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NEWS UPDATE: OAU shutdown: NANS threatens mass protest, demands VC’s removal

NEWS UPDATE: OAU shutdown: NANS threatens mass protest, demands VC’s removal

The National Organization of Nigerian Students (NANS), Zone D, has condemned the ‘reckless’ closure of the Obafemi Awolowo Academy (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun Province by the Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede-led direction and demanded as a matter of urgency and necessity the re-opening of the institution for students to keep their examinations.

The NANS Zone D also threatened to ring for the removal of the Academy’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede fifty-fifty as it disclosed that its Zonal leadership will relocate its secretariat to the Academy campus gate until the VC reverses the choice.

They also called on the students of the academy and all student union bodied across the S W to mobilise in numbers for a showdown on Saturday until the direction rescinds its choice, adding that it shall be calling for the removal of the Academy Vice-Chancellor at that spot and they shall be mobilised in their numbers.

In a press statement signed by the duo of Kowe Odunayo Amos, Coordinator, NANS Zone D and Giwa Yisa Temitope, Secretarial assistant-Full general, NANS Zone D, they described the directive by the institution direction to shut downwards the Obafemi Awolowo Academy (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun Province as extremely childish and primitive.

This is fifty-fifty as it demanded an instant reversal of the choice by the direction to shut the institution which it claimed was draconian, hasty and unnecessary.

Spell describing the choice by the direction to shut downwards the institution as expected, NANS expressed disappointment at the institution’s direction for doing it in response to students’ agitation over the decease of Adesina Omowumi Aishat, a Section 4 student of the Department of Foreign Languages who died as a outcome of negligence by wellness workers at the Academy Health Centre.

According to the press statement, “As an organization, we regain it appalling that the Academy direction could go to the extent of twisting the narrative by saying that she was adequately treated. Meanwhile, opposite was the example.

“It is on good tape that the helpless student was abandoned and was certified brought-in-dead at 7th Daytime Infirmary, Mayfair for handling where she gave upwards the ghost.

“But the direction in their characteristic style had to prevarication that she was promptly treated of severe infection (which they could not fifty-fifty proper noun). The fact that the direction could not proper noun the ‘severe infection’ is a testimony to the fact that they lied.

“As against the content of the 4th paragraph of the circular that was issued by the Academy direction, there was no endeavor by the Academy direction “to ring the students to tell and allow normalcy to homecoming to the campus and its environs.”

NANS also accused the Vice-Chancellor of refusing to mind all calls to come up out and address the protesting students who were really requesting for his presence at the protestation ground.

It revealed that it was public knowledge that the students did not at whatever dot in time during the cause of the protestation engage in whatever shape of ‘unbridled brigandage’ or of breaking whatever known law as place forward by the institution as a reason for their choice.

“At to the lowest degree, protestation is an internationally recognised right and the students were still acting within the prism of their fundamental rights. Issues are real clear!”, It concluded.

Students of the institution demonstrated on Fri as a outcome of the decease of Adesina Omowumi Aishat at the 7th Daytime Adventist Infirmary, Ile-Ife on Thur.

The protesting students had alleged that the decease of Aishat was due to negligence on the division of the staff at the Academy Health Centre.

Meanwhile, the institution through the school PRO, Abiodun Olanrewaju had before stated its possess side of the story.

OAU students protest death of undergraduate, shut down Ile-Ife

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