University of Lagos, UNILAG inaugurates Students Disciplinary Board.
A society without discipline cannot pursue its core business. The University is not different from any such society and we are happy to have this opportunity to play a part in efforts aimed at ensuring that discipline is entrenched in our students.
Authorities of the University of Lagos have inaugurated an eight-member Students Disciplinary Board. The Chairman is Professor E.O. Omolehinwa of the Department of Accounting while the Secretary is Mr. O.A. Omotola of the Students’ Affairs Division.
Other members of the Board are: Professor (Mrs.) A. Atsenuwa (Department of Public Law), Professor O.A. Falaiye (Department of Philosophy), Professor (Mrs.) J. Okpuzor (Department of Cell Biology & Genetics), Dr. (Mrs.) G.A. Ayoola (Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry), Dr. S.A. Oladipo (Department of Educational Administration) and Abdul Adefolarin (a student of the Department of Insurance appointed as the representative of the Student Body).
Speaking at the Inauguration Ceremony held on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Rahamon A. Bello, FAEng thanked the members for agreeing to serve on the Board and charged them to start work immediately by clearing out the outstanding cases of student indiscipline ahead of the planned restoration of full student unionism in the University.
According to the Vice-Chancellor, the recent upward increase of indiscipline on the University campus led to the re-constitution of this Board, the University Management cannot afford to fold its hand and look on while students take the laws into their hand as an environment without discipline encourages total breakdown of law and order.
In response, the Chairman of the Board, Professor Omolehinwa thanked the Vice-Chancellor for the appointment and reconstitution of the Board. His words, “A society without discipline cannot pursue its core business. The University is not different from any such society and we are happy to have this opportunity to play a part in efforts aimed at ensuring that discipline is entrenched in our students.
Professor Omolehinwa assured the University Management of the Committee’s readiness to commence work immediately and administer the laws as it relate to the students, fairly and objectively.