Monday, 6 November 2017

OAU Management Suspends Students Union Activities

By Farombi Oluwaseun

Few hours after the impeachment of the Students Union President by the Parliament, the school management has suspended the Union activities until further notice following reports of incessant fighting and unruly behavior during the congresses and the recalcitrant attitude of the Students union leadership..

This was made known through a release obtained by OAU Peeps News Agency and signed by the University Registrar, D.O Awoyemi stressing that the conclusion  was inevitable for the university administration after the emergency meeting held on Monday , November 6,2017..

The release further stated the unacceptable misdemeanors manifested by the Students union in the short period of its existence after recent reinstatement which include;

1.President "s supporters beating up the Speaker on June 29 and 30,2017.

2.Speaker's Supporters beating up the President on September 15,2017

3. Fighting between the Vice-President and Director of Socials in which head butts and stabbing with broken bottles recorded at the meeting of Union Executives on September 5,2017.

4. Vandalization of NURTW vehicles on October 6,2017

5.Forceful release of Students under investigation from Police custody on October 6,2017

6. Arrant dispensing of rumours of fees increase and fabricated threats of invasion by cultists in order to deceive and falsely gain acceptance amongst the students populace to precipitate crisis,capable of disrupting the academic activities of the university

7.Conveyance of Conflicting meetings by the Executive and the legislature with resultant open confrontation and violence; and

8. Recent serious fighting and open fracas at the meetings of the Union ( in one of  which the President of the Students Union was physically assaulted on November 1,2017) and which,if not promptly addressed, could lead to fatal consequences..

The University management has further instructed the Students Union leadership to handover all properties of the Students union to the Dean,Division of Students Affairs with immediate effect and warned that " any student or group of students who parades himself or herself as leaders or representatives of the students in causing disruption to University activities, under whatever disguise ,will be dealt with according to the University rules and regulations, and Code of Conducts ,and according to the laws of the land""..

The management however concluded by enjoining all students to be vigilant by ensuring miscreants are not allowed to circumvent the efforts to restore the University to a stable academic calendar

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