Sunday, 29 November 2015

Welfare Condition: Lecture-boycott To Continue On Monday In OAU

By David Adetula

The Congress of Obafemi Awolowo University students that held on Friday at the Afrika Amphi theatre has decided that no lecture will be allowed to hold on campus starting from Monday, November 30, 2015.

In a moderately attended congress which was announced to students during the early hours of Friday in the heat of water scarcity and power failure deploring the inimical welfare conditions of students seems to have a common submission as Great Ife students were of the opinion that it is time for ‘war’. In a bid not to get the plan for the lecture-boycott stipulated for Monday thwarted, the congress resolved that irrespective of whether there is power and water supplies or not, the boycott will continue since the issue at hand surpasses that of water and power.

A congressman who lamented that beyond the power and water supplies, the state of the students' toilets in all the Halls of residence are very bad. He also raised concerns on the non-reinstatement of Olawale Ogunruku who has been rusticated from the university since 2010. Arguments however ensued if ASUU leadership should be notified about the lecture boycott 48 hours before it begins. It was however agreed that ASUU should be notified even as the boycott continues on Monday.

It is not clear at this time if the lecture-boycott will only be for Monday or persist beyond. However, indications from some quarters suggest that the TY-led Students' Union leadership is not interested in taking any practical approach that may lead to the school closure on the deplorable welfare conditions of students even as the Union President, Omotayo Akande a.k.a TY has continually reiterated that he will not sacrifice students' welfare on the slab of stable academic calendar.
Previous Post
Next Post