By Joy-Goodness Owoola
On the 15th of April, 2019, there was a peaceful protest in Ikole campus on the matters arising in the University.
In attendance was the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Soremekun, UCJ FUOYE gathered.
Concerns raised at the protest bordered on the issue of the ATM stand, inadequate medical facilities, display of results on portal, poor and inadequate furniture in the classrooms, nonavailability of transport system into the school among others.
Speaking to UCJ FUOYE, an 100 level student identified as Tochukwu Praise complained about the inadequate buildings in the school.
Also, an 100 level student identified as Adefila Tobi complained about the lack of street lights for security reasons in the campus’ hostel.
Due to the complaints raised, a meeting with the VC was scheduled on the 16th April, 2019 with the SUG Executives, Faculty representatives and other stakeholders.
Speaking on the issue of the sport complex, at the meeting, the Director of sport said that the erection of the sport complex in Ikole campus will commence on the 23rd April, 2019.
Also, the contractor in charge of the construction of the makeshift classrooms spoke via the VC’ phone.
He said “the building of the makeshift classroom will commence on the 23rd April, 2019”.
The Director of ICT, Mr Adeboye, also gave a report concerning the lack of Wi-Fi in the school.
He said the Globalcom Telecommunications will commence the installation of campus-wide Wi-Fi on the 23rd April, 2019.
However, he said it will take them 12 days to finish the installation.
Furthermore, the Vice Chancellor said the FUOYE Guest House will soon be completed and will be ready to be utilized by the students of Hospitality and Tourism Management.
He added that the school will recruit about 200 staff with 80% in the academic sector.
Concluding the meeting, the list of students who have paid the sundry fees was collated.
In total the Vice Chancellor said around “15,000 students haven’t paid their sundry fees”.
He explained that for development and “every privilege, there’s a corresponding responsibility attached to it”. Therefore, he urged the students to pay their sundry fees for availability of funds.
He also suggested that a stakeholders’ meeting should take place every last Friday of the month to thrash out issues.
The meeting ended peacefully and successfully around 3:12pm.