It has come to the knowledge of the Division of Student Affairs of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) that some students of this University have been trying to misinform the generality of students of the University by inciting the students that “OAU Awo Hall Porters beat a student with pipes to point of injury”. We wish to inform all students that the Division of Student Affairs of the University has investigated the matter and discovered that the information is untrue.
It is important for the Division of Student Affairs to inform all students that our investigation revealed that the student (Sumbade Saudiq) who wanted to forcefully gain entrance into Awolowo Hall of Residence without presenting his identity card when the Porter requested him to do so, abused, insulted and assaulted the Porter on duty. The student who demonstrated an unruly behavior was subsequently taken to the Security QRS Unit of the University for interrogation. Students are to note that recently, some people, who disguised as students have succeeded in stealing laptops and cell phones belonging to students in many Halls of Residence in the University. Consequently, Hall Porters have been mandated to be much more vigilant in the discharge of their official responsibilities.
The Division of Student Affairs wishes to make it abundantly clear that the rules and regulations guiding the conduct of students in the Halls of Residence are sacrosanct. All students are advised to comply with the rules and regulations because it is in their best interest to do so. Students are also advised to note that the Porters in the various Halls of Residence are not only workers of the University who are charged with the responsibilities of ensuring their welfare, among which are ensuring security of lives and properties but also standing in loco-parentis to students.
In view of the above, all students are enjoined to disregard the misinformation and continue with their normal academic activities.
The Division of Student Affairs wishes all students the best of luck in their just concluded 2019/2020 Harmattan Semester examinations.