The Vice Chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba-Akoko, AAUA, Professor Olugbenga Ebenezer Ige, has shed light into some issues concerning the University.
In an interview with student journalists, Professor Ige spoke on issues bordering ID card production, University main gate and no registration, no examination policy.
Eye balls have been raised, tongues have been restless over the main gate that has remained closed for over eight months.
Students have also complained about the late production of ID cards.
Identity card production
On the issue of identity card production, Prof Ige promised that the procurement and production has started and students will start collecting their ID cards anytime soon.
“For 2019/2020 the Identity card for students were delivered, but it came a little bit late. But for 2020/2021 I have directed that the procurement and production for ID card should start immediately.
“Now, we are starting with 100 level students, I have sent the directive to the Director of ICTAC, to gather their data to produce for 100 level students. Immediately after that they would go to returning students. I can assure, ID cards would come at the right time.
“You know a lot of people come to campus and perpetrate many crimes and they leave. And we must be able to identify our students. 100 level students will start collecting their ID cards.”
The gate will remain permanently closed
The University’s main gate was locked after the January 23 accident that claimed the lives of students and residents of Akungba-Akoko.
To prevent any future casualty, the Vice Chancellor said the main gate will remain permanently closed.
“It will remain permanently closed to prevent accidents. We are working on the alternative. Government has already sent people to check the road. Apart from that government has also approved that the road be dualised the new road from the petrol station to our Senate Building to move activities away from the big gate to where our University is situated.
“You will notice that for the past months that we have closed the gate, we have not had any casualty. Our primary objective is to make sure that our students are safe.”
No registration, no examination
Professor Ige said the no registration, no examination policy is to bring the University back on track.
“Any students that has not registered will not be allowed to write examination, because you will come to the examination hall with your clearance.
“The examination clearance is a way to bring our University back to track, to the tradition of what happens in other universities.”
The University PRO, Mr Akinpelumi said a media panel will be organised with the Vice Chancellor.