OAU Closure: NANS Threatens Mass Protests and Demands VC’s Removal

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The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Zone D, has condemned the ‘reckless’ closure of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun state by the management led by Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede and demanded as Urgency and necessity of the reopening of the institution so that students can continue with their exams.

NANS Zone D also threatened to call for the removal of the University’s vice chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, even as he revealed that his zone leadership will move his secretariat to the door of the University campus until the VC overturns the decision.

They also asked the university students and all the student unions of the Southwest to mobilize in numbers for a confrontation on Saturday until the management rescinds its decision, adding that it will ask for the removal of the vice-chancellor of the University in that place and they will be mobilized. in your number.

In a press release signed by the duo of Kowe Odunayo Amos, Coordinator, NANS Zone D and Giwa Yisa Temitope, Secretary General, NANS Zone D, they described the directive from the institution’s management to close the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun’s status as extremely childish and primitive.

This is even when he demanded an immediate reversal of the management’s decision to close the institution which he claimed was draconian, hasty and unnecessary.

Describing the administration’s decision to close the institution as expected, NANS expressed disappointment at the institution’s administration for doing so in response to student upheaval over the death of Adesina Omowumi Aishat, a Part 4 student of the Department of Foreign Languages ​​who died as a result of the negligence of health workers at the University Health Center.

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According to the press release, “As an association, we find it appalling that the University leadership has gone to the extreme of twisting the narrative by saying that she was treated appropriately. Meanwhile, the opposite was the case.

“There is evidence that the defenseless student was abandoned and certified as brought dead to Seventh Day Hospital, Mayfair for treatment, where she delivered the ghost.

“But management, in their characteristic way, had to lie that she was immediately treated for a serious infection (which they couldn’t even name). The fact that management could not name the ‘serious infection’ is a testament to the fact that they lied.

“Faced with the content of the fourth paragraph of the circular that was issued by the direction of the University, there was no attempt by the direction of the University to” call the students to order and allow normality to return to the campus and its surroundings “.

NANS also accused the Vice Chancellor of refusing to take all calls to go out and address the protesting students who were actually requesting their presence on the protest grounds.

It revealed that it was public knowledge that the students, at no time during the cause of the protest, participated in any form of ‘rampant banditry’ or breaking any known law as the one proposed by the institution as a reason for their decision. .

“At least the protest is an internationally recognized right and the students continued to act within the prism of their fundamental rights. The issues are very clear! ”, He concluded.

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Students from the institution demonstrated on Friday as a result of the death of Adesina Omowumi Aishat at the Seventh-day Adventist Hospital, Ile-Ife on Thursday.

The protesting students had alleged that Aishat’s death was due to negligence on the part of the University Health Center staff.

Meanwhile, the institution through the PRO school, Abiodun Olanrewaju had previously declared his own side of the story.

OUA students protest the death of a student and close Ile-Ife


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