The University of Ibadan (UI), according to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), has lifted the ban on the activities of its Students’ Union Government (SUG), following a decision reached by the institution’s Senate which is coming after two year it was imposed.
During the Senate meeting of August 30, 2019, Prof. I.A. Abiona, Dean of Student Affairs, made a passionate appeal for the ban to be lifted to allow for the conduct of elections of the student body during the 2018/2019 session.
It is recalled that the institution’s Senate had in 2017 suspended the activities of the students’ union until further notice following a protest over the delay in the issuance of digitised identity cards.
“140 persons were tried in connection with the protest by the students’ disciplinary committee with some receiving sanctions while others were acquitted.
“The Student Affairs Division will ensure that a purposeful leadership of students emerges by raising the bar of eligibility, organisation of pre-election workshop and post-election leadership retreat for winners,” the Dean assured.