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RE: Preliminary Notice of the Special Meeting of Senate

This is to bring to your notice that the Special Meeting of Senate scheduled for 10.00a.m on Wednesday, 24th April, 2019 in the Main Conference Hall, ICT Driven Knowledge Park, Computer Centre, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife has been rescheduled for Tuesday, 30th April, 2019 at the same venue and time.  

Any inconvenience caused by this postponement is highly regretted.

Please keep the new date open and kindly attend the meeting punctually


World Bank Trains OAU Staff, Pg Students on Cyber Security, Privacy

The World Bank, donor of the African Centre of Excellence (ACE) in Software Engineering and the Obafemi Awolowo University ICT-Driven Knowledge Park (OAK-Park), has financed a five-day training on cyber security for staff of the University with a view to adequately equipping them for the task of securing themselves and the University against the danger and other threats prevalent in the cyber space.

The participants, who were drawn from both the faculty and non-faculty staff of the university and included Postgraduate students, were taken through the rudiments and sophistication of threat-recognition, containment, neutralization and remedial-action, backed-up with complete hands-on practical sessions to test internalization and assimilation of the knowledge being imparted.

The Centres’ Communication Officer, Dr. Temitope Aladesanmi, a cyber security expert, who coordinated the training noted while addressing the participants at the commencement of the workshop on behalf of the Co-Centre Leader, Professor Adesola Aderounmu, that the training was another of the many that the World Bank is bankrolling for the benefit of the staff of the University.

He admonished the participants to prepare to deploy whatever knowledge they would take away from the training, to protect themselves and the corporate existence of the University, as the computer can become a “weapon of mass destruction” in the hands of a criminally-minded individual in any part of the world.

According to him, the whole essence of the training, which had specialists and experts from the field and academia as tutors, was to make gradual but appreciable effort to put the “really bad guys” out of their “hack-tivities”. Other facilitators include Dr. Kayode Ayodele of the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, OAU and Mr. Ganiyu Azeez, a European-Council Certified Security Specialist

OAU to Partner SPENC on Petroleum Related Courses

The authorities of Obafemi Awolowo University have expressed readiness to partner with the Society of Petroleum Engineers Nigeria Council on petroleum related courses.  This was made known by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede while declaring open the 17th edition of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Nigeria Council’s Students Technical Symposium and Exhibition 2019 themed:  Big Data & Digitalization Technologies, Strategic Agents of the Future Energy Industry.

The Vice-Chancellor appreciated the society for choosing Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, as venue for this year conference, saying that Nigeria is an oil and gas producing and exporting country and as a leading university in Nigeria, Obafemi Awolowo University want to move forward and lead in the petroleum industry.  This desire has therefore made it imperative for the institution to partner the Society of Petroleum Engineers Nigeria Council.

Earlier, while receiving the officials of the association who paid him courtesy call, the Vice-Chancellor informed the guests that it has become a policy of the university to deemphasise the idea of theoretical teaching in the University, saying focus is now on practicals by bringing in people who are on the field to come and impart practical experiences on the students.  He continued that the university is also encouraging students in entrepreneurship so that they can be self employed.  “We want to expose them to practicals of what they have been learning in the university.  OAU was the first institution to have Department of Chemical Engineering in the country but does not have Petroleum Engineering.  We are now ready to have something related to it so that Obafemi Awolowo University can contribute her own quota to the development of the petroleum industry.  I have instructed the Head, Department of Chemical Engineering to do something about it; either to change the nomenclature of the department or change the curricular”, the Vice-Chancellor said.

The National Chairman, Society of Petroleum Engineers Council, Engineer Debowale Fagbemi, reiterated that the programme is an annual event taken round Nigerian Universities, noting that they were at OAU based on the superlative performance of the students.  The chairman expressed the appreciation of the society to the university authorities for accepting the request to hold the annual Students’ Technical Symposium and Exhibition in the OAU.  He also commended them for the warm reception given them and the enabling environment provided for the event.


Code of Conduct Bureau Holds Public Enlightenment Workshop for OAU Staff

In order not to run foul of the laws setting up the Code of Conduct Bureau, the management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has organised a two-day workshop on Public Enlightenment on Assets Declaration and Code of Conduct for Public Officers.

In their separate speeches at the occasion, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Administration, Professor Chris Ajila, who coordinated the workshop, remarked that participants were drawn across the Faculties, Departments and units of the University in two tranches over the two days so as not to affect the smooth running of the university’s operations.

They implored participants to cooperate and listen well to the resource persons from the Code of Conduct Bureau, reminding the participants also that are at liberty to ask questions at the end of the programme.

The Director, Code of Conduct Bureau, Prince Olufadejin Adeniyi explained that the Code of Conduct for Public Officers in Nigeria became necessary particularly when viewed against the backdrop of large scale fraud and corruption which is prevalent in the Public Service and the damage caused by this evil to the nation’s external and corporate image.

