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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

University of Ibadan Students' Union to Commemorate Kunle Adepeju Memorial Day Today

The leadership of the Students' Union, University of Ibadan hereby uses this medium to invite every students, staff and members of the public to this year Kunle Adepeju Memorial Day on Wednesday, 1st of February, 2017

The Story:
About 46 years ago, precisely on 1st of February, 1971, it was indeed a tense and gloomy day. The University community was held to ransom by a demand for a better welfare by the students. This resulted in an hunger strike followed by a massive protest by the students. The management could not control the uprising and it led to the invitation of the police force
In a bid to quell the uprising, a student was hit. In the run for safety by other students, a uite stood to save one of his fellows. In the course of doing this, he was wounded and hit on the head by a stray bullet.

We stand to remember a great hero, the first Nigerian student Matyr, a student of the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry, and a Mellanbite- Adekunle Ademuyiwa Adepeju, who died in the pursuit of an improved welfare for his fellow colleagues.

Theme of the day:
Kunle Adepeju: Through the pages of Brown papers and Fresh memories

Sub theme:
February 1,1971: Lesson and Challenges for the struggle for proper funding of Education and Independent Unionism

Guest speakers:
* Prof. O.B.C Nwolise (From the Department of Political science)
* Dr. Shola Olorunyomi (From Institute of African Studies)
* Com. Shina Odugbemi (One time president of the Students' Union)

Other Expected Speakers:
* SSANU Chairman, UI chapter
* NASU Chairman, UI Chapter
* Past Student leaders from University of Ibadan

Program of the day:
Section 1:
Visit to Kunle Adepeju's grave yard @ St. Anne's Church, Molete, Ibadan
* Time: 7am
(Students and members of the public be informed that buses will be available to convey us to and fro at NO COST; we all are enjoined to participate in this)

Section 2:
Public symposium & Student Leaders' Interactive session (on the theme and sub theme above)
* Time: 10am
* Venue: The SRC Chamber, Students' Union Building, UI

The LABOURS of our HEROES past shall never be in VAIN

Ensure you do not miss this!!!

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