There are strong indications that both administrative
and academic activities may resume at the Obafemi
Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, this week, as
President Muhammadu Buhari has instructed the
university’s Registrar, Mr. David Awoyemi, to announce
the reopening of the institution as soon as possible.
This is even as the President has asked the university’s
members of the Senate to recommend one of them,
who is capable of running the institution as a Vice-
Chancellor in acting capacity, for Federal Government’s
In a letter addressed to the Executive Secretary of the
National Universities Commission, Prof. Julius Okojie,
through the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu
Adamu, the President directed the Senate not to
consider any of the candidates who earlier contested
for the position.