The President of the University of Ibadan Students’ Union, Mr. Ojo Aderemi, has said that the Union will uphold the resolution of its last Congress which states that no examination will be written without students getting their valid school identity cards.
The President of the Union made this known at a Press Conference which witnessed the presence of members of the Union of Campus Journalists, University of Ibadan, at the Students’ Representative Council chambers, on 17th May, 2017.
According to him, the resolution of the Congress has been clearly made known and it would be unconstitutional for him to act against the rule of the Congress, which is the highest decision making body of the Union.
“The stance of the SU has been made known by the Congress. No ID card, no exam……. It is a duty, in fact disciplinary action can be taken against me, if I do not follow the resolution of the Congress“, Ojo said.
In the Press release read by the President and made available to Pressmen, the Union sees the delay in ID cards production and distribution as an issue ‘quite preposterous’, especially ‘for an institution that prides herself as the consistent best in Nigeria’.
This delay, the Union said is against the rules of the Student Information Handbook, “which states in page 20 (dealing with “Identity Card”) that ” each registered student of the University, upon payment of a prescribed fee, is issued with [sic] an official Student Identity Card valid one session only, or as may be indicated on the card.”
Mr. Ojo, while reading the content of the release said that although information from the Administration remains that the ID card production shall take place between the second week of June and the second week of July, the Union shall not agree to this, as the University Management is known for sanctioning students without delay, as such, this must be done without delay too.
“…..all students must receive their valid University of Ibadan Student Identity Card, before First Semester Examinations commence, which was the position of the Congress held Saturday, the 22nd April, 2017 and the position of the University Management itself in its Bulletin issue No 3951 dated the 27th April, 2017”, the statement reads partly.
Mr. Ojo mentioned that the “No ID card, no exam” resolution was not made by him but the Congress, adding that a Congress will soon be called and Uites shall decide if the resolution should still hold or be reversed.