Journalists of the Obafemi Awolowo University under the auspices of the Association Campus of Campus Journalists (ACJ), OAU, reaffirmed an earlier decision by the association disallowing its members from contesting in Departmental and Faculty elections. The decision, which had raised some dust both within and outside the association, was passed last session and was called for review by the Guild of Editors of the Association. The law was then brought up for review at the Association's general meeting on Saturday, 27th August 2016.
However, despite arguments from some parties that, considering current realities, especially on the OAU campus, Campus Journalists should not be totally barred from contesting at Departmental and Faculty levels but some modalities be set in place to guide instances like this thus helping to retain some sanity to the fourth estate.
After several arguments, the topic was then put to vote and majority of the campus journalists voted that Journalists not be allowed to contest in Departmental and Faculty elections, upholding the resolution reached last session.
The release of Association's Public Relations Officer;
RESOLUTION OF ASSOCIATION OF CAMPUS JOURNALISTS OAU GENERAL MEETING HELD ON 27TH DAY OF AUGUST 2016
The Association of campus Journalists OAU at her general meeting held at BOOC on the above stated date made the following Resolutions
👉�No Journalist on OAU campus should contest for leadership position at the Departmental,Faculty and Students Union level in the University
👉�Induction would hold on September 9th & 10th,2016
👉�Registration Deadline for News Agencies /Journalists has been extended till September 7,2016
👉�All Journalists would work with more unity and ensure that information dissemination is efficient on campus
👉�Committees were formed and heads were appointed for each committee
The General meeting had in attendance Journalists cut across various news agencies and was presided over by the President of the Association.
It was agreed that all Politicians who are journalists be asked to resign their political position and all resolutions takes effect immediately.