Tuesday, 30 April 2019

OAU Matriculates Over 6,000 Fresh Students

By Uthman Samad

Yesterday,  the management  of Obafemi  Awolowo University Ile-ife  matriculated fresh students Worth 6,650 for the 2018/2019 academic session.

The students  who swore the oat of allegiance  against all vices in the popular  Amphitheater of the university were welcomed to the institution by the Vice chancellor of the institution, Prof,  Eyitope Ogunbodede.

In his speech, the Vice Chancellor Congratulated the students for making it out of over 37 thousand students  that sat the Post Unified Tertiary matriculation Examination conducted  by the institution  late last year.

"Inline  with the vision and mission of the founding fathers, the university  has remained  a model in best educational practices  in Africa and a renowned institution  the world over.  Out of the Over 37,059 that made OAU their  first choice, 6,650 were admission.

I congratulate you for being chosen out of the candidates that did the Post UTME admissions screening  for the Obafemi Awolowo University"

He reiterated his commitment  in creating  an enabling  environment  for learning and productivity by plans to add over 10,000 bedspaces to the existing  ones within  the next one year  through  partnership

" The university  management  is partnering  with investors to increase the current  student's accommodation  by an additional  10,000 bedspace within  the next one year.

The VC also added plans to douse the transportation  problem on campus mostly faced by students  staying  off campus since the proclamation of new accommodation policy since last session.

"The university is also procuring  three 30 sitter buses to alleviate the challenges of students  transportation"

Ayomide Israel,  a newly admitted  student of philosophy  while speaking with OAU Peeps News Agency showed happiness being matriculated  after several  attempts.

In his words;
"I am very Happy to be a legal student on this institution after attempts. I am happy and can't  even estimate  my happiness"

Also, Ifeoluwa Mercy, one of the  matriculated student from Department of microbiology who can't  keep her happiness while speaking narrated how she has been praying for years  to witness a day like this

"I have always dreamt of OAU. Though I have always wanted to be a medical  student, but God  brought  still related to it. I am happy to  be matriculated"
Moreover,  Observations  by OAU Peeps News Agency shows that  since 2014 (2013/2014 academic session),  this Year's  admission capacity deviated from the rising figures yearly.

2014(2013/2014)- 5,608
2015(2014/2015)- 6500
2016(2015/2016)- 7500
2017(2016/2017)- 7,500
2018(2017/2018)- 8,158
2019(2018/2019)- 6,650

This arose  by the non- accrediation of 5 departments(Nursing,Botany,Medical Rehabilitation, Law,Fine & Applied Arts) of the institution by National University Commission(NUC) last year, a claim, Abiodun Olanrewaju,  the school public Relations officer substantiated.

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