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The Senate of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife is set to hold an Emergency meeting tomorrow, Friday the 29th of October, 2021.

This was announced today in a Communiqué signed for the Registrar by M.S. Oluwajoba, addressing Members of the School Senate.

The focus of the meeting as stated in the Communiqué is the current situation on the OAU Campus.

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The Communiqué reads;

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“Notice is hereby given for an Emergency meeting of Senate scheduled for 10.00am on Friday, 29th October, 2021 at Oduduwa Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

Agendum:
1. Situation on Campus

“Please keep the date open and attend the meeting punctually.

“Members are requested to kindly come along with their Nose Masks to the meeting.
Thank you.

Signed
M.S. Oluwajoba
For Deputy Registrar (Senate Division)
For: Registrar

Distribution:
Vice-Chancellor (Chairman)
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration)
All Members of Senate
Registrar (Secretary)”

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This brings hope to the OAU Community as the school has been shutdown in the midst of its Rain Semester’s Examination since October the 2nd, 2021.

The school was shutdown following demonstrations made by its Students to decry the negligence of Health Workers at the School’s Health Center, leading to the eventual death of a colleague.

According to the Vice-Chancellor of OAU, Protesters blocked all Federal Roads leading to Ife, and extorted monies from Road Users. The Protest, he said, was susceptible to hijack by Hoodlums. Hence, the School had to be shutdown to restore peace to the Ife Community.

Hopefully, the Senate would reach a meaningful conclusion regarding a resumption date for students in the meeting slated for tomorrow, and normalcy restored to the Campus.

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INSTRUCTIONS TO PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS FOR THE 2021/2022 ACADEMIC SESSION

1. PAYMENTS

Candidates who have been offered admission into Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 2020 JAMB Admission Exercise are advised to check their names from Obafemi Awolowo University Website (www.oauife.edu.ng) or eportal.oauife.edu.ng and follow the procedures as laid out.

Candidates are required to log on to University e-portal using their UTME Number to select payment activity and then choose the Type of Payment (Main Charges, Accommodation) and indicate Mode of Payment (Bank Branch /Transfer / Master Card i.e. ATM) in order to link the payment to REMITA. If Bank Branch is selected, download RRR (Remita Retrieval Reference) and use it to pay by cash in any BANK OF YOUR CHOICE that accepts cash payment to REMITA. If either TRANSFER or MASTER CARD is chosen, supply the additional information to effect the payment. Please, note that you can access the University e-portal anywhere to effect your payment in any branch of the Banks nearest to you with effect from 25th October, 2021.

The schedule of the charges for the session is as detailed below:

A. 2021/2022 MISCELLANEOUS/DEPARTMENTAL CHARGES FOR FRESH UNDERGRADUATE, DIPLOMA AND DIRECT ENTRY STUDENTS

FACULTY/PROGRAMME == CHARGES == PER SESSION

LAW/ARTS/SOCIAL SCIENCES/ADMIN/EDU.ARTS == #68, 700 == Per Session

SCIENCE/EDM/EDUC.SCIENCE/TECH/AGRIC == #79, 700 == Per Session

BASIC MEDICAL SCIENCE, CLINICAL SCIENCE, DENTISTRY/PHARMACY == #82,700 == Per Session

DIPLOMA IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT STUDIES == #88,300 == Per Session

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B. OTHER CHARGES

a. Development Levy which is paid once and for all by Fresh Students throughout the duration of their studentship in the University == #18, 000.00

b. TISHIP (Tertiary Institutions Students Health Insurance Program) == #2, 000.00

c. Students’ Welfare Insurance Scheme == #1, 000.00

d. Accommodation (Freshmen will be provided accommodation on first come first served basis) == #3, 090.00

TOTAL == #24, 090.00


2. OTHER REQUIREMENTS FOR 2021/2022 REGISTRATION OF FRESHMEN

Candidates who have been offered admission should upload their credentials including Birth Certificate/Sworn Declaration of Age. Each candidate will be required to submit his/her Registration Certificate Form, as downloaded, to the Faculty Secretary. They will also be required to present the print-out of the certificate form for further screening on resumption.

3. SCREENING OF FRESH STUDENTS

All screenings are to be done on-line. All freshmen are expected to complete their screenings before they resume for the 2021/2022 academic session.

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4. PROCEDURE FOR ACCESSING THE E-PORTAL:

(a) Log on to the University e-portal using your Registration Number and the Password you used last on the portal.

