By Press Council
Following the peaceful election and resolution of dispute among aggrieved students,The management of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, has inaugurated the Student Union Government Executives and Student Representative Council for the 2022/2023 academic session.
The inauguration ceremony of the newly elected student leaders which had in attendance the institution top officials and students leaders was held at the North campus Assembly Hall of the institution.
The Rector of the institution, Prof. Kazeem Adekunle Adebiyi who was represented by his deputy, Mrs. Abiodun Olubunmi Olubamiwa, declared the swearing in ceremony. In his words, the Deputy declares
“I have the honour in my capacity as the Rector and the Chairman of the Board of Studies, of The Polytechnic, Ibadan declare open the swearing-in-ceremony for members of the Students’ Union Executive Council and Senate” for the 2022/2023 Academic session.
Furthermore, Adebiyi encouraged the newly elected student union government not to turn itself into a violent pressure group or be an alternative authority to the Management of the Institution rather be an avenue to articulate the interests and views of the Students on academic and welfare matters.
According to him,
”It is imperative to note that Students’ Union is not a vehicle for intimidating members of the public and fellow students. Student leadership must eschew political vendetta, internal wrangling and destructive youthful exuberance, which can tarnish our collective image. Students Unionism does not confer immunity on students or their representatives. Under no circumstance must student leaders take laws into their hands in the guise of “Aluta”. Note that every member of the Students’ Union Executive and Senate must abide by the matriculation oath. You are therefore subject to the authority of the Management and the Board of Studies. Also I enjoin you to ensure that your academic programme does not suffer at the expense of engaging in Union activities. While the Management will continue to work towards the development of the Institution, we will also welcome from you constructive contributions to the growth of the Institution and as partners in progress, it will not condone any act of gangsterism or dictation on the part of the students’ leaders. Management will support and assist your Union as appropriate”
Adebiyi implored them to be judicious and prudent in the utilization of their resources and expected them to make land mark projects that will live long after their stay this in the Institution.
He pledged that, the management will welcome good ideas from them, and to negotiate, dialogue and resolve issues through round table discussion.
He urged them to emulate good qualities of their past predecessors in ensuring that their administration sustains the peaceful trend, uphold the good image of the Institution and take her to greater height.
He thanked Oyo State Government under the indefatigable and resourceful leadership of Engr. Abiodun Oluseyi Makinde for his tremendous assistance to the Institution.
While delivering his speech, the President-elect, Comrade Oloyede Okiki Joshua, appreciated the entire students for electing them into office in order to act on their behalf and interest.
Oloyede stated that his administration will not only prioritise on student welfarism but also carry the management along in their decisions.
He tagged his administration with the name, ‘Era of Pragamatism’, which would proffer solutions to challenges with practical.
“We know the challenges that lies ahead, we’re aware of the limiting factors that are available to mar the progress of this administration. We have put God first in this administration and our resilience will break every factors that stand against us, our dedication will break every challenges that comes our way, and that’s the reason, we have chosen this era to be “Era of Pragmatism” i.e an era where every challenges would be met with a practical solution and concentration of administration on facts and not emotions” Oloyede stated.
President-elect however seeks for the support and cooperation of the management, stakeholders, student stakeholders and students to his administration and promised to execute his plans that he made during electoral processes.
Administration of oath was conducted for the newly elected students leaders by the Registrar, Mrs. Theresa Fawale who was represented by her deputy, Mrs. Abosede Ayoade.
The followings are the names and destinations of the Student Union Executives and Senate members for 2022/2023 academic session:
President – Oloyede Okiki
Vice President 1 – Akinola Sodiq
Vice President 2 – Adeniyi Victor Elijah
General Secretary – Wasiu Azeez Adewunmi
Treasurer – Marsh Iyanuoluwa Oluwatobiloba
Welfare Director – Wahab Kolade M’awal
Social Director 1 – Bashiru Abass Olaniyi
Auditor – Timothy James Biodun
PRO 1 – Bankole Mubarah Ishola
Sport Director – Odemakin Tahoo Daniel
Assistant General Secretary – Hamzat Amidat Olamide
PRO 2 – Akindele Segun David
Welfare Director 2 – Sanusi Opeyemi Zainab
The event which was fun filled and receptive had as side attraction a wonderful performance from from Music and technology department.