—OAU : Water Scarcity and Black Out Hits Oau Community despite the Examination Period
—Students shows dissatisfaction towards the rule of the varsity management
YBTC News—Students of the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife has displeasure over the current state and welfare of the varsity despite the commencement of the 2017/2018 examination.
The Students in separate interview with YBTCNEWS who told our correspondent that it has always been the major practice and the norms of the Varsity to make the community unbearable for students even when they are well aware that students needs to prepare for their exams.
Speaking with a student, Oyinkansola Mariam, she said “this has always been the custom and traditions of the school management to take the light and water during the examination period. We struggle to take our bathe to the exam hall because there is unavailability of water and I missed my special elective exam because I wasn’t able to communicate with my other counterparts because my phone has been dead as a result of the total blackout ”
“The school management should be able to do something to the issue so as to guide against mass failure. I can only read and assimilate in the night but for some days now have not been able to read because of the light ” she added
Speaking with another student, Ojo Gbenga, he said ” the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) are doing there own while the school management is also doing theirs. They should please allow us to graduate and not make us have extra year because of all this issues happening. I don’t even understand what is going on again”
“The rule of the varsity management is beyond what we expect and they can’t be questioned because we don’t want them to block our portals” he added
Also speaking with another student, who pleaded anonymity because he doesn’t want his name to be in print, has said all this things happening is as a result of the absence of the Student Union Government. If there were to be a student Union all this won’t be happening.
“The management are the ones ruling themselves and taking decisions without looking at how it can affect the students and jeopardize the future of their students ” he added
Efforts to get the managements reaction proved abortive as their lines were not reachable as at the time of filing this report
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