(b) Complete the following forms correctly on the e-portal:

i. CERTIFICATE FORM (for not more than two sittings)
ii. BIO-DATA
iii. COURSE REGISTRATION FORM
iv. BED SPACE CLEARANCE FORM (Optional)

The Course Registration Form will only be available upon:

a. Successful filling of forms (i) and (ii) above.

b. Payment of appropriate Charges at the banks.
Please note that only 2000 spaces are available for each of the Special Electives except SER 001 and LIB 001, which are compulsory for all Fresh Students

(c) Problems, if any, will be addressed on-line using any of the following options:
i. Online help in the e-portal (eportal.oauife.edu.ng) or [email protected]
ii. Hotlines will be available for contact (the Hot lines will be available on the e-portal)
iii. E-mail: [email protected], [email protected] can be used as well.


7. BED SPACE ALLOCATION:

Fresh undergraduates and final year students will apply for Bed Space Allocation placement directly on the e-portal after payment of appropriate fees, including accommodation fee. Candidates will be required to print 3 copies of Bed Space Clearance Forms from the e-portal which must be duly signed by the student and the Hall Warden. The forms will be administered as follows:

(i) Students are required to keep one
(ii) Submit one copy to the Dean, Student Affairs
(iii) Submit the third copy to the Hall Warden to qualify him/her to OCCUPY the bed space allocated.
Please note that failure to submit the Bed Space Clearance Forms as stipulated automatically disqualifies the Bed Space Allocation.

Signed,
M.I. Omosule (Mrs.)
Registrar

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Students whose phones and other invaluable items were stolen at examination venues have been directed to report to the Security Committee of the Students’ Union Electoral Commission.

The Public Relations Officer of the Students’ Union Government, Ogunperi Taofeek Olalekan made this known in a Press release being circulated amongst students of the institution.

The statement reads;

THE CENTRAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL (ELECT)

GREAT IFE STUDENTS’ UNION
OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, ILE-IFE

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Tuesday, 21 September 2021

ON STOLEN ITEMS AT EXAM VENUES

First, we will like to acknowledge that we have received several reports on items, especially phones, stolen at various venues of examinations held yesterday, Monday, 20th September 2021.

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Reports reached us late in the evening yesterday. Majorly, phones were reported stolen but in some cases, monies were also reported withdrawn from various bank accounts due to the access that the criminal(s) got to students’ bank details.

At various times when we got reports yesterday, we told the victims to report to the Security Committee of the Students’ Union Electoral Commission while also assuring them that we shall work with the Committee to ensure that items are recovered and perpetuators are brought to book.

We are using this medium to urge those whose items were stolen and or robbed to go and file reports with the Security Committee.

As exams continue, we ask all students to be more security conscious and keep their belongings safe. Your safety begins with you. Do not fall victim.

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Regards,

Ogunperi Taofeek Olalekan (Tao),
Public Relations Officer-elect,
Great Ife Students’ Union
08169896317

Signed

Odewale Samuel Damilare (Great-Sam),
Secretary General-elect,
Great Ife Students’ Union
08132583940

Olayiwola Folahan Festus (Reform),
President-elect,
Great Ife Students’ Union
07039281006

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A first year student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ifé, identified as Adedoyin Comfort has been reported dead.

Adedoyin Comfort, a student of the Faculty of Education, studying Guidance and Counselling died on Wednesday, the 21st day of July, 2021.

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It was reported that she died after being hit by a car at Ibadan. This is indeed a painful exit as she will be missed by her family, friends, colleagues and well wishers.

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R.I.P. Adedoyin Comfort!

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GREAT IFE STUDENTS’ UNION ELECTORAL COMMISSION
Ken Saro-Wiwa Building, OAU

RESOLUTION OF THE CONGRESS HELD AT AMPHITHEATRE ON THURSDAY, 15TH JULY, 2021

After four years of proscription of the Students’ Union, Great Ife Students converged at Amphitheatre for a general Congress which is in a bid to signal the restoration of union activities basically aimed at setting up the Security committee and to update Great Ife students on the forthcoming Students’ Union election.

The Congress started at exactly 3:50pm with recitation of the Great Ife anthem and the display of Arosim by Awo boys.
Each member of the Electoral Commission and Petition later stepped forward to introduce themselves by mentioning their names, faculties, departments, levels and offices.

The agenda of the Congress was read by the General Secretary of the Commission and a motion of adoption was moved by Congressman Mustapha Latifa of Religious Studies at 4:38pm and seconded by Congressman Abdul-ganiyu Oseni of Faculty of Education.

