Wednesday, 14 December 2022

Meet Mary Olayinka Oladokun, The Best Graduating Student At 46th Convocation Of The Obafemi Awolowo University

By Ayomide Emmanuel

Mary Olayinka Oladokun, is the overall best graduating student of the Obafemi Awolowo University in the 2019/2020 academic session, having finished with a CGPA of 4.92 from the Department of Microbiology. She tells OAU Peeps News Agency in an exclusive interview about what it took her to come on top.

Can we meet you ma?

I am Mary Olayinka Oladokun

You were pronounced the overall best graduating student during this year's convocation. What CGPA did you graduate with

I graduated with a CGPA of 4.92

Wow... That's awesome. When you wanted to enter the university, did you choose Microbiology?

I was devastated. I never really thought about the course microbiology.

What was the course that you chose initially?

Medicine

Oooh, were there plan to change to your preferred course?

I wanted to but you know most of these things deal with connection. I had no connections.

And looking back now ma, would you say making that decision was good?

Yes, I would say so.

We would also love to know, outside academics, were you involved in any other thing?

I was in technical subgroup in BSF

Meaning you have to be available in every of the fellowship meeting?

I attended majority of the fellowship meetings not every

Was there a time you held any leadership position while on campus as a student either in your class, department, faculty or fellowship?

During my final year, I was the project group leader

Did you take any decision as a fresh student then that helped you in the course of your study?

Not really. I was just determined to do the best I could.

That’s impressive. One would naturally think you are a genius or that it runs in the family?

😂

I believe leading of your mates in classes didn't start in OAU

It started kind of in OAU. In primary school and secondary school I was not always the best. It fluctuated.

Wow, that's encouraging.. Did you hear stories about Obafemi Awolowo University that could be discouraging when you resumed school?

Yes o. There are always stories you hear from your mates and seniors about some courses that would make you feel like this is the end. I can't pass this particular subject.


So what was your reaction to this?

At first I always got scared but later on I decided to place it on God's hand and just do my best

Was it in your plan to be the best graduating student when you got admission?

Not at all

What was your CGPA in Part 1?

I did JUPEB so I entered part 2

Okay! What was your lowest grade?

B


Shana

😂. It was just God's grace

Exactly the answer i was expecting😂

How did you feel when you got to know you graduated as the best student?

I was very surprised and happy because it was very unexpected.

Apart from being the Best Graduating Student, you won other prizes, what are they?

I won 4 best graduating student in the faculty o science prize, two from my department

Can you name them?

No, I can't

Okay

What is your advice to the current crop of undergraduates especially the fresh ones among them?

They should trust in God, understand themselves especially their strengths and weaknesses.

Have you received any job offer since you graduated as a result of your sterling performance?

Not yet o.


Congratulations once again Mary and we appreciate you for your time, what is your words to the OAU Peeps crew?

Thank you all for giving me an audience.

On behalf of the OAU Peeps News Agency, I wish you the best in your future endeavours.

Thank you very much

Tuesday, 13 December 2022

ACJOAU Wins Pen Club Award, One Other At CJA 2022

  



By Adekunle Famuyiwa


The Association of Campus Journalists, Obafemi Awolowo University, ACJOAU has won the Pen Club award at the Campus Journalists Award organized by Youth Digest to celebrate its fifth anniversary.

The award ceremony took place in Abuja on Saturday, December 10, 2022.

ACJOAU

Alongside the Association, Latinwo Gbolahan emerged winner in the Gender Equality Category while Faith Alofe; Features Writing Category, and Zainab Adewale; Upcoming Writer Category were also first runner-up in their respective categories.

Reacting to this development, the President of ACJOAU, Faith Alofe said, “I am happy that we are able to achieve this feat especially when I am the President. The Association has proven to be an outstanding campus journalism outfit.

Even though we couldn’t win some other categories we were nominated for, I am sure we would remain focused. There are still awards we would win and I am really glad about this.

I thank the members of the executive council and the members of the association for their diligence and support. I am indeed grateful.”

