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OAU records growing cases mental illness during students’ exams

Posted: September 2, 2018 at 2:53 pm   /   Campus

Lunatic displays have been the subject of discussions among the students of Obafemi Awolowo University since the second-semester examinations commenced. CAMPUS REPORTER confirmed that at least students have shown signs of mental illness either during examinations or while preparing in the lecture theatres. Okeya Sunday, a 300 level student, who witnessed one of the scenes, […]

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

Posted: August 28, 2018 at 5:59 pm   /   Campus

For the students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and the University of Ibadan, uncertainty surrounds expectations they would have their respective unions reinstated by the authorities of their schools anytime soon. CAMPUS REPORTER exclusively interviewed the vice-chancellors of the two universities, who said the students’ demands for the restoration of their unions would take […]

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Students’ Victimization: Can Silence Still Be Golden?

Posted: August 20, 2018 at 7:41 pm   /   Opinion

Various scandals have been rocking our institutions since the beginning of this year. Some were exposed, while some are swept under the carpet because of fear. But the big question to ask ourselves is if “Silence is still Golden.” I was reading through a piece by a fellow campus journalist from Obafemi Awolowo University, Adejumo […]

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Nigerian inventor of anti-cancer drug laments poor research funding

Posted: August 17, 2018 at 5:35 pm   /   Campus, National

A Professor of Pharmacognosy at Obafemi Awolowo University, Joseph Aladesanmi, who invented a new anti-cancer drug, has lamented the poor funding of research as well as the attention given to education in Nigeria. CAMPUS REPORTER gathered that about 5 months ago, Mr Aladesanmi received the patent for ‘acuminatoside’, a new drug against prostate, breast, cervical, […]

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EXCLUSIVE: ASUU speaks on sex-for-mark scandals involving lecturers

Posted: August 8, 2018 at 10:41 am   /   National

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has spoken on the recent sex-for-mark scandal involving lecturers in some Nigerian universities. The President of ASUU, Biodun Ogunyemi, a professor, spoke with CAMPUS REPORTER in a telephone interview on Tuesday. Since April, three Nigerian universities have been in the spotlight, after their lecturers got involved in sexual […]

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OAU reacts to loss of Law, Dentistry accreditation

Posted: August 6, 2018 at 5:48 pm   /   Campus

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has officially reacted to the withdrawal of accreditation of some of its courses by the National University Commission, (NUC). CAMPUS REPORTER earlier reported that the NUC has withdrawn the accreditation for Law, Dentistry, Fine Arts, Botany and Family Nutrition at the university, prompting JAMB to ask […]

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OAU students held for cultism granted bail by police

Posted: August 6, 2018 at 11:11 am   /   Campus

Students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, arrested for alleged membership of cultist groups have been released on bail a week after their arrest by the Police. The security unit of OAU handed 12 students to the Police Criminal Investigation Department, in Osogbo last week, so that they would be further investigated and possibly prosecuted in […]

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OAU’s Law, Dentistry, Others Lose Accreditation

Posted: August 4, 2018 at 7:18 pm   /   Campus

The National Universities Commission has withdrawn the accreditations of five programmes offered by the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, over the school’s failure to meet the required standards, CAMPUS REPORTER has confirmed. Spokespersons for the university, the NUC and the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board confirmed the development, which affects courses the school’s Law, Botany, Fine […]

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Roundup: Sexual harassment scandals in Nigerian universities since April

Posted: July 29, 2018 at 8:44 pm   /   National, News

Since April, three Nigerian universities have formed subjects of harsh spotlight, after their lecturers got involved sexual harassment scandals. These scandals followed actions of female students who opened up on abusive conducts of lecturers towards them in the three universities namely Obafemi Awolowo Universities, Ile-Ife, the University of Lagos, Akoka, and the Lagos State University, […]

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Analysis: 72% of OAU students forced to reside off-campus open to risks

Posted: June 26, 2018 at 3:35 pm   /   Campus

About 18,928 out of over 26,000 students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife reside off-campus. This, as our analysis has shown, implies that at least 72.2% of the students live in Ile-Ife neighbourhoods without the privileges of a more secure and cheap living that come with campus residency. Students living off-campus are, decidedly, more vulnerable to […]

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