OAU Management Reinstates Students, Unblocks Eportal Of Others

By Farombi Oluwaseun &Uthman Samad

In a meeting at the University Senate meeting today, The management of Obafemi Awolowo university Ile Ife has ordered the reinstatement of suspended Students and unblocking of Eportal of the other students whose electronic studentship accounts has been blocked.

The meeting which was chaired by the Vice Chancellor of the institution Prof Eyitope Ogunbodede had the two deputy vice chancellors, Registrar, Dean& Vice dean of students affairs and the University Chief security officer in attendance

The meeting was ably attended by the Members of the Association of Campus Journalists, NANS south west coordinator and other key element of the University with the embattled students.

The students suspended are Hon. Omole Ibukun(Hon.IBK) and Oluwalade Babatunde(Babatee) while Gbenga Olorunniran(VON),Kareem Olalekan(Gani), Oyedeji Samson(Proficient) and Afolabi Alawode(AfooRevo) got their accounts blocked.

While addressing the Meeting, the Vice Chancellor, Prof Ogunbodede stated that OAU  students should know that they  are ambassadors of the university,therefore should portrait good image for the institution.

In his words " We don't have interest in our students being jailed. The whole court case was initiated by the state not the institution"

He further directed the Dean of students affairs to get across to the ICT sector of the university so as to reopen their Eportal accounts and start the academic session as soon a possible.

While Speaking on the affairs of the suspended Students Union, he said "Some told me that the last year fracas of the students Union was just an internal issue. As a vice Chancellor I can't be looking at things going wrong and still take it internal. That's the reason why you can't find Adedeji Emmanuel (lamba) and Jacob Tosin (Emerald)here today being reinstated, they will serve their two semesters rustication to the end, sanity must be propelled". He further assured the stakeholders that the suspended students Union activities will be reinstated soon.

However, Speaking with OAU Peeps News Agency, one of the suspended students, Hon. Ibukun said "It is not yet victory until we rid Nigerian campuses especially OAU off victimization & depression

Thanking the Vice Chancellor on behalf of the students, Adekitan Lukman , the NANS Zone D coordinator said the Vice Chancellor has truly behaved as a father to all students and further stated that the feet is an additional achievement in his office in NANS.

The Dean of Students Affairs, Prof. Aransi concluded the meeting by showing grattitude to the Vice Chancellor for the gesture and further addressed the affected students to be of good behavior henceforth.

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