The Vice Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University ( OAU ) Ile Ife Prof Eyitope Ogunbodede, has said the institution would not condone any indiscipline from any student.
According to him, the university is for learning and moral but not a platform for thuggery where students fight themselves with broken bottles and exchange of blows.
“The school management suspended some students who went ahead in destroying and vandalising buses belonging to the National Union Of Road Transport Workers and also destroying valuable items at the police station. Before then we suspended two student Union Leaders, Jacob Tosin and Adedayo Emmanuel who broke bottles on themselves and this made her to be hospitalised at the Seventh Days Adventist Hospital Ile Ife for about three weeks when she received an headbutt from Emmanuel and this led to their indefinite suspension”.
“It was that same Jacob Tosin aka Emerald that spearheaded the protest embarked upon by some Union guys which led to destruction of Valuables. This led to the suspension of some students in the likes of Omole Ibukun who has been suspended before but wrote a promissory note to the University to be of good behavior, Oluwalade Babatunde was also suspended and Osungbade Akeem”.
“Some of those that were suspended are not even a student of our school, student like Osungbade Akeem the Chairman of Angola Hall but has been rusticated from school a semester ago due to a bad GP. We should know we are not dealing with students but with the enemies of the school”.
“I was once in the Student Representative Council for 3 years and I don’t want anything that will cause the proscription of the student Union, all what we need do is to correct all those who needs corrections. Any student that is expelled from this school would not be admitted back into this campus again. If the suspended students are remorseful then they will be reinstated back” he said.
” As regards the issue of the poor welfare of the school we are trying our best to put things in order. We believe the Ife Modakek war is over,so students can all stay in town so with there we make sure that in all our halls of residence we have only 4 occupants in a room instead of 12 occupants in a room” he added.Log in or Register to save this content for later.