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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

OAU Hosts the Maiden Version of The Royal Awards & Leadership Summit

By Emmanuel Dominic  The Royal Awards & Leadership Summit is an event hosted by Royal African Young Leadership Forum in conjunction with the Ooni of Ife Global Outreach. The aim of the event is to award young and vibrant successful youths who have made it so that it can have impact in their respective fields/industries. It took place on the 17th of January, 2020 at Oduduwa hall OAU campus. The event was scheduled to begin by 11am, however, due to logistical hitches it kicked off by 12:04pm. The Public Relations Officer of OAU, Mr Abiodun Olarewaju and Mr Yinka were the Masters of Ceremony. They acknowledged how all activities on campus were on hold, due to the program, to honour the youths in Ife.  The Traditional Chiefs and advisers to the King graced the ceremony with their presence in their glamorous white attires and beads embodiments. Many dignitaries like MC Lively, Woli Arole, Seyi Awolowo, Seun Fakorede, Daniel Otabor, Fola David, Yomi Casual, Habeeb Whyte, Seyi Olofinjana, Pr…

OAU Computer Center shuts down Eportal

The Computer Centre of Obafemi Awolowo University released an internal memorandum on the 17th of January, 2020, to notify the university community of a temporary shutdown of the e-portal. This memorandum is from the Ag. Director of Computer Centre to deputy Vice Chancellor (academics) informing the community that the temporary shutdown of the e-portal is part of the preparation for the new academic session (2019/2020). The shutdown of the e-portal is for routine maintenance, and it will last from 20th to 27th January. 
"During the time, there will be a rolling over for the incoming session and the introduction of some new security measures. In addition, the key members of staff of the Centre WILL NOT BE available during this period." The Centre apologize for the inconvenience that the university community might face during this period and they declare that this activity is for them to serve the community better.

OAU: Timelines For Change of Course Application For 2019/2020 Session

On the 8th of Jan 2020, the Principal Assistant Registrar(Admission) released a circular stating the timeline for processing application forms for the Change of Course /Degree Programme towards the 2019/2020 Academic Session.
The deans of releasing and accepting faculties are expected to note and keep to the deadlines. This will enable students who have been granted approval to change their course of study to register for those courses and commence the 2019/2020 session in the new faculty /department accordingly
Below are the timeline process
Sales of change of course application form commences                                 13th January, 2020 Sales of Forms closes                                                                                              29th February, 2020 Releasing Faculty /Department Receives Forms                                                10th March, 2020 Releasing Faculty /Department returns Form to Admission Office                15th March, 2020 Accepting Facu…

Sex-For-Grades: OAU Makes Headlines Yet Again

By Emmanuel Dominic 
Obafemi Awolowo University makes it to the headlines again, but this time, it is based on a sex-for-grades scandal, which involves a Lecturer from the Department of International Relations, whose name is Olabisi Olaleye,  and a 400l student of the department of International Relations, whose name is Motunrayo Afolayan. This is a case in which the student accused the lecturer of sexually harassing her. A complaint had been filed at the University Center for Gender and Social Policy Studies by the victim,  alleging that the lecturer had failed her in Diplomacy course code IRS 305. This is happening up 2 years after Mr Akindele,  a professor of accounting, was dismissed from the University,  for allegedly demanding sex for grades from a female student.  And was later sentenced to 24months in prison. 

Reliable source. Told Premium times that Mrs Afolayan first took IRS 305 during 2017/18 academic year. But allegedly failed cause she refused to sleep with the lecturer.  Du…