He stated that the workshop is crucial as it is sensitize public officers to become accountable and to adopt transparent and best practices in their work.  He further noted that the Part 1 of the fifth (5th) schedule of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 as amended, lists the Code of Conduct for Public Officers, warning that there is great danger in filling the assets declaration form for public officers wrongly.


OAU to Partner Land Forces Simulation Centre on Software Development

The authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife have started a process that would lead to a partnership with the Nigerian Army Land Forces Simulation Centre, Abuja, on software development, with the visit of the Director General of the Centre, Major General Temidayo Olukoju, to the office of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede.

Receiving Major General Olukoju, the Vice-Chancellor opined that his visitor came to the right place at the right time because OAU possesses all it takes to develop software as the University has a Centre of Excellence in Software Engineering which has shown that the University has capability to key-in-into the Army centre’s project.

He said that the Centre of Excellence in Software Engineering has quite a number of Postgraduate students across African countries and many of the products of the Centre now design software for their countries. Ogunbodede, who continued that the University had a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Nigerian Airforce, stated that Obafemi Awolowo University is prepared to engage any institution that wants to partner OAU in as much as the partnership will be beneficial to both parties. He added that the University is looking forward to the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) where the issue of patent, and ownership will be spelt out.

Major General Temidayo Olukoju, while responding noted that coming to OAU is a home-coming because he is an alumnus of the institution. He appreciated the university authorities for the development projects that had taken place since he left the university twenty four (24) years ago.

He said that he came to OAU to seek partnership with the institution in the areas of software development, stating that sooner than later, the Nigerian Army will be able to produce its needed software because Nigeria has human resources to do it.

OAU to Partner ACE on Staff Accommodation

In order to ease the challenges of shortage of staff accommodation on the campus of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, the authorities of the institution are set to partner with Academia City Estate (ACE), a team of estate developers.

News of this partnership came to the fore when the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration) Professor Chris Ajila, received the team on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede. He informed the visitors that the University management has a committee that is looking into the accommodation issue with a view to getting an expanse of land that would be suitable for staff as housing estate.

Professor Ajila also stated that the University land statutorily belongs to the Federal Government and anything to be done on it should be for commonwealth and not to cater for the personal interest of any individual or a group of persons, without excluding staff, whether serving or retired.

He used the occasion to also call on wealthy individuals, corporate organisations and socio-cultural clubs or society to come and partner with the university by building hostels to accommodate the increasingly growing population of the students.

Earlier, the leader of the visiting team and Laroka of Wanikin, Oba Kole Ojutalayo, explained their mission stating that they came as partners in progress to adequately respond to the yearnings of OAU Staff in the area of residential accommodation by providing a Medium Density Estate that is fully developed to suit the niceties of OAU and OAUTHC staff.

Oba Ojutalayo, then, enjoined the University administration to do all within its power to buy into the project for the benefit of the staff and the enhancement of socio-economic indices of Ifeland.

OAU, Morgan State University in Unprecedented Linkage Talks

The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, is in an unprecedented linkage talks with Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, in a bid to shore-up the quality of graduates and programmes of the University.

This symbiotic linkage, apparently the first of its kind in the fifty-seven (57) year history of OAU, would see students spend some years of their various academic programmes at OAU, but spend their final year and one extra year at MSU and be awarded the Bachelors degree of OAU and the Masters degree of MSU, among many other benefits in the areas of students and staff exchange, collaborative research, inventions, publications, trainings, seminars, workshops and conferences.

The Director of the Centre for Advanced Transportation and Infrastructure Engineering Research, Department of Civil Engineering at MSU, Dr. Oludare Owolabi, an alumnus of OAU, who facilitated the linkage, while presenting the details of its working documents to the management of the Obafemi Awolowo University said MSU is pleased to enter into such an ambitious relationship with Great Ife. He continued that although the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was drawn up to cover all the academic progammes being run at both varsities, the pilot project under the 4 + 2 arrangement will commence with the 2019/2020 intake of the Civil Engineering Department in the Faculty of Technology.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede who led other university officials to receive Dr. Oludare Owolabi, promised that OAU will leave no stone unturned in ensuring a hitch-free operation of the MoU when it comes into effect, assuring also that OAU will ensure that every student from MSU that will be visiting Great Ife Campus, has a most memorable stay.

He went on to express the university management’s profound gratitude to the Morgan State university for the generous offers being made, stressing that the Obafemi Awolowo University will duly reciprocate the good gesture with immense commitment to the realization of the ultimate objectives of the linkage.

Dr. Owolabi seized the opportunity of the gathering to announce an international conference holding at MSU in October, 2019 which the faculty in the Civil Engineering Department and the entire Faculty of Technology can benefit from.
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