Strange! FUNAAB Workers Fry ‘Akara’ to Celebrate Vice Chancellor’s Suspension

The akara event at FUNAAB(Pix credit: gistreel)

Do you remember the story of the Vice Chancellors of two Federal Universities that were recently suspended for corruption? Well, instead of tears of sympathy we are hearing of ‘akara’ of celebration in Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB).

Reports have it that the institution has made history as the first university in the country where staff held a party to celebrate the exit of their vice chancellor. Prof. Olusola Oyewole was suspended last week as vice chancellor of the university over series of complaints that have to do with maladministration and financial malpractice. Instead of sympathizing with him, Daily Trust reported that members of the Non-Academic Staff Union and Association of students and Technologists occupied the open ground in the university, dressed gorgeously, where they threw a loud party. The Joint Action Congress (JAC) was also reported to have been part of the event. The workers said the suspension of the vice chancellor was a big relief to students and staff of the institution.

A major part of the celebration was frying of akara. In Yoruba culture this is done to celebrate the passage of the dead. The event is more serious than we think o.

FUNAAB VC Prof Olusola Oyewole

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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. ogonna Marycynthia nkemjika

    Who knows wat dix man have been doing to dix campus, to d extend dey re celebrating his exist from d school.
    (17)

  2. okonkwo chukwunonso 2016054090

    Funny university they are happy about supension of their vice chancellor because they are not happy under his administration

  3. Dumaka Francis U

    Celebrating someone’s misfortune, maybe his administration has been a thorn to their flesh according to the information given by them..I strongly believe such can’t happen here in COOU

  4. udorji ozioma yvonne

    u never can tell wot the man did during his reign(2015054032) 9

  5. Emechebe chiamaka precious

    for his misfortune to have been celebrated,this simply means his administration was bad and nothing to write home about.and the frying of akara that the hight of it.
    group 15a
    24

  6. Okeke chiamaka gabriella

    Celebrating the exit of the vice chancellor in office shows that he didn’t do his job well, and he did more than enough
    GROUP 15A
    NO 21

  7. I think the never did had the stomach to reveal his doings
    Quiz number:18 Group number:15 A

  8. What has he done to deserve this from the student,guess he did not do his job well.group 15 quiz no 11

  9. its shows that the mischieve of this man has gotten to an high point..for them to fry ankara for him asif he was dead.
    quiz no 158
    group 15

  10. hilarious but serous.if this type of expression is shown to all Nigerians who use their position to suck others dry Nigeria will no doubt be better.(quiz number 48)

  11. oh no! this man must have done something wrong to this university that made them to celebrate his misfortune like this.
    group15b quiz no 51

  12. udechukwu chiamaka

    it means that he is not a good vc..(X9)

  13. This shows that he didn’t do a very good job when he was in office.

    To the extent of a student frying AKARA for his suspension.

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