Special Release to All Students on Resuscitation of The Students’ Union in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile- Ife
It has come to the knowledge of the university management that the National Association of Nigerian 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.”
The university management wishes to inform all students that prior to the commencement of COVID-19 lockdown in March 2020 , Obafemi Awolowo University had taken steps to ensure that the Obafemi Awolowo University Students’ Union resuscitated on two different occasions but the process were truncated due to the activeness of some group of students on our campus.
Meanwhile, Protest or No Protest, the university management has already determined to reinstate the suspended Students’ Union before the end of this current 2019/2020 Academic Session.
In recognition of the right of freedom of association and assembly as well as the right to ensure that students play their roles actively in decision-making processes as one of the major stakeholders of the University. The management, through the Dean of Students’ Affairs, took another step in January this year 2021 to present another proposal to the university Senate with a view of ensuring that the Students’ Union of Obafemi Awolowo University is reinstated.
Accordingly, the university senate considered the proposal at it’s virtual meeting in January 2021 and in its wisdom, advised that resuscitation of the student union being an exclusive preserve of students should not be excluded virtually while the student were not on ground in the university.
The university management hereby wishes to inform all students (and other stakeholders) that as soon as all students return to campus fully during the Rain semester of the current 2019/2020 Academic session, machinery will be put in place to set the ball rolling concerning the resuscitation of Students’ Union in Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
We want to sincerely appreciate all our students and other stakeholders for displaying high level of maturity thus far.
In the interim, we advise our students to continue to be law abiding and go about their normal academic activities as arranged by the University management.
Prof. I.O. Aransi,
Dean, Division of Students’ affair,
Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.
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