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The chairman gave the opening speech by welcoming and congratulating everyone on the reinstatement of the union as he went ahead to charge them on the importance of the Students’ union and also positive changes that the effect of a union has always brought about through intellectual and ideological debates. He ended his speech by stating that the GISU isn’t an award body and that the ties of the union is always carried out devoid of personal or political interest but a pressure group with no government but officers.

ON NOMINATIONS

The chairman informed the Congress about the necessity of Security Committee that this is necessary to address salient security issues affecting students within and off Campus.

Congressman Collins from Tech requested that the health of students is important and suggested that recommendation should be made as to constitute a health committee.

An observation was raised asking if the Action committee was going to be dissolved.

The chairman responded to both questions by saying the commission has one major responsibility which is conducting free and fair elections to usher in a new Central Executive Council, Student Representative Council and Hall Executive Council. Traditionally, the commission is permitted to constitute only one committee as the commission should not be overwhelmed leaving their main responsibilities alone. In this regard, he stated that the Action Committee was constituted in Nov 2017 since there was no Union structure and since there is a Union structure now, the committee stand dissolved which was based on the unanimous response of the whole Congress. He then appreciated the Action committee for a job well-done since 2017 to date.

Congressman Olamarx called for a point of order quoting Section 6 subsection 3 and & 4 then asked what power of section of an Electoral body to call a Congress.

Congressman Eluyera Kayode from Tech replied by saying for Congressman Olamarx to be in the congress, he has already proved that he believe it is a congress and that already go against his point of Order.

Comrade Lugard replied that constitutionally, the Electoral Commission cannot call a congress but by necessity they can and we can all agree that this is a case of necessity.

The chairman said the congress was given birth to by each Faculty commissioners, the commissioners then deem it fit to call a congress although it is not constitutional but traditionally and out of necessity it was called.

The chairman asked the congress for the number of men to be constituted to the security committee. Congressman Victor suggested going with 13 so as to cover each member of the committee from each faculty on Campus.

Congressman Olugbona Abiola then replied by saying it is not compulsory for all faculties to be represented.

Congressman Tunde Kaz said not more than 11 as stated by the constitution. In which the Chairman replied by saying the Congress supersedes the constitution as it is the highest decision making body of Great Ife Students’ Union.

Congressman Bukunmi Agboola suggested that the Constitution should be suspended and asked for a way forward.
Congressman Tolu suggested that the constitution should be suspended because of the necessity and that the committee should have a representative from each faculty because of the necessity of it.
Congressman Akinfe Temitayo suggested for 1 member from each faculty.
Congressman Olugbade suggested 13 members. Congressman Olukunle Ajayi suggested 21.

Congressman Frizzy from Law stated that the congress is the highest decision making body and that in line with this the constitution should be set aside and a 13 man committee should be constituted which was seconded by Congressman AY.

Congressman Emmanuel Aremu raised a counter motion that a 21 man committee should be set up. He went further to state reason that 13 people can’t do the work of 3 committees and this motion was seconded by Congressman Lovewix from Social Sciences.

The chairman then asked the congress to a vote between 13 or 21 and the congress agreed on 13. He also stated that the representative should be of no criminal record and any nominated member should be screened and further ratified by the Electoral commission as security committee is very sensitive and members have to be cleared of criminal records.
Way forward.

Congressman Komolafe Tolu said the committee is always formed by the congress and so let the congressmen nominate and then the electoral commission scrutinize them not by faculty because not all faculties are present at the level of the congress today.

Chairman stated that the faculty not represented will be replaced, he then proceed to the nomination of the committee members per faculty

Faculty of Administration: Congressman Taiwo Pamilerin nominated Okilo Joseph

Agriculture: Congressman Adeyanju Nominated Ojo Akinremi

Arts: Congressman Tobi nominated Hon Ibrahim

BMS: Congressman Ojo Love nominated himself

CLI: Congressman Zakariyah nominated himself

DEN: Congressman Abdulmujeed nominated himself

Education: Congressman Ibrahim nominated Falope Douglas

Pharmacy: Congressman Samuel Odewale nominated Babawale Abiodun

Law: Congressman Com Lincon nominated Adefioye Adebayo

Science: Congressman Makanju Dami nominated Akinnibosun Wole

Social sciences: Congressman Ajibola nominated Okeyode David

EDM: Congressman Emobami nominated Akeredolu Gbenga

Tech: Congressman Yusuf Usman nominated Abdulmumin Afibah.

The above nominated persons all accepted their nominations.

The chairman mentioned that the above named persons will be further screened by the electoral commission before they become proper member of the security committee.

ON STUDENTS’ UNION ELECTION

Mr Chairman informed the congress that plans are already being made towards the elections stating that there is a proposed timetable and a congress will be called soon to lift the ban and the activities concerning the election will begin soonest.

MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT

The motion for adjournment was moved by congressman Muyili Muhammed and was seconded by congressman Mojeed Akingbolu.

The congress came to a close at 6.45pm.

Announcing🎙️
Comrade. Olalekan Olatunbosun O. (Catalyst)
Public Relations Officer, Great Ife Student Union Electoral Commission
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Signed ✍🏽
Comrade Akinbinu Foyin Rosemary
General Secretary, Great Ife Student Union Electoral Commission
08038418868

Comrade Ajayi Oluwafemi S. (Castro)
Chairman, Great Ife Student Union Electoral Commission
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The Federal Government has approved the appointment of 42 traditional rulers as chancellors and 27 other individuals as pro-chancellors of some federal universities and inter-university centres.

The government said the decision was in line with the establishment of new universities and also to replace deceased chancellors.

Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this during a briefing in Abuja, said they are expected to promote morality and peaceful co-existence.

Adamu said:
“Mr. President has, following the establishment of additional universities, approved the appointment, reassignment of chancellors to 43 federal universities. The exercise is intended to also replace deceased chancellors of some federal universities.

“As royal fathers, these chancellors are expected to be the moral compass of the various universities to which they are assigned. They have been taken from their kingdoms and primary constituencies to other kingdoms and these appointments are expected to play a role in cementing relationships between communities in the country.

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“Let me reiterate that the chancellors shall be presented to the university community at an investiture ceremony to be organised by the university for the purpose; or during the next convocation ceremony when the investiture will precede the conferment of degrees at the convocation.”

According to Adamu, some of the universities include Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi; Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria; Federal University, Lafia; among others.

He noted that governing councils of 13 federal universities were inaugurated early this year.

Some of the schools and inter-university centres include The Nigerian French Language Village, Badagry, University of Benin and University of Nigeria, Nsukka among others.

Below is the list of Newly Appointed Chancellors:

• Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi (ATBU) — Rufus Aladesanmi, the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti;

• Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria — Nnaemeka Achebe, the Obi of Onitsha

• Alex Ekwueme University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State — Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, the Alake of Egbaland

• Bayero University, Kano — Oba Ewuare II, oba of Benin

• Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa state — W.S. Joshua, the Ibenanawei of Bomo Kingdom

• Federal University Gashua, Yobe state — Chike Edozien, the Asagba of Asaba

• Federal University, Gusau, Zamfara state — Ezeogo Ewa Elechi, the Isu-Oha I of Ohaisu Kingdom.

• Federal University, Lafia, Nasarawa state — Shekarau Angyu, the Uka of Wukari

• Federal University, Lokoja, Kogi state —Mohammadu Abali ibn Mohammed Idris, the Emir of Fika

• Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti state — the Attah Igala

• Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta — Ebidem Ekpo Okon, the Obong of Calabar

• Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun — Babatunde Ajayi, the Akarigbo of Remoland.

• The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) — Umar Kabir Umar, the Emir of Katagum.

• Federal University of Technology, Minna — Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, the Deji of Akure

• Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, Katsina — Dandeson Douglas Jaja jeki, the Amanyanabo of Opobo Kingdom

• Federal University, Wukari, Taraba state — Adamu Baba Yunusa, the Ona of Abaji

• Federal University, Birnin Kebbi — Eze Cletus Ilomuanya, the Obi of Obinugwu

• Federal University, Kashere, Gombe state — Lawrence Agbubuzu, the Ezema of Olo Kkingdom

• Federal University, Otuoke, Bayelsa — Sidi Bage Muhammad, the Emir of Lafia

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• Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike — Abubakar Shehu Abubakar, the Emir of Gombe

• Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola — Uwa Umoh Adiaka, the Ekporikpo of Obot

• National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) — Agabaidu Elias Obekpa, the Ochi Idoma.

• Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Awka — Da Jacob Gyang Buba, the Gbong Gwon Jos.

• Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife — Yahaya Abubakar, the Etsu Nupe

• University of Abuja — Rilwan Adamu, the Emir of Bauchi

• University of Agriculture, Makurdi — Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, the Emir of Ilorin

• University of Benin (UNIBEN) — James Ayatse, the Tor Tiv

• University of Calabar (UNICAL) — Aminu Ado Bayero, the Emir of Kano.

• University of Ibadan (UI) Muhammadu Abubakar, the Sultan of Sokoto

• The University of Ilorin — AbdulMumini Kabir Usman, the Emir of Katsina

• University of Jos — Ahmed Nuhu Bamali, the Emir of Zazzau

• University of Lagos (UNILAG) — Abubakar Ibn Umar el-Kanemi, the Shehu of Borno

• University of Maiduguri — Lamidi Adeyemi, the Alaafin of Oyo

• University of Nigeria, Nsukka — Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife.

