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OAU VC gives conditions for restoring Students Union

The suspension placed on the activities of the Students’ Union of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, may be lifted once there is assurance of responsible behaviour, the Vice Chancellor, Eyitope Ogunbodede, has said. Mr. Ogunbodede hinted at the condition for the restoration of the union in an exclusive interview with Premium Times on Tuesday. The management of the school had placed indefinite suspension on the activities of the Students’ Union on Monday, citing cases of violence and unruly behaviour contained in security reports. Speaking with our correspondent, Mr. Ogunbodede clarified that the management had not proscribed the union. “The management of the institution did not proscribe the union but only suspended the activities of the union,” he said. He, however, insisted that the suspension was “inevitable” because of the reports of fighting among the union officers and to “also to allow the tenure of the present irresponsible leaders pass away.” While making conditional commitment to restoration of the union, he, nevertheless, indicated that it may not happen so soon – at least not the current academic session which covers the “tenure of the present irresponsible leaders.” The vice chancellor reiterated the call for responsible behaviour on the part of the students, whom he said should resolve their differences and make OAU a model to other institutions as condition for restoration of their union. The suspension of the union may have a negative effect on the hopes of recall of recently suspended students, whose sympathisers use the union as a rallying point of agitation. At least, four student leaders are on indefinite suspension over allegations of involvement in violent activities. But beyond that, the students now lack a body to engage the management on their behalf in the events of concerns over poor delivery of services. Before the latest development in the crisis prone institution, the union president, Oyekan Edward, was removed from office by the legislative arm of the union. The parliamentarians accused Mr. Edward of convening suspected cultists to the university campus ”to disturb the peace of the institution.” The motion for the sack of the president was deliberated by 51 members of the Students Representative Council at their sitting on Saturday at the Awolowo Café. Mr. Edward has dismissed his removal saying the process was illegal. Premium Times

The suspension placed on the activities of the Students’ Union of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, may be lifted once there is assurance of responsible behaviour, the Vice Chancellor, Eyitope Ogunbodede, has said. Mr. Ogunbodede hinted at the condition for the restoration of the union in an exclusive interview …

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1,272 fail Nigerian Law School exam

The Nigerian Law School on Saturday released the summary of the final examination results conducted in August. Mr Chinedu Ukekwe, Head of Information and Protocol of the Nigerian Law School, said 1,272 candidates failed out of a total of 5, 891 that participated in the examinations. According to him, 29 …

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83 obtain first class at Afe Babalola University

No fewer than 83 persons have obtained first class degrees from the Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti. This was made known by the institutions Vice Chancellor, Michael Ajisafe, on Monday while briefing journalists on the planned 5th convocation ceremony slated for October 21. He said the institution also plans to treat …

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Why JAMB may not reduce 2018 UTME fee

The Registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Is-haq Oloyede, says the board may not review downward the fee for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in 2018. Mr. Oloyede, a professor, told newsmen on Thursday in Ilorin that the board had initially thought of reducing the fee for …

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LASU to admit 3,500 of 36,000 candidates

The Lagos State University (LASU) is to admit 3,500 students for the 2017/2018 academic session. The university’s Head of Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations, Adekoya Martins, made this known in a statement issued in Lagos on Thursday. Mr. Martins said that 36,500 candidates applied for admission in LASU …

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LASU gets new deputy VC

Oyedamola Oke of the Faculty of Science, Lagos State University (LASU)  on Friday emerged as the  new Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) of the institution. Adekoya Martins, Acting Head, LASU Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in …

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JAMB: Senate tells Nigerian govt to totally scrap post-UMTE

Senate has urged the Federal Ministry of Education to totally scrap post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). This followed the adoption of a motion sponsored by Umaru Kurfi, during its session on Tuesday Senate also urged the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to initiate a strategy to ensure the efficiency …

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