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What Next For Obafemi Awolowo University (After Closure)?

Anyone here can tell me anything about Obafemi Awolowo University? When are we resuming?

And who should be blammed for the closure of the school? the VC, Students union, Akinola Saburi, or we students?

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Is it not ironical that President Obasanjo and Vice President Abubakar neglect our universities and then loot our treasury to establish their own private universities where they charge fees beyond the means of the majority of poor people in Nigeria.

I don't support schools for only those who can afford the fees in Nigeria.

I want equal standards of education for all.

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i think we have to wait and pray that ASUU will call off the strike after election.

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Both sides have their inadequacies, but I think the VC should have acted maturely in handling the situation. He was a bit harsh in handling the situation. The lecture free week should have being given, and the examination time-table reviewed. The length of the first semester break could even be shortened, if the SUG insisted on the lecture free week. I think the VC was just trying to stamp his authority, and I hope this kind of attitude will not continue for the next 3 years he has left on his tenure.

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got into skul with 2000 jamb this is 2007 and am still in skul.my prayer is that we don't miss law skul.as far as am concerned oau needs a revolution againt self seeking and unresonable student leaders.our future is the koko here.

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Africa's most beautiful campus? When did you arrive at the conclusion that OAU is the most beautiful campus in Africa. I even heard such, but were they any survey done on other campuses in Africa to come to such conclusions? The picture of the hostel that I saw on this board, is enough to convince anybody that OAU is overrated.

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GREAT IFE. GREATEST OF THE GRETEST GBA GBA.

It's like our great school will be reopened after elections, I just hope this ASUU strike will not affect us too. i'm just sorry for we the Part one students whowere so happy for been admitted to Nigeria's best university and Africa's most beautiful campus.

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Jesus, this is what makes me scratch my head. Where else in the world do students think thy can dictate or need to be consulted on exam schedule? It would be funny if not for the extra years everybody has to go through.

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Its no longer news when people see us at home. The first thing that comes to their minds is that what happened AGAIN.

Great Ife are we really Great? This is a question we constantly have to ask ourself.

Our situation has gone so bad that one is confused on who is right or wrong. Everyone claims to be right. Both the School admistration and the student union.

One thing I see that kills IFE is PRIDE from all facets of Leadership.

On this issue of closure it wouldn't cause the school anything to have given the one week students asked for on the other hand what will it cause the Student Union to have demanded for maybe Three (3days) when they see that that the u admistration is not willing to let go.

WAY FORWARD

I will like to say that our leaders(school Adm) should plan ahead to avoid urgly circumstances Like this and also never take the students(Student union) for granted, Take for instance if the VC knows that he wasn't going to extend the exams further, He would have ensured that he made this very very clear to all the students and staff(Lecturers) through to use of bills and posters and also through heads of different organisation e.g Fellowships, registered clubs e.t.c

Again he would have ensured strictly that no lecture goes on during the lecture free week. this he would have done cautioning the lecturers way before time to finish their syllabus at the required time(With this there would have been no crises).

This shows that there need be better and more efficient communication btw the School Admistration and the Students at large. Also non of our Leaders should see themself as "OGA" they have all come to SERVE and not to be SERVED

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people who graduate at 26 now are beginning to have problems due to stringent job requirements.could anyone pls help me tell them that somebody should initiate it at the congress that there must be no unionism in oau 4 sometime.this sub leaders will excel in pdp,ac etc.

oau students:"age is strongly becoming a job determining factor.if u doubt it ,go to any GTB test at law school.watch out for the date of the test on nairaland and go there.when u leave the place,and get to school and c any FOOL pushing the school into crises,u will shout him down.when gtb tells u to bring ur national identity card and start relating it with ur credentials

babcock,covenant and igbins kids are taking over the best of all the jobs.

u siddon 4 dat bush dey make noise

saburi abi wetin dem call him name ?mumu

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Heard about the closure weeks ago and the circumsatnces surrounding the closure;learnt that some students had gone to represent the school at the NUGA games and exams were to begin the day they came back, which many felt was not fair to the students and of course, the gang of irresponsible student leaders-who find their way into leadership from time to time in my dear alma mater- capitalised on it to protest and demand some of their usual stuffs, inspired by books on marxism and stuffs that have no place in real life!

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i graduated from ife few years ago, and i believe the crisis would never end except a lot of things change. i came into ife in 1997 bearing a 1996 matric number, no thanks to the anti Abacha ASUU strike, but before pointing to ASUU or the federal Government, i always want to look inwards and see where it all went wrong. The student union has long been held by the 'strong hands' of the Scapites (DSM) and other 'political parties' and unfortunately, these parties have guys who are majorly NFAs in their folds. 'Saint' for all those around anytime from 1997 who contested the CEC elections and lost to VAKAMA was later found not to be a bonafide student in 1996, cause he had been 'chocked' much longer. My good friend Burkina suffered the same fate, it was learnt he was departmentless at the time of his impeachment,

The NFAs call a congress few weeks to exams and site many reasons why exams should not hold and before you say Ife, 'Will Exams hold?' become the commonest refrain on campus. In few days tension mounts on campus, alutas begin 'Scientifically' (Legacy), 'yanically' (Vakama), 'Dynamically' (Dr 3As) and all the callys used by other SUG presidents.

