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
February 1,1971: Lesson and Challenges for the struggle for proper funding of Education and Independent Unionism
* 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:
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)
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!!!