President of the Lagos State University (LASU) Student Union Government (SUG), Miss Mojirade Hassan on Friday, told members of the State House of Assembly that protest embarked upon by the students to register their displeasure over the closure of the portal, was hijacked by unknown hoodlums.
While addressing the lawmakers on the floor of the House, the SUG President explained that the issue got out of hand after the affected students staged a peaceful protest to the school Senate building to appeal to the management to re-open the school portal for registration.
She also pointed out that despite all the pleas by the affected students for the portal to be re-opened, the Vice Chancellor, John Obafunwa and other management staff of the school turned deaf ears to the pleas of the students, and ignored some of the students who were kneeling down to plead.
According to Mojirade, several meetings were held with the Vice Chancellor to ensure that the portal was re-opened to students who were ready to pay the stipulated fees. “The school management closed the portal but students were still paying and they could not access the portal to register.
“When some of the students approached the Chairman, Governing Council, Mr. Bode Augusto, he told them of the financial problems being encountered by the school. I told the VC that we want to meet with him and he told me that if it is about the re-opening of the portal I intend to discuss, he will disappoint me.
“I begged the VC to re-open the portal for at just two hours and I informed him that the affected students had threatened to protest if the portal was not re-opened but he said ‘they should go ahead, they will meet there’.