Written by Tolulope Olayiwola, Ikire campus
The management of Osun State University, Osogbo, Faculty of Humanities and Culture, Ikire Campus held a colloquium yesterday, March 2, 2020 for both staffs and students
The colloquium which took place in the ETF building had in attendance the Provost of the College, Dr. Temitope Balogun, the HOD of Linguistics and Communication Studies, Dr. Aderogba Adeyemi, the HOD of English and International Studies, Dr. Rotimi Fasan, the HOD of History and International Studies, Dr. Adesola Adesote, the Director of GNS, Dr. Chukwu, the sub-dean students’ affairs, Dr. Akindele, Prof. Opeloyeru and other teaching and non-teaching staffs.
The Provost, Dr. Balogun, in her speech, warned against the non chalant attitudes of students’ attendance in colloquiums and advised students to face the purpose of why they are in school.
“You have a purpose here in the school and you must pursue it rigorously”, she said.
The Faculty Officer, however, enlightened the students, majorly 100level, on their payment of fees and registration.
He said, “Don’t register your courses on your own, go to your level advisers for guidance.
“Also, those who have been screened should go and pay their necessary fees because matriculation can come up anytime.
“It is advisable you come for the receipts of the payment of your tax clearance as there is a directive from the state government that the original receipts of payment of tax clearance should be received.
“Also, the handbook will be given to you when you pay your fees.
He further enlightened other levels on submission of letters and files.
He said, “The 200 and 300 level students who write letters concerning one thing or the other should not take the letters to Osogbo as it has to pass through the faculty first.
“Also, the present graduating students (400level students) who have refused to submit their four files will have to pay the sum of #10,000 late registration fee per session so as not to have problems while doing their clearance.
The sub dean students’ affairs, Dr. Akindele, emphasized on examination malpractice, wearing of ID cards and registered associations in the school
She said, “Exams will start on March 16th, 2020 and I discovered that many of you have phobia for exams because you have not registered and prepared well.
“It’s better you pay your money now and register so that your name will be on the tutorial list.
“As exam is fast approaching, do your tutorials properly because Uniosun has zero tolerance for exam malpractice, also don’t be unruly to your exam officers as it could also be a form of irregularity.
“It is important as well that you always wear your ID cards for your own good.
“There are some associations that are not registered in the school and you shouldn’t involve yourself in such associations such as cultism; the associations that are approved in the school are the ones registered under the students’ management affairs such as the Muslim association, the Christian association and some other social groups
“Students are advised to pay their fees on time as the portal will close anytime.
One of the distinguished guests, Prof. Opeloyeru advised students to take their course of study serious as every course is important
“Every course in the university is important, it depends on how you hold your discipline; just make sure you do it well, there’s nothing wrong with your course”, he said.
The HOD of Linguistics and Communication Studies, Dr. Adeyemi, however, re-established his accessibility to every student most especially to the new department under linguistics which are Yoruba, Tourism and Philosophy departments
Moreover, Dr. Adesote, HOD of History and International Studies advised students on registration and reading of notice boards
He said, “Don’t tell someone to register for you, register by yourself.
“Also, make sure you read your handbook and you are always with it so that if anything happens, you will be able to defend yourself
“It is also very important that you check the notice board every morning for new information.
However, the HOD of English and International Studies, Dr. Fasan made it clear to the 400l students that the reason their results are not on the portal is because it has not received the senate approval and that it will be on the portal once they are approved by the senate
An health expert, Dr. Ibrahim, advised the students on eating every morning before coming to school as it’s part of taking care of themselves
“Eat every morning before you come to school”, he said.
The school CSO(Chief Security Officer) implored the students to feel free to come to him anytime they are being harassed by anybody or find themselves in difficult situations.