Authorities of the Lagos State University (LASU) have issued warning letters to 84 students in different departments for indecent dressing even as it disqualified a student from contesting the forthcoming students’ union election.
The decision of the management is contained in a statement from the Centre for Information, Press and Public Relations (CIPPR) made available to Daily Sun disclosed that the Students Affairs Division (DSA) of LASU issued the warning letters to the 84 students for flouting the dress code of the institution.
A breakdown revealed that eight of the affected students are in the final year, three in 300 level, 20 in 200 level and 43 in 100 level.
Details of the students sanctioned showed that Faculty of Management Sciences to the list with 24 students, followed by Faculty of Arts with 18, Sciences 16, Social Sciences and Education recorded 11 students each and School of Communication has four students.
‘’The students have been magnanimously pardoned by the university authority and were warned to desist from the act of indecent dressing, henceforth or face disciplinary action, the CIPPR statement noted’’.
In a related development, the LASU management has disqualified one of the contestants from the Lagos State University Students Union (LASUSU) presidential race. The action Daily Sun gathered is generating ripples.
Yusuf Omotola, a 300 level Economic Education Department, a presidential candidate in the students union was disqualified by the students’ affairs division for concealing his suspension at Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka.
The statement alleged that Omotola was suspended from the college on allegation of breach of peace and cultism in 2012 stressing ‘’there is no documentary evidence to prove that he has been cleared of this allegation or that his suspension from FCE Technical, Akoka has been vacated’’.
‘’Mr. YUSUFF, Wasiu Omotola was given several opportunities to redeem himself by voluntarily and honourably opting out of the LASUSU presidential race. However, such magnanimous entreaties were met with utter disdain and unbridled arrogance.
‘’It is on record that Mr. YUSUFF, Wasiu Omotola flagrantly refused to complete the security background check form made available to all contestants in the LASUSU general election race, DSA office noted.’’
The statement explained that in consonance with LASU management’s policy of zero tolerance to cultism and other forms of gangterism, the presidential aspirant, stands disqualified pending when he can provide documentary evidence that the allegation against him is false.
When Daily Sun called his mobile line five time, Omotola did not respond.