Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Denies Announcing Sept 19 As Resumption Date

Latest Update: The management of OAU has debunked this report. The school management made this known via a Facebook post. The post reads;


The attention of the authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, has been drawn to a circular purportedly issued and signed by the University Registrar which has gone viral.

The University Management wishes to officially inform our students at all levels, their parents and guardians, that the said circular is fake and malicious both in content and context and it should be disregarded in its entirety.

Obafemi Awolowo University is a Federal Government owned institution and the instruction to go on recess in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, in the month of March 2020, by the Federal Government has not been reversed.

Accordingly, we want to use this medium to urge our students to remain calm, and await authentic information from the University Management as soon as the Federal Government gives the go ahead to reopen the University.

We appreciate the patience of our students and we advise them to always remain safe.


We retract our earlier post and apologize for any misleading consequences and pains this must have caused.

Yabacampus.com remains committed to providing the student community with quality and relevant news.

Thanks, Yabacampus Teams.

Our earlier report reads;

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The management of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) has announced resumption date for all levels. The management in a circular made available to news men and obtained by Yabacampus.com ordered students to reaume on the 19th of September 2020.

The statement and content of the circular reads;

This to inform and staff of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile ife that the the school will resume for the 2019/2020 academic session on the 19th of September 2020. This to ensure the continuation of academic activities put on hold as a result of the COVID19 pandemic that brought the academic session to a total halt. The reviewed academic time table and calendar will updated accordingly.

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Please note that this is subject to review and the university management will keep you abreast with any new development.
On behalf of the University Administration we wish all fresh and returning students a wonderful and peaceful 2019/2020 academic session.

Stay safe.”

This is coming on the heels of resumption of school announced by the Lagos, Delta, Kogi and Osun states.

See a copy of the circular below;

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