The Ondo State Campus Monitoring Committee of the National Association of University Students (NAUS) writes to the management of the Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, Okitipupa (OAUSTECH) over the increasing rate of insecurities affecting the students populace.
The committee expresses their heartfelt concern about the welfarism of the entire OAUSTECH Students.
They seek to work with management to ensure all necessary measures to Combat insecurities among students within the campus are achieved.
Read their message below:
OPEN LETTER TO OAUSTECH MANAGEMENT
Alutarized greetings to the Management of the best University of Science and Technology in Nigeria. It is with deep and humane concern that the Ondo State Campus Monitoring Committee of the National Association of University Students write the tenacious Management of the leading citadel of learning.The news of the immunity on the rampage has been brought to our notice and it is imperative that the management of OAUSTECH be summoned to action as regards the ongoing malady. We are tired of the management feeling complacent as regards the safety of students on campus. The primary duty of any school management is to ensure the safety of lives and properties of the students both on-campus and off-campus, it must be blatantly spelled out that the management has failed in enforcing security.
In our recent meeting with the Ondo State Commissioner of Police who was ably represented by his deputy and the PPRO, Officials of the NAUS CMC Ondo State discussed overall security concerns of the University Students of the Sunshine State, proposals were made including dispatching of a special police department or unit to actively conquer security issues affecting Students of our Campuses, orienting Students on general security protocols, training and supporting Students’ securities operating among the Students, speedily prosecuting perpetrators of social vices and crimes against our Students and Campuses, actively combating and discouraging cultism in our Campuses, etc. Since the meeting till now, more security concerns have emanated from Students, especially students of Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology(OAUSTECH) than other Campuses, issues even necessitating a two weeks break issued by the institution management.
The Ondo State Campus Monitoring Committee, the apex decision making body for all Students from the University Cadre, is determined to defend and serve the Students populace of all our Campuses within the Sunshine State, we receive with displeasure the sardonic news of the deteriorating security situation in OAUSTECH, which has even necessitated a two weeks break by the Management to seek and implement solutions to curb the insecurities in the university and Students’ residences after a solidarity movement was called for by the Students against incessant robbery and rape of Students by Unknown menacing individuals lurking freely.
The Ondo State Campus Monitoring Committee hereby declares her willingness to collaborate with all relevant stakeholders and parties to University Education and Security Agencies in seeking and implementing all necessary measures to combating insecurities among our Students’ residences and Campuses and, sequel to this, we hereby urge the OAUSTECH Management as well as the Management of all our Campuses to cooperate and effectively liaise with NAUS, our SUGs, the government, Security Agencies, Stakeholders and concerned parties or individuals to jointly mitigate against the degenerating security situations facing our Students and Campuses within the Sunshine State.
A summon to action and a beckoning to safety alarm is been sounded by the NAUS CMC ONDO STATE to OAUSTECH management as we look forward to receive positive action by them We reassure the victims of these incursions that the perpetrators will be brought to book and justice shall prevail.
VIVA ALUTA, VICTORIA ASCERTA!!!
Joel O. Taiwo
Chairman, NAUS CMC ONDO STATE
Olasupo O. Mubarak
Secretary General, NAUS CMC ONDO STATE
Cc: Ondo State Government
The Commissioner of Police, ONDO STATE
The Commissioner of Education, ONDO STATE
Department of State Security ONDO STATE
NAUS CMC ONDO STATE
All University Vice Chancellors ONDO STATE
All University Registrars, ONDO STATE.