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First Annual Conference and Teachers' Workshop of the International Association of Language Educators

First Annual Conference and Teachers' Workshop of the International Association of Language Educators

The International Association of Language Educators announces the first annual conference and Teachers' Workshop.

The theme of the workshop is Language and Literature Education for Sustainable Development.

The Keynote speaker is Emeritus Professor Pai Obanya and the event will be held at the New Faculty of EDM Building.

OAU Takes Pride in Olutoye's Medical Feat

The Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, has described an alumnus of the University, Professor Oluyinka Olutoye, as a fantastic advertisement of the medical college of the University.

Reacting to the news of the appointment of Professor Oluyinka Olutoye as Surgeon-in-Chief of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Ohio, United States, the Vice-Chancellor said the University is proud to associate with the medical feat.

The Vice-Chancellor congratulated Professor Olutoye saying the University is elated and honored by the news of a worthy alumnus being given such a responsibility in the Diaspora. The Managing Director and Chief Medical Officer at the hospital, Richard Brilli, had remarked that, “management were tremendously delighted to have Dr. Olutoye’s experience on their team to further elevate the visibility and reputation of one of the best overall children’s surgical programs in the country that through its clinical care and research, is forging the future of children’s surgery.

“Having a world-renowned fetal and paediatric surgeon join our leadership team will further advance Nationwide Children’s commitment to establishing a preeminent fetal surgery program.” The appointment of Professor Olutoye, who had previously served as Co-Director of the Fetal Center and the immediate-past President of the Medical Staff at Texas Children’s Hospital, took effect from August 1, 2019.

Alumni Group Donates Drugs to Health Centre

A group of alumni of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, known as the Uniq Group, a.k.a Brothers for Life, has made a donation of drugs worth over a million naira (N1m) to the University Health Centre.

Speaking at the event to receive the donation, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, expressed the appreciation of the University administration to the group members for their selflessness, stressing that the University needs more groups or individual alumnus to give back to their alma-mater.

Ogunbodede, who continued that many projects had been executed in the University by the alumni, appealed that the University still needs the alumni to do more as most buildings in the University are almost sixty (60) years old thus demanding renovation.

He further seized the opportunity of the event to call on other alumni and stakeholders to come to the aid of the indigent students in the University by putting up a scholarship scheme for them. The leader of the group, Mr. Bola Alaga appreciated the University administration for the good works they have been doing to actualize the dream of the founding fathers of the institution, noting that as alumni group, they felt they should contribute their quota to the development of their alma-mater that made them to be donating drugs to the University’s Health Centre since 2017. He promised that apart from donating drugs they will engage in other projects soon.

SPECIAL RELEASE: “Computer Related Fraud Alert”

This is to bring to the notice of all Students, an increase in the activities of On-Line and computer related fraudsters. These activities go by several tags including: “Computer Fraud”, “Business Fraud”, “Wire Fraud” or “Yahoo Yahoo”.

The Division of Student Affairs wishes to advise all OAU students to take special care while carrying out their online financial transactions and to shun all business activities that seems dubious or which you might not be comfortable discussing with family, friends and associates.

In particular, note the following:

1. Do not disclose your banking details to any one you do not know or trust.
2. Do not receive or send money on behalf of persons you are not familiar with.
3. Do not agree to help persons with suspicious sources of wealth “keep” money for short or long periods of time.
4. When you offer to keep stolen money on behalf of fraudsters you stand the risk of being convicted of being an accessory to a crime.
5. If you detect any strange transaction on your Bank Account, visit the nearest branch of your bank immediately and lodge a complaint.
6. Remember ignorance is not an excuse in a court of law.

We strongly advise our Students to desist from any act that will affect their future negatively.

