By DAUD OLATUNJI
The Students’ Union Government (SUG) of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB), has urged the Federal Government and National Universities Commission (NUC) to upgrade and accord FUNAAB with full conventional status to allow the agriculture-based institution to run courses like medicine and law in addition to management sciences currently offered.
President of the union, Tope Adesipo, wondered why the university is yet to be accorded full conventional status like other universities despite possessing all it takes to offer course in every discipline within university system.
Adesipo, who commended President Goodluck Jonathan for ensuring reasonably constant school fees in Federal Government-owned varsities, tasked the Federal Government to direct the Federal Ministry of Agriculture to key into the available opportunities in FUNAAB for an optimized agricultural production and increased Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Meanwhile, the Ogun State Government in collaboration with the Governing Council of Olabisi Onabanjo University, (OOU), Ago-Iwoye, has decided to intercede on behalf of the students affected by a recent directive over the regularisation of their records with the NUC and the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
The government, in a statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Taiwo Adeoluwa also appealed to the University Senate to grant amnesty for the last time to all students with matriculation numbers but who have not registered for several years to update their registration status within one week.
It also directed the Senate to organize a special examination for those that might have missed part of the on-going examination.