ACJOAU

Also, Latinwo Gbolahan expressed that his joy knows no bounds when he emerged as the winner of the Gender Equality category. He further said, “I am so happy for winning this category because I didn’t see it coming. Many people believe that only women should write or tell stories about gender equality, which is not supposed to be so. It’s called Gender Equality for a reason. The male and female gender should be carried along together.”

Recall that two ACJOAU members, Ajibade Abdullah Adewale and Latinwo Gbolahan were nominated for the Photojournalist and News Reporter categories for the same award in 2021.

Breaking: Judicial Council Reinstates Great Ife Speaker




Following the legal steps taken by the speaker of the Students' Representative Council of the Great Ife Students' Union to challenge his suspension as the speaker of the Parliament which according to him was filled with so many constitutional aberrations as the President himself singlehandedly declared the suspension based on the submission of a congressman without any motion raised to the effect of the submission.

Read Also: Great Ife Students' Union Power Tussle: Students At The Receiving End

After series of court sessions held by the Judicial council of the Union, the council in its ruling  today, December 13, 2022 reinstated the speaker of the Great Ife Student’s Union in a court sitting that was held at the Ken Saro Building earlier 

The court sitting comprised seven justices including the Lord Chancellor, Hon. Justice Abiodun Adesanya, MC.

While delivering the lead judgment that was signed by the Lord Chancellor, Justice Adedapo Taiwo declared that the congressional resolution of Great Ife Student’s Union that birthed the suspension of Mr. Ajadi Toheeb as the speaker of the Great Ife Student’s Representative Council is Unconstitutional, illegal and void.

He further declared that Mr. Ajadi Toheeb is hereby reinstated as the speaker of the Great Ife Student’s Representative Council and should resume work with immediate effect.

The Judicial Council also declared that the entitlement of Mr. Ajadi Toheeb since the 30th of November 2022 should be given and returned to him with immediate effect.

The counsel to Mr. Ajadi Toheeb had earlier argued on three issues all bordering on the unconstitutionality and nullity of the congress and his suspension before the court finally declared that he should be reinstated as the speaker.


Source: ACJOAU

Saturday, 10 December 2022

Faculty Of Technology Releases 2022/2022 Admission Cut-Off Marks

 


OAU Peeps News Agency has confirmed the release of the 2022/2023 admission cut-off marks for the Faculty of Technology, Obafemi Awolowo University. See below

