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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 …