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OAU: Controversy Over Angola Chairman Studentship Withdrawal

Adejumo Kabir

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University might have withdrew the studentship of Angola Hall of Residence Chairman, Akeem Osungbade in Error, Ife City News Investigation has revealed.

Contrary to the claim of the university management, available evidence indicated that the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of Osungbade is above 1.0 out of 5.0 as required for the studentship withdrawal.

The Registrar of the university, Mr Dotun Awoyemi  in a circular  recently announced that Osungbade Akeem Olaboye (aka Wisdom) of the Zoology department has been withdrawn from the university on the account of poor academic performance in 2015/2016 academic session.

The claimed was also contradicted by the Head of  Zoology, Department, Michael Awodiran,  when contacted by our reporter.

He said that the management might have acted in error to have concluded that Osungbade failed to meet the required threshold to maintain his studentship. “He is our student, Osungbade’s studentship is still active.”

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Ife City reporter also cited the department result sheet of results that indicated that  Osungbade, 200 level student of Zoology, aggregated is above 1.0 in the 2015/2016 session.

Our reporter under investigation also accessed his university’ e-portal, and confirmed that he scored over 1.0 in the 2015/2016 session.

Osungbade when contacted on why he kept silence over the matter said he was in shock over the matter and just recuperating. “I’ve been sick all this while and I’m just getting better,” he said.

He said he met the threshold, though, late release of results could have driven the judgement of the school. “Some of my results came late, because I did my part 1 registration lately.”

He  also alleged that the impeached President of the Student’s Union , Edward Oyekan, was behind his travails.

“A member of the security unit once told me the alleged rustication was as a result of my stance against Oyekan Ibukun ’s oppressive moves and I will never be a supporter of oppression and corruption,” he said.

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Osungbade said if the management failed to rectify the withdrawal, he may end up taking legal actions against the university.

When contacted the University Public Relations Officer, Mr Abiodun Olanrewaju, advised Mr. Osungbade to write the office of the registrar, if he is confident that he met the threshold to maintain active studentship.

“Let him go back if the letter issued is inversely proportional to what is in his result. He should write a letter to the office of the Registrar through his H.O.D”.