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OAU Security Awareness Campaign

The Campus Security Unit, wishes to advise members of the University Community and beyond to be security conscious at all times. The following security tips could be useful:

1. Avoid travelling late at night, or too early in the morning.
2. Avoid walking alone in an isolated area, or on a bush path.
3. Adopt surveillance awareness whilst driving: take note of at least two vehicles behind you.
4. Avoid indiscriminate parking of cars at unreasonable distances.
5. Park your car at designated car parks and ensure that it is properly locked.
6. Keep your car keys, security identity card (SIC) or University staff/visitors car tally in a safe place.
7. Do not allow unauthorized persons to have access to your car particulars.
8. Do not give your phone number/personal information to an unknown person(s).
9. Do not give your GSM phone to an unknown or unfamiliar person to make a call.
10. Only board commercial vehicles at designated motor parks when travelling.
11. Report vehicles abandoned by unknown person(s) in your vicinity to the security personnel on campus or to the nearest police post if outside the campus.
12. Security is a collective responsibility; report promptly to Security Unit, cases of suspicious persons, objects, vehicles, or gatherings within the University community.
13. Do not ask for a free car ride from unknown/unfamiliar persons.
14. Always let your whereabouts be known. Tell someone where you are going and when you are expected to return.

In the case of an emergency on Campus, call any of these Emergency lines 09034592436, 09070367707, 09070367711 for security assistance.

2019 Admission Screening Exercise

Candidates who made the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife their first choice in the 2019 UTME and scored 200 and above, and those who applied for Direct Entry (DE) are hereby informed that registration for the 2019 POST-UTME screening exercise will commence on the 19th of July, 2019.

The admissions portal will be available via https://admissions.oauife.edu.ng.

Additional information will be available on the University website https://oauife.edu.ng. All further enquiries should be forwarded to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


2020 Taiwan Research Grant Program and Fellowship


The 2020 Taiwan Research Grant Program is open to OAU lecturers to benefit from next year's Centre for Chinese Studies (CCS) research grant program. The program is for foreign professors, associate professors, assistant professors (including post-doctoral researchers) and doctoral candidates in departments related to Chinese studies in your university, to conduct advanced research at universities or academic institution in Taiwan.

The research is expected to focus on Taiwan or Chinese for a period of one to twelve months, with CCS providing assistance with research institutions, and the use of CCS facilities, etc. In addition, the researcher is further assisted with one round-trip, economy-class ticket for the most direct route to Taiwan and monthly research subsidy at the beginning of each month, divided into four levels: Professors, associate professor, assistant professor, and doctoral candidate.

The actual amount of the research subsidy is reasonably determined by CCS Advisory Committee.

Interested researchers are to fill out the Application form online, as well as submit a hard copy with their Curriculum Vitae (including a list of publication), researcher plan and letters of recommendation to this office before May 22, 2019. For the online application and additional information for prospective Researchers, please kindly direct them to visit: http://ccs.ncl.edu.tw/ccs2/ENGLISH/information.aspx


The yearly Taiwan Fellowship opens in May for OAU staff and other qualified academicians in Nigeria interested in pursuing researches related to Taiwan.

The fellowship offered by the Ministry of Foreign affair of the Republic of China (Taiwan) is for Scholars and Researchers to conduct advanced research at the universities or academic institutions in Taiwan. The application process will begin in May 2019 and close on June 30, 2019. The successful applicant will begin their research in Taiwan in January 2020.

The researches subject should be related to Taiwan, cross-strait relations, mainland China, the Asia-Pacific region, and Sinology. Eligible candidates include Professors, associate professors, assistant professors, post-doctoral researchers, doctoral candidates, or doctoral program students at related department of universities, or research fellows at an equivalent level in academic institutions.

The Taiwan Fellowship welcomes interested Nigerians candidates who are encouraged to log on to http://taiwanfellowship.ncl.edu.tw to fill out the online application form, before the June 30, 2019 deadline.

The recipient of the Fellowship will benefit as: monthly grants of NT$60,000 about US$2,000 are paid to professors, associate professors, researcher fellows; while assistant professors, assistant research fellows, or doctoral candidates are paid NT$50,000 about US$1,650, at the beginning of every month, during the research period expected to last between three to twelve months.

Secondly, a recipient is further assisted with one round-trip, economy-class ticket for the most direct route to Taiwan.

Jaiyeola Faith and Areyemi Victor Win CIS Scholarship Award

Jaiyeola Faith and Areyemi Victor Win CIS Scholarship Award


Jaiyeola Faith, is currently a final year student of Economics, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria. She represented the Nigerian Economics student Association (NESA) OAU chapter in the Young analyst debate organized by the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) during the Annual Economics Student Conference (AESC). As the chief speaker, her coherent speaking and thorough understanding of the subject made NESA OAU the winner of the debate and through this achievement, she was offered a scholarship to write the Diploma Exam of the CIS.

