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University of Cambridge and Obafemi Awolowo University Collaboration

The Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research Fund awarded a grant for a research project on “Technology, Society, and Environment in Early West Africa: Archaeological Investigation of Glass production and Iron metallurgy in Ile-Ife, Nigeria (ca. 900-1600 CE)”

Dr. Babatunde Babalola of the Centre of African Studies, University of Cambridge and Prof. Adisa Ogunfolakan, the Director of Natural History Museum are investigators. This project is expected to last between 02/12/2019 and 02/12/2020.

Equipment and small tools for the Archaeological project are to be donated to the Natural History Museum of the Obafemi Awolowo University after the completion of the project as a contribution to Natural History Museum and Obafemi Awolowo University. Parts of this equipment are two digital microscopes Celestron 44348 PentaView 5 MP LCD Digital Microscope and Trinocular Laboratory Compound Microscope with 3D Two-Layer Mechanical Stage that are essential for the project. These are expected to form part of the equipment for the Archaeological Science Laboratory in the Natural History Museum after the completion of the project.

The Deputy-Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Bamire was at the Director’s office, Natural History Museum to take delivery and commissioned the equipment for use on January 9, 2020. Receiving the equipment on behalf of the University administration, Professor Bamire thanked the facilitators and the donors for granting the fund and for deeming it fit to donate the equipment to the university. He enjoined university scholars to emulate this gesture by seeking international grants for research purposes as this will assist the staff and students in carrying out their research and learning.

The Director’s office, Natural History Museum had since taken delivery of the equipment for use on January 9, 2020.  The Natural History Museum is indeed grateful to the facilitators and the donors of the fund for deeming it fit to donate to the fleet of equipment in the Natural History Museum and the University.

 Present at the event which was held at the Director’s office were Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academics) Prof Bamire, the University Librarian Dr. Ogunsade, the Director of INTECU Engr. Kanmi Adewara



Further to the directive of the Federal Government that all civil servants should return to work fully, all members of staff of the University are hereby directed to resume work fully with effect from Monday, 19th October, 2020.

The following conditions shall be observed:

(a) All staff on duty shall comply fully with the advisory on COVID-19 prevention such as maintenance of social distancing, regular washing/sanitizing of hands, and wearing of face masks.

(b) Receiving of visitors should be limited to the barest minimum and such visitors should also comply with the safety advisory.


All Heads of Departments/Units are therefore advised to monitor and ensure compliance with the above directives.


2020 Admission Screening Exercise (FOR UTME AND DIRECT ENTRY CANDIDATES)

Candidates who made Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife their first choice in the 2020 UTME and scored 200 and above, and those who applied for Direct Entry (DE) are hereby informed that Registration for the 2020 Post-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (PUTME) screening exercise will commence on Monday, 5th October and end on Saturday, 31st October, 2020.

Candidates are required to go through the following processes:

Step 1: Visit admissions.oauife.edu.ng
Step 2: Log on to the site with your Registration Number as Username and your Surname as Password.
Step 3: Fill the biodata form and click continue.
Step 4: Obtain an RRR (Remita Retrieval Reference) from this site only, and use it to make payment online or at any commercial bank.
Step 5: Once payment is accepted, the system logs out and you can re-login.

The screening exercise which will be done in strict compliance with COVID-19 prevention guidelines as released by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control(NCDC) will be conducted in the following Centres:

(a) JAMB CBT Centre, Bwari, Abuja
(b) Obafemi Awolowo University, (OAU) Ile-Ife

Applicants that provide false information, or upload incorrect credentials will automatically be disqualified.
Candidates will also be required to participate in the Post-UTME screening on their allotted dates and time from 21st November, to 5th December, 2020.
Applicants should note that the screening fee is two thousand naira (N2,000.00).
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ICT Training Opportunities for Female Students, Academic Staff, Professionals and STEM Enthusiasts

Host: Eko-Konnect Research and Education Initiative.
Date: 28th September 2020.
What you will learn: How to create a program in Python that interacts with embedded systems such as the Raspberry Pi, Sensors, and other external components. 'R' language for Data Science, Robotics, and more.
Other benefits: Participants will also have the opportunity to join a virtual conference and hackathon.

Visit https://bit.ly/3aXxSaU for further details on the course requirements and registration.
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