The Obafemi Awolowo University Department of Student Affairs (OAU DSA) today 4th of June 2017 made a special release stating that all religious activities should be suspended in the halls of residence.
The release also commanded all students to either pray in their rooms or go to the religious ground.
The “Special Release” which was all in upper case read thus:
“This is to bring to the attention of all students that all religious activities is hereby suspended in halls of residence until further notice.
Any student that fails to comply will face immediate disciplinary action which may include revocation of studentship and expulsion.
Students are advised to pray in their individual rooms or move to the religious centre”
The DSA has wasted no time in executing this new order. There are reports that some members of the DSA and school security went to the two major hall mosques (Awolowo hall mosque and Fajuyi hall mosque) and destroyed all the temporary structures in it after sending the Students out of them.
The religious centre is fifteen to twenty minutes walk from the ‘Awo’ hall which is the most populated hall of residence on campus. Taking such a walk five times daily might be more of difficulty than ease for most Muslim students and many Muslim students have seen it as an attempt to stop them from observing their daily prayers.
However, there have been no reports of similar demolitions in any of the several ‘hall’ secretariats allocated the Christian fellowships.
It should be remembered that G.O Akinola, the Dean of the DSA has not been the best friend of the Muslim students since her arrival in office.
She once called the hall mosques a brothel.Could this be a ‘diplomatic’ step she is taking to eliminate those “brothels” from the school.
There have been claims and accusations of a ‘christianization’ agenda going on in the school, with the faculty of pharmacy not having any Muslim lecturer and many departments having just one or two Muslim lecturers
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