Her keen interest in finance and flair for public speaking motivated her to participate in the debate. She also has a penchant for traveling and learning new languages and also likes to read about different countries and learn new words in foreign languages especially French, Spanish and Chinese. In addition, during her spare time, she enjoys watching movies in the genres of adventures and comedy. She is a charismatic and enthusiastic individual, who loves to interact with people and learn new things.

She is currently a campus ambassador for "investment one", [which is the investment arm of Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB)] and the brand owner of Ziing” an online savings and investment platform. She is also a campus ambassador for the CIS. She is also very much interested in pursuing a career in finance, specifically, investment banking.


Areyemi victor is currently a part four student of Economics, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He was one of the participants at the young analyst debate organized by the Chartered Institute of Stockbroker (CIS) at the Annual Economics Student conference (AESC) NESA OAU. Being the co-debater, he was able to support the chief speaker in winning the debate for the association (NESA OAU).

He was motivated to participate as a result of his love for public speaking and finance. Aside from finance and public speaking, he has a keen interest in reading, watching movie and analysis of data. He is currently a member of the Association Accounting Technician (AAT) and having the prospect of writing the professional examination of the institute of chartered accountant of Nigeria.

Through his achievement in the debate, he became the ambassador of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers (CIS) and was offered a scholarship to write the institute diploma examination. As a result of his vast aspirations for finance, he would love to practice as a financial analyst in the future.


FIT- Colorectal Cancer Screening Study

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide and about a million new cases are diagnosed every year. The incidence of CRC was initially reported to be rare in sub-Saharan African previously, however, recent reports have shown that the incidence has risen significant. In fact, by 2030, two third of the new diagnoses will be made in low middle income countries. More importantly, majority of the individual diagnosed with this disease will die of the disease because the diagnosis was made very late. Treatment of CRC is only rewarding when the diagnosis is made early. The only modality that can allow early diagnosis or prevent the occurrence of CRC is screening.

Colorectal cancer arises from colonic polyp. It takes about ten years for a polyp to turn into cancer. Screening helps to discover the polyps before it turns to cancer, essentially making CRC a preventable cancer. Various modalities can be used to screen CRC. Of all, fecal immunochemical test (FIT) is the most sensitive and specific noninvasive test available for CRC.

African Research Group for Oncology, resident at the department of Surgery, Obafemi Awolowo University, in conjunction with international partners is conducting a research to identify the feasibility of introducing this screening test in Nigeria so as to stem the rising tide of CRC in Nigeria. The study will provide opportunity for members of OAU and OAUTHC community as well as people in Ile – Ife and its environs who meet the inclusion criteria to have free FIT screening.

Study enrolment is only for individuals 40-75 without a family history of colorectal cancer or recent colonoscopy. If you are interested, kindly come to Lekan Badru House at the OAU Teaching Hospital Complex (behind the fire station across from the A&E) on Tuesday, June 18 or Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Health is wealth!!


338th Inaugural Lecture: Prof Aramide Folayemi Faponle

OAU's 338th Inaugural Lecture by Prof. Aramide Folayemi Faponle Tagged: The Anaesthetist, Anesthesia, much more than Sleep is scheduled for Tuesday 11th June 2019 by 5 pm at the Oduduwa Hall, OAU, Ile-Ife under the distinguished Chairmanship of Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, Vice-Chancellor, OAU, Ile-Ife.

Click here to download the PDF version of the Lecture

OAU Undergraduate Receives Commendation on Agri-preneurship

OAU Undergraduate Receives Commendation on Agri-preneurship

An undergraduate student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Opeyemi has earned a rather rare media mention through a feature published on his exemplary foray into agribusiness, cocoa-farming to be precise, even while still studying for a degree. The young agri-prenuer, Olowogbade Opeyemi, a Part 5 student in the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Technology, whose post on social media about his exploits on his cocoa farm caught the attention of some online news media, which ran features on him, was quoted to have stated that the harsh conditions of job-seeking should be enough motivation for Nigerian youths to be drawn towards agriculture; but instead, many regard farming as a lost cause. “The situation of the country should push youths to agriculture but no, they think it’s a lost cause.

By the time I graduate, I want to have employment options for my peers here in school. I’m sure they will be thrilled and motivated”, Opeyemi said. On some of his future plans for the agri-business, he was reported to have said that he intends to build a farmstead that will serve as a temporary residence for him wherever he comes to work on the farm, instead of making daily trips that might hinder him from fully focusing on what needs to be done. Opeyemi added that he also plans to buy a motorized sprayer that will enable apply pesticides and other agro-chemicals faster and wider on the tree crops. This youngster’s extra-curricular adventure aptly reflects the stance of the present university administration led by Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, which places a lot of emphasis on revamping the curricular of the various programmes in the university such that entrepreneurial skills acquisition that will make OAU graduates job creators rather than job seekers, will be incorporated into the new curricular.

