- Invite Vice chancellor to partake of meal
By Charles Adegbite
STUDENTS of the University of Ibadan (UI) have defied the school management by camping outside the school gate and cooking food at the institution’s gate.
The students were directed to vacate campus on or before 4:00pm on Tuesday following a two-day protest.
But, the management urged those who have parents and relations outside Oyo State to stay overnight. As at Wednesday evening, some students said they were still on campus and decided to organise communal cooking.
Students took to social media yesterday where they posted several pictures of the cooking session. In a hilarious post, the students invited Vice Chancellor, Prof. Abel Idowu Olayinka to partake in the meal.
One of them wrote: “Since the school management told us to vacate the halls of residence for staging a peaceful protest against the rustication of a student (Mote)…because he participated in a peaceful protest in one of the halls (Independence Hall) and poor state of electric and water supply, UItes have also decided to stay back in school. We don’t have any plan of going anywhere!
“In fact, we are currently at the school gate where we are actually cooking something really delicious … Tell the vice chancellor to join us, there’s always love in sharing,…you are also invited!”
While the protest lasted on Tuesday, students, who expressed their dissatisfaction over poor electricity and water supply in the university and alleged rustication of a Petroleum Engineering student, Mr. Tunji Epeti Michael, locked the varsity gate, sang and beat drum to air their views.
They prevented lectures from holding, hindered free vehicular movement by blocking the roads in the campus, but ensured they did not engage in violence.