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Call for Memorandum on the Anti-Sexual Harassment Policy

Obafemi Awolowo University is in the process of reviewing its Anti Sexual Harassment Policy, to this end members of the University community are hereby invited to send in their memorandum as input into the final policy.

The e-copy of the Anti Sexual Harassment Policy is available on the University website (https://www.oauife.edu.ng/administration/code-of-conduct-for-the-university-community?download=28:anti-sexual-harassment-policy)

All inputs to be submitted to : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before Friday, January 4 2019.
Call for Papers - Gender and the Actualization of the SDGs: The African Experience.

Call for Papers - Gender and the Actualization of the SDGs: The African Experience.

The Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies (CGSPS), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria is pleased to announce its upcoming Biennial Conference themed Gender and the Actualization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): The African Experience .

Global crises associated with poverty, inequality and misuse of the environment have presented the need to explore alternative approaches to gender equality and women empowerment in Africa. In this context, policy makers, development practitioners and scholars are directing their attention towards engaging gender as an imperative framework in the bid to achieving inclusive and sustainable development across the length and breadth of the Continent. While there has been an expanding body of research and knowledge on inclusive and sustainable development, there has been limited effort to systematically analyse the centrality of gender towards enabling participatory development within the African context.

The 2030 Agenda and its 17 SDGs devised by the United Nations in 2015 provides a context for tracking progress vis-à- vis specific development goals. This is in conjunction with more integrated patterns of development that avoid the trade-off, and contradictions related to the development strategies usually pursued in the past. Moreover, the emphasis within the 2030 Agenda on national goals and targets open the question to the SDGs for the implementation at the local level, grounded in local realities.

The Centre is therefore calling for submission of Papers that assess the role of gender in the attainment of set targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with emphasis on Africa.

For more information on submission of Abstracts, visit the website at http://cgs.oauife.edu.ng, Call 08178020442 or send a mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


OAU wins First Bank-sponsored Ethics Challenge

Obafemi Awolowo  (OAU), Ile-Ife, has won the national finals of the 2018 Ethics Challenge of the CFA Society Nigeria sponsored by First Bank of Nigeria Plc.OAU emerged winner ahead of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and University of Nigeria (UNN), which came second and third respectively.

Speaking at the Gala Night and 2018 Charter Award Dinner of the CFA Society Nigeria where the winner of the competition that involved 15 universities was announced, the Society’s president, Banji Fehintola, commended First Bank Plc for supporting the contest. 

Fehintola, while also thanking the bank for its unwavering commitment to ensuring entrenchment of ethics in the finance and investment sectors, said “ethics are important. They’re  the cornerstone of our industry and we wanted to pass this message on so three years ago, we started running the ethics challenge for university students. 

We started with two; had seven last year and 15 universities this year. The competition ran in Lagos and Abuja and all the credit goes to First Bank Plc, our sponsors for increasing the scope of the contest to promote ethics amongst Nigerians”. 

Group Executive, Treasury and Financial Institutions, First Bank Nigeria Plc, Ini Ebong, assured the CFA Society Nigeria of the bank’s  support in its quest to promote ethics.“First Bank is the oldest financial institution in this country.

We will be celebrating our 125th anniversary next year and we wouldn’t have survived this long without making ethics and corporate governance vital components of our operations. We are proud to be associated with the CFA Ethics Challenge, because we are passionate about ethics as a responsible corporate organisation,” he stated.


Admission into the Executive Master in Business Administration Programme

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Notice of 333rd Meeting of Senate

Notice is hereby given for the 333rd Meeting of Senate, scheduled for 10.00a.m on Thursday, 29th November, 2018 in the Conference Centre Hall, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

The Agenda and Papers will be forwarded in due course.

Kindly keep the date open and attend the meeting punctually.


Circular to the University Community

The attention of the University Management has been drawn to the rumours being widely circulated that the students of the University are expected to vacate the campus.

We wish to assure all students that the University Academic Calendar for the 2017/2018 Academic Session is very much on course. As there are no plans to compel students to vacate the campus until the end-of year holidays, all members of the University community must be unanimous in the resolution to ensure that the Calendar remains sacrosanct.

The University Management therefore enjoins all students and staff to continue their normal activities in line with the University’s approved guidelines.

The University Management will like to assure all staff and students of their welfare and safety at all times.

Thank you

M. I. Omosule (Mrs.) Registrar

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