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OOU Introduces Work Studies to Check Rate of Students’ Dropout

Worried by the rate at which students are dropping out of school, authorities of the Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU), Ago Iwoye, Ogun State, have introduced work studies that would enable students to work and attend classes.

This was disclosed by the Vice Chancellor of OOU, Professor Ayodeji Agboola at the 40th-anniversary celebration of the institution.

Ayodedi said: “When we noticed the rate at which students were dropping out, we did the SWOT analysis of what happened to them. We came to realise that the major problem there is funding. So, we instituted immediate funding but, of course, it cannot take care of all of them.”

“So, going forward, we have agreed that we are going to be doing work studies where funding will be given to just 500 (students) because we cannot take care of all of them.”

“With work studies, we are sure that the majority of them will be accommodated and that will also solve the problem.”

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