Wednesday, 30 May 2012

ASUU to resist Unilag Name change


The chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Lagos branch, Dr Karo Ogbinaka, has said that the Academic Union will resist the recent change of the university's name by the President on the democracy day (29th, may,2012) to Moshood Abiola University, Lagos.

He said: We are resisting it, all the unions and the students will resist it, the Alunmus will resist it. The truth about the whole thing is that it shows the level of intelligence of those people in government. Nobody will change Harvard's name, nobody will change Cambridge's name to Winston Churchill University. University of Lagos is a brand, for 50 years. The first university established by Act of Parliament and one man trying to score cheap political point. When people go outside and you ask them what university are you from? What name will you pronounce? They'll ask is it a new university? Is it the name of a toothpaste? It's a senseless thing and are going to resist it.

But to be sincere, is the name change neccessary?? What exactly did Abiola do for the country??

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