6th Registry Lecture Series: Employee Engagement in Universities - New Times, New Paradigms, New Skills

The Registry unit cordially invites members of the university community to her 6th Registry Lecture Series titled EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT IN UNIVERSITIES: New times, New Paradigms, New Skills

Guest Leturer: Professor Olukunle Iyanda, FNIM.
President and Chairman of Council,
Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered)

Date: Thursday, 10th October, 2019
Time: 11:00 am
Venue: Oduduwa Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife

University Council Visits State Governor

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The Executive Governor of the State of Osun, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, has commended the Governing Council of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife for its support for the government of the state.

His Excellency, Alhaji Oyetola, gave the commendation while receiving members of the OAU Governing Council led by the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi, at his office, noted the efforts of the institution in agricultural programmes and other innovations that would be beneficial not only to the state, but also the nation in general. The Governor, who lamented the worsening state of the global economy and its impacts on Nigeria, maintained that it would be important for all tertiary institutions to look inward to find ways to generate funds to supplement government’s subvention, expressing the willingness of his administration to partner the University in its efforts towards massive agricultural schemes and other laudable programmes.

Responding, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Dr. Yemi Ogunbiyi, congratulated the Governor on his victory at the poll and at the Supreme Court, appreciating him for appointing many alumni of the University into his administration.

He informed the Governor about the on-going massive agricultural project of the institution capable of employing over three thousand (3,000) workers, thus reducing unemployment in the state. Dr. Ogunbiyi further informed Governor Oyetola of the on-going power generation project on the University campus which will be completed soon, noting that when completed, will serve the University community and the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex (OAUTHC) while the excess would be transferred to the national grid for the use of people of the host community.

OAU Denies Fraudulent 'Professor'

The attention of the authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile - Ife, has been drawn to a news item in the social and conventional media about one Charles Jide - Oni, who was arraigned before a Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, for obtaining money under false pretences and other fraudulent activities, by the Ibadan Zonal office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. He was also alleged to have claimed to be a Professor in our University.

A release by the Public Relations Officer of the University, Abiodun Olarewaju, stated that for the avoidance of doubt, and to set the records straight, we make bold to say that, having gone through our staff list, data, and other record - keeping devices in our archives, we DO NOT HAVE ANY OF OUR PROFESSORS, RETIRED OR SERVING, DEAD OR LIVING, WHO GOES BY THAT NAME.

Accordingly, the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile - Ife, does not have anything to do with the self styled 'Professor' and urged the general public to disregard, in its entirety, whatever claims he might have made in connection with our esteemed Institution of higher learning.

The Vice Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, therefore, advised the public to be wary of those who may be using the name of the University for anything unholy, emphasising the zero tolerance of his administration for fraud and other related vices.

He implored the general public to always verify from the University the claims of anybody who may be using the name of the university for fraudulent activities or any unholy conduct.

2020 Graduate Internship Program at Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL)

Chevron Nigeria Limited (CNL) provides temporary employment to university, polytechnic and high school students required to participate in mandatory learning programs to gain work experience in their chosen career and also provides opportunity for interns to learn about the company's business, culture and core values.

Chevron is accepting online applications from qualified Nigerian students whose internship program commences from January - June, 2020. Placement is available in the Lagos and Warri office.

Only Nigerian undergraduates schooling in Nigeria are required to write the tests.


Candidate must be a Nigerian
Internship must be mandatory to complete the school's program leading to Masters' Degree
Candidate must currently be enrolled in a Post graduate degree program
Demonstrated high level of academic performance
Good communication, leadership, teamwork and problem-solving skills
Strong work ethic with internal drive to succeed

Chevron provides:

An innovative workplace where we apply the latest technologies to exploration, production, reservoir managment and the entire value chain group.
Opportunities to enable you use what you have learned, expand your knowledge and benefit from invaluable on-the-job experience.
Hands-on technical exposure which will expand your knowledge of the industry and accelerate your professional development.
An effective environment where integrity and ingenuity is valued.

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How to apply: Click Apply
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Upload your current resume
Upload your Student Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) letter or support letter from your current institution using the "cover letter" tab
If possible the letter from your institution should state - your Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) - expected start date and duration of internship

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