by Abdussalam Amoo
Students in the University of Ibadan have petitioned the Federal Government over the suspension of the university’s Students’ Union.
This petition for which the students have gathered close to a thousand signatures is addressed to Acting President Yemi Osinbajo and Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.
Recall that the UI Vice Chancellor, Abel Idowu Olayinka had last week suspended the Union following their protests on May 29 over the practical of hotplates in halls of residence and the non-provision of Student Identity Cards after two payments and three semesters.
The President of the suspended union, Ojo Aderemi stated that the students would resist any attempt to subjugate it from demanding its rights.
The students believe its VC not only contravened the university’s regulations but is also at loggerheads with the legal principle of “reasonable notice” by his announcements ordering students to vacate the school premises.
Meanwhile, the university’s spokesman, Olatunji Oladejo while speaking with Nigerian NewsDirect assured that the authorities are taking steps to answer the concerns of the students and would do what is appropriate.