Two years after banning the University of Ibadan student union government, the Senate of the premier University has suspended the ban and gave them the liberty to commence their usual activities.
Prof. I. A. Abiona, the Dean of students affairs of the University, made the during the school senate meeting on Friday, August 30, which was honoured.
The ban lift would give the student body the privilege to conduct their election for the 2018/2019 academic session.
The ban was placed on the union on May 30, 2017, by the institution senate for protesting because of the delay in receiving their digital identity card.
While appealing for the ban suspension, the DSA revealed that over 140 students involved in the protest had been dwelt with by the students’ disciplinary committee and they have shown repentance and willing to obey the rules and regulations governing the affairs of the University.
Prof. Abiona also promised that the Student Affairs Division supervise the SUG to ensure a meaningful leadership of students are elected “by raising the bar of eligibility, organisation of the pre-election workshop and post-election leadership retreat for winners.”