The Division of Students’ Affairs (DSA), Obafemi Awolowo University has warned students of the institution to desist from any form of physical abuse, even as self-help mechanism.
In a statement signed by the acting Dean of the DSA, Mrs Akinola, “The Division of Students’ Affairs hereby reminds all students of their Matriculation Oath to, among others, refrain at all costs from any physical attack or abuse of any person on campus. The University will enforce this particular oath strictly without any reservation.”
“Please note that physical abuse is prohibited on campus and there should be no recourse to self-help. Henceforth, if a case of physical abuse including beating, slapping, or any form of assault or violent attack done by any student to another is established, there will be instant disciplinary action, according to the oath of matriculation.
“To this end, all students are enjoined to comply with their matriculation oath at all times and to desist from taking the law into their hands,” the statement further read.
The statement may not be unconnected to the recent ‘fight for all’ which happened in Awolowo Hall of residence some days ago. Some students threw caution to the wind as a reported rape case was been moderated by some other students.