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How hospital’s negligence caused death of Nigerian undergraduate

Posted: December 26, 2018 at 12:24 am   /   Campus

About six hours after he was brought to a public hospital, a student injured by armed robbers was not treated by hospital staff, witnesses have said. The student, Abiodun Babatola, eventually died. Mr Babatola, a 200-level student of the Department of Management and Accounting at the Obafemi Awolowo University, could have survived if the police […]

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Again, OAU suspends students’ portal page, queries others after congress

Posted: November 13, 2018 at 10:42 pm   /   Campus

The authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, have denied two students access to their electronic portal page while two others have been queried following a congress held to discuss the welfare of the students. CAMPUS REPORTER has several times published reports on how students, who have opposed certain policies of the school, have been placed […]

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OAU lecturers split over ASUU strike

Posted: November 6, 2018 at 3:55 pm   /   Campus

Students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, have been thrown into dilemma after the school’s branch of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) held its congress on Tuesday. Briefing journalists on campus after the Congress, Adeola Egbedokun, the branch chairman of the union, reiterated the stance of the national body, that the strike […]

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OAU medical students reject introduction of N85,000 training fees

Posted: October 24, 2018 at 2:54 pm   /   Campus

Medical and dental students of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), have objected to the resolution of the Association of Provosts Colleges of Medicine (APCOM) to introduce professional training fees for medical and dental students in Nigeria. We gathered that APCOM, following a meeting held on September 18, approved N75,000.00 for the 200 – 300 level […]

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Unlike OAU, LASU, UNILAG silent on sex scandal involving lecturer

Posted: October 11, 2018 at 10:56 am   /   Campus

Since April, three Nigerian universities have been in the 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 at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, the University of Lagos, Akoka, and the Lagos State University, Ojo. While OAU, dismissed […]

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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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