By Habeebullahi Abdulwasiu
The students’ union body of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba (AAUA), organised a walk against social vices and other anomalies on campus.
The walk which was held last Monday was organised as part of the activities for Students’ Union Week with the theme “Walk Against Social Vices.”
In a chat with the Chairman of the planning committee, Comrade Oyedokun Ayodele, the walk was aimed at correcting the abnormalities that were hitting deep into the society especially on campuses.
He maintained that it was also part of efforts to support the security unit in fighting social vices in university.
Comrade Oyedokun said “The students’ union is playing a vital role; they have given their support to the security unit to fight any form of social vices. As a good student, you must dress well, you must say no to drugs, raping and any other forms of social vices.”
He added: “We are trying to tell the whole world that we are saying no to indecent dressing both within and outside the campus. We believe some people have been convinced enough that they should say no to social vices.”
On his own part, students’ union president of the institution, Comrade Samuel Adesomoju (Sampraise) expressed his displeasure over the increasing rate of indecent dressing among students of the University.
“I feel sad when I see some students dress in clothes showing their nakedness, and trousers that are half torn. But I think this rally would be of good impact on them.”
He also lamented that the previous union administration has not been able to hold such an event for the past four years.
“The past administration has not been able to organise this kind of event for the past four years but we are starting it gradually and bringing it on board again. We so much believe in our capacity and our ability, and we believe that we are going higher,” the union president said.
Comrade Samuel further assured the entire students to expect more from his administration before his tenure run out.
Oseni Omotola, a 300 level student of the Department of Animal and Environmental Biology, praised the students Union for coming up with such idea that would curb social vices.
She said, “The harassment by the security on campus on the students as regards indecent dressing is appalling and I must sincerely commend them for coming up with such brilliant idea.”
Another student, Adesola Ikulajolu, a 300L student of Mass Communication said the walk came at the needed time.
Ikulajolu maintained that the students needed to be aware of the various social vices and be able to shun them.
“This is the best time for this kind of walk because the students really need it. It will allow every student to be careful and cautious about several things that are not good in society.”
“By this walk organised by the students’ union, the University community will be safer. Prostitution, exam malpractice, indecent dressing among others will stop,” Ikulajolu noted.