Authorities of the Lagos State University, Ojo, on Friday announced indefinite postponement of the inauguration of the institution’s newly-elected students union executive council.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that LASU had on January 20 conducted an e-voting poll for its students’ union.
The inauguration could not hold due to the three-week closure of the institution following a violent student protest on January 23 over hike in fees.
Prof. Kabir Akinyemi, Dean of Students Affairs, told NAN that the protest affected the inauguration of the executive council.
“The inauguration can only be done when academic activities have been fully restored,” he said.
Akinyemi said the clamour for the inauguration of the union executive by some final year students was unrealistic, saying it will not be done final batch of students resumed.
He said, “We cannot allow the elected students for the executive seats of the union to gain entrance into the campus because they are not final year students.
“For now school has not re-opened for their batch.
“The management will only consider the inauguration when the final batch resumes for security purposes.”
He advised the past executive members of the union, who would soon graduate, to attend the handing over ceremony.
Akinyemi also urged students to stay away from trouble to enjoy a hitch-free academic session.
NAN also reports that LASU re-opened for its final year students on February 24 to enable them to commence their final examinations.
The 2013/2014 newly-admitted students had also been directed to resume on March 10, while the returning students will resume on April 1. (NAN)
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