LASU Students At War With School Mgt Again (PHOTOS)

LASU Students At War With School Mgt Again (PHOTOS)

Students of the Lagos State University (LASU), have expressed their displeasure over the recent events in their institution which they have blamed on the institution's management.

According to the Lagos State University Students' Union (LASUSU), the management has not been fair to the students by postponing their first semester examinations (which they were supposed to start on Monday, July 6), indefinitely.

LASU Students At War With School Mgt Again (PHOTOS)
Executives of the Lagos State University Students' Union during the briefing Photo: Damilare Okunola

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Speaking during a press briefing organised to brief the media at the Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM), Ikeja, Lagos on Monday afternoon, president of LASUSU, Wasiu Adeyemi noted that the management was not organised enough and had to make the students pay for their recklessness.

He 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.

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"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.

LASU Students At War With School Mgt Again (PHOTOS)
Students of the Lagos State University (LASU) singing aluta songs this afternoon Photo: Damilare Okunola

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 as the visitor to the university by giving a direction on 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.

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"It is in light, that the Lagos State University Students' Union hereby issue a 48-hour ultimatum to the management of the university, the state government and all parties involved, to resolve these lingering issues and do the needful and ensure students are called for examination on or before Thursday, 9th of July, 2015," he said.

The students had resumed earlier this year and were almost certain that the crisis in the institution was far from over as the crisis in the school was still lingering.


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