Yabatech Lifts Ban On SUG

Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) has eventually lifted the ban imposed on Student Unionism since March 10, 2015, as a result of the crisis that erupted during the conduct of the 2014/2015 students’ union election which led to a total breakdown of law and order in the campus by students.

Since six years ago that the ban has been imposed, students of the institution have been lobbying for the reinstatement of the union both locally and nationally.

During the courtesy visit of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) led by its Chairman, Comrade Busari Abiola to YABATECH Rector Engr. Obafemi Omokungbe when he just assumed office, NANS canvassed for the return of SUG in YABATECH, and Rector told them that his administration is putting every hand on deck to restore SUG in the College and the process is at advanced stage.

Recently, YABATECH Council Chairman, Prince Lateef Fagbemi SAN assured the students during a live radio interactive program, that the suspension placed on SUG would be lifted after certain conditions are met.

The promise by both Rector and Council Chairman has eventually been fulfilled. Immediately the news was broke to students, there have been jubilating galore and they can no longer wait to see the union functioning on the campus again.

Speaking with the Dean, Student Affairs, TPL R.O. Balogun noted that immediately the ban was lifted by management, a student committee comprised of representatives from each school in the College was formed to review the SUG constitution, the review has been completed and submitted to management and it has been approved.

The activities of having the new SUG executives are in top gear, the management has constituted an electoral body headed by Dr. M.A Adebakin, a Chief Lecturer to supervise students’ union election slated for Thursday, October 14, 2021, in which 20 offices have been listed to be occupied by a candidate with the highest vote. The election guidelines, code of conduct, and timetable have been made available for students by the committee for the smooth conduct of the election.

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