Monday, 30 November 2015

Lecture-boycott: Students' Union Leaders Refuse Meeting With The Management

The leaders of the Students' Union of Obafemi Awolowo University has refused to attend a meeting with the University administration scheduled for Sunday, November 29 on the grounds that their attendance of such meeting would be a betrayal of their cause and frustrate the already planned lecture-boycott and protest.

The Congress of Great Ife students on Friday decided to embark on a lecture-boycott cum massive protest to press home for their demand on improved welfare of students and reinstatement of Olawale Ogunruku. Some hours after the Congress has decided, the Management having understood the impending disturbance invited the Union officers to a meeting which was allegedly requested by the Union leadership before now.

The Students' Union President has however said the Union leadership is likely to honour subsequent meeting invitation when many students will be aware. "In a sensitive period as this, meetings with the management must be well known to Great Ife students in the spirit of transparency. We want to inform the generality of Great Ife that subsequent meeting will likely be honoured after the students’ body is much aware of it. It must be said that we are open to negotiation throughout the period of struggle." he said.

As at the time of filing this report, all plans are in top gear as the students remain dogmatic about their position to protest their deplorable welfare conditions and any moment from now, the protest is expected to start.
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