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OAU Students Groans Over Delay in Examination Result

By Adejumo Kabir

Students of Obafemi  Awolowo University, Ile-Ife have continue to lament  the delay in the examination  results  by some departments.

Investigation by our reporter revealed that many students are yet to know their fate in some  departments as examination written in second semester of 2015/2016 is yet to be released while the second semester 2016/2017 academic session course registration is ongoing.

The development has complicated the academic activities of affected students as many are yet to determine carry over courses not to talk of re- registration which may lead to extra year in the university.

Kemi Kuforiji, a 200 level students of Department of English, told our reporter last week that the delay has become norms as she faced challenges with one of the courses she wrote in 100 level.

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“It calls for concern; the delay in the release of the result has definitely altered my future engagement. I had issue with one of my courses during 2015/2016 examination session but the result was not released until late first semester of 2016/17 session which has denied me the opportunity to register the course in 200 level. I will be faced with that in 300 level which does not speak well”, she said.

Also a 400 level student of department of Linguistic who spoke with our reporter under the condition of anonymity to avoid victimization said that the delay of result has not in any way help the academic planning of the students.

“We are crying out to let the management know our challenge so that they can address the issue and release our result on time.”

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Ife City News also learnt that the students who wrote 100 level DRA106, a course from the Department of Dramatic Arts are yet to see their results and have been unable to re-register the course in 200 level second semester.

More worrisome according to the students, is the perceived silence on the part of  Students’ Union leaders wondering if the union leaders were excited about the delay.

“Delaying student’s results without tangible reason or notification is a threat and the Union has remained silence on this. We cannot disconnect the issue from students welfare. They should continue to dialogue with management on issues that has substantial effect on the future of the student” Adeyinka Olamilekan, lamented.

Meanwhile, the Dean of Division of Students Affairs, Professor Isiaka Aransi has told Ife City News that the management of the institution is working tirelessly to make sure students results are released at the right time.

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“Every issue will be addressed. As I said earlier, the welfare of the students is our priority “, he said.

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