Agricultural Engineering

Merit – 59.27%

Ogun – 52.95%

Osun – 57.53%

Oyo – 56.80%

ELDS – 50.0%

Chemical Engineering

Merit – 71.28%

Ekiti – 69.65%

Ogun – 67.30%

Osun – 65.81%

Oyo – 67.80%

ELDS – 50.00%

Civil Engineering

Merit – 70.39%

Ekiti – 59.20%

Lagos – 60.78%

Ogun – 69.10%

Ondo – 65.05%

Osun – 67.43

Oyo – 69.55

ELDS – 50.00%

Computer Science and Engineering

Merit – 73.48%

Ekiti – 68.83%

Lagos – 65.33%

Ogun – 68.08%

Ondo – 69.94%

Osun – 66.81%

Oyo – 69.98%

ELDS – 60.75%

Computer Science/Economics

Merit – 69.45%

Ekiti – 60.68%

Lagos –60.68%

Ogun – 66.90%

Ondo – 60.68%

Osun – 67.48%

Oyo – 64.30%

ELDS – 50.00%

Computer Science/Mathematics

Merit – 70.15%

Ekiti – 67.45%

Lagos – 65.45%

Ogun – 60.25%

Ondo – 67.88%

Osun – 67.03%

Oyo – 69.10%

ELDS – 50.00%

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Merit – 70.38%

Ekiti – 67.07%

Lagos –68.33%

Ogun – 69.85%

Ondo – 69.45%

Osun – 66.75%

Oyo – 67.78

ELDS – 50.00

Food Science and Technology

Merit –59.40%

Lagos – 52.60%

Ondo – 55.03%

Osun – 59.00%

Oyo – 53.20%

ELDS – 50.00%

Material Science and Engineering

Merit – 60.75%

Ekiti – 60.03%

Osun – 58.81%

Oyo – 54.90%

ELDS – 50.00%

Mechanical Engineering

Merit – 74.48%

Ekiti – 65.40%

Lagos – 58.70%

Ogun –63.70%

Ondo – 73.42%

Osun – 72.17%

Oyo – 69.95%

ELDS - 50.00

Aerospace Engineering

Merit - 65.28%

Ogun - 61.28%

Osun - 59.28%

Oyo - 61.53%

ELDS - 50.00

Tuesday, 6 December 2022

Great Ife SRC Speaker Take Legal Steps Against the CEC

 Following the recent happenings in the Great Ife political settings, the speaker of the SRC RT. Hon Ajadi Toheeb has charged the President, the Secretary General, the P.R.O, the Central Executive Council and the Deputy Speaker of the Union to the Great Ife Students' Union Judicial Council.

In a release made available to OAUPeeps News Agency the court hearing will hold on Thursday, 8th of December, 2022, in accordance to Section 56 of the Sacrosanct Constitution of the GreatIfe Students Union.

The court will hear the matter between the Speaker being the Applicant while The President ,The Secretary - General,The P.R.O,The Central Executive Council , Deputy Speaker, SRC being the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Defendants respectively.

The court session is sechulded to hold in Chukwusa Dennis (SUB) TV Room by 9:00am and students interested in observing proceedings are enjoined to come around.
   




 

130 Students Bag First Class As OAU Holds 46th Convocation

 


Not less than 130 students of Obafemi Awolowo University, OAU, Ile-Ife, Osun state bagged first class degrees at the institution’s 46th convocation programmes.

Addressing journalists at the University campus in Ile-Ife on Monday, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Someone Bamire, disclosed that the school has a total of 5,852 graduates for it 2022 convocation ceremonies.

Read also: Great Ife Students' Union Power Tussle: Students At The Receiving End

According to the Vice Chancellor, In Bachelor Degrees, classified, we have One Hundred and Thirty (130) in First Class (Honours), while One Thousand, Three Hundred and Twenty Three made 2nd class (Honours, Upper Division).

“In the 2nd class (Honours, Lower division) we have 1,991 graduands and in the 3rd class (Honours) category, we have 636 while 34 graduands are on a pass category.  In all, we have 4,114 graduands in this Bachelor degrees, classified.

“However, in the Bachelor degrees, unclassified, which comprises graduands from the Faculty of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Clinical Sciences and, of course, Faculty of Dentistry.  Even graduands from our centre for Distance Learning also falls within this category.

“In this group, we have 7 graduands who have Pass with Honours, while 28 falls within Pass with Distinction.  444 made it under Pass with Credit and 486 are with Pass.  In these make us to have 965 under this unclassified category.

“For the postgraduate graduands, we have 17 under postgraduate Diploma, 403 under Professional Masters and 200 under Master with Research Thesis.  While we have 20 under Masters of Philosophy, the total number of our Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) graduands is 61.  In all, we have 712 graduands under this category.

“May I also inform you that non-degree Diplomas in the Faculty of Administration, Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Education, are as follow; We have 2 with Distinction, 25 with upper credit and 34 with lower credit.”

While commending the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, for suspending its industrial action, he said the University placed priority on the welfare of its students, hence, the decision to hold the convocation after the university senate had approved the results.

Source: Vanguard News

Sunday, 4 December 2022

Great Ife Students' Union Power Tussle: Students At The Receiving End


By Ayomide Emmanuel

The political atmosphere of the Great Ife Students' Union has been muddy and rough in the past few days as a result of power tussling among the union leaders. Hell was let loose and neither of the actors involved are ready to bend for their perceived opponents. 

Trouble started on Wednesday, 30 November 2022 at the congress which was held at Afrika Amphitheater presided over by the president of the Union, Comrade Olayiwola Folahan Festus "Reform" where the speaker of the Great Ife SRC was accused of misplaced priority and abuse of power as regards the allocation of the Students' Union Building Bar which was against the section 54 of the Great Ife Students' Union Sacrosanct constitution which states that "the union building shall be maintained by the Central Executive Council which shall make necessary allocations, partition and adornment when and where necessary" This section of the constitution was capitalized on as the speaker was said to be suspended. However, this didn't go well with some honourable members of the house as they were seen showing solidarity for the speaker. 

This power tussle has further extended to the leadership of the house as the deputy speaker of the house honourable Ganiyu Yussuf O "KOB" in a Press Release titled "Duty Calls, Therefore, I Answer" decided to abide by his oath of office as an honourable and a principal officer of the Parliament to defend the constitution of Great Ife and to respect the resolution of the congress, the highest making decision body of the Union. According to him, the suspension of the speaker by the congress must be respected and in line with section 11'subsection 11 of the constitution, he shall humbly act as the acting speaker of the Parliament. 

Barely 24 hours, the speaker of the Parliament, Rt. Hon Ajadi Toheeb Babatunde in a Press Release titled "The Sanity Of Our Union Must Be Preserved" said the congress which led to the suspension was filled with so many constitutional aberrations as the President himself singlehandedly declared the suspension based on the submission of a congressman without any motion raised to the effect of the submission.

 

In all this, there's a saying that a house divided against itself shall not stand.  While some Union leaders are claiming to be for Paul, some others claim to queue behind Apollos. But, can they be reminded that it is Paul that sowed the seed, Apollos watered the ground but God made the plant grow?

We need to ask ourselves if the Great Ife Union is for Students or Graduates. It's so disheartening to see people who are regarded as leaders being the major cause of trouble and chaos on campus. Some of these graduates were seen behaving in an uncultured manner at the recently held parliamentary sitting justifying their action based on the excuse that the speaker that has been suspended shouldn't preside over a sitting.  One needs to ask if this set of people has forgotten the motto of the university. 

Amidst all this, students are facing several issues ranging from the irregularities of prices of goods and services in butteries on campus, epileptic power and water supply, and exploitation of students by bike men who disregarded the pricelist set for them by the Union. While it is expected that the students Union Leaders should call them to order, they are busy wielding power amidst themselves, a show of who's more powerful. One must not forget that while all this goes on,  exams are fast approaching. How do students who can't read due to epileptic power supply survive or are they going to be filling out google forms every time?

 Truly, if the foundation is bad what can the righteous do?


Maybe someone should remind the Union leaders that beyond the newly renovated and beautiful Students' Union Building, Great Ife Students needs action that can be proactive and when tested through fire will still come out glowing.  Beyond the flying around of Press Release, can their proactive actions fly around the nook and corner of the OAU community and the ears of every student? 

Finally, an adage says; where two elephants fight, the grasses suffer the consequence. This is exactly the case on Great Ife Campus as the power tussle automatically places students at the receiving end while an average student on campus can't differentiate between when there was a Union and when there was none as the union expected to fight for students is fighting itself. The Union leaders forgot about the promises they made to the students during the electioneering process, promising heaven and earth.

 But is reform really reforming? and in all this, where Is the Salvation?

Saturday, 3 December 2022

Faculty Of Law Releases 2022/2023 Admission Cut-Off Marks


 OAU Peeps News Agency has confirmed the release of the 2022/2023 admission cut-off marks for the Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University. See below:

Merit – 71.50%

Ekiti – 68.70

Osun –  70.68%

Ogun – 69.29%

Ondo – 69.29%

Oyo –  70.25%

Lagos – 64.60%

ELDS – 

Akwa Ibom- 58.65 Bayelsa- 60.05, Cross-River-56.38, Ebonyi-64.75, Kwara -65.70, Kogi-64.20, Kaduna-63.28