Saturday, 10 January 2015

Students' Union Finally Call For Congress

Just as the Students' Union President, Ibikunle Isaac mentioned earlier this week during his 'welcome back to campus' movement across Halls of Residence, a Congress of Great Ife students has finally been called. The Congress has been scheduled to hold between the hours of 2pm and 4pm on Wednesday, 14th January, 2015.

Though the agenda of the Congress has not been made public as at the time of filing this report but it is quite obvious that there are lot of issues to address ranging from the review of the struggle against the fee hike to the approaches employed at reinstating the suspended students.

Continuous and intensified clamour for Congresses was a popular demand during the last semester by many students who feel that is the only way the so called ongoing wrongs in the Students' Union can be addressed. The Save OAU Campaign group, Education Rights Campaign (ERC), Democratic Socialists Movement (DSM) among many other groups have raised their voices of call for a students' Congress.

The Union officers including the President have said all through last semester that Congresses will only be called at the appropriate time and not just a congress where only few students will come and stampede to favour their motives. While some students believe the Union officers are scared of calling a Congress that may possibly check their balances leading to their possible suspension and impeachment, others believe the Union officers have the right discretion to call a Congress as at when due.
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