Unilag i.e University of Lagos is one of the top universities in Nigeria and if you’ve not been been living under the rock, you must have heard about the recent protest which led to the school authority suspending activities in School and thereby sending all students parking from their different hall of residence.
We gathered that the protest which was led by ULSU i.e Unilag Student Union was as a result of lack of Electricity Supply, Water, Mass Failure of GST and Accommodation issue.
However, after two weeks of suspension of School Activities, Unilag senate held an emergency meeting on Friday, April 22 2016 to address the issue at hand. After the deliberation, the school released a statement which read thus;
UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS SENATE DECISIONS ON APRIL 2016 STUDENTS’ PROTESTS Senate, at its emergency meeting of Friday, April 22, 2016 considered the Report of the Investigative Panel as well as the recommendations from the Committee of Provost and Deans on same and directed that, in view of the violent and disruptive nature of the protest:
a. The University of Lagos Student Union (ULSU) Constitution should be suspended until further notice
b. The ULSU Executive and the Student Legislative Council should be dissolved forthwith.
c. Faculty and Departmental Associations should work with the University Management through the Students’ Affairs Division in the interim.
d. ULSU Constitution should be reviewed to include conflict resolution mechanisms such as establishment of Judicial Arm and Financial Guidelines, which shall be the prelude to subsequent elections into ULSU offices.
e. The University shall re-open for full academic activities on May 2, 2016 and the first semester 2015/2016 session examinations shall commence on May 9, 2016. Returning students must sign an undertaking to be of good behaviour which must be properly endorsed by their parents/guardians.
f. Locking of the University gates or invasion of any facility during any protest is hereby prohibited. Students that violate this regulation shall be expelled forthwith from the University. Students are reminded that the award of degree of the University of Lagos is made to persons who are found to be worthy in “learning and character”.
RESUMPTION OF ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS
The University Senate at its emergency meeting held on Friday, 22nd April, 2016 has directed that full academic activities should resume on Monday, 2nd May, 2016. In preparation for the resumption, students are expected to adhere strictly to the following guidelines:
• Visit the University website www.unilag.edu.ng and download the Undertaking and Indemnity Form. • Students are to complete the Undertaking Form and get it notarized.
• Parents and Guardians are to complete the Parents Indemnity Form.
• Completed Undertaking Form which must be notarized and Parent’s Indemnity Form should be submitted at the various Departments and a clearance obtained. The clearance would be required to gain access into examination halls.
• Students accommodated in halls of residence are to obtain a clearance from the Departmental Officer which must be presented at the halls of residence to gain access into their rooms from Monday, 2nd May, 2016.
• Students are expected to visit the University website from Friday, 22nd April, 2016 and complete the clearance process on or before Monday, 2nd May, 2016.
• Examinations would commence from 9th May, 2016. Consequently, students are expected to generate their examination dockets and ensure it is duly endorsed by their Course Advisers between Monday, 25th April and Monday, 2nd May, 2016.
• No student would be readmitted without completing the above process. The University would endeavour to provide electricity in the various halls of residence between the hours of 7.00 pm and 7.00 am daily. The boreholes in the hostels would continue to provide water supply to the hostels until normal supply from the Lagos State Water Corporation resumes. Examination commences on Monday, 9th May, 2016. Students are to confirm their examination time-table from the various Faculties/Departments.
Signed Dr. (Mrs.) Taiwo F. Ipaye, FNIM Registrar & Secretary to Senate