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Babatunde Badmus gets query letter as UI management considers introducing GDC – Graduate Disciplinary Council

Babatunde Badmus gets query letter as UI management considers introducing GDC – Graduate Disciplinary Council

07 January 2018

The TA Report has been reliably informed that Asiwaju Babatunde Badmus, former President of the Students’ Union, University of Ibadan, has been slammed a query letter for his “rude, disrespectful and insubordinate remark” on the Vice Chancellor’s Facebook post urging students to go on with their examinations. This is coming less than 24 hours after the said remark was posted.

The letter reads in part, “The Student Affairs Division has received a report preferred against you to the effect that you conceived and expressed rude, disrespectful and insubordinate remarks against General Abel Idowu Olayinka. Please provide reasons why your certificate should not be withdrawn and disciplinary actions not taken against you.”

It was also gathered that a high-powered meeting of the Vice Chancellor, Dean of Students, Deputy Registrars and School Legal Adviser is ongoing. And top on the agenda is a proposal that the school should introduce a Graduate Disciplinary Council (GDC) to complement the efforts of the infamous Students’ Disciplinary Council (SDC).

A very reliable source, who prefers to remain anonymous because of “the tension on campus,” told The TA Report that the ongoing meeting is not unconnected to the comment of Babatunde Badmus.

“The Vice Chancellor thinks it is becoming more and more rampant that once students graduate from the university, they resort to Facebook and other social media to lampoon and lambaste their lecturers. Before Babatunde Badmus, we have seen similar cases from individuals like Azeez Shuaib, Oredola Ibrahim and the one that calls himself TCool.”

“The Vice Chancellor is very mad at the way things are turning out. He says we need to find a way to discipline those who pretend while on campus till they are certified worthy in learning and character. They are wolves in sheep clothing, he said. And that is what brought about the idea of a GDC,” he said.

Asiwaju Babatunde Badmus had commented on the Vice Chancellor’s post, “Imagine the posture from a vice chancellor of my own prestigious University of Ibadan. THE TONE OF THIS WRITE UP shows that the vice chancellor will be a better ABACHA. Can you suspend ASUU, NASU and other staff Unions?” And the Vice Chancellor had replied to everyone’s surprise, “Your father and forebears are descendants of Abacha.”

BB, as he is fondly called, appears to be living up to his slogan while he was President of the Students’ Union – Uniting Uites. This is because his comment, which has gone viral, has become a rallying point for students of the university, amassing well over 100 comments and counting.

It remains unclear how the letter of query was written despite the ongoing NASU strike. One theory has it that the Vice Chancellor has tons of such letters on his desk, already signed and with different charges.


Caveat: This piece is a fictional satire aimed purely at humour. The words above are nothing but products of a drunk writer’s imagination. We hereby refuse to accept responsibility for the results of any person’s credulity or mischief. Please, do not take us serious. Yet again, maybe you should do just that.

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