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Sunday 3 May 2020


Migration Documents Processing In OAU at This Time
At this time that it seems as though the parts of the world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic is on hold—especially the academic institutions of these places—while they are moving on the other parts of the world that are not affected at all, or are not so affected, or are affected too but had grown so much in infotech that the pandemic cannot stop them from doing as many part of their daily tasks that could be done online, how are Nigerians who have a thing or two doing with these countries that are not on hold while Nigeria has been on hold for a while be able to keep up with these countries in fulfilling their requirements on things that have to do with migration especially? Take for instance, some schools in Europe and the Americas are still going on with their academic activities maybe online or the normal ways they used to go about them, and for the Nigerian applicants who are trying to apply to these schools or have already applied but need their documents sent there from their earlier schools in Nigeria, but unfortunately these schools have been out of services for over four weeks now. What is going to be the fate of these Nigerians?
First of all, let there be the understanding that these institutions Nigerians are applying to or want their documents sent to are aware of the current happening in the world, and they know how it has affected documents processing, and many of the institutions have been able to make new policies and innovations that would make document exchange easier at this pandemic time. But how are the institutions in Nigeria keeping up with these policies and innovations? Sure some institutions in Nigeria have but not much problems continuing with documents exchange with other parts of the world because they already had some kind of established advanced systems for doing these things and these systems work almost perfectly when there was no ripple of the pandemic and even now that the pandemic has crippled almost everything. So Nigerians that are attached to such Nigerian institutions do not need to worry, as things would surely be done to make sure their documents get to where they are needed.
But for Nigerians attached to institutions like OAU needing some sort of documents from the school as soon as possible at this time that Nigeria is on lockdown, and OAU is very backwards digitally, what’s going to be their fate? Not much hope can be given when it has to do with OAU, but knowing how everything works in OAU, I can assure you that now that the lockdown has been eased a little bit, OAU will try to be on their toes running too as they know these documents are important to the people who need them. Only that such running would be one-sided, to favour only the ones who have somebody on ground trying to help them rush things up. So if you have been waiting on OAU for anything, please take advantage of  this short ease on the lockdown to seek help from somebody you know that is in the system and has time for you to get what you need for you as soon as possible before the lockdown is intensified again. I wish you the best of luck as you try this.

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