Similarly, the University is to partner corporate organizations and individuals in the quest to provide quality entrepreneurship education for the generality of the students


Ogunbodede Commissions CDL's New Facilities

Efforts to further bring education and health services nearer to the people received a boost in Nigeria as the Vice-Chancellor of the Obafemi awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, commissioned the newly built and well equipped ICT/CBT and the Health Centre of the Centre for Distance Learning of the University, in Moro, Osun State. Thanking the Director of the CDL, Professor Sola Akanni, for providing good leadership and leading by example, Professor Ogunmodede expressed delight with the fast tempo which the contractor(s) employed to complete the projects within the stipulated time. He urged everyone present to lay a good example so that posterity will be kind to all at the end of the day.


The Vice-Chancellor, who was conducted round the CDL estate before commissioning the projects, lauded the resilience of the lecturers and staff of the School of Nursing whose determination led to the increase in number of applicants into the B.Sc. Nursing program. According to him, the official presentation of the Health Centre will help prevents diseases and, to the barest minimal, prevent death. He promised to assist the CDL in anyway the University might deem fit, appreciating the entire work force of the CDL for supporting the Director in turning the Centre around for better. While commissioning the new 2KVA generating set, Professor Ogunbodede assured them that sooner than later, the uninterrupted electricity supply that the OAU main campus would be enjoying latest by October, would be extended to the centre so that their academic and administrative activities will go unhindered.


Earlier, the Director of the Centre, Professor Sola Akanni, had thanked the Vice-Chancellor for giving him the opportunity to serve the University for the second time as the Director, thereby redeeming his image, honour and integrity. He enumerated various achievements his administration had recorded within the short time of his tenure, attributing the extension of the clinic to the initiative of the Vice-Chancellor whose advice on several areas made it possible for CDL to advance and develop to its present enviable position.


PG College Holds First Colloquium for Students, Tasks them on Programs' Regulations

The Post-graduate College, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has held its very first colloquium for the generality of the postgraduate students of the University, even as the students are tasked on the need to be conversant with the rules and regulations governing the university’s postgraduate programs.

The colloquium which will be an annual event subsequently was held at the Moot Court Hall of the Faculty of Law.  A very large turnout of Postgraduate students attended the one-day event which featured four (4) presentations with doting focus on:  relationship of postgraduate staff in the Faculty and College with postgraduate students, delivered by the College Secretary, Mrs. Fadeyibi; adhering to rules and regulations for hitch-free postgraduate operations in the departments and faculties, handled by the Deputy Provost, Professor Olaleye; data analysis, statistics and interpretation or results, rendered by a member of the Postgraduate College Board, Dr. Faleye; and ensuring quality in processing forms and theses to the Postgraduate College, delivered by the Provost, Professor Ajibade. 

The oldest member of the Postgraduate Board, Professor Oyebisi, and the Dean, Faculty of Education, Professor Adeleke, had special sessions at the colloquium to expatiate the peculiarities of the Postgraduate programmes in the University, stressing that the students should count themselves very lucky to have been admitted into the University out of the numerous applications received.

The colloquium had a demonstration on the procedure for completing the new “Form A” which will soon come into effect online to enable effective administrative processing at the College.

Questions were taken from the students on grey areas requiring further explanations before the colloquium was brought to a close.


Dr. Saah Nengon Wins Golden Pen Award


A member of the faculty in the Department of Foreign Languages, French section, Dr. Saah Nengou Clotaire, has won the Golden Pen award of the 16th edition of Dakar’s International Bookfair and Teaching Logistic. The Book Fair which held in Dakar, Senegal, with the theme “Books, Youth, Economy: The Challenges of Our Development”, was organized and sponsored by the Ministry of Culture (Directorate of Books and Reading; the Francophony International Organization; and the International and External Trade Centre of Senegal. Dr. Saah Nengon, a Cameroonian and Senior Lecturer in the department represented Nigeria at the International Bookfair in which he won the prize for the best International communication Presentation.

Nine (9) communications were selected from African and European countries out of which Nigeria’s entry made by Dr. Saah Nengou Clotaire was adjudged the best. The entry titled, “A la Croiséedes cheming du dévelopment médiatique, guerre des livres et paix à la lecture”, meaning, “At the Crossroads of Media’s development: War of Books, and Peace unto Reading”, highlights the cacophony and rivalry in the media world today, between the traditional paper book (the codex) and the digital book (Electronic book).

The paper goes on to expatiate that the youths are increasingly addicted to androids, and consequently, visit less the conventional libraries and bookshops. This sudden shift, according to the paper, has been perceived by many parents like a rebellion and threat to reading’s discipline and the long time-honoured tradition of reading books at school. The International Bookfair was presided over by the President of the Republic of Senegal, His Excellency, Macky Sall.

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