Student Activist’s Graduation
Olorunfemi Adeyeye, a student activist, has successfully graduated from the University of Lagos after a challenging journey that spanned seven years. Adeyeye’s graduation is noteworthy considering his suspension in 2016 for leading a mass protest against the inadequate infrastructure on campus.
Protest for Improved Conditions
Adeyeye, in an interview with The PUNCH, recalled the events of April 6, 7, and 8, 2016, when he and fellow student activists organized protests to draw attention to the deplorable living and learning conditions at the University of Lagos. The protests specifically highlighted issues such as poor electricity and water supplies, which forced students to resort to buying sachet water for bathing purposes on campus.
Suspension and Controversial Offense
Adeyeye explained that the suspension he faced was based on an offense that was not outlined in the University of Lagos’ handbook at the time. He alleged that the offense was added to the 2016-2017 handbook without proper justification or precedence, leading to his suspension. This incident raises questions about the university’s disciplinary policies and the treatment of student activists advocating for better campus conditions.
Olorunfemi Adeyeye’s graduation after a seven-year journey serves as a testament to his resilience in the face of adversity. His involvement in leading protests against poor infrastructure at the University of Lagos sheds light on the challenges faced by students and raises important questions about the institution’s handling of student activism and disciplinary actions.