As a young student that just gained admission into the university, one of the things you look forward to is the convocation ceremony and the annual final year log out week. It’s a thing of joy and pride to see yourself wearing a white shirt that will be signed on by your friends and family even people with whom you have no relation. Usually, that day is when everyone is happy and hoping for a new life ahead.
Going a year backward from now, Class ’19 had their sign-out week and it was merry until someone got shot. There was a stampede inside the school which led to many students being injured. As a result of this incident, the student management sat down and decided to ban the log-out week activities. Justified or not? No one cared. Safety was paramount and therefore forced the decision to be made.
Fast-forward to now, the year is coming to an end and it’s that time of the year for the log-out activities but it won’t happen because of the ban placed by the school management on such activities.
“Class 20 has never enjoyed anything since we have been admitted to the University, the SUG was suspended when it was our turn to contest. Now we would not have the chance to log out”, a class ’20 student complained at having to suffer the punishment of the previous set.
“The last time the school had a convocation ceremony was when we were in 100 level and till now, there has been no other ome. Let’s not forget that we don’t have a vice-chancellor but just an acting vice-chancellor. Constitutionally, an acting vice-chancellor cannot hold a convocation ceremony”, stated by another student.
After so many agitations and plead the Dean of Student Affairs has told the Committee of Reps to submit a proposal for a one-day log-out activities. What would be the decision of the management? Members of Class ’20 LAUTECH awaits the decision of the management.
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