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UNIOSUN management explains why it asked students to travel to Edo without their phones

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Based mostly on the complaints in some quarters that the Division of Geological Sciences of the Osun State College (UNIOSUN) insisted that college students of the Division of Geological Sciences begin a discipline journey to Igarra, Edo State with out their telephones in the midst of insecurity, the establishment’s administration has come out to clarify that it has cancelled the journey.

In accordance with a press release by the establishment’s Public Relations Officer, Ademola Adesoji, and made accessible to DAILY POST, the college administration as a result of agitations from the scholars and the truth of insecurity within the nation needed to cancel the examine journey and authorized that the scholars go forward with the speculation and in addition search a safer place to do their discipline work.

He said that the college’s dedication to the wellbeing and security of its college students has made it to repeatedly postpone the Mapping Method core course that each 300 degree pupil of the Division of Geological Science should do.

In his phrases, “Throughout this course, the scholars must embark on a visit to a particular place the place they are going to be taught the core apply of their work and one of many locations that almost all universities in Nigeria that provide Geology as a course go to no less than annually is Igarra in Edo State.

“Not too long ago the administration of the College met with the safety workforce and the Division of Geological Sciences on methods to go in regards to the course to make sure the scholars’ security. Throughout the assembly, the varsity’s safety suggested the administration that the one approach they will embark on the examine journey safely is for the scholars and the lecturers to work collectively as a workforce which meant the safety workforce and solely the chief of the workforce could have entry to at least one or two utility telephones which will probably be tracked for security functions.

“All of us perceive that it is vitally straightforward for college kids to journey and be sharing their particulars with strangers which could be a supply of knowledge for kidnappers and can be utilized in opposition to them.

“As we converse, greater than 4 Universities providing Geology are at the moment in Igarra finishing up fieldwork train as a part of the requirement of the Senate of the College, Nationwide Universities Fee (NYC) and Council of Nigerian Mining Engineers and Geoscientist (COMEG) earlier than commencement.”

Corroborating, the Chief Press Secretary to the Osun State Governor, Ismail Omipidan in a press release obtained by DAILY POST said that the proposed examine tour of the Geology Division of UNIOSUN has simply been placed on maintain.

Whereas thanking events that confirmed concern, Omipidan disclosed that info accessible to him indicated that the stated journey was formally authorized since March, 2021 however needed to be placed on maintain on the instruction of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Labode Popoola.

He added that the division instructed Prof. Popoola about two months later that they had been going to use precautionary measures.

“To establish this truth, the VC personally went to the division to extract the dedication from all the scholars on the should be safety aware.

“As a part of the safety measures, they had been requested to deposit their telephones with their leaders on the tour, whereas the establishment offered 4 central phone traces that can be utilized by all since a few of the college students themselves might be humorous.

“In truth, the VC even supplied to recharge the central traces from his personal purse. All these measures had been taken to attenuate dangers. He needed to reveal all these to indicate we’re certainly accountable. Lengthy story brief, journey has been suspended”, he concluded.

Involved Nigerians had known as out the college administration on social media, accusing them of being insensitive to the safety state of affairs within the nation and exposing their college students to hazard.

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