• University of Port-Harcourt — Muhammadu Bashar, the Emir of Gwandu

• University of Uyo — Adamu Maje, the Emir of Hadejia

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• Usmanu Danfodiyo University — Rilwan Akiolu, the Oba of Lagos

• University of Health Sciences — Attahiru Ahmed, the Emir of Zamfara

• Nigerian Army University, Biu — Felix Mujakperuo, the Orodje of Okpe Kingdom.

• Nigerian Maritime University, Okerenkoko, Delta state — Alfred Papapereye Diete-Spiff, the Amanyanabo of Twon Brass

• Federal University of Agriculture, Zuru — Eze Eberechi Dick, the Eze Uudo of Mgboko Ngwa, Amaise

SOURCE: The Nation

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In Nigeria, certain words in the English Language are often misused and misconstrued. Nigerians are also known for coming up with nonexistent words, phrases and tenses in a bid to aid their communication. They end up justifying the use of these (sometimes bizarre) words, saying it is “Nigerian English”.

Whether it is Nigerian English or not, the truth remains that they are not correctly used as opposed to standard English. Some of these words will be examined in this article. Follow through to learn the correct meaning of each of these words.

• Bogus: In many cases, Nigerians translate a word depending on how it sounds. The way “Bogus” sounds will make you think we’re referring to something huge in size. However, the meaning of the word is far from that.

“Bogus” means false, fake or counterfeit. For instance, if you’re someone who easily gets scared even with little things, I could scare you with a bogus spider.
I.e. A fake spider (a toy)

• Tout: Nigerians usually use this word to refer to hooligans. However, the word is used to refer to someone who advertises something aggressively or a person who spies for a thief or smuggler. It is also a verb which means to advertise one’s product or display one’s merchandise.

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• Invaluable: As it sounds, Nigerians think this word refers to something worthless or valueless.
However, the word is used to refer to things whose worth and value cannot be calculated. The value is incomparable! Its value is so great such that it is priceless.

• Infamous: Similar to the way Nigerians use “invaluable”, they think “infamous” refers to something or someone who is not at all famous.

But there’s a little twist to it! The word is used to refer to something or someone who is widely known for something bad. Someone who is notoriously vile or has a bad reputation.

• Climatic versus Climactic: Climactic originated from the word climax, meaning the peak point in a series or progression of events. On the other hand, Climatic comes from the word climate, referring to the weather. For example, the climactic period in the war was when the climatic condition of snow killed off many troops.

• Premise & Premises: Some people think that “premises” is the plural form of “premise.” However, “Premise” means an assumption, while “premises” is a building and its surrounding lands.

Example: “The premise on which the article was written was that the city’s finances are in trouble.”
“We asked the man to leave the premises.”

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• Historic/Historical: Nigerians often take the word “Historic” to mean something relating to history. No, it isn’t necessarily history related.
The word “Historic” is used to refer to something that is famous, important or influential. Something that is presently happened or has happened and is significant such that it has a lasting impact – it can never be forgotten.
For instance; Tobi visited the beach in Lekki where the Lever brothers made their historic first airplane flight.

“Historical” on the other hand means something related to history:
“Emeka donned a historical bonnet for the renaissance fair”

• Empathy/Sympathy: Empathy is the ability to understand another person’s perspective or feelings. Sympathy is a feeling of sorrow for someone else’s suffering. A sympathizer is someone who agrees with a particular ideal or cause.

• Electioneering Campaign: When Elections are forthcoming, you’ll often hear Nigerians make mention of the phrase “Electioneering Campaign”. However, this phrase is tautological because the words “Electioneering” & “Campaign” (a Political campaign) mean the same thing.

Therefore, the correct rendition would either be “Electioneering” or “Campaign”

• Complimentary card: Nigerians use this phrase when they mean to say “business card”. It should be noted that the word “complimentary” means something that is free. A business card is not a “free card”. Rather say, “business card” or “contact card”

• Alumni: Originally the plural form of “Alumnus”, Nigerians often use the word “Alumni” for an individual who is a graduate of a school. This shouldn’t be so! The word “Alumni” is meant to be use for two people and above.

This means, one graduate from a School is an Alumnus, while graduates of a school put together form the “Alumni” body.

• Gist: The word “gist” in real sense means the most essential part of a speech or the subject matter of a literary piece. However, Nigerians have taken it to mean “gossip” or “pep talk”. They even go as far as suffixing it, making it “gisted” when relaying a past event.

