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60th anniversary: OAU has contributed to national, international development – VC, Prof Ogunbodede

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As Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, Osun State, celebrates her 60th anniversary, the institution says it has contributed immensely to quality education, advancement of research and overall national and international development in the nation.

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The institution also said it will continue to harness and adopt modern technologies in the implementation of its objectives by keeping pace with modern technological development.

The Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede, disclosed these on Tuesday during a press conference to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the institution in Ile-Ife.

While enumerating the achievements of the institution, Ogunbodede said the University has made significant advances in research, resulting in nationally and globally significant success stories.

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“The University has achieved rapid growth and development, particularly in the areas of Academic programmes, Research, Infra-structural Development and human resources development,” he said.

“The University has produced, among its staff, a Nobel Laureate and six Nigerian National Merit Award Winners.”

The Vice-Chancellor further said the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) 8.03MW power project for the supply of electricity to the University is ongoing and almost completed.

According to him, this will enable OAU to generate its own electricity.

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“The University processed and obtained from the Transmission Corporation of Nigeria the Marketing License us an Electricity distributor. the first Nigerian University to enjoy the privilege,” he said.

“The aim is to reduce the economic burden of high tariffs and ensure regular electricity supply to enhance its various academic activities. The university presently pays over N80 million per month for electricity and additionally over two million naira per month on diesel to power generators.”

He also stated that the University staff and students have organised and participated in several policy discourses aimed at addressing political, social, economic, legal and technological problems that bedevilled most African nations and their people.

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While commending the University Alumni and friends for their assistance in supporting various projects and programmes in the institution, he asked for more intervention and support in the face of inadequate and dwindling resources from the Federal Government.

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UNILAG appoints new bursar

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UNILAG appoints new bursar

Mrs. Oluwafunmilayo Adekunle has been named the new bursar of the University of Lagos by its Governing Council.

Beginning on November 3, 2022, Adekunle will serve as the institution’s bursar for five years.

This is stated in a statement issued on Thursday by UNILAG’s communication unit.

The statement read, “The Governing Council of the University of Lagos, at its meeting on Thursday, October 6, 2022, approved the appointment of Mrs. Oluwafunmilayo Yetunde Adekunle as the new Bursar of the University.

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“Her tenure is for five (5) years with effect from Thursday, November 3, 2022.

“Mrs. Adekunle until her appointment was Deputy Bursar, Treasury. She joined the services of the University in 2005.

“She holds Bachelor and Master’s degrees in Accounting from the University of Lagos. She is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

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“Mrs. Oluwafunmilayo Yetunde Adekunle takes over from the current Bursar, Dr. Lekan Lawal, whose tenure ends on Wednesday, November 2, 2022.”

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Unilorin disclaims Post UTME screening form

The University of Ilorin (Unilorin) has dismissed reports that it released 2022/2023 Post-UTME Screening Form to applicants.

The Director of Corporate Affairs of the university, Kunle Akogun, who disclaimed the speculation in a statement on Thursday in Ilorin, explained that Unilorin was yet to take decision.

Akogun said, “This is to inform all admission applicants to the University of Ilorin that the institution is yet to take any decision on the 2022/2023 Post-UTME screening.

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“They should, therefore, disregard a message currently flying around online platforms to the effect that the University has started the process for the sale of Post-UTME screening registration form.

“This is the handiwork of scammers and admission seekers should disregard it.”

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FG, ASUU out-of-court settlement move fails

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FG ASUU out of court settlement move fails

The federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) are yet to come to a consensus on addressing the issues that led to the union’s strike.

ASUU has been on strike since February 14 to press home the demand for improved funding for universities, and a review of salaries for lecturers, among other issues.

After several meetings between ASUU and the federal government ended in stalemate, the federal government went to the national industrial court to challenge the strike.

The court of appeal sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday, had asked the parties to explore the option of an out-of-court settlement.

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Georgewill Abraham, the judge, had suggested that the federal government and ASUU take 24 hours to dialogue and come up with a resolution that would make Nigerians happy.

But at the hearing on Thursday, James Igwe, counsel to the federal government, and Femi Falana, counsel to ASUU, told the court of appeal that a resolution had not been reached.

Hamma Barka, the presiding judge, thereafter, stepped down the matter for an hour to enable ASUU file a reply to the counter affidavit deposed to by the federal government in opposition to the hearing of the union’s appeal.

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At the resumption of the hearing, Falana said they had begun consultations which would continue at the end of the day’s proceedings.

He also asked that ASUU’s application challenging the ruling of the industrial court be heard by the appeal court.

Both parties agreed that the court should hear the application, as there was no amicable resolution reached as advised.

The next hearing is scheduled for Friday.

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