A new tenure in the history of Student Unionism in the Obafemi Awolowo University officially began on Thursday, 28th May 2015 at the Oduduwa Hall where the newly elected officers of the OAU Student's Union were officially inaugurated. The program which started in the late hours of the morning was well attended despite the fact the stale students had not officially resumed.
The program was well attended by other members of the University Community: Hall Wardens and Masters, Prof. Yinka Adesina who is the Vice Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. L. M. Durosinmi, the Dean of Division of Student Affairs and The Vice Chancellor who was represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics, Prof. Ayo Salami.
The inauguration proper began with the Deputy Vice Chancellor swearing in the Speaker and Deputy Speaker elects of the Students Representative Council who upon receiving their constitutional powers then performed the rites for the members of the Central Executive Council, The Hall Executive Council and the other members of the Students Representative Council.
The President then gave his inaugural speech which addressed a lot of issues in the union and the current stance of the Union in National and International issues (Click HERE to get full text). The Deputy Vice Chancellor then responded to the speech stating that he expected two major things from the event: a list of requests and a list of programs. He acknowledged the receipt of the former stating that he would present the requests before the management but he said that he was still expecting a list of programs.
The Program ended with a short address from the Vice Dean of Division of Student Affairs, Prof. Yinka Adesina, who discouraged using the Social media to solve the union’s issues emphasizing the protection of the image and reputation of the school; a point earlier made by the Dean of Division of Student Affairs.