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"All Samples collected from Ife are Negative for SARS-COVI 2 Virus" -Prof Onayade.

On the 25th of March, 2020, a Covid-19 case was confirmed in Osun State. This generated the rumour on social media about a confirmed case in OAUTHC.  This rumour appeared to be false as Prof Onayade from OAUTHC said, "Dear colleagues, I am glad to report that all samples collected from Ife are NEGATIVE for SARS-COVI 2 virus. All exposed persons should calm down. However, note that 80% of persons who are infected and able to transmit the infections are asymptomatic. This means the real risk to us are not the patients in the hospital but the many people we come across in during daily social interactions in offices, markets, churches, mosques, etc. Consequently, let us keep safe via scrupulous hand washing, social distancing, cough etiquette and other preventive behaviour at this time. The protocol will be distributed to all service points tomorrow and we will continue to strengthen our preparedness and plans to keep you all safe. God bless us all." However, it was reported that t…

Stay Safe

By Ayodele Jomiloju
Majority of us smiled at the new year prepared to set our visions right, loads of resolutions stuck in our hearts, lots of promises were made and we vowed not to recede, unfortunately or fortunately for us today it feels like the end of the world. It could had been any other time but it choose now and our preparation still matters as we can't afford to ignore precautions and run after the cure.
 People are dying and a choice to either learn or live under the shadow of rumours that have been created to make us feel safe. There are tens of invalid conclusions spreading day after day. Everytime I hear this rumor I tell myself we don't need it. All we need to do is guide ourselves, take the recognized precautions and try to stay safe.
 Hygeine is a universal culture, thorough washing of hands (for about 20 seconds) with an anti - bacteria soap and water or alcohol based hand sanitizers, social distancing, avoiding large and crowdy gatherings, reduce traveling, sta…

OAU Management Follows Federal Government Directive, Closes University

The school has finally done a press release to confirm the lock down of the school. OAU PRO confirm this.
"OAU CLOSES DOWN, SENDS STUDENTS HOME.
In compliance with the directives from the Federal Government, as announced by the Honourable Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu, that all Federal Universities be shut down in order to curtail the spread of Corona Virus in Nigeria, the authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, have announced the closure of the University until further notice.
A release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that  all students of the University have been directed to proceed on break, and those in the University's halls of residence have been asked to vacate their hostels and go home.
Accordingly, students are expected to be leaving their hostels and the campus beginning from Monday, 23rd March, 2020, latest by 5:00pm.
In view of this, parents and guardians of our students are advised to ensure that…

"The Security Department doesn't have the Authority to Declare the School Closed."-OAU Security Department

It seems like the students are thrown back into their state of oblivion as @OAUSecurityDep prior to their tweet at about 5am this morning recently tweeted that they do not have the authority to declare the school closed. Students are advised to wait on the Circular that would be released by the school soon.

OAU declares School Closed Down According to the Directive of the FG

As early as 5am this morning, the students of Obafemi Awolowo University were put out of their mystery and confusion towards the decision of the school regarding the release by the Federal Government to close down all federal tertiary institutions.OAU Security Department confirms that the school would be closed according to the directive of the Federal Government.
Students are expected to head home today. To avoid stamepeding, buses will be allowed into campus as early as 5:00am.

OAU Joins in the Fight against COVID-19

It is no news that the world is fighting COVID-19 also known as Corona virus. The virus is said to affect the lungs. It causes illnesses like cold, fever, running nose and difficulty in breathing.   An unaffected person can contact the virus when droplets from the eyes, nose and mouth of an affected person comes in contact with the eyes, nose and mouth of the unaffected person.  It is advisable to wash the hands as many times as you can, you can also get hand sanitizers and a face mask. The use of warm water and salt is also a preventive measure against the virus. However, the school management revealed that there is an Emergency Response Team set up for the fight against COVID-19. Students are to stay safe and alert for the hotlines which would be released soon.  Till then, students are advised to call Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) Toll free number in case of any report;  080097000010 SMS 08099555577 Whatsapp 07087110839

NASELS Election Hits Rock

By Bernard Nasamu
The National Association of Students of English and Literary Studies (NASELS) held her election on the 19th of March. The election started at 10am and was properly conducted by NASELS Electoral Commission (NEC); chaired by Hon. Gaddafi. The election started out peacefully were going until an unknown student of another department casted her vote. This led to an uproar between the electoral commission and some students. In the long run to this development, the incriminated student in question was questioned and eventually turned out to be from the department of Economics. This information prompted a heavy decision from the electoral commission, and 10 votes were deducted from the aspirants she voted for; Hon Que D who is running for the post of the President and Faith, the post of the Vice President. An anonymous voter stated that "This decision isn't constitutional and doesn't encourage the franchise of every student." The student also stated that the …

Refund of Freshmen Acceptance fee

By Ifeoluwa Adegboyega
All OAU Fresh Students that have paid acceptance fee are required to log-in into their eportal account to fill their bank details between Monday 16th March, 2020 and Sunday 22nd March, 2020 for the purpose of refund of Acceptance fee.

