OAU Authority Douses Tension Over Exams Extension

Following the fear been expressed by students
of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife
Campus that some Faculties and Departments
are not ready to comply with university
directive to shift examinations for Pre –
Nigeria University Game ( NUGA), authorities in
the institution has assured the students that
the directive will be strictly complied with.
There were tension and anxiety over the
weekend as some faculties were reported to
have rejected the university Senate directive to
shift the examinations.
But the university Public Relations Officer, Mr.
Abiodun Olanrewaju and the Dean, Division of
Students’ Affairs, Professor (Mrs.) Grace
Akinola reaffirmed on Saturday that
examination will not hold from 4th – 7th of
April for the university to participate in Pre-
NUGA.
Dean, students’ affairs, Akinola said the
Director of Academic Affairs will send the
decision of the senate to all departments on
Monday so that they will know they cannot
hold any exam during the Pre NUGA period
adding that any examination held during the
period will be null and void.
Also, the varsity PRO, Olanrewaju in a release
said the postponement became necessary so
that students who are representing the
university would have time to prepare for both
Pre-NUGA and respective individual
examinations
He further advised lecturers and students
concerned to abide by the new arrangement as
approved by the university senate.
It would be recalled that Ife City News has
exclusively reported that the university senate
on Wednesday, 29th of March rescheduled the
university examination timetable from 4th-7th
to 10th-13th of April due to allow the
university participation in pre-NUGA.

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