Showing posts from August 27, 2017

OAU 2017/2018 Admission Screening Details Released (UTME & DE)

OAU Peeps News Agency can now confirm the release of OAU Post UTME. A release from the Office of The Registrar read thus:

(FOR UTME AND DIRECT ENTRY CANDIDATES) Candidates who made the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife their first choice in the 2017 UTME and scored 200 and above, and those who applied for Direct Entry (DE) are hereby informed to log on to Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife website ( or to register for the POST-UTME screening exercise effective from September 11, 2017. The candidates are required to click on “2017 ADMISSION SCREENING-UTME/DE APPLICANTS” link (or visit directly) and login with their JAMB Registration Number to download RRR (Remita Retrieval Reference) and use it to make payment online or at any commercial bank.

Applicants for the Screening Exercise will be required to do the following on the University admissions portal ( after…

OAU Introduces Computer Based Post-UTME

By Farombi Oluwaseun

The 2017 Obafemi Awolowo University Post-UTME will be a Computer Based Test, OAU Peeps News Agency can confirm. This decision was reached at the Senate meeting that held on Wednesday this week.

During the meeting, the OAU Management got a nod from its Senate to re-introduce examination to screen intending students, but this time, not the traditional Paper Pencil Test, rather, a computer based one. This development comes on the heel of federal government's repentance, allowing universities to conduct tests for aspirants seeking admission into their citadel.

Confirming the development, the Dean of Students' Affairs, Prof. I. O. Aransi told OAU Peeps on phone that the Post-UTME will be a Computer Based Test as the deadline set by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for the submission of merit list is October 15, 2017.

The Dean however advised all prospective candidates to stay away from unfounded reports and fraudulent rumours stating that the…

Edl-kabir Message

From a heart undiluted, mouth unsoured and a reflective mind, we at OAU Peeps News Agency say 'Happy Edl-Adha'

Lessons of this festival should be imbibed by us as a watch word and we should always remember the virtues taught by Prophet Ibrahim (ASW), giving his only son as a sacrifice to worship his lord (Allah) and Allah's intervention.

 Steadfastness can bring his (Allah's)  promise to us more than expected.

OAU Peeps News Agency
wishes you BARKA DE-SALLAH..

Best Regards:
Uthman SAMAD
Public Relations officer,
OAU Peeps News Agency

Post-UTME: OAU Has Not Decided

By Farombi Oluwaseun

Since the Federal Government, through the Ministry of Education lifted ban on Post-UTME usually organised by universities in Nigeria for admission seekers, some universities have started to release information on the schedule of a Post-UTME, as it were traditionally before last year.This has however raised anxiety amongst aspirants seeking admission into Obafemi Awolowo Universities; they are not sure whether the institution will also conduct Post-UTME or stick to the mode of admission it employed last year.

While responding to enquiry from OAU Peeps News Agency, the Registrar of the institution, Dotun Awoyemi simply responded "OAU will decide soon".

Also reacting to the rumour being peddled around that the Post UTME has been scheduled to hold September, the University Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olarenwaju reiterated the fact that OAU is yet to decide on Post-UTME and thereby urged aspirants to wait till the University Senate meeting is conveyed …

ASUU Refuses Meeting With Federal Government

By Vanguard

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has shunned a meeting scheduled with the Federal Government on Tuesday to address the concerns raised in an earlier agreement between them for which ASUU has been on strike.

ASUU President, Biodun Ogunyemi told newsmen that the education body had submitted a proposal to the federal government and is yet to receive a reply from FG, hence, would not attend any meeting with it until the union gets a reply.

Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige had called the meeting and those expected were the Ministers of Education and Finance, Mallam Adamu Adamu and Mrs. Kemi Adeosun respectively, Chairman, National Income Salaries and Wages Commission, Executive Secretary National Universities Commission and the President of the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba.

A statement signed by Samuel Olowookere, Deputy Director, Press in the Ministry of Labour and Employment in Abuja had read thus: “In furtherance o…

OAU Postpones Semester Examinations

The authorities of Obafemi Awolowo Universities have set new dates for the harmattan semester examinations that fall on the Eid-el-Kabir celebration days.

Recall, Friday, September 1, 2017 has been announced as the Eid-el-Kabir celebration days and thus declared a public holiday.

According to a Statement issued and signed by the Principal Assistant Registrar, Examinations and Records Division, A. J. Y. Onioko, examinations scheduled for both Friday and Saturday (September 2) have been rescheduled to Tuesday, 5th and Wednesday, 6th September 2017.

All concerned candidates are enjoined to take note of the new dates. The times and venues earlier fixed however remain unchanged.

Something Light; The Musical Romance of Boda Taju

By ‘Joba Ojelabi

For me, like many others, I think it all started with a hello. But it wasn’t to us, it was to a mystical lady whom somehow Mr. Folarin Falana had managed to stupefy. “Ello bae”, apart from introducing Falz to us, was a track that went on become a quite popular social media trend, a feat that not too many upcoming artistes achieve these days. Looking back now, it would seem as though the track was an introduction to something more than his sardonic version of English: Ello bae, like what the phrase (Hello bae) indicates was an indeed an introduction to seeming contention with the female folk, a contention which would last through some subsequent tracks and is continued in “Something light”.

Any true lover of rap would agree that there has not been a lot of quality rap from these parts. Interestingly, there have been many attempts; and whilst some have given us some hope, the others have managed to take it back. “Something light”, like most of its predecessors, is a nar…

JAMB Direct Entry Registration Deadline 2017 Announced

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has announced the Direct Entry registration deadline for 2017/2018 academic session.
The deadline for 2017 Direct Entry registration is Friday, 15th September 2017.
Candidates who are yet to apply are advised to do so before the given deadline.

OAU Rejects 120 Cut-off Mark For University Admission

Some Vice-Chancellors and the Academic Staff Union of Universities have rejected the decision of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board to peg admission cut-off mark at 120 for universities and 100 for polytechnics, monotechnics and colleges of education.
ASUU said the action, which it described as a “sad policy decision,” was in tandem “with the dream of the present government to destroy public universities in the country.”
Most of the vice-chancellors  interviewed on the issue maintained that they would not lower admission standards in their respective varsities.
The vice-chancellors stated that the decision would add no value to the nation’s university system.
For instance,the Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University, Prof. Tope Ogunmodede, said the institution would not admit any candidate with 120 UTME score.
He said, “Traditionally, OAU has never admitted students who scored below 200 in the UTME. For us, we are sticking to 200. The minimum benchmark is 120 but you can go hi…