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OAU Staff sets to Resume

By Pelumi Hassan 
Prior to the directives of FG, on the 15th of October, 2020, OAU Staff sets to resume for work on Monday. The Federal Government directed civil servants who have not been working since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic to return to work on Monday, 19th October 2020.  This was disclosed by Boss Mustapha; the Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and Sanni Aiyu; the National Coordinator at a press briefing of the task force on Thursday ,15th October 2020. However, the resumption of the OAU staff was disseminated through a press release from the Office of the Registrar. All staff are advised to comply with the advisory on COVID-19 prevention. While there is still no news on the resumption of students, they are advised to stay safe and protest peacefully. Stay safe. Na person wey dey alive dey go school.  #EndSwat #Endsars

The Five Arrested OAU Students Granted Bail

By Farombi Oluwaseun

The five arrested students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, who were remanded at Kosere prison in Ile Ife last week, have been granted bail.

The five were arraigned at a Magistrate court last Thursday in Ile-Ife by the police over alleged harassment of a hostel warden on campus.

The five students are Gbenga Oloruniran, a 400 level students of Geography; Olajide Ademola, a 500 level student of Electrical Electronics; Oyedeji Samson, 300 level student of Pharmacy; Jimoh Oladipupo, 300 level student of Biochemistry; and Adeniji John, 300 level student of Electrical Electronics Engineering.

Three of them which are
Olajide Ademola, Oyedeji Samson and Adeniji John were released on Tuesday March 27,2018 after they met their bail.conditions while Gbenga Oloruniran and Jimoh Oladipupo were released this afternoon..

In a release signed by the South-west Coordinator Of National Association Of Nigerian Students, Adekitan Lukman  confirmed the five students have me…

OAU Management Issues Fresh Directives To Students Still On Campus

By Farombi Oluwaseun

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University has today through the office of the registrar, Mr. Dotun Awoyemi issued another release to students still residing on campus to vacate halls of residence
He affirmed that the senate has been briefed on the effort of the management at evacuating the halls of residence to facilitate speedy completion of the renovation activities, and the resistance encountered in the process. He further stated that after briefing the senate, the senate has endorsed all actions taken so far and further directed that all students must vacate the hall of residence on or before 30th March, 2018 as all academic activities normally permitted during vacation would have been completed by that date.

He further advised parents/guardians to impress their children/wards on the directives to ensure a smooth resumption for the new session.

Recall that five OAU students were arrested and charged to court on March 22,2018 for resisting the eviction …

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OAU Fresh & Returning Students Resumption Dates Postponed

By Farombi Oluwaseun

The Senate of the Obafemi Awolowo University has today after deliberations postponed the resumption dates for the fresh students and returning students of the institution as against the April 3 and April 15 earlier proposed.

Speaking with OAU Peeps News Agency this afternoon, the University Registrar, Mr Dotun Awoyemi confirmed that the resumption dates have been postponed.

OAU Peeps News Agency learnt that the postponement is connected to the renovation of halls of residence as promised by the university management.

The new resumption dates for fresh students and returning students are April 29 and May 13 respectively with lectures commencing May 14, 2018.

Udacity Google Africa Scholarship Program 2018

Deadline: April 24, 2018

Application is open for the Udacity Google Africa Scholarship Program 2018, a web and android scholarship for residents of African countries. When applying, you will choose between learning web development or Android development. From there, once you’re accepted, you will be placed in one of two tracks (beginner or intermediate), depending on your existing skills and experience.

After that, the learning begins! Some scholarship recipients may be able to participate in an Andela Learning Community with partners from Andela. Finally, top students from each track will earn full scholarships to one of Google’s Android or Web Development Nanodegree programs.

The program takes place 100% online. You can work from wherever you want to, as long as you have access to a working internet connection. Depending on where you live, you may also choose to participate in optional in-person meet-ups with your scholarship classmates.

Learn valuable skills to launch or ad…

OAU Students Not Arraigned For Protesting - OAU Public Relations Officer

The authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, have debunked the claim that five students of the University were arrested and arraigned because they were protesting an alleged illegal eviction of students from the University hostels.

A release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Mr. Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that the University, as a matter of policy and as is generally known, accords to its students the right to civilized protests; however, the University will, on no account, condone any form of criminality by staff and students in breach of the laws of the land and the University’s sacred motto of “For Learning and Culture.”

Giving the facts of the matter, Mr. Olarewaju stated that the University authorities had, in a Release dated 21st February, 2018, given the directive that all students resident on campus should vacate the halls of residence to enable renovation works and repairs to be carried out in the hostels before the commencement of the next aca…

Easter: FG Declares Friday, Monday Public Holiday

The Federal Government has declared Friday, March 30 and Monday 2nd April, 2018 as public holidays to mark Good Friday and Easter Monday respectively.

The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government, in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, by the Director Overseeing the Office of the Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Julie Ejiofor.

The minister admonished Christian faithful and Nigerians in general to employ the spiritual ethos of Easter, which include love, peace, and sacrifice, in contributing to the unity and peaceful coexistence among Nigerians.

He also urged Nigerians “to remain supportive of the government  of President Muhammadu Buhari in his efforts towards building a peaceful, united and prosperous nation.”

Dambazau implored the citizens to use the occasion to pray for the peace and unity of the country.

He wished all Nigerians a Happy Easter celebration.
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OAU Vice Chancellor Speaks On The Five Arrested Students

By Farombi Oluwaseun

The Vice Chancellor Of Obafemi Awolowo University, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede has finally reacted to the case of the five OAU students remanded in prison for alleged assault of Moremi Hall Warden.

In a telephone conversation with the Vice Chancellor, he said the students were arraigned by the police and not the university. He added that the male students were found at Moremi hall, a female hostel in the morning around 10am of which they should not be there,let alone assaulting the hall warden. He further added that the university is trying renovate hostels but it"s being opposed by some criminals.

Speaking further on their residence at Kosere prison, he said that the Judge did not ask the students to pay the sum of N500,000.

In his words, he said” why will a judge tell a student to bring N500, 000 each in order to secure their bail? All what they asked for was a level 11 grade officer and I think that is not hard enough to get”

“The school would not produce stu…

OAU Resumption Date Remains April 3 – Vice Chancellor

Reacting to rumours that the resumption of freshmen has been postponed till April 29th,2018.

The Management of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife has said the resumption date for new students still remains April 3, 2018.

In His words the Vice Chancellor of the Varsity Prof Eyitope Ogunbodede said “resumption date still remains 3rd of April but the only problem we have now is that students have refused to vacate the halls of residence so that we can renovate the halls of residence before students resume because we can’t do anything when students are still in the hostel but still at that we are ready for the freshers resumption”

“There is nothing like strike and as far as I am concerned only the workers of the varsity are liable to go on strike, the students can’t go on strike so the freshers should be well informed that resumption date still remains April 3rd and it can never be changed.” He added

OAU Freshers Departmental Helplines

In a bid to further help the fresh students, most especially in the process of their Course Registration and other enquiries, below is a list of some contacts in various departments that can assist and advice in the registration and OTHER subsequent activities. (Call or WhatsApp)