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Top 5 Most Frustrating Departments In Obafemi Awolowo University

Welcome to Obafemi Awolowo University, Africa’s most beautiful campus. With all the beautiful landscape, academic facilities, and buildings, OAU is arguably one of the best universities in the country.

There are so many wonderful things to write about when it has to do with Ogba Awon campus, that one article would not suffice.

But as with everything, there’s a flip side. And the major flip side of this beautiful campus is the quantity of frustration it dishes out to the students daily.

Anyone who has walked the walls of this campus has more than enough stories to tell. If there’s one thing this campus is famous for particularly among its students is the high amount of all stress students pass through daily.

However, certain departments have made a name for themselves as being the best in the game with regards to subjecting students to various forms of frustrating situations.

Here’s a list of our top five frustrating departments in the Obafemi Awolowo University:

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Department of Geology

If the university management ever decides to create its dictionary, the department of geology would be synonymous with frustration.

It’s common knowledge among everyone in the university how frustrating this particular department is.

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The department of geology has a record for producing the lowest number of first-class graduates. Like studying in OAU is not frustrating enough, getting good grades in this particular department seems to have become a hassle for the students.

Department of Mathematics

The infamous yellow house! The GPA of almost every student that has had the privilege of having some contact with this department will never remain the same.

The stories surrounding this department, no matter how exaggerated they may seem, do not do enough justice to the terrifying horror that this department holds. Yes, I have been opportune to make contact with this prestigious department.

From the marking scheme to the exam and test questions (to put mildly are out of this world), this department has been able to secure a spot to be among one of the top 5 most frustrating departments in OAU.

Department of Chemistry

Sitting pretty beside its partner is a crime in the department of Chemistry popularly known as the white house.

This department is known to strive from the frustration of its students. It has become a tool for the destruction of student GPA because every science student has to come in contact with this department at a certain time.

And from personal experience and stories I’ve heard, the story isn’t always pretty.

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Department of Mechanical Engineering

The department of mechanical engineering, the giant of the faculty of technology.

Although any student from the faculty of technology will attest to the fact that all the departments in this faculty are riddled with a hint of frustration, the department of Mechanical Engineering stands out.

This department and the lecturers are continually coming up with new ways to make students miserable as a sport.

Located at the outskirts of the school, this department is sure to take on any student who has been opportune to come in contact with it on a roller coaster of stress-invoking experiences.

Department of English Language

The department of English is popular for having some of the best-dressed students in the university, “the slayers”. However, these students have not been able to escape the series of frustrating experiences that students encounter daily in the university.

Recently, I had a conversation with a graduate from this particular department who graduated in 2019 and is yet to see a result for some reason and thus she has been unable to go for service. If that doesn’t scream frustrating enough, I don’t know what does.


Regardless of how frustrating these and many other departments are, one thing you are guaranteed to obtain from our beautiful campus is a premium university schooling experience in OAU.

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There’s so much to learn from studying on this campus and a lot of opportunities just waiting for you to grab.

OAU offers a unique blend of all-around social, spiritual and academic life, but only those able to effectively manage all the obstacles and stunts that the university will throw your way will scale through.
Do you agree with this post or do you think there’s a department I should have added?

Kindly let me know in the comment section.

3 thoughts on “Top 5 Most Frustrating Departments In Obafemi Awolowo University”

  1. I can’t believe you missed law, don’t mind the calm face you see outside the department cause we are on white and black. Largely it’s an effect from the oath we took and some secret law’s guiding our misconduct when we are on our uniform and our department the funniest thing is law students low key prepare for examination we didn’t get any lectures from the lecturers like we don’t know the lecturers taking that course. Law is just a secretive department with a lot of bullshit going down in Oau, even if we tend to be forming ‘gragra’ outside we here been broken by scores and lectures. Most of the people that graduated from this department are still taking time to flex and release all the stress has the department has not work out their law school or service and they can’t do anything about it

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