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I’m thinking of suicide, OOU student delayed from graduating over a course cries out

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A student of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun state on Tuesday took to his social media platform to express bitterly his ordeal in the hands of the school authorities.

In his series of posts on Facebook, Adeyemi Oluwatosin, recounts how his academic journey was going smooth in school until his fourth year.

”Ever since I gained admission into Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), I made a conscious effort not to failed any course, in order to graduate at the appropriate time but however my hope of graduating at the appropriate time was dashed as I failed a course codenamed CRP 404 (Agricultural meteorology), it came as a surprise to me, considering my academic record of keeping a clean sheet.

”Things were further made complicated for me when the school management made a draconic policy of ‘no waiving of course’, even though if it is one unit course. Based on this policy, I wrote a letter on the 7th of November, 2018 to the school management to apply for pro-rata payment of school fees and request to register for the CRP 404 outstanding course, as the new school protocol implies and these separate letters were approved for me on the 19th march, 2019 and 21st march, 2019 respectively.”

Oluwatosin claimed that he was made to pay the sum of N54,078.00 as approved on his student portal as a part school fees for students with an added year.

”By the time I checked my portal 3 days after to register for the course, I observed that another N7,686.00 has been added, and as I attempted to pay the additional school fees, I realized that the portal for the payment of school fees has been closed.”

Moreover, Adeyemi said that despite having to meet unpaid extra fees on his student portal he quickly went ahead to pay them.

”Even after the second payment, the money doesn’t still reflect on my portal till the day I resat for the exam of the course but I discovered that the fees reflect after my examination. I felt a sigh of relief because I taught this would not give me a problem.”

”I was expecting my result, when other students started seeing theirs and this was giving me a lot of concern, I then made a verbal complaint to my HOD, whom we went to go and see the ICT director together. The ICT director then said what shock me; he said ‘I didn’t enrol for the session’. I then staged a lone protest to my campus in order to draw the attention of the campus management to my plights. In the light of this; I was advised to apply for late enrolment which I did on the 16th October 2019 but it was not approved and I was then advised by the management to retake the outstanding course at the next available opportunity, even though I did the exam and passed it.

”This dejected me, I was physically and psychologically down and depressed, I was deeply faced with psychological trauma; not because I was advised to retake the course but because of the thought of what I passed through during the registration process. It was better imagined than experienced. The thought of this makes me cry because, throughout the session, I was transiting between Ago-Iwoye (Main campus) and Ayetoro (Agric. Sci. campus) throughout the session, just to make sure the issue was rectified, even when the session was going on. If I was not at Ayetoro to attend the class, I would be at Ago-iwoye to monitor the progress of the issues. During this period, I fell sick more than four times, because of the physical and mental stress I was subjected to, as a result of the dysfunctional system. The thought of committing suicide was not far from my mind, if not because of the people that God used for me.”

Oluwatosin insisted that he passed the course in question.

”I once again accepted to retake the course because of their promise of using the 2018/2019 session school fees for 2019/2020 session and I wrote a letter to that effect, so as to provide me with a written document to back it up and also to effect the change on my portal but it is unfortunate that since I have written the letter on the 19th November, 2019; nothing has being done about it. I am back to square one; the situation is not in any way different from that of the last session.”

A video of his protest at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Aiyetoro Campus, Ogun state:

The student disclosed that in a few time a new semester will begin and thee school portal is closed.

”if this is delayed further, I’m afraid that my hope of mobilization for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme may be at risk due to my age which is 29 years old. All my colleagues have finish service and here I am, with a 2 unit course still battling with my future. As a result of this dysfunctional system, I have lost a lot of opportunities such as opportunity of getting a job,” Adeyemi lamented.

”Right now, I don’t know if there is any hope for me. My future is at risk; my life is being jeopardized because of this issue. I am fed up. I’m appealing to the university management to either upload my CRP 404 result which I’m sure that I passed or make good their promise by effecting my school fees and my course registration on my portal so that I can focus on retaking the course because I can’t afford not to graduate this year again and I can’t afford to miss the service. My life depends on this.”

”The school made a stringent policy against any negligence on the part of the student and the student actually suffered for it but who would suffer for faulty system of the school? It’s still the students. This policy is anti-human. It’s killing me.”

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Covid-19: Nigerian students will not be writing WAEC anytime soon- Minister

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The Nigerian government has announced that Nigerian students will not be participating in the forthcoming West African Examination Council (WAEC) examinations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu made the announcement after the virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday, July 8.

The Minister who also disclosed that there is no date yet for school resumption added that he will prefer Nigerian students lose an academic year than expose them to danger.

“Schools under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Education will not reopen on August 4th or any time soon. Our schools will only open when we believe it is safe for our children and that is when the situation is right, not when the number of COVID-19 infection is going up in the nation. So, I just want to make that clear,” Mr Adamu said.