 However, students should take note that, normal registration of courses on E-portal for Harmattan Semester 2019/2020 ends Sunday 15th of March , 2020. All students are required to print the evidence of course registration from eportal as a proof of registration.

Dressing for the season✨

By Moyinoluwa Babalola
Our long awaited dry season is here and it is funny how we want it to go away so quickly given that we were also already tired of the cold weather.
Be it as it is, we need to be prepared. How best do we dress this season and still look our best?

1. Go for clothings made of cotton, linen or jersey . These fabrics will not constrain your body or cause you to sweat in the heat.
2. Avoid clothings made of polyester, nylon or silk.They will definately make you sweat and hot.
3. Stick to light colored fabrics. This is just perfect for the weather, totally avoid black clothes as they make one very hot. 
4. Go for looser cuts and styles. Avoid clothes that are too fitted and tight rather clothes that are loose and comfy e.g clothes with A-line cut.
5. Opt for shorts or skirts over pants. Pants cover your whole legs and will harbour heat but shorts or skirts allow for fresh air on the legs.
6. Wear short sleeve ot sleeveless tops. I can't imagine a long sleeved shirt or top d…

Sugar Rush Free Screening by Imagine Cinemas

In respect of the resumption of stalites and freshmen, Imagine Cinemas is projecting a free screening of the record breaking  movie SUGAR RUSH. Sugar Rush is a JADE OSIBERU movie that hit the Cinema at the beginning year.  The movie will be projected in Amphitheatre on the 29th of February by 5pm.  To attend, you need to register through this link
https://surveyheart.com/form/5e52b180d560885897a3c7d1. Imagine Cinemas also promised some other side attractions include: 1. Giveaways 2. Dance Competitions 3. Engaging activities 4. History of OAU 5. Welcome talks by notable and responsible students.

Happy Resumption Freshmen!!!

OAU Peeps News Agency congratulates freshmen on their admission and resumption into the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University(OAU). As you resume today, bare it in mind that you are coming to another world entirely. So, prepare to gain new experience and memories. We hope that you get the best out of OAU. 

Our advice is that you fear not, being an undergraduate is not as hard as you think.  So buckle up, grab opportunities, tread carefully and most importantly learn and have fun at it. Congratulations once again.

OAU Resumption: Payment of Acceptance Fee Suspended, Payments Already Made To Be Refunded

The school management has notified the school community of the suspension of the payment of freshmen acceptance fee. The management is working towards refunding the payments already made after due reconciliation.   However, the payment of the main school fees and allocation of bedspace for freshmen will commence at 12pm on the 19th of February 2020.

Silent Tears

By Okafor Eberechukwu 
Oh! How shame engulfed me. It was wrapped around me like a wet cloth worn during the harmattan season, shivers running down my spine. Silent tears dripped down my clear and flawless skin. My skin was admired relentless by my peers but I still thought to myself. ”Not again!” I wished beauty could be swapped for the problem I was facing. I wished the cold ground could just open and swallow me. The thought of a 24years old girl wetting the bed was unimaginable and an embarrassment! Why couldn’t I control my bladder? Why did it have to be me facing this type of problem? Why me! Why me! The silence of the brightened room hit me hard as only the birds chippering outside with happiness was my only companion. Probably waking up to start a new day gave them so much hope and I thought. “Why were the birds given the privilege and I wasn’t”. It was only around 2am and I had slept around 12am with the feeling that if I didn’t sleep for long then I could escape this horrific exp…

"No More Space for Transfer Students from other Departments for the 2019/2020 Academic Session." Department of Sociology and Anthropology

By Emmanuel Dominic 
From the Office of the Acting HOD of Sociology and Anthropology Department in person of Dr. O. A. Ajani. A notice was pasted a notice stating that there is no more Space for transfer students from other Departments for the 2019/2020 Academic Session.  However, students are not too worry. As students who wish to be transferred to Sociology and Anthropology can still go to the DAA office to change to their desired course. Due to the lateness of the notice.

