Students of the Lagos State University (LASU), have expressed their displeasure over the recent events in their institution which they have blamed on the management of the institution. The blame is due to the postponement of their first semester examinations (that suppose to have started on Monday, July 6), indefinitely.
Speaking during a press briefing, president of LASUSU, Wasiu Adeyemi said:
“It was with a saddened heart that the students’ union of the Lagos State University received the official bulletin of the management on the 3rd of July, 2015 wherein the scheduled Hamattan semester examination which ought to begin on 6 July 2015 (today), was postponed indefinitely by management. “We say this action of the management is destabilizing, draconian, demoralising and ill-tuned. At a period where the university is in a state of anarchy, chaos, confusion and disorderliness and the students only see the planned examinations as an avenue to return sanity to the university environment, but this action of the management has added to an existing injury of students’ populace on campus. “From the aforementioned official bulletin, the school management based the postponement on two reasons; the inability of some students to pay school fees and register for the semester, the inability of the university senate to sit and ratify the reviewed academic calendar”.
After condemning the activities of the institution’s management, the students have now given the Lagos state government a 48-hour ultimatum to wade into the crisis or cope with the terror that they may unleash on the school management. The students’ union leader noted that “The state governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has not deemed it fit to visit the institution firsthand to see the happenings himself, which he claimed was highly condemnable. It is therefore the students’ union’s position, that the state governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, should live to his responsibility and visit the university and give a direction to this unending issues, for we strongly believe that power remains not as an instrument of negotiation, he should come out boldly and save the academic soul and career of 11, 333 lasuites from the claws of the lions that have held us to ransom”.