LASU crisis may rob 100-level law students of a session
AS the face-off between the Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. John Obafunwa and staff unions of the institution lingers, academic and administrative activities on the troubled institution are beginning to suffer immensely.
The latest to be bogged down by the lingering crisis, which has seen the Obafunwa and the school’s registrar banished from the campus since March this year, are 100-Level law students, who may miss an academic session as they are yet to be enrolled for the programme.
This came to light when the Lagos State University Students Union recently called on Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, to put an end to the fracas, which is threatening to get out of hand.
Fatai, who said that the union was in support of the protest by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Zone D, on August 20, to put pressure on Ambode to end the crisis, pointed out that last week’s protest at the Ojo campus of the school was not targeted at neither the school authorities nor staff unions.
Presently, the 100-Level law students have not been enrolled because the documents for their accreditation had been locked in the administrative block.
There is also a case of mass failure in all the departments because the Senate could not sit on students results,” he said. “All we want is the re-opening of the Senate chambers and the administrative block, as the continuous lock of the building is affecting the students both academically and administratively,” he said.
Commenting further on NANS involvement in the protest, the LASU student’s spokesperson said, “NANS intervened to call on the governor to take action, and not to attack the staff unions. So, their action should not be misinterpreted. “LASUSU is a sister union under the umbrella of NANS Zone D, including 21 other institutions within the geographical location.
So, its intervention to lift our plight was just. The crisis in LASU has been on ground for the past six months, and the governor has been in office now for three months. The students, therefore, expect the governor to take a decision to end the rift,’’ he stated.