Wednesday, 26 July 2017

University Students Protest Unfair Treatment By Lecturers

By Ipoola Ayodeji

Students of the Federal University, Oye - Ekiti on Monday staged a serious protest in the university environment. The students accused Dr. Dosu Malomo , who is the Ag. Dean of  Students ’ Affairs in the university to have been collecting N500 each from some students for tutorials without issuing them receipts.
The main gate of the university was barricaded to protest against the extortion by lecturers in the institution.

The blocking of the main gate of the institution prevented the academic and non-academic staff members from entering the campus and also destabilises normal activities.

As part of the students' protest, they also  demanded that the institution authorities put necessary machinery in motion that would facilitate the conduct of student union elections.

The speaker of the student representative council, Victor Akinnibosun then that they students' will not sit for the 2016/2017 second semester examinations until the SUG was inaugurated. The students also demanded for the immediate removal of Dr Malomo and the reinstatement and extension of the tenure of the outgoing Dean , Students ’ Affairs, Dr Olugbenga Adeyemi.

While the protest was still ongoing,  Akinnibosun and Dr Olugbenga Adeyemi jointly briefed the students on some resolutions reached after a brief meeting has been held between the duo and the university management. They said that the meeting had agreed to extend the tenure of Adeyemi as Dean, Students Affairs until the end of 2017.

The management also promised to refund the alleged money collected from students for tutorials from Tuesday, July 25, and the conduct of student union election in the next three weeks.

Dr Adeyemi advised the protesters to go back to their hostels and homes in peace and return for normal lectures on Tuesday.
The gate to the institution was later opened for business of the day around noon .

Source- Punch Ng

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