He said the government will not reopen schools now for examinations or any other reason “unless it is safe for our students because WAEC cannot determine for us what we do so schools will remain closed.”

“Yesterday we called a meeting of stakeholders to tell us their situation and what needs to be done in order to reopen schools but while the meeting was going on, WAEC announced that they will start exams so let’s see who they are going to start with,” he said.

The minister appealed to schools that have already reopened to rescind their positions.

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Hushpuppi: Focus on Nigerians doing positive than negative things abroad – minister

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Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama has said Nigeria and its image abroad should not be judged by the actions of a very few criminals.

Onyeama, who was the special guest on News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum, said despite the involvement of a few Nigerians in the recently uncovered high profile scams, many more Nigerians were doing good and positive things abroad.

He described as unfortunate the perception in the media that bad news made better news than good news.

The minister urged the Nigerian media to shine its lights on the good deeds of Nigerians in the Diaspora.

According to him, no country in the world has taken action against Nigeria on the account of the bad deeds of an individual.

“Another thing we do is also to highlight the positive things that Nigerians are doing around the world. We believe that more Nigerians, many more Nigerians, are doing very good things and positive things around the world than Nigerians doing negative things.

“You, the media, of course, we all know that no news is good news. What sells and excites and interests people is sensational news. So, there is also that element.

“So, I think the challenge is for us to always bring up the good things that Nigerians are doing,” he said.

Also, the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Mrs. Abike Dabiri-Erewa said Nigerians in Diaspora should not be judged by the activities of some bad elements among them.

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In a statement by Gabriel Odu of the agency’s Media, Public Relations and Protocol Unit, Mrs. Dabiri-Erewa said: “Nigerians all over the world are known to be hardworking, diligent and determined and succeeding tremendously in their chosen careers wherever they are. Bad news travels fast.”

The statement referred to a Nigerian, Mr Ikenna Nweke, who received commendations from the Japanese government and its police for returning a lost wallet containing large sums of money and a credit card. Yet, it did not make headlines.”

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Mrs Dabiri-Erewa recalled that while the news of Hushpuppi was trending, a Nigerian in Russia, Dr Chidubem Obi, graduated with a 5.0 Grade Point Average (GPA), cleaning all established records in the university.

The NiCOM chief stressed that Nigerians are unarguably the most educated immigrants in the United States of America (U.S.A) and are hard-working, committed, determined and successful in their careers and professions.

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Praising the Federal Bureau of Information (FBI) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for tracking and tracing fraudsters, Mrs Dabiri-Erewa stressed that the law must be allowed to take its cause.

She added:

“Let us focus more on the positive things Nigerians in the Diaspora are doing than the few negative narratives that purportedly give Nigeria a bad image.

“Some Nigerians are working three to four jobs per day. Yet, negative acts by those arrested for fraud are used to judge and stereotype them.”

Mrs Dabiri-Erewa advised Nigerian youths to use their energies on honesty and integrity and uphold high moral values.

She added that one bad apple cannot spoil the whole bunch.

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See how Dele Momodu reacted to video of son who vandalized mom’s properties

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Nigerian journalist and publisher of Ovation International, Dele Momodu has reacted to the video making rounds online that showed a young Nigerian man, Chidera, destroying his mother’s properties after an argument.

According to the video, his mom claimed he demanded for some documents including her passport which he claimed he needed for a university program, and after she ignored him, he forcefully took her documents which she retrieved.

He subsequently began breaking things in the house and also pouring food items on the floor.

Taking to Instagram, Dele Momodu reacted to the video, stating that it is the dark side of too much freedom abroad.

According to him, rather than mock the family involved, parents should count themselves lucky to have such kids.

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See what he wrote below;

“This is the dark side of too much freedom abroad…

Do not mock the family in this trending video but PRAY for them and for yours. Count yourselves extremely lucky if you’ve not experienced these children of anger and complete dislocation. It is a common but unfortunate experience. The parents dare not touch him even if they can overpower him. They may be charged for assault and abuse… AFRICA, well done…
My friend just sent me this: “P21 in Dublin is the balancing statement that the boy needs which is linked to everything including admission into university which he wants to go the UCD he is mentioning. He should have been told the truth that they don’t have legal standing in Dublin not keep telling him that his passport has expired.
Its his Nigerian passport which they probably use to enter Dublin that has expired and that is not tenable for the purpose he needs it for. He is frustrated all his friends are in university and he does not understand why he can’t go. He feels they are unjust in denying him the education he is entitled to. That’s the koko of the story.”
Just received this from another friend…
“If anyone knows the family of the boy who destroyed his parents’ properties that I posted earlier today pls reach out to this organization in the United Kingdom. Thanks so much…
“Uncle , thanks for hearing me out… I have spoken to other people on the board of our organisation and we would like to offer the family some support . If you or anyone knows the family we can help them approach/deal with the issues offering our services free of charge…”

 

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