UNILAG recalls suspended student activist, Adeyeye Olorunfemi

The University of Lagos (UNILAG) has recalled Adeyeye Olorunfemi, a student of the institution who bagged four-semester suspension from the university authorities back in 2016. But has been asked to face another disciplinary panel.

Adeyeye, a student of the department of building, alongside some students’ union leaders, was suspended for participating in a students protest of April 6 and 8, 2016.

Those protests led to the school being shut and the indefinite suspension of the students’ union body.

Adeyeye was also accused of criticising the leadership of the institution on their inability to manage situations as “democrats” in an article tilted: The Senate of the University of Lagos; a Conglomeration of Academic Ignorami, which he published on social media platforms.

In the reinstatement letter addressed to Adeyeye, dated September 20 and signed by the director of academic affairs, Aderonke Asiwaju, the management, after a meeting on September 17, ordered his reinstatement.

“Having served out the four semesters (2nd semester 2015/2016, 1st and 2nd semesters 2016/2017 and 1st semester 2017/2018 sessions) of rustication imposed on you by the Students’ Disciplinary Board on social misconduct, you are now cleared for re-admission in to the university with effect from 2nd semester 2017/2018 session.”

“You are therefore warned in your own interests to desist from such acts of misconduct for the rest of the duration of your studentship,” the letter highlighted.

However, in another letter dated September 24, the student activist was invited to appear before the students’ disciplinary board on October 9 over alleged acts of misconduct carried out during the period of the rustication.

While citing the acts of misconduct, the school accused Adeyeye of leading a team tagged ‘SAVE UNILAG COALITION’ comprising of students from the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) into the school campus to disrupt the activities of the office of the dean of student affairs on March 31, 2016.

“On January 24, 2017, he gained entrance in to the 2017 convocation ceremonies and disrupted proceedings in a bid to seize the mace,” the school alleged.

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