In response to appeals by traditional rulers and prominent indigenes, the Ogun State Government, in collaboration with the Governing Council of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, has decided to intervene on behalf of the students affected by a recent directive over the regularisation of their records with the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
The government, in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Mr Taiwo Adeoluwa, appealed to the university’s management to grant amnesty to all students with matriculation numbers, but who have not registered for several years to update their registration status within one week.
It also directed the management to organise a special examination for those that might have missed part of the on-going examination.
The statement reads: “In view of the appeal, the government hereby directs as follows: All students affected must pay all their backlog of fees within seven days of this announcement; all fresh students who still wish to take up admission for 2012/2013 but fail to meet matriculation deadline must also pay all their fees within the period.
These set of students will swear to the matriculation oath at a special ceremony; all stale students without full fees should apply and take a leave of absence.”
The government also directed the university’s management to waive the penalty fees that ought to be paid by the affected students. It, however, advised all students to adhere strictly to this last deadline and obey all regulations of the university or cease to be students of the school.
The statement pointed out that any student whose status is rejected by the NUC may also lose his studentship while also advising students to make sure they are captured in the current student audit being carried out by the commission or otherwise cease to be a student of OOU.
Courtesy National Mirror
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