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Tag: Obafemi Awolowo University

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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Former OAU students’ president accused of acting on behalf of suspended union

Posted: August 23, 2018 at 9:34 am   /   Campus

A former president of Obafemi Awolowo University Students’ Union, Edward Ibukun, has been accused of acting, including seeking financial support, on behalf of the union, which has been suspended since last October. In a 6 June 2018 letter exclusively obtained by CAMPUS REPORTER, the former president appeared to request an appointment with the chief executive […]

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OAU rusticates six suspected cultists

Posted: August 21, 2018 at 10:06 pm   /   Campus

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has placed six of her students on an indefinite suspension over alleged involvement in cultism. The affected students are Onyekwusi Praise and Udeh John from the department of arts and social science education; Oladoye Oluwatobi, Ayeyi Damilola and Davis Jesulayomi of students English department; and Ojo Abiodun, a […]

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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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Sex-for-mark Scandal: Victim says she’s unable to get job after exposing randy teacher

Posted: August 20, 2018 at 9:57 am   /   Campus

Monica Osagie, the woman at the centre of the sex-for-mark scandal that led to the sack of a professor at Obafemi Awolowo University, Richard Akindele, says she has found it difficult to get a job after exposing the randy lecturer. Ms Osagie, who spoke in an interview with Sunday Punch, said her action has not […]

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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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Cultism: OAU students’ committee petition police

Posted: August 15, 2018 at 7:48 pm   /   Campus

The Students’ Union Action Committee of Obafemi Awolowo University has petitioned the Nigeria Police on the release of suspected cultists, who are students of the university, without any public disclosure. In the petition dated 14th of August and signed by the chairman of the committee, Gbenga Oloniniran, it was stated that the Police have to […]

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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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