• Go slow: This word is used by Nigerians in situations whereby traffic is really sluggish due to vehicles queuing after one another. However, in standard English, “go slow” refers to an industrial action taken by employees, intentionally reducing productivity and efficiency in a bid to make their employer yield to their demand.

Meanwhile, the right words to use when describing sluggish road traffic are; “traffic jam”, “traffic congestion”, “snarl up” or “gridlock”.

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• Opportune: Nigerians think that “opportune” is a derivative of the word “opportunity”. No, it isn’t! The word “opportune” means appropriate or well-timed.
For instance; The opportune delivery of the Wedding dress made the bride arrive the auditorium on time”

Meanwhile, it doesn’t have a past tense too; hence, “opportuned” doesn’t exist.

• Well-done: Nigerians usually use “well-done” to commend an individual while they are yet working. However, the word is meant to be used to commend a a job/work that has been concluded satisfactorily.

• You are welcome: Nigerians use this phrase to let an individual know that they are comfortable with their presence. However, you’ll only leave a Native English speaker awestruck by telling them “You are welcome” when welcoming them to your home.

Newsflash – “You are welcome” is to be used as a polite reply when someone tells you “Thank you”.

However, if you are welcoming them to your abode, the right rendition is just “welcome”

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Other nonexistent words & phrases used by Nigerians are;
• Insultive – Rather say “Insulting”
• Missen – Rather say “Missing”
• Letter headed paper – Rather say “Letter head”
• Rentage – Rather say “Rent”
• Barbing Salon – Rather say “Hair salon”
• Wake-keeping – Rather say “Wake keep”
• Cunny – Rather say “Cunning”
• Installmentally – Rather say “In installments”
• Disvirgin – Rather say “deflower”
• Working experience – Rather say “Work experience”
• Upliftment – Rather say “uplift”

I hope that you learnt how to use these words correctly. Which of the words mentioned above have you been misusing before now? I’d like to know in the comments.

Perhaps, you do not agree with my stance on the use of these words, you could make use of an approved Dictionary for the purpose of clarity.

Commonly misused and misconstrued words by Nigerians are not limited to the aforediscussed, the list is utterly endless. Which other ones do you know of? Let me know in the comments as well. Thanks for engaging!

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The Vice-Chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede has announced that the institution has obtained the marketing license to distribute electricity to the University community.

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Speaking during a Press Conference to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the institution at the campus in Ile-Ife, he said the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) 8.03MW power project for the supply of electricity to the University is on-going and almost completed.

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“The university has processed and obtained from the Transmission Corporation of Nigeria the marketing license as electricity distributor, the first Nigerian university to enjoy the privilege. This will enable OAU generate its own electricity.

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“The aim is to reduce the economic burden of high tariff and ensure regular electricity supply to enhance its various academic activities.

“The University presently pays over N80 million per month for electricity and additionally over N2 million per month on Diesel to power generators.”

While highlighting the achievements of the institution, Ogunbodede said the university has made significant advances in research, resulting in nationally and globally significant success stories.

“The university has achieved rapid growth and development, particularly in the areas of academic programmes, research, infrastructural development and human resources development.

“The university has produced, among its staff, a Nobel Laureate and six Nigerian National Merit Award Winners.”

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While commending the University Alumni body and friends for their assistance in supporting various projects and programmes in the institution, he called for more intervention and support in the face of inadequate and dwindling resources from the federal government.

Also speaking, the Pro-Chancellor of the institution, Owelle Oscar Udoji promised that the council will do its best to move the institution forward.

The 60th Anniversary logo of the university was also unveiled at the conference.

SOURCE: Thisday

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With the resumption of Academic activities comes the need for an Academic Calendar to help students and staff keep a track record of activities all through the session. Although the Obafemi Awolowo University already released Calendars for the present session; the initially prepared one and an adjusted one, a readjusted Calendar for the completion of the 2019/20 session has been released.

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In the readjusted Calendar, Academic activities are slated to come to an end with Examinations ending on the 9th day of October, 2021, and the resumption of the following session on the 20th day of November, 2021.

