Game Over! OAU Management Suspends Students Union Activities

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University has suspended activities of the Students Union of the school indefinitely.

The decision was based on cases of violence and unruly behaviour by the Students Union body as contained in security reports.

The Registrar of the school, Dotun Awoyemi, communicated the development through a statement, Monday afternoon.

This came a day after the Vice Chancellor, Eyitope Ognbodede, issued a warning of proscription during a meeting with the leadership of the union and campus journalists. He said recent activities of the union had plunged the school into embarrassment.

On Monday, he made real his threat by suspending student union activities.

“Following security reports of incessant fighting and unruly behaviour during the congress of the Students Union and the recalcitrant attitude of their leadership, it has become inevitable for the University administration to suspend the activities of the Students Union of the Obafemi Awolowo University,” read the statement signed by Mr. Awoyemi.

Mr. Awoyemi said the decision was reached during the emergency meeting of the management held on Monday.

Mr. Awoyemi listed the cases against the leadership of the union to include the June attack on the speaker of the parliament, allegedly by supporters of the president of the union, and the ”alleged retaliation by the supporters of the speaker later in September.”

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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  1. school will become boring without those activities, there is time for everything
    quiz no:64
    group E

  2. this is serious..

  3. Social activities in school makes school life lively
    teaml

  4. chaii.. unbelieveable.. this is shocking
    group D

  5. What kind of decision is this,it will make students social life boring. quiz no 25
    Group G.

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