In a protest article written by a student of University of Ibadan, the Students' Union leaders have been condemned for maintaining criminal silence over the death of one of their colleagues who died as she was rushing to meet up with a test fixed for some hours from Christmas.
Below is the protest article:
THE CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE OF U.I STUDENT UNION
The criminal silence of the student union over the death of one of our future and bright talent is tantamount to betrayal, felony and admission of incompetence. The Students' Union is supposed to fight and demand for the interest of the students but is unfortunate and pathetic that we have a puppet cum rubber stamp Union.
It would be recalled that a student of the faculty of Agriculture and Forestry in the person of Miss Adebayo Mercy, 400 level Agronomy died after attempting to come back to school for a test slated to hold on the 24th of December. Despite this colossal loss the Students' Union neither uttered a word nor send condelence message or solidarity visit to the deceased family. Isn't that a criminal negligence of duty on their part?
Unionism is not only scientific aluta but using diplomatic method to protect the people you are representing. The death of this lady is avoidable if there is vibrant and indefatigable Students' Union leadership. The Union should have negotiated with the school management to shift the exam date to around January which in my own opinion is possible and such a request will be swiftly acceded to.