The Management of Osun State University led by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Labode Popoola, on Wednesday, 9th of June 2020 lifted the ban on student union activities in the University.
The long time ban was recently lifted in a meeting with the student leaders of the institution with the adoption of the constitution drafted by the past student leaders who are now alumni of the institution.
It would be recalled that ever since the inception of the University, there had not been central student union activities. The student union activities were largely restricted to the faculties.
Speaking on the lift of the ban on student unionism, the vice-chancellor stated that he was very glad to announce that the constitution of the student union had been approved as prepared by the student representatives and that the student leaders could now meet to elect their central officers.
“At this vital time within the historical past of our nation, we really feel that it is vitally necessary that scholar leaders ought to be allowed to affiliate freely inside the ambit of the legal guidelines in order that they’ll successfully characterize the yearnings of the generality of the scholars. “As leaders and representatives of the scholars, you could reveal exemplary character and management. Gone are the times of “we no go gree”. Professor Popoola admonished the scholars to successfully liaise with the administration to reinforce buy-in of the scholars for the a number of progressive programmes being promoted by the administration.
The student leaders that comprised the presidents of all schools had been all thrilled and grateful as they signed and adopted the structure.
The Vice-Chancellor later charged the Ag. Dean of Students Affairs, Dr. Oluseye Abiona to work with the Faculty Presidents on how the provisions of the Constitution would be implemented.