The management of Elizade Private University in Ondo State has given a swift reaction to a publication which states that students of the school are complaining of lack of power supply and other basic amenities and also the infestation of their campus by snakes.
According to a statement released by the management of Elizade Private University, the allegations are false.
Read the full statement below.
The attention of the Management of Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State has been drawn to the false information on the social media, alleging that there is no light, water and internet facilities in the University. The Management wishes to put the records straight by stating as follows:
(1) that the University enjoys regular supply of electricity from Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC), and each time there is outage from the power company, the generators are put on standby to provide electricity. It is not true that the University’s generators broke down two years ago without repairs.
(2) that the supply of water to the University Campus has been stable and constant, except sometimes last week when all the University’s overhead water tanks were washed in order to ensure that water supplied to the University was clean. During this time, provision was made to make water available across the University. Supply of water from the University Dam has since been restored to the University upon the completion of the washing of the tanks.
(3) the University Management takes seriously the security of staff and students, hence, we ensure that the hostels and Staff Quarters, and indeed, all parts of the University are regularly fumigated. The case of a snake killed around the hostel two weeks ago did not go without the University taking some actions to prevent a repeat of same.
The University Management wishes to state that the issue of discipline among students is not negotiable. This explains why the University’s degrees are awarded to candidates who have satisfied the institution both in character and in learning. At Elizade University, our doors are open to students and we expect that if they have issues bothering their minds, they should approach the University Management for solution.
While Management, and indeed, the University Senate would continue to pursue the ideals of the University with a view to ensuring that all our graduates fit into the larger society, we also want to implore our students to study their Handbooks and take another look at their matriculation oath as no amount of blackmailing would deter the University Management from instilling discipline.
It should be noted that no amount of falsehood being perpetrated by some disgruntled students would make the Management depart from the path of honour.
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE
ELIZADE UNIVERSITY, ILARA-MOKIN, ONDO STATE