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OAU postpones resumption of students

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, on Monday, announced the postponement of the 2019/2020 resumption date for students.

This newspaper gathered that the resumption of academic activities was originally scheduled for March 23, before the postponement.

According to the reviewed calendar presented after a senate meeting held on Monday, fresh students are to resume on March 31 while stalites will resume on April 7.

In a telephone conversation with CAMPUS REPORTER, the spokesperson of the institution, Abiodun Olanrewaju, confirmed the postponement, giving the March 9 gubernatorial election as a major reason.

Some of the students served as the Electoral Commission’s Ad-hoc staff, some of the lecturers were Returning Officers at the wards and local government collation centres during the February 23 presidential election. It is expected that some students and lecturers will do the same at the gubernatorial election.

“We had to shift the resumption date because of the election and some works we’ve started in the hostels that have not been completed,” he added.

However, while some lecturers have fixed dates for outstanding rain semester examinations, this paper learnt that some students are yet to sit for some rain semester courses, examinations and tests.

Previously, CAMPUS REPORTER reported on how students examinations and tests were indefinitely rescheduled because of the industrial action embarked upon by the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, which lasted three months.

In the new calendar, online course registration commences on March 24.

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