FROM THE LEADERSHIP OF THE UNION
(As At TODAY, 2nd August 2014)
Revolutionary greetings to Great Ife Students. In the nomenclature of the Union to update students on the recent activities of the Union ever since the closure of the school, the following is the state of the Union.
LAST UNIVERSITY SENATE MEETING
The last University Senate meeting held on Thursday,31st July to deliberate on issues of review of the fees, resumption, new calendar vis-a-vis registration, report of the last panel among other issues was inconclusive due to the acclaimed complexity of issues set before the Senate. To this end the Union would like to use this medium to inform the Great Ife community it maintains its openness to holistic dialogue on all issues such as review of the fees and late registration so as to ensure quick and enduring resumption of students back to campus.
BRAND NEW BUS DONATED TO THE STUDENT'S UNION
Since the inception of our administration, it is a known fact that the political gladiators from major political parties have been engaging us seeking our support just as it is being done all over the state, but our position has always been that they should do projects for OAU students such as donation of buses, scholarships, etc. In particular, both APC and PDP have promised us a bus each. Meanwhile, on Thursday 31st July, 2014, the PDP Guber aspirant, Senator Iyiola C. Omisore, donated a brand new 18 seater bus to the Students' Union.
This indubitably will aid the mobility of the Union especially in times of struggle and make the Union enjoy mobility autonomy as against the constant seizure of the Union bus by the management whenever the Union has issues with the University.
It is pertinent to warn all those, comrades inclusive, who have collected money from the political gladiators and promised to "deliver" OAU campus by crook or by force to desist from such acts as rigging, violence,etc. Let both the APC and PDP comrades and apologists on campus be reminded that they must desist from violence. Only votes would count! Let it also be reiterated that the Union leadership has not and would not collect any money from anybody for purpose of supporting any candidate in the coming elections, our demand will always be for project without any support condition attached.
ON LATE REGISTRATION AND RUMOURED SUSPENSION OF UNION LEADERS
We commend the unflinching solidariity of those that have not paid the hiked fees. The position of the Union remains that STUDENTS SHOULD NOT PAY. Late registration now is illegal and it behoves only on the University Senate to redraft new timetable.
In the same vein it has been rumoured that the Union leaders have been suspended from the University. We use this medium to inform the generality of Ife community that this is not true as we believe that any action of such from the management will only be a call for unrest on the campus. All members of the leadership of the Union still remain valid students of the University.
We remain committed and undistracted in the struggle for the liberation of the Nigerian child and the rescue of his future. #OAUsaysNO.
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IBIKUNLE Isaac M. SHITTU I. OlatayoPresident Secretary-General