History of RUNSA
The Redeemer’s University Students’ Association (RUNSA) was inaugurated by the representative of the Vice-Chancellor and Chairman, Students’ Welfare Board, Prof. L.B. Kolawole on 8th January, 2008. Present at the occasion were other Principal Officers of the university including Mr. Adebayo, the Registrar, Mr. William Oloyede, the Acting Bursar and Mr. Olorunshola, the Acting Librarian. Mr. Akintayo, the Students’ Affairs Officer, was also in attendance.
It was a dream come true for both the management and students. On the part of the management, it was a big sigh of relief; indeed it was a testimony of a promise kept. The University Management considering the impact of such on other universities, especially the Federal and State owned ones desired a clear line of departure from the conventional universities, so, it designed a unique structure for the association.
One major event organised by this pioneer administration was the RUNSA Week. The hallmark of the week was the Culture and Arts Day called RUNSA Carnival which displayed the rich cultures of the various geo-political zones of the country. Departments were divided into the South West, South South, Middle Belt and North East. On the whole, it was successful as many will live to ever remember it.
The Students’ Association is a good platform on which leaders of today and tomorrow can experiment their ideas and put to test their leadership skills which will be needed in the building of a new Nigeria.