Below is the Academic Calendar:

OAU Releases Academic Calendar for 2019/2020 Rain Semester

APPROVED ACADEMIC CALENDAR FOR RAIN SEMESTER 2019-2020 SESSION

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RAIN SEMESTER

DATE   ||   EVENT/ACTIVITY

• June 16, 2021 || Senate

• June 17, 2021 || Online Registration for Courses Begin

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• June 18, 2021 || All students resume for 2019/2020 Rain Semester

• June 21, 2021 || Rain Semester Lectures Begin

• June 21-25, 2021 || Departmental Board of Examiners

• June 28-30, 2021 || Faculty Board of Examiners

• June 30-July 1, 2021 || Faculty /Students Colloquium

• July 6, 2021 || Committee of Deans

• July 8, 2021 || End of Normal Registration

• July 8, 2021 || Business Committee of Senate

• July 14, 2021 || Senate for Consideration of Harmattan 2019/2020 Results

• July 16, 2021 || End of Late Registration

• July 26-30, 2021 || Continuous Assessment

• August 2, 2021 || Committee of Deans

• September 10, 2021 || Rain Semester Lectures End

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• September 13-17, 2021 || Revision/Lecture Free Week

• September 20, 2021 || Rain Semester Examinations Begin

• October 9, 2021 || Rain Semester Examinations End

• October 25-29, 2021 || Departmental Board of Examiners

• November 1-3, 2021 || Faculty Board of Examiners

• November 9, 2021 || Committee of Deans

• November 11, 2021 || Business Committee of Senate

• November 17, 2021 || Senate for Consideration of Rain Semester 2019/2020 Results

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• October 11-November 19, 2021 || SIWES/SWEP/TEACHING PRACTICE

• November 19, 2021 || End of Session

• November 20, 2021 || 2021/2022 Session Begins

• December 8-11, 2021 || Convocation

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Being admitted into the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile – Ifé is no small work! It is indeed a feat worth celebrating.

OAU Admission Portal

Sleepless nights, extensive reading, examinations (UTME, Post UTME, JUPEB National Exams, etc.), the worries that came while the results for these exams were yet to be released, the eventual result release, the long wait – waiting for your CAPS status to change, perhaps you got a course transfer, and finally getting to see “CONGRATULATIONS, YOU HAVE BEEN ADMITTED” is the story of many Aspirants now “Admitted Students” or more comfortably, “Freshers”.

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JAMB CAPS: How to Accept or Reject Admission

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Well, be reliably apprised that the admission process doesn’t end with the Congratulatory notification you got. As a matter of fact, you’ve just got started! In case you didn’t know, OAU is a school of ‘struggles’ – grins😁.

The fact that you were Congratulated on your admission doesn’t mean you’ve been fully admitted into OAU yet. Until you’ve gone through all of the process I’d be listing below, you can then confidently claim to be an Admitted student of the school.

There are several other steps to take if you got that Congratulatory message on your JAMB CAPS, and that is exactly what we will be talking about here. Come with me!

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After your JAMB CAPS shows you have Been Offered Admission, what do you do?

• Accept the Offer! The next step is to accept that admission. However, if for any reason you don’t want the course you were given, you can also reject it.
Be informed that once you reject your admission, you may not be able to get admission for that session again. So, look before you leap!Print your JAMB Admission Letter and Original JAMB Result: Every candidate who has been admitted must print both the JAMB Admission Letter and the Original JAMB Result from a JAMB accredited center around them.

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For Direct Entry Applicants, knowing that you did not write UTME, you are to ensure you have a copy of the results you are using for the direct entry alongside your Admission Letter.

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Meanwhile, persons who got a Course transfer (Either JAMBites or Direct Entry Applicants) should note that they won’t be able to Print their admission letter until they apply for a change of course to the course they are admitted to. For instance, a person who applied to study Medicine, but got a transfer to Microbiology must first accept the admission, and thereafter visit a JAMB accredited center to change their course to Microbiology. Once this is done successfully, you can then proceed to print your Admission Letter which must now bear “Microbiology” as your course of study.

The reason the school will be asking you to tender these documents is to assert that you’re the true owner (real writer of your UTME) of the result and admission.
On the JAMB admission letter and result, the candidate’s passport photograph will appear as used for UTME. Both must be printed in color in order to be accepted as original.

Also, candidates should ensure to keep enough copies of their Admission Letter as this will be requested for while they’d be going for service (NYSC).

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After the printing of your Admission Letter, you are then to await information from the school as to what to do next.

Apart from JAMB, schools offering admission equally require candidates to accept the offers on their portal. The school would inform you when and how to log into the school’s portal to accept your admission there. This means that you are to wait until OAU opens the portal. Make sure you follow update from the school closely.

Well, you have us! Once the information is out, you’ll be duly informed.

At that point, you will be required to;

• Visit the School’s Admission Portal to check your admission status, and then Accept Admission.

• Checking and accepting admission status on the school’s portal may require paying an acceptance fee. This is a general concern. Almost all schools require admitted students to pay this before anything else.

