‘The Bye-law Must Be Made Available to The Students’ – COHI Tells UNILAG

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It would be recalled that the management of UNILAG had suspended activities of the MSSN and dissolved its executives on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 over internal crisis in the society.

The Council of Higher Institutions (COHI) has therefore advised the authorities of Institution to prevent chaos during the congress expected to hold on Thursday.

The proposed day for the congress was fixed after a protest by the students over the suspension of activities of the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN), UNILAG branch by the institution’s authorities.

Apart from suspending the activities of the Society, the university authorities also asked the executives to hand over all office keys and assets belonging to the Society to their staff advisers.

Subsequently, a committee was set up to review the Society’s bye-law and decide on the mode of electing new executives.

Though, the committee was supposed to submit its report for election of new executives to hold in January, it failed.

Reacting to the development, COHI Co-ordinator, Abdul-Wasiu Fasanya, accused the review committee of not being transparent in their processes, Daily Times reported.

According to him, the committee should make available, copies of the reviewed bye-law for public consumption before the congress for evaluation by members.

He said, “We have been monitoring activities on the university campus and it is discouraging that the committee that was set up to review the bye-law is not open enough. Such a committee is not expected to operate in secret. It will shock you to know that up till this moment, a copy or section of the reviewed bye-law has not been made accessible to students.

“We just hope that this is not a delay tactic or intention not to return MSSN activities on time, because how do you expect the students not to have access to the constitution they are to deliberate upon and operate with? We appeal to the Dean Student Affairs’ to make available in print, the aspect that was reviewed in the constitution to avoid confusion and likely chaos during the congress.

“We wish to remind the school authorities that the bye-law must be made available to the students because one of the major reasons for demanding a new review was that the bye- law reviewed by former executives and accepted by a majority of the students at the last congress was rejected by the school authority with the claim that it was not made available to the students before the congress.”

Source : Daily Times

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