I witnessed it all. The worst part though is the looting of the Treasury at all levels, from departmental associations to the student Union level. I was campaign manager for my assistant calss rep twice for the post of VP SUG, and by the time she got the seat and vacated it, rumors of scandalous pilfering of close to 2 million naira was the order of the day. i felt so ashamed. I hope there is a future for Nigeria.

Greatest Ife, going by History, do not expect to resume until after the elections are concluded. In 1999, prior to the Junior world cup to be hosted by Nigeria, there were series of congresses all geared at forcing the regime of Prof Omole(then VC) to recall the suspended or otherwise, Tony Fash, The Aluta led by LEGACY then SUG president and the Late Afrika (Gen Sec) was held scientifically (without arson) for 5 days, there was the Aluta concert held on Monday at the Motion ground, the protest march to the VC's lodge and the aluta crusade held at the Majestic Amphi Theatre ( I still miss that Place), there were many aluta prophecies uttered on the altar of alutas that day. We were all chorusing 'Pawon, Gbosa, ' for a whole week. Then came the threat from legacy that we were to go to lagos and distrupt the opening ceremony of Nigeria 99, and since OBJ had been soundly embarassed at the Conference center few months earlier (prior to his election as Predsident), the government was the wiser. We were shut down for 3 months, the final match of Nija 99 had been far played before we resumed again. we resumed on the 14 of June only to be faced by shooting stars on the 10th of july. 1999/2000 session lasted 18 months.

So write it down, ife resumes after the elections must have been concluded and probably results announced. I wish you all well.

Aluta Continua Victoria Acerta

Hope i got it right, its been a while.

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The problem of OAU is that the government has no business running a university.

It lacks the healthy profit drive that pushes universities like Covenant University towards excellence.

There is no guarantee that the lecturers will earn one kobo by improving the services they provide.

The only way civil servants can make money is by embezzling it, which is exactly what many of them tend to do.

Privatization will not prevent poor but brilliant students from getting university degrees. They'll get scholarships.

Those that can't get scholarships will get student loans that they can repay after graduation.

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Orikinla

This ur room is exceptionally dirty

sorry, which hall is this?

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That picture is a gross reflection on the current crisis in the Nigerian educational system. And someone had the nerve to brag that Nigeria's education is superior to the Western world? A tragedy indeed. Now, what is Obasanjo doing to remedy the problem? That's the reason, I don't care for civilian rule in Nigeria. During IBB's regime, no matter the financial impropriety that took place in his regime, the excesses, remember, that education was well taken care of by the administration. Go to FGC, then, and you will be like "Wow", check out the GRA's of our cities and they were nice. Today, those buildings are in disrepair and I am curious again, what exactly has OBJ done for Nigeria? Is Bursary still disbursed to University students, as it was, in the early 90's? I have to state here that OBJ's administration has been a disappointment to Nigerians

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i think the problem in oau is spiritual.we have to turn to God in prayers for help.

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Hostels in Covenant University don't look like that. It just shows that we need more private universities.

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The picture alone is a grave injustice to the state of education in Nigeria.

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since it was burnt accidentally  i hope they compensate those that their whole life depended on selling stuff in that shop centre

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If the schools were all privatized, none of this would be happening. When last did Babcock close down?

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What is going on in Nigeria?

The ruling Papa Deceive Pikin (PDP) political party of OBJ is doing more harm than good to Nigeria.

Lecturers go on strike and doctors go on strike while they are still busy fighting over who stole more from the PTDF account.

Are you still going to vote?

When they don't respect the electorate?

Have you seen this picture of OAU babes living like refugees?

Whenever schools are closed, the needy female students resort to what they have been forced to do to make ends meet.

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Na wa o,ife with her wahala.Thank God I eventually graduated from that school.Sports Centres(shops) got burnt? accidental or man made?I hope ife students are not being destructive coz during Fash-Obesere,Ropo Ewenla,Lanre Adekanle,Vakama-Legacy  tenures,we did agitate for students welfarism but none of those Alutas resulted in arsons  and vandalism.

Anyway sha  i pity the j[i]ambitos[/i] and final year students.

Ife Alumnus

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ASUU has gone on an indefinite strike.

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I would like you to be more explicit treny babe, how is he running you guys down?

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heard we are resuming after the election. too bad for we Part one students who were too glad to be admitted into 'Nigeria's best university'

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the vC that guy is insensitive to the plight of students

he wants to run us down

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hope d burning didnt affect pixel, is lanre diamond still d sug president

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