Obafemi Awolowo University Management Suspends Students Union Activities Indefinitely

The management of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun state has announced the indefinite ban placed on activities of the Students Union of the school.

The suspension of the university’s Students Union was according to the management due to the cases of violence and unruly behavior contained in security reports submitted to the University’s management.

Announcing the indefinite suspension of the Students Governing body, the University’s Registrar, Dotun Awoyemi, made the latest decision known in a statement released on Monday afternoon.

The decision came a day after the Vice Chancellor of the University, Eyitope Ognbodede, issued a warning of proscription during a meeting with the leadership of the union and campus journalists.

The University’s Vice Chancellor stated that the recent activities of the University’s Student Union has brought nothing but shame and embarrassment to the institution.

Following the suspension of the Students Union Government, the University management also accused the leaders of the body of spreading rumours of fees increment “and fabricated threats of invasion by cultists in order to deceive and falsely gain acceptance of the students’ populace to precipitate crisis, capable of disrupting the academic activities of the University.”

The Management further stated that in light of the reports. it reached the “inevitable conclusion” to suspend the union leadership until further notice.

The Management warned that any student or group of students who parades themselves as leaders or representatives of the students in causing disruption of the University activities will be properly sanctioned according to the University rules and regulations and Code of Conduct, and according to laws of the land.