Raging Tranquility

By Pelumi Hassan  It was so quiet, where she laid with her eyes up to the old and sickening ceiling. It was a dark rotting room, with rats and cockroaches playing the day away. She didn’t move even when the rusting liquid fell to her face. She was so still, so motionless that any passerby could mistake her for a cadaver. She didn’t blink, it was also very hard to tell if she was breathing, but she was alive, very alive. Proof? She was in tears, she wasn’t crying, nor whimpering, not even sobbing; those words were too loud to describe it. She was as silent as a crypt, yet in tears. Then, for the first time in some minutes, she took deep quick breaths.  “Kola.” She thought to herself. With rush of regrets bursting out of her heart to every pain of her body. With great painful effort she tried to lay on her side, at least to prevent the slimy liquid from falling to her face.  “Kola.” She thought to herself again this time, trying to say his name, she whimpered. With the intention of sitting…

DSA exempt Students from payment of Student Identity Card

The Division of Student Affairs released the information that students whose Matriculation Numbers precede the year 2017 (e.g. 2016, 2015, etc.) would be exempted from payment for Student Identity Card for the 2019/2020 Session.This is because University recalls that students who fall in that category paid for Identity Card in the 2016/2017 Academic Session but could not get identity cards. The officials involved with students ID cards are to note this information. "The Bursar, Dean-Division of Student Affairs, Director Computer Centre, Director INTECU, and all other officers of the University involved in student registration, and students concerned, are to note this directive for full compliance."

UPCOMING BOBRISKY IN UNN?

By Okafor EberechukwuRagashida, a part 1 student of the prestigious University of Nigeria Nsukka, department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry has decided to follow his hearts choice and decision in becoming a cross dresser.Irrespective of critics from his fellow colleagues and his lecturers, Ragashida play deaf ears and carries on with his decision proudly flaunting his long fixed nails and dresses even on social media.  It has been heard that UNN pays no strict disciplinarian actions concerning dress codes in the school premises but will the school accept this?  While this is unknown, the students are surprised at this courageous step of his. Bobrisky recently said that there can never be another Bobrisky asides him but now it seems cross dressers are rising and have decided to take a stance no matter the woes and backlash.

Freshmen Helplines: Contacts of Departmental/ Faculty Executives (PRO & President)

Hello freshmen! If you have questions about your faculty or department, the agency has compiled a list of numbers of  Faculty and Departmental Presidents and PROs.
Adekunjo David  07038344915 PRO Political Science  Faculty of Social Science 
Arome 08173664571 PRO Economics Faculty of Social Science 
DY 08056496541 PRO Public Administration  Faculty of Administration
Darma 08102791719 PRO Physics  Faculty of Science 
Joseph Daniel  +234 809 083 3093 President of Philosophy  Dunedin  09034158515  PRO of Philosophy  Faculty of Art

Djoe  07082181604 PRO Accounting /Business Administration  Faculty of Administration 
Faruq 08149513043 PRO Botany Faculty of Science 
George 09067729920 PRO Law Faculty of Law
Infajay  08100441306 Engineering  Faculty of Engineering 
Joie Phebe Seth  09064839054 PRO Medicine  Faculty of Clinical Sciences

Akinola Rilwan 08109076541 PRO Microbiology  Faculty of Science 
Temiloluwa  09072173749 PRO Biochemistry  Faculty of Science
Uche  08103772499 PRO Psychology Faculty of Social Science 
Joseph  09055211316 PRO Intern…

OAU Hands Over Another Sex Scandal Lecturer to the Police

And yet again, another lecturer from the Obafemi Awolowo University makes the headlines in another sex scandal. The lecturer who allegedly teaches Chemistry at the Obafemi Awolowo University Centre for Distance learning is however said to have been suspended by the school. According to reports, he was alleged to have taken advantage of a female JUPEB student. The female student had mistakenly sent her nude video to a class group on the 2nd, February 2020.  Mr. Monday Omo - Etan who happened to be a member of the class group chat saw the video called her to his office to get intimate with her. It was reported that he had seized her phone and searched her for hidden bugs. However, she was said to have been on her period at the time, Mr. Monday achieved his aim regardless of her situation. She was forced to perform oral sex on him, swallowing his semen in the process. The victim also claimed he made her do other horrible things.  After his deed, he kept calling her to blackmail her emotiona…

Acceptance Fee to be Paid On or Before February 10, 2020

After some adjustments have been made, due to how agendas did not yield result at the last Senate meeting. The Management Finally Confirms that Fresh Students are to resume on the 22nd and 23rd of February,  while Returning Students are to resume on the 8th of next month  Also the commencement of tuition fee payment and Online registration of Course will begin next week Friday 

Below are the breakdown of the resumption date RESUMPTION FOR THE 2019/2020 ACADEMIC SESSION Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, will resume for the 2019/2020 academic session on 22nd February, 2020. However, the e-portal will be opened for registration for courses on 14th of February, 2020.  The highlights are as follows: February 14, 2020 - Online Registration for Courses for 2019/2020 Harmattan Semester Commences February 22, 2020 - Fresh Students in the Faculties of Arts/Social Sciences/Admin./Education come into Residence for 2019/2020 Harmattan Semester February 23, 2020 - Fresh Students in the Faculties of Scie…