Ogun Govt. Grants Amnesty To OOU Students


The Ogun state government has asked the authorities of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye to give a week’s grace to students affected by the order of the National Universities Commission to update their records  as students by registering and paying their fees.

Some students of the school protested last week when they were barred from taking part in the Harmattan examination because they were yet to update  their records.

Following appeals by traditional rulers, the government today  in a statement issued by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Barrister Taiwo Adeoluwa, appealed to the University Senate to grant amnesty for the last time to all students with matriculation numbers but who have not

registered for several years to update their registration status within one week from today.

It also directed the Senate to organize a special examination for those that might have missed part of the on-going examination.

Part of the statement read thus, “In view of the appeal, government hereby directs that all students affected must pay all their backlog of fees within seven days of this announcement, all fresh students who still wish to take up admission for 2012/2013 but fail to meet matriculation deadline must also pay all their fees within the period. This set of students will swear to the matriculation oath at a special ceremony. All stale students without full fees should apply and take a leave of absence”, it reads.

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The government also directed the university authorities to waive the penalty fees that ought to be paid by the affected students.

It however advised all students to adhere strictly to this last deadline and obey all regulations of the university or cease to be

students of the school.

The State government pointed out that any student whose status is rejected by the NUC may also lose his studentship while also advising students to make sure they are captured in the current student audit being carried out by the Commission or otherwise cease to be a student of OOU.

—Abiodun Onafuye/Abeokuta

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