Monday, 12 April 2021

OAU Sets to Reinstate Student Union

By Ifeoluwa Adegboyega 

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University has announced its intention to reinstate the Students’ Union Government that was suspended on November 6 2017.

The management announced the suspension of the union on Monday, 6th of November 2017 due to the total break down of law and order in the University by the union. 
The decision was made to curb the vices of the union of which involved embezzlement of funds and unruly attitudes in office. 
In a statement released by the University Public Relations Officer, Abiodun Olarewaju, the institution said incessant fighting and unruly behaviour during the Union’s Congress prompted the authorities to suspend the activities of the union.

Since 2017, there was no union representing the students but the management is set to reinstate the Students’ Union.

Following the statement released by the Dean, Divisions of Student Affairs; Prof I. O. Aransi that it has come to the knowledge of the University Management that the National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS) Zone D (south-west) is planning to stage a protest in respect of resuscitation of Students’ Union in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

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