The management of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko (AAUA) and the students union -led by AAUASU President, Comrade Ogunsanmi Kolade (Multiple)- hosted the caretakers and landlords within the host community to discuss lingering issues on housing, accommodation and welfare of students amid resumption.
The meeting, held on October 24, was witnessed by the University management representatives, led by the Dean of Students’ Affairs, Prof Akanbi and some members of the Caretakers’ Association and landlords, led by the Chairman of the Association, Mr Olanrewaju.
While addressing issues and solutions amid the purpose of the meeting, it was revealed to the management by the Chairman of the Association of caretakers’ that the inexistence of a central landlords association within the environment contributed to the unequal decision to evaluate the activities of landlords.
However, the school management highlighted the importance of synergy between the management. Also, registration of all landlords and their hostel with the Students’ Affairs division/Students’ Union for proper monitoring was mentioned.
The management further pleaded with the association to consider relieving students of house rents accrued during the strike in the economic situation, while necessitating the provision of basic amenities for the student occupants.
It was also revealed to the management by the Chairman of the Caretakers’ Association and other members at the conclusion of the meeting that the attitude of students towards their landlords should also be looked into and addressed after the union mentioned some hostile policies that the students go through.
The meeting ended in a unanimous agreement to reschedule the discussion for proper resolution.