My Situation Report On School Closure -Bentigol Opeyemi Ojewale
SITUATION REPORT ON THE CLOSURE OF THE UNIVERSITY
There's no doubt in the saying that "the foolish man seeks happiness in the distance,the wise grows it under his feet". Though I've clamored it several times that we shouldn't subject ourselves to any form of deceitful updates by anybody who calls himself/herself as comrade/advocate of the #OAUSAYSNO. Some people among us,till now,do find my updates incriminating to their personalities."Don't you know that this good man,though you trip him up seven times,will each time rise again ?" -Proverbs 24:16.
With a view to confirming my arguments so far,here's the resolution of the congress held by OAU ASUU on 15th July,2014,which has been misinterpreted in different forms to us;
** Congress deliberated extensively on this,acknowledging that the University Administration acted within its remit in closing the University and that if such an action had been taken for the peace ,security ,and well-being of the University community ,it had ,indeed ,been well taken.
** Congress was also informed that the Students' Union had made a representation to the OAU ASUU EXCO apologizing verbally,for what they said was the "unruly behaviour of their members during their protests over increases in sundry fees/charges levied by the University in June.Congress,however,rejected the apology as reported by the Chairman and ,instead ,requested that a letter be transmitted to the OAU ASUU Congress,showing the apology and an undertaking that such an unruliness would never recur.
** The meeting lasted for 4hrs and 25mins, and the resolution was that;
Having considered the academic ,socio-economic and political implications of the indefinite closure ,the Congress observed that the efforts of the University Authority to address the divergent issues bordering on the closure of the University are worthy of note.Hence ,the University should further intensify its efforts at doing everything needful to re-open the University as soon as possible.
**We've been fed with different kinds of updates,which had been misleading in nature,on the reasons why we shouldn't pay. Here are my questions; "WHY HAS THE LEADERSHIP OF THE GREAT IFE STUDENTS' UNION REFUSED TO COMMUNICATE TO US ON THOSE POINTS THAT WERE STRESSED IN THE RESOLUTION ABOVE ? WHY ARE THEY DISSEMINATING THE INFORMATION THAT WE SHOULDN'T PAY WHEN MOST OF THE COMRADES HAD PAID BEFORE THE LATE REGISTRATION'S ACTIVATION ?
Well,I'm using this medium to communicate to a common reasonable reader of this piece to try and do something to defend himself/herself against deceits.With this,I would say; "you look at things not as they are but as they can be ". GREETINGS TO Y'ALL !
The writer of this Opinion, BENTIGOL Opeyemi Ojewale is a 400L student of the Department of Management & Accounting, Obafemi Awolowo University. You can reach Bentigol through his e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org