Friday, 22 September 2017

OAU: Second Semester Resumption Likely For October 3

The resumption of academic activities for the rain semester in Obafemi Awolowo University could be postponed, the Division of Student Affairs (DSA) informed OAU Peeps News Agency.

According to the institution’s existing academic calendar for the 2016/2017 academic session, students are expected to resume for the new semester on Sunday, September 24, 2017.

In a telephone chat with the Dean of the Division of Student Affairs, Professor Aransi; he told our correspondent that the Committee of Deans has proposed a week extension for the semester break, so as to afford sufficient time for the fumigation of the Halls of Residence. So, this means resumption is now proposed for October 3, 2017.

The University Senate will meet soon, and the proposal is subject to the ratification of the Senate. Recall, local staff unions, including the ASUU, NASU, NAAT and SSANU all refused to join their national body that just ended suspended their strike action. This extends further to barely two years running that the institution has ran academic activities without any truncation, a situation that has not been witnessed in the varsity so for many years.

In the mean time, the Post-UTME screening of intending students into the university will go on as scheduled, starting from next week. The exercise is expected to last some days.

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