• Once you’ve done the Acceptance fee payment, you’d be asked to print some credentials, and thereafter you’re required to come to the school (at a later date or immediately) to present all your credentials for screening and documentation.

• You’d also be required at that point to do Freshers’ Registration on the Students Portal after the payment of the acceptance fee, being cleared, and payment of tuition. At this point, you are now a bonafide student of the Obafemi Awolowo University.

• The next thing is to register as a new student. This will give you your own portal as a student. You have to fill a couple of forms online. It’s through this portal you continue your studentship activities till you’re a graduate of the school.

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NOW, THIS IS THE BIG DEAL! Follow through…

While you await information from the school regarding the rest of the admission process, you are to;

Get all your documents ready!:
Funny enough, many do not become aware of this until their resumption date. But now that you know, it is expedient that you begin to gather all of your documents in earnest.
Below is a list of all the documents you’ll be needing.

A. WAEC/NECO/GCE O’level result(s)
(Original or WAEC website print out). Candidates who applied with two sittings are to get both Original results ready.

B. Birth Certificate/Sworn Declaration of Age

C. Admission letter (printed from JAMB website)

D. UTME Original result slip (Printed from JAMB website containing your picture)

E. Post UTME/Screening result/Pre-degree final result

F. State of Origin/Local Government Area Certificate

As time goes on, when you are able to access the OAU e-portal with your JAMB reg. no., you will print out the following documents

G. Notification of Admission (Bio-data form/ Student Information Form – MIS 2 Form

H. Online Screening Summary Report

I. Directorate of Academic affairs Verification of credentials

J. Clearance Certificate

K. Hostel Slip (optional).

All candidates should note that they are to print the originals and have several photocopies of each document as they will be required to submit a copy each at the Faculty and department as well as to their Part adviser. You would also need copies for yourself and for future use.

Meanwhile, there will be so many free photocopying stands on Campus for all @ Anglomoz. That is always done every resumption day by all Fellowships on Campus – Free printing, free photocopying.

Be ready to pay the necessary fees:
The portal for online registration will soon be made available and you’ll need to do the necessary payment of acceptance fees, school fees and hostel fee (that is if you desire to stay on campus and you’re given a bed space).
Before payments begin, the registration procedure and the amount to be paid will be on the school’s e-portal. Payments will be done online and only from OAU e-portal page. Do not fall into the hands of swindlers! You should also take your time during the payment process so as not to be charged twice, because in a case where you mistakenly pay twice or more, OAU wouldn’t refund your overpayment.

Meanwhile, the allocation of hostels is based on ‘first come, first serve’ as it won’t be enough for all Freshers. This means that you are not to pay for hostel if you weren’t given a bed space.

Be ready to purchase all your needs:
It should be noted that the OAU management won’t provide any student with bed, buckets, clothes, writing materials, cooking utensils or free food. Every student should purchase all that they need before leaving home. You could as well get to campus and thereafter visit the market if it’ll be hard to travel down to Ifé with all of these items. If you’re lucky enough to get a bed space, you’ll only meet bunks and cupboards

The Registration process is a stressful one:
Being stressed isn’t far from Freshers when they are on their registration process. It would only be an easy one if you already have all documents set, and you’re at the venue of registration as early as possible. You’ll need to do your Faculty registration, Department registration, Hostel clearance, Health centre registration, Library registration amongst others. It is important for all students to get registered at the Health centre, else getting treated when you fall sick won’t come easy. Also, without your Library registration, you won’t have access to the Library. Meanwhile, a student stands a chance of losing their studentship if they’re not registered at both Faculty and Departmental level. You’ll also pay certain fees at some point during your registrations, and you’ll be given files. But not all registration comes with the need to pay.

Course Registration:
This process is usually before academic activities start fully. There is usually a deadline for this process, meaning that it would only be accessible before it is closed. You are required to register the courses you want to offer for that semester as you cannot sit for an examination you didn’t register for during the Course registration process. It should be noted that the maximum allowed Course unit is 24. For instance, if you are studying Microbiology, you’ll be required to register the following courses:

  1. CHM101 (4units)
  2. CHM103 (1unit)
  3. PHY105 (4units)
  4. PHY107 (1unit)
  5. BOT101 (3units)
  6. BOT103 ( 1unit)
  7. ZOO101 (3units)
  8. ZOO103 (1unit)
  9. SSC101 (3units)
  10. SER001 (2units)

  11. LIB001 (0unit)

NOTE: As a Fresher for Microbiology, you won’t be able to pick electives till your second session.

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