 Academic Session

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The Centre for Distance Learning, Obafemi Awolowo University has announced the 6th of December, 2016 as the set date for the resumption of 2016/2017 academic session for pre-degree students. Screening of the fresh students and their registration are billed to commence the same day of resumption.

Below is the registration schedule for newly admitted predites based on their subject combinations.

• Tuesday, 6th December, 2016 (9 am – 4 pm) - Biology/Chemistry/Physics (BCP)

• Wednesday, 7th December, 2016 (9 am – 4 pm) - Chemistry/Mathematics/Physics (CMP), Geography/Mathematics/ Physics (GMP) Economics/Government/Mathematics(EGM)

• Government/Lit./Rel. Studies (GLR), Mathematics/Geog./Economics (MGE) & Economics/Govt/Literature in Eng. (EGL)

There will be Parents’ Forum at 12.00 noon each day where all parents are expected to be present.

As parts of the registration packages, admitted students are to present the following for registration on resumption:

i. Original and photocopy o…

OAU Releases 2016/2017 Pre-degree Admission List, Increases Fees

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This is to inform the Obafemi Awolowo University Pre-degree programme aspirants that the admission list for the 2016/2017 session is out. Applicants are expected to log in to their respective account on the OAU CDL porter to download their admission letter and the registration package which comprises of the hostel oath form, medical history and examination and with clinic bio-data.

As regards the school fees, admitted male students are required to pay a full fee of N187,500 and the females N222,500 as against N177,500 and N212,500 charged respectively last session. The increase in fees has been steady in recent years. Two sessions ago, the fee was increased from N162,500 to N177,500 for males and N212,500 for females.

The breakdown of the school fees goes thus:

MALE
Fees - Amount (N)
Tuition - 100,000
Acceptance - 5,000
Accommodation - 40,000
Administrative Charges - 10,000
Medical Charges - 10,000
ID Card - 1,500
Maintanance/Caution Fee - 5,000
e-Services - 6,000
Examination Fee - 10…

NYSC 2016 Batch 'B' Stream II To Begin Orientation January 2017

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Corps members of the second stream of the 2016 Batch B will begin their orientation course in January, 2017, the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) has said.

On Wednesday, at the maiden media parley organized by NYSC, its Director General, Brigadier General Sulaimon Kazaure said all eligible graduates will be mobilized for National Service. But the capacity of the orientation ground will see PCMs go for their orientation course in two streams.

"So far, we have received green light from the relevant government agencies to prepare for the mobilization of all qualified prospective Corps members.

"However, the limited cumulative capacity of the Orientation camps nationwide necessitates a second stream Orientation course for the 2016 Batch 'B' which is being planned for January 2017," Kazaure said.

Kazaure lamented the failure of some states and local governments to discharge their statutory obligations to the Scheme pointing out that their attitude resulted in th…

OAU 2016/2017 Predegree Entrance Test Results Released

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The results of the recently conducted entrance examination for admission to the 2016/2017 OAU Predegree programme have just been released. To check yours, you will be required to login with your Username and Password with which you registered with. To check now, CLICK HERE TO LOGIN
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Apply For 2016/2017 Lagos State Undergraduate Scholarship

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The Lagos State Scholarship Board is the agency in charge of scholarship, bursary and other related matters within the state. It grants Scholarship awards to deserving indigenes in various tertiary institutions for full time studies in order to assist these students financially.

Applications are invited for:

Lagos State Undergraduate Scholarship Award Scheme 2016 / 2017

Process for Eligibility for Local Under-Graduate Scholarship Award

All applicants must have gained full time admission into an accredited Nigerian tertiary Institution.

All Under-graduate applicants:

Where CGPA scale is 7.0 (e.g University of Ibadan) he /she must possess a minimum of 4.9/7.0
Where CGPA scale is 5.0 (e.g University of Lagos) he /she must possess a minimum of 3.5/5.0
Where CGPA scale is 4.0 (e.g polytechnics and colleges of education) he /she must possess a Minimum of 2.8/4.0

Where applicant is a medical student in 200L, option 1, 2 and 3 applies
Where applicant is a medical student in 300L and above a m…

The Ponzi Renaissance: Is Patience Still A Virtue? – Pope Jay

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Before anything, I must firstly state that this article was birthed from a very dire need for me to make a quick editorial appearance amidst my circumstantial writing holiday. As a matter of fact, I am unsure that I possess the appropriate adjectives to describe the exigency of this need. However, as my brief appearance should end upon the completion and publication of this necessitated piece of my mind, I cannot guarantee my usual immediate responses to counter-opinions and comments but irrespective, I promise to respond to all in due course.

Due to the nature of my hobbies, the outlook of my personal social media platforms are not quite the usual; I tend to get a comparatively higher number of messages than average. And whilst the price of this is a more tedious process in finding and responding to major messages, it also has its edge. From merely studying the trend of chats and posts, I can extract some of the popular concepts and topics of discourse at a point in time, some of th…

ASUU Strike: Examinations To Continue As Scheduled – OAU Management

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The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has said the nationwide warning strike of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) planned to start on Wednesday will not hinder the ongoing examination in the institution.

This development was communicated after the acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Anthony Elujoba met with departments’ Heads and other senior members of the institution. “Following the meeting of the acting Vice Chancellor and all Heads of Departments, Readers and Professors in the university, Monday, 14th November, 2016, it has been resolved that the ongoing 2015/206 Harmattan Semester examinations will progress as scheduled,” the Registrar, D. O. Awoyemi said.

In the meantime, the embattled chairman of the OAU chapter of ASUU, Dr Caleb Aborisade has reportedly told the leadership of the Association of Campus Journalists (ACJ) in OAU that the members of his union will tomorrow, Tuesday take a position on the planned warning strike in its congress scheduled fo…

ASUU Begins Warning Strike Wednesday, November 16

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The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said its members nationwide will proceed on a one-week warning strike starting from Wednesday, November 16. This is aimed at compelling the federal government to address some pending and new issues.

According to a Statement signed by the ASUU National President, Biodun Ogunyemi and seen by OAU Peeps News Agency, the strike will be “total and comprehensive” and members of the Union are only to take instruction from their chairpersons during the period of the warning strike.

From the same statement, ASUU wants the FG to pay the earned academic allowances of its members, exempt universities from the Treasury Single Account (TSA) policy and also renegotiate the 2009 agreement.

Others are the registration of the Nigerian University Pension Management Committee (NUPEMCO) and funding for the revitalization of public universities based on the FGN-ASUU MoU of November 2013. The non-payment of salaries of staff in the primary schools and short…