OAU TO RELEASE OTHER ADMISSIONS LISTS SOONEST, DESPITE ON-GOING STRIKE.
Monday, 8th January, 2018.
By Olufemi Alfred .O.
The management of Obafemi Awolowo University has disclosed that other batches of admissions list will be released very soon even though the admissions office has been on lock since the commencement of the strike action of the Non Teaching staff unions of Nigerian universities.
The first batch of admissions list was released last year November. The Merit list, as it's called, comprised of the names of Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) applicants who met the university's cut-off marks requirement. Direct Entry D.E candidates and sports candidates are yet to be admitted.
The Registrar of the university, Dotun Awoyemi, revealed to our Correspondent on Monday that something is being done as regards the release of the names of admitted candidates after the release of the merit list last year.
"We are working on the admissions lists silently." he said.
He furthered, saying "By the grace of God, between this week and next week, the lists should be out."
Also, Abu Adamu, the Director of Sports of the varsity and the one in-charge of sports admissions' screening, stressed that the school is working assiduously to get the names of the admitted candidates ready amidst the industrial strike action embarked on by the three Non-academic unions.
"It's a nation wide strike and not restricted to OAU" Abiodun Olanrewaju, the Public relations Officer of the school, added in order to reiterate that the intervention of the management of the university may have no effect in getting the admissions office back to work.
However, candidates are hereby implored to subsequently check for their names on the JAMB 'caps' section of the website : www.jamb.org.ng.
It should be noted, as reported by OAU KILONSHELE, that the school have commenced academic activities after the 'end of the year' break and the protesting members of Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), Senior Staff Association of Nigerian University (SSANU) and National Association Academic Technologists (NAAT) have halted the blockage of main roads on the university campus.
The protest is as a result of the 11% alloted to the three unions out of the Earned allowance disbursed last year by the Federal Government.