The management of the University of Ibadan says it has suspended the activities of the student union and student representative council of the institution.
Olatunji Oladejo, director of public communications of the university, confirmed this to TheCable Lifestyle on Tuesday.
The vice-chancellor, Idowu Olayinka, had on Monday ordered that academic activities be suspended and that students vacate the halls of residence before 6pm.
“The university senate net this afternoon to review all the activities that led to our current development so the university senate in its wisdom therefore decided that the student union executive council and student representative council activities be suspended until further notice,” he had said.
“All undergraduate students who were expected to leave the campus by 6pm yesterday but did not leave are now advised to comply and all the appropriate units in the university have been told to do the needful using the office of the dean of students and the dean of students using the hall wardens to ensure compliance.
“Postgraduate students are not affected by this decision, they are expected to continue with their research activities on campus. A panel is also set up to look into the processes that led us to where we are.
“The decision to call off the suspension will be taken by the university senate.”
Students had protested the inability of the management to provide identity cards for the past three semesters despite payments made by them.
They also protested an order by the management against the use electrical kitchen appliances in the halls of residence.
The order was issued in 2013 by Isaac Adewole, the former vice chancellor who is now minister of health.
At that time, the Adewole-led administration provided cooking appliances in the halls of residence but the students say the appliances are now bad leaving them with no option but to buy kerosene which is too expensive.
Efforts to reach the student union president, Ojo Aderemi, for a reaction, proved abortive as he didn’t answer his calls.
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