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Thursday, 15 March 2018

OAU Vice-Chancellor :Bed bugs Are Feeding On Our Students,VC Comments On Current Situation Of Hostels

It was an auspicious occasion on Saturday, 10th March 2018 at the
Ajose Lecture Theatre of the Obafemi Awolowo University, ile-ife as
the Association of Campus Journalists hosted her annual
International Campus Journalism Conference (ICJC 2018). The
conference which is in its fifth year and is held once every session
hosts schools from all over Nigeria and seeks to improve the quality
of Campus journalism and journalists in the country.
This year had in attendance important dignitaries such as the Oluwo
of Iwoland, Oba AbdulRasheed Akanbi; the Vice-Chancellor of the
Obafemi Awolowo University, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede; Mrs
Okuntala, A Business woman and the veteran journalist; Mr Sam
Omatseye who was ably represented at the occasion served as the
Keynote Speaker and spoke on the topic; Journalism as an elixir in
the fight against terrorism.

In his address, the Oluwo of Iwo charged the students on improving
the quality of their work whilst giving his views on various
philosophical matters. The Oba which left a majority of the students
startled by his talk then proceeded to pray for them.
The Vice-Chancellor also in his address at the event commended the
organisers of the program for organizing such a program. The
Professor of Dentistry confessed that he was also a member of the
association some 41 years ago when he participated in Campus
Journalism as an undergraduate student under the Buggle news
agency. The Vice-chancellor mentioned that despite the fact that the
University did not have a department of Mass Communication, it had
produced some of the finest journalists in the country and plans were
on to introduce the Department.
Speaking on the recent accommodation policy of the University, the
Vice-Chancellor expressed that it was a necessary evil and was going
to be implemented. He mentioned that the current pressure mounted
on the resources of the Halls of residence was way above what they
were created to cater for and he acknowledged that the current state
of the numbers in the Halls was due to the Ife-Modakeke crisis that
saw a lot of students move to campus. He however stated that steps
were already being taken towards resolving this and even though it
might be inconvenient at first, it was going to pay off ultimately. He
then reaffirmed that no fee was being increased as against the
current speculations being spread.

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