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OAU APPOINTS NEW DVCs

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The management of Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife has announced the appointment of Professor Bola Babalola and Professor Yomi Daramola as the new Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration respectively. This was contained in a media release on the institution's official Instagram handle @oauniversity as obtained by Ife City Blog on Sunday. According to the release, the appointment of the erudite scholars became imperative for the sustenance of the smooth Professor Ogunbodede-led Vice-Chancellorship. The statement added that their tenure takes effect from August 1st, 2021. Read the full statement: "To ensure the smooth continuity of the Ogunbodede-led administration, the Senate of the University has elected two distinguished scholars, Professor Bola Babalola and Professor Yomi Daramola to occupy the position of Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration respectively. "They will be occupying the positions, whi

OAU HOLDS 2021 AISPI BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

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  The 2021 edition of the Africa Institute For Science Policy Innovation (AISPI) Biennial International Conference was on Tuesday held at the ICT-Driven Knowledge Park of the Africa Centre of Excellence, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. This Year's conference with the theme "Harnessing Science, Technology AND Innovation For Inclusive Development In An Uncertain Future" featured prominent keynote speakers including Dr. Tunde Alarape, a building expert and CEO, TUNRAP Nigeria Limited and Barr. (Mrs) Mabel Okereke, Senior Associate, Babalakin & Co. Legal Practitioners. Dr. Alarape while speaking on the topic "The Housing Deficit in South-Western Nigeria: Timber Modular Housing Development to the Rescue" advocated for adoption of a timber modular housing model as an alternative means of cushioning the effect of housing deficit in the country. According to him, the housing deficit in the country has reached an alarming rate and the best way to address the sit

STUDENTS ACTIVISTS URGED TO EMULATE THEIR COUNTERPARTS IN THE DEVELOPED WORLD AS OAU INAUGURATES STUDENTS' ELECTORAL BODIES

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In fulfilment of his promise to fully reinstate all organs of students’ unionism in OAU, the Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede-led administration has inaugurated Students’ Electoral Commission and Students Electoral Petition Commission. Speaking on behalf of the University management, the Dean of Students Affairs, Professor Isiaka Aransi, stated that OAU students activists should emulate their counterparts in developed world where student leaders engage management in dialogue in order to meet the academic and welfare needs of fellow students. This, according to him, is done through the unions investment drives, provision of scholarships, work and study programmes, among others. Professor Aransi advised the students not to be confrontational and aluta-focused in their approach. Rather, they should employ constructive engagement and dialogue to resolve issues with the management. Restating his avowed commitment and pragmatic demonstration of his administration’s determination to fully reins