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Tag: Obafemi Awolowo University

OAU reinstate suspended union leaders, others

Posted: June 22, 2018 at 10:01 am   /   News

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has reinstated two students who were placed on suspension last year The two students – Ibukun Omole, Civil Engineering, and Oluwalade Babatunde, English language – were suspended for their role in last October’s students’ protest against power outage on campus. The Vice-Chancellor, Eyitope Ogunbodede, made announced their […]

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OAU dismisses professor involved in sex-for-mark scandal

Posted: June 21, 2018 at 12:30 pm   /   Campus, News

The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has dismissed a lecturer of the institution, Richard Akindele, who demanded sex from a female student to help her improve her grades. The dismissal was disclosed during a press conference by the Vice Chancellor, Eyitope Ogunbodede, on Wednesday. Mr Ogunbodede said the conclusion was reached after the investigative panel […]

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VC promises to reinstate OAU students’ union – but no date!

Posted: June 21, 2018 at 11:26 am   /   Campus

The vice-chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Eyitope Ogunbodede, has restated a promise to reinstate Students’ Union activities in the school. However, Mr Ogunbode did not spell out a specific timeline for the reinstatement. Students said the VC had made a similar promise before without fruition. The OAU SU was suspended in November 2017. Speaking […]

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Court strikes out case against five OAU students

Posted: June 14, 2018 at 12:34 pm   /   Campus

A magistrate court has struck out the case against five students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, accused of assaulting officials of the university. The university management handed over the students to the police on March 21 for physically obstructing the eviction of students from a female hostel in the university. On March 22, the […]

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OAU gets new bursar

Posted: June 7, 2018 at 11:24 am   /   Campus

The Governing Council of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has appointed Samson Ayansina the new Bursar of the institution. The appointment of Mr Ayansina was announced Thursday via the official website of the university. Until his appointment, he worked in the Finance Department of the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Oyo State, as a Deputy […]

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OAU matriculates over eight thousand students despite limited facilities

Posted: June 7, 2018 at 11:19 am   /   Campus

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has 8,158 new students for 2017/2018 session on Tuesday and Wednesday amidst learning facilities challenge. The matriculation ceremony started on Tuesday and ended the following day, Wednesday. While speaking at the ceremony at the Amphitheatre of the institution, the Vice Chancellor, Eyitope Ogunnbodede, admonished the newly admitted students to desist from […]

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Ile-Ife landlords hike rents following OAU’s accommodation policy

Posted: May 31, 2018 at 4:34 pm   /   Campus

Landlords in Ile-Ife are taking an advantage of the new on-campus accommodation policy at the Obafemi Awolowo University, which bans unauthorised residency in the school’s hostels. As the policy has forced many students out of the halls of residence on the campus, the landlords in the ancient that hosts the OAU have increased rent, according […]

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Security fears at OAU as students allege cultists’ penetration

Posted: May 27, 2018 at 10:22 am   /   Campus

Concerns are growing about the security situation at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, as some students allege some of their colleagues exhibit tendencies similar to those of cultists. Cultism is believed to be a rarity on OAU campus, with the sustained consciousness and movement against the act, following the infamous July 10, 1999 killings of five […]

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OAU’s new policy takes effect on students’ mobility

Posted: May 20, 2018 at 7:39 pm   /   Campus

The new on-campus accommodation policy implemented by the management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has forced many students to live off-campus, thereby increasing the pressure on the public transport system available town-campus shuttle. The policy, in effect, bans unauthorised¬†student residents at the school’s hostels, marking a departure from what was obtainable up to the last […]

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Special Report: Blurry hope for OAU, UI students over restoration of their unions

Posted: May 17, 2018 at 1:13 pm   /   Campus

For the students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, uncertainties surround expectations they would have their respective unions reinstated by the authorities of their schools in the near future. CAMPUS REPORTER exclusively interviewed the vice-chancellors of the two universities, who were not timid